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Whenever the National Weather Service issues a winter weather advisory or a winter storm warning due to snow, we get mixed reactions from the public. Some love snow, some hate it.

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One of my favorite movies is “Catch Me If You Can.” At one point, Tom Hanks, who plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty, encounters the target of his investigation, Frank Abagnale, portrayed by Leonard…

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When I worked for the BLM, us “ologists” (hydrologist, ecologists, biologists, archaeologists, geologists and botanists) used to refer to range conservationists as range “cons” because they co…

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Since moving to Pendleton, I’ve been surprised at how many people I already knew here. Some studied at Eastern Oregon University, three of them teachers at Pendleton and Hermiston high schools…

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I write with extreme disappointment in Bobby Levy’s decision to sign a letter to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a letter which urges her to join in the state of Texas’ lawsuit agains…

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I belong to the Wallowa and Palouse bands of the Nez Perce. My family are descendants of Chief Red Bear, who helped Lewis and Clark build canoes and navigate the free-flowing Columbia River. I…

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December is usually a time for reflection, of looking back on the year that was and measuring its highs and lows. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas — Americans’ two favorite holidays — we can…

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Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the mo…

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I first met Pendleton Fire Chief Richard “Dick” Hopper, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, when I became a volunteer firefighter for the department on Feb. 5, 1981.

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The 2020 presidential election is over. Or is it? This is not some sort of wink toward President Trump’s spurious claim of mass election fraud, but we truly are experiencing Schrödinger’s election.