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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Creator’s mandate Dear Editor: Christ’s ordination of creation’s first marriage is our Creator’s first mandate to humankind. “From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh: So then they...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 18, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 18, 2015

A nice ‘welcome back’ Dear Editor: The valley gave a rousing “welcome back” to the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival this weekend at our sold-out Valentine’s concert at The Merc Playhouse. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make the concert such a sparkling success: Missi Smith and the staff at...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 11, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 11, 2015

Great response Dear Editor: For over 20 years our group of friends have enjoyed skiing the Rendezvous huts and valley trails of the beautiful Methow Valley. This year as we skied up the Rendezvous trails last week, one of our group, Steve, had a heart attack while approaching Gardner Hut. Upon calling the Rendezvous Trails...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Thanks for great response Dear Editor: On Saturday, Jan. 24, my wife, Sandy, broke her leg while cross country skiing on the Methow Trail north of the North Cascades Basecamp. She was seriously injured, unable to move, in a great deal of pain and we were suspecting a fractured upper leg (femur) — 911 was alerted and...
Letters to the editor: January 28, 2015

Letters to the editor: January 28, 2015

Prevent or manage? Dear Editor: Where is the next destructive fire? As we all enter the next fire season, we must ask ourselves where the next firestorm will occur. As we continue to study, then study some more, then study to the end, what will be decided? Let’s say that in all probability the Twisp...
Letters to the editor: January 21, 2015

Letters to the editor: January 21, 2015

It’s about the vote Dear Editor: My son is a firefighter on the west side. I would always hope and pray that he had the latest, greatest equipment and facility. But this is more than that — this is about the voting system in America. The Okanogan County Fire District 6 board of directors presented a levy...
Letters to the editor: January 14, 2014

Letters to the editor: January 14, 2014

Out of control Dear Editor: Horace Wetherall was the only forest ranger employed in the Yacolt Burn, the largest forest fire recorded in Washington state history (until the Carlton Complex Fire) in 1902. He had recently been reprimanded for employing a fire crew and was reluctant to be disciplined again so when he spotted the...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 7, 2015

Letters to the editor: Jan. 7, 2015

Something to be proud of Dear Editor: I want to take thank everyone who made yet another year of Neighbors Helping Neighbors possible. From the community donations that allow us to purchase the holiday meals, to the schools that collect non-perishable items that fill the cupboards (Methow Valley Elementary School collected over 4000), to the...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 31, 2014

Letters to the editor: Dec. 31, 2014

You can listen, too Dear Editor: A thank you to the Methow Valley News for publishing the lyrics to “Under a Red Sun” in last week’s Trial by Fire insert. Since it is a song, the intended impression comes from hearing the music also. There is a video of myself playing “Under a Red Sun”...
Letters to the editor: December 24, 2014

Letters to the editor: December 24, 2014

Fire hall alternatives Dear Editor: Ratepayers dodged a bullet in 2011 when management changed at the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative. Old management was wedded to the idea of a big new power line to Mazama as the only solution to a peak demand problem. New management was more creative and found ways to solve the problem quickly and for...