>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 10/31/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Letters and comments for September 29, 2011


Letters and comments for September 29, 2011

Letters and comments for September 29, 2011

Much not said

To the Editor:

It’s not what Wally Sykes says. It’s what he doesn’t say.

Who are the wolves howling on upper Prairie Creek and elsewhere? Who made the tracks the hunters are seeing? Uncollared wolves?

Confirmed, probable and “possible/unknown kills” do not include livestock that come up missing above and beyond the normal loss during the fall gather. Research has shown that only one in seven wolf kills are confirmed.

What deterred the wolves during calving? Maybe vigilant ranchers. What about the death of a stressed female wolf during a collaring episode on private ground?

Wolves, coyotes and dogs went through the fladry. Deer and cougar are coming into town in increasing numbers. Like I said, it’s not what Wally says. It’s what he doesn’t say.

Gloria Labolle



Not in Union’s interest

To the Editor:

The most recent news of Community Bank Branch in Union closing has me worried. I’ve learned that the closure possibly will cause a decrease in local spending. The bank will leave behind an empty building in a community with already too many unfilled storefronts.

Along with this, the closing will have adverse effects on low- and-moderate-income families and senior citizens. There will be a decline in financial investments and a loss of community confidence if the bank closes.

The decline of banks and the rise of alternative services, for example financial services charging much higher fees and check-cashing outlets, in low-income and rural areas mean that communities most in need of economic development have less access to capital and pay more for basic financial services. The closing of Community Bank is not in Union’s best interest.

We must hold Community Bank accountable and pressure them to take responsible corporate action. This will only happen if we ask for it — and ask persistently and effectively. Please join me in a letter-writing campaign and sign the local petition to keep our bank open.

The petitions can be found at Hometown Hardware, Sight-n-Sounds and Gravy Dave’s in Union. You can write to: Division of Supervision & Consumer Protection Federal Deposit, Attention: Regional Manager, 25 Jessie St., Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, Calif. 94105-2780.

Even if you are not a member of Community Bank, you are encouraged to write and share our concerns. It is our responsibility to advocate for ourselves and urge Community Bank to do the right thing for our community.

Sandra Patterson



blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

viagra rezeptfrei schweiz viagra ricetta medica prix levitra 20mg
viagra o simili 
viagra kУЖpa 
cialis por internet 
viagra without a prescription canada buy sildenafil citrate pills viagra mechanism of action
finasteride vendita compra cialis españa cialis acquisto
cialis en francais 
viagra senza ricetta in farmacia 
comprar levitra generica 
http://www.ears.dmu.ac.uk/?q=1&prod=&typ... viagra online contrassegno sildenafil donne mathcad cost cheapest adobe cs4 design premium