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Page 4 Hells Canyon Journal More Restrictions for Alcohol Purchases than for Firearms November 18, 2015 how useful, and dangerous, they can be. Currently we have a sys- tem in place that restricts fire- Continuing the Urban/ Rural Divide To the Editor: table, please proceed. Tom Nash Halfway, Oregon OBITUAR Y Nancy Basche Nancy Harlow Basche, 65, of Baker City joined the heav- ens November 9, 2015 after a long-fought battle with can- cer. There will be a celebra- tion of life and informal gath- To the Editor: arm sales to those who choose Since BakerCounty Com- ering in remembrance of I'm David Mark Williams, toparticipateina background m!ssion Chair .Bill Harvey Nancy on Saturday, Novem- w$shes to continue the cle currently a farmer in north- check. Not allpurchasers are .. Privafization of ber 21, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 east Oregon. I have operated required to undergo this pro- cades-long urban~rural Public Lands p.m. at the Geiser Grand asuccessful construction com- cess. This is ridiculous. Imag- wde, by comment ng upon the To !he Editor: Hotel in Baker City. panyfor manyyears, and cur- ine a group of teenagers on town of Adrian and the pro- I m becoming increasinglyNancy was born in Baker rently serve on two medical Friday night, deciding they posed Owyhee Canyonlands,concernedwearegoingtoend City, Oregon on February 1, boards. BeforemovingtoOr-need a little alcohol to fuel perhaps he should explainupvisitorstoareasourfami-1950 to Paul and Mary that he and supporters egon, I served as a law en- theirweekendadventure.Are . lieshavefreelyaccessedsince Basche. Nancy grew up in Baker and graduated from NANCY BASCHE are not from Southeast Or forcement officer for fourteen they going to go to the local . . "settling in Eastern Oregon. Baker High School in 1968 Nancy had a special bond egon, are 100 miles from the years in a remote area ofSafeway store, where they . Regulated at every turn we SheattendedEasternOregon with her granddaughter, town of Adruan, and that he Northern Nevada, and haveknow they will be carded and " . . choose to take. University and Portland Kersey. Kersey moved to has no more call un th s de served as a volunteerEmer- deniedtheirpurchase. Orwill " For as long as I can re- bate than those from Bend or State University. Baker to keep an eye on her gency Medical Technician for they go'to , v.untry Bobs , Portland member, rumorsandsidecon- Nancy married Craig beloved grandma and keep nineteen years, where they don t card, orhave " versations have made allu- Combs in 1972 and later di- her company. Nancy's posi- Perhaps fhe w shes toper I began hunting with my an older buddy buy for them, . ' " . "sions - China holds ourpub- vorcedafter 22 years. While tive encouragement influ- petuate the proximity the Father and Uncle at the age like a straw buyer. The same " " -" " - lic lands and resources as col- married, they lived in Port- enced Kersey to spread her same as ownership positron, of twelve, but my experience is true for firearms. It ap- ne" snoutcl '" ..... start telhng those lateral against loans. Some- land, Bend and La Grande wings,, get her first job and with firearms began long be- pears that we place more re- . "h .... thing is wrong when our na- but eventually decided todriver s license, and Nancy r e other areas of the stare fore that. Our local high striction on the purchase of ...... tion, arguablyoneoftherich- settledown back in Baker.contributed greatly to the ro qu r senarng money east, school had a shooting range alcohol than we do firearms. . ....... est on earth, is held hostage Together they had two young woman Kersey has mar astern Oregon wushes inthebasementofoneoftheir That makes no sense ...... to be ndependent and self by approximately daughters, Hannah and become. , buildings. It was there that I The process to verify the .... " $20,000,000,000. debt. Na- sulpcuent He should warn learned to safely handle a .22 eligibility of a potential fire- . . . . tionql debt a topic way offmy Sada. Nancy s long battle with Throughout Nancy's life cancer brought her into an property owners, though, that caliberrifle;Attheageof19I arm purchaser is simple. If .... path, sowillmoveon.(Iknow she worked for the family- even closer relationship new property taxes wdl more became a Life Member of all firearm sellers are re- , .......... everyone is waiting for me to ~nan nt~ely quadruple ~] they the NRA, as lbelievedintheir quired to complete a back- h mission of promoting the ground check on their poten- ave to pay the $7,000 per mention roads) HardwarerUn busineSScompany,Basche-SageThe withand Suzanne.her two sisterS,she a,}waysBetsy sruaent that Salem sends for Coming away from the Telephone Company and said she was fine and shooting sports in a safe, re- tial customers, the incidents .... public meeting in Adrian, on each student or pay [or the sponsible manner, of firearms landing in the .... the latest threat of over 2mil- alsohelpedtorunthe Combs added that she "felt, better roaas that ODOTrepaws and The focus of the NRA has. hands of prohibited persons, lion acres being signed into a family business, Baker than the day before. Betsy Wholesale. After Baker and Nancy endured many clears, uf they wush others to changed over the years, from like felons, fugitives, domes- . " _ " .. monument, I ve switched my Wholesale closed its doors, miles traveled, painful tears Outt out of the area Then tell one focused on the safe han- tic abusers and those deter- . . attention to a coalition be- Nancy began her career inand joyous laughs. Betsy those grazung on pubhc lands dling of firearms to one pro- mined to be judged mentally . . tween the green machine Or- escrow and worked for Land never left her side and held that thew cow~calf grazing rooting the sale of firearms, incapacitated, will be re- . " egonNaturalDesertAss.,PewTitle Escrow and Insurance her hand until the end. Her fees will go from $1 35 per The NRA strongly opposes duced, h . . ,. Charitable Trust and Sierra Company. She had recentlyyounger sister, Suzanne, mont to 15 tumes that #gure any restrictions on firearms Currently, the majority of Club joining with recreation- retired from Elkhorn Title had come the distance to to equate wuth private graz that would inhibit or restrict Americans support manda- . " basedbusinessessuchasKeenCompany. comfort, share heartfelt theimpulsepurchasesoffire-tory background checks for ng. Footwear. This issomeofthe Throughtheyears, Nancy deep conversations and I reahze many out here do arms. Following the shooting firearms purchases, includ- t luke " a , . . principles, but not all, push- was very adventurous withnursed her until the end. at Sand Hook no S lem I don t e ther, y Elementary ing 74per cent of NRA mem- . " " ing the Owyhee monument. Is school, I wrote a letter to bers. ItismyhopethatPresi- butIhavean nterestungpar-it about saving the sky-diving, snowmobiling, Nancy will be remem- skiing, outdoor hikes, fish- bered for her beautiful allel Maureen and l have had Wayne LaPierre, President of dent Obama will take execu- . . ccmyonlands or selling more ..... a second home un Manzamta, the NRA, stating my dusgust tweactmn, and that Congress. . sandals to fill the coffers of ing and golfing. She always smile, contagious laugh, her Tillamook County sunce 1988 athusresponsetothatmassa-will pass the Background ......... " pfivatecompanies. Self-sere- made sure her two daugh- amazingflowergarden, sun- terswere byher side to share flowers, her glistening tan, The cuty o['l llamootz us a reta cre. I notified him that I was Check Completion Act (S ..... " ing coalitions with no inter- the adventures and memo- her chiming silver bangle twely poor, conserva~we town, canceling my membership in 2213/H.R. 3051).Ifyouagree ....... ests to the negative impacts ries along the way. braceletsthatshenevertook that has the majority ol cot the NRA, as, to paraphrase I urge you to visit the website ....... - imposed on the local popula- Rockaway Beach off was a spe- and for " NOT the ers un the county thus her hairdo that the NRA, am of and sign their . _ " . tion, resulting in families be- cial place, and there wasnever changed. Nancy had ,, reason can [loat boner mea NRA . petition to encourage this ac- , . - ing displaced. No recrea-never a walk on the beachmany friends who wanted sures ana propose projects I have had a relationship tion. For your safety, andour . . . tionists are being held back too long and never enoughto be surrounded by her for that it then gets the resort wuth firearms for more than security, from enjoying the Owyhee agates hidden in the sand. her warm embrace, positive ....... towns of Neskowin, Netarts naqa century, t naveexpcn- . ..... Canyonlands at the present i Nancy was involved in attitude and listening ear. ana vmnzan a pay [or, as M einczo b then lsofa ............ ......... time. :Monument designatip , many.different club activi- She never turned a col [ firearm. ' " "'] [znow: ..... first-hand'- ......... r .Yalf vay, ,, Oregon ....... .... tttey have few ..... voters. Mypro .. '"protect " erry axes un zv anzanur , are frommorepeople, yettheterm ties, including Secretary of shoulder to anyone and al- $5, 700 per year: I guarantee monument itself makes it the Class of 1968 - Bakerwayshadashoulderforany- that large PUBLIC NOTICI= a percentage of High School, Girl Scouts,one to cry on, no matter how seem grander and generates Rainbow Girls, Baton Twirl- rich or poor, young old. ............. these funds do not: stay local; or Driveway snow or other snow from private property can't go on ODOT roads The state highway is not a good place to deposit snow from your driveway or private property. In fact, it's against the law to deposit any object onto Oregon highways and highway right of way,-including snow. Placing driveway snow on the road or shoulder creates a hazard for other highway users and for ODOT's snowplow operators Chunks of snow and ice form an uneven road surface that can surprise drivers and cause crashes. When snowplows create berms of snow at the end of driveways, ODOT asks property owners to help by shoveling that snow to the sides of their driveways, rather than back onto the road or shoulder. If you would like more information on the law regarding this matter please review ORS 374.990 Thank you for your cooperation. NEED ASSISTANCE PAYING YOHR TELEPHONE BILL? You may qualify for the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program Eagle Telephone System is your local telecommunication provider and a participant in the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP), which can provide low-income households discounts of up to $12.75 off our basic service rate. To find out if you qualify, visit Qualifying low-income households may apply for the OTAP program online at or We have been offering quality, reliable telephone service since 1973, and view basic telephone service as a fundamental aspect of everyday life. 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Richland, Oregon BBBII EAGLETELEPHONE SYSTEM 541-893-6111 Hells Canyon Journal 145 North Main St. P.O. Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834 Phone: 541-742-7900 Fax: 541-742-7933 email: Editor and Publisher - Steve Backstrom Staff: Julie Bishop, Linda Collier, Cindy Thayer, Anna Richardson, Hayley Sanders Correspondents: Linda Bergeron, John Garrigus, Sherrie Kvamme, Deb Lowe and Sybyl Smith Hells Canyon Journal (USPS 002-953) is published weekly by Hells Canyon Publishing, Inc. 145 North Main Street Halfway, Oregon. Annual subscriptions are $30.00 (Baker County) or $40.00 (other areas). Periodicals postage paid at Halfway, Oregon. Postmaster: Send address changes to Hells Canyon Journal, PO Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834-0646. Member of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Ill many end up in the rural com- ers, PEO (Professional Em- Survivors include her two munities all over Oregon. ployment Organization) daughters, HannahMercado Harvey made thecomment and the Snowmobile Club. and Sada Muongvang; sons- that people from Bend would Her 1960-70s hippie spirit in-law, Juan Mercado and come over with apup tent and followed her throughout her Paul Muongvang; grandchil- not spend any money in life. She attended annualdren, Kersey, Jamisun, Adrian. But I have streams of parties, Friday night totties Giacomo, Jacob, Elizabeth, hunters going by my house, and camping trips with Devyn and Johnny; mother, many with dual fuel tanks, friends and family. ThereMary Basche; sisters, Betsy whospendnotonedimeinthe was not an inch of eastern Wilson and Suzanne localarea.IftheCanyonlands Oregon that she had not McCrone; brother-in-law, became fact, Adrian could re- seen when accompanied by Mike Wilson and many nieces purpose and state it is the one of her loved ones. and nephews and all the gateway to the national monu- Nancy not only loved her Combs family that always ment. daughters, but they were considered her part of the Oregon is one state. The also her best friends. She family. leaders wish to keep this per- raised her girls to be suc- She was preceded in death petual conflict brewing. The cessful, independent and by her father, Paul Basche. two sides may have their die- loving to all. Grand memo- Donations can be made ferences, but the average per- ries were always made with on behalf of Nancy to the son does respect the other. I each visit, vacation, long Heart'n Home Hospice and can state this as havinglived phone conversation, and Palliative Care, LLC. They in three rural and one urban time was always valuable took great care of her in her county. For Harvey to be an when spent together. The last few days and she would elitistandsayonlylocalvoices birth of each one of her have liked to share the same matter, he does the entire state grandchildren brought more with someone who is less a disservice, joy to her life than she could fortunate. The donations I am still hearing talks of have ever imagined. Nancymay be sent to Tami's Pine secession, mainly coming always had the pool ready, Valley Funeral Home and from La Grande. There was the yard watered for hunt- Cremation Services, POBox once talk of this in the north- ing night crawlers, dragon- 543 Halfway, OR 97834. ern part of Tillamook County. flies and frog-catching, Online condolences may be But when cooler heads pre- walking around the pond at shared at www.tamispine vailed, it was proved that no the cabin and more. one could afford it. So please commissioner, if you really do not wish everyone at the 1809 ftrsf Sfree} Baker Cify 52~-2522 " i [,111;4 Iil iI;-I ~1~,1 HUfl0ER I]AHES: 0GKIIIOJA liT 2 I~i~1 H/'~ P~em now in a ~/k~co/~ w~, X~ confronts ~sident Snow in a #nal showdown. Frl-Sll (3:g) ll: 0:40 |11 (|{i0) 6:H |ll-lll 6:H |l-Tilt! (3:i01 ti0 0:6 THE PEIhUTS MOglE B ~opyomba~uponl~afnt~s~on ~le CIr~r~ Bo~ be~s ~ own epic ~Jest b~ home. FPI-SII (/ilO)~10 0:45 ill (4:10)7:10 MOI-Ti, ~10 BRIDOE Of SPIES ~ Ana'tornffiuem, t~edtofaciftate~exdm~ofa Ru~an spy ~ ~ American POX d~ng ~e C,~d War El~-il {l:4i)l:U I:,li Ill {l:U)l:li r~l-ll I:U 0Pens llal llay, flouember 25 Ro~B~b~ ~,~e~o~o~s~a~ern~$,~o wednosdatHimrslla (3:45) 6:115 0:.35 THE GOOD DIHOSAUR 0pens Igednesdo , flooember 25 ~st~ arima~on. Epc iourt~y in~ t~e w~d of d~no~au~ r,,: I BARGAIN MATINEE | *NO]]GHTWADTLIESDAY~ !),E more interest. If you were to believe the thirty minute presentation from Oregon Natural Desert Association everyone comes out a winner. Access would remain, but failed to mention closi vg the scores of spur roads locals have historically used for sustenance. Failed to mention grazing will be nega- tively affected. Economic val- ues from the mineral re- sources would be lost. Our rural communities would be blessed with the tourism dol- lars. Urbanites all decked out in their subtle, ' ook at me attire'could breeze in, spend a few days and dollars and be gone just as they are free to do presently. Is it hard to under- stand, we are not for sale, our historical cultural access is not for sale. We are doing just fine without your money. A week after the meeting in Adrian, across the internet comes the article, Presiden- tial Memorandum, "mitigat- ing impacts on natural re- sources from development and encouraging related pri- vate investment." Encourag- ing related private invest- ment, what in the world does this mean? The term "invest" means putting money in busi- ness etc, in order to get a profit. I shake my head, but this sounds like our public lands are for sale. One of the claims in the document is to "protect the health o four economy and environment." This is a gen- eral term that can and will be used to implement more re- dundant regulations from out of control bureaucratic agen- cies. Will people push back, I hope so. Nothing has worked to stop the land grabs swirl- ing around us. We desperately need representatives to serve the people they represent, be our voice at the table. Playing politics, has not been a win- ning hand, time to quit bar- gaining away the very items you are entrusted to protect. Wanda Ballard Baker City, Oregon DEMAND is High INVENTORY is Low A GOOD for properties "Jr onpropertleswith -- TIME on a few acres or TO LIST! Cell 541-540-3 { 15 Debble Saylor, Broker Ceil 541-540-3063 Second Street, Rlchland ready with a Ionq list of updates! 1938 sq ft m/I home with 3 bed, 2~ bath, lane laundry/mudmom, and additional bed/bonus room & bath connected by a covered patio/breezeway with an outdoor kitchen. New roe{ furnace, water heater, dishwasher, and floor coverings since 2012. Kitchen has its own water heater and loads of cabinets MLS #15622677 $179,000