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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: September 12, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 12, 2018

A true Independent Dear Editor: It is fair to say Ann Diamond is not going to blow smoke anyone’s way. She’s not going to pretend she knows what she doesn’t. Ann is not going to own without interrogation, a Democratic or Republican specific belief. That’s what I know and believe about Ann after having had...
Letters to the editor: September 5, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 5, 2018

How to help Dear Editor; We in the valley may be forced to stomach the despicable, sycophantic, gutless actions of our Congressman Newhouse in respect to the sociopath in the White House. But let’s remember, we were gerrymandered out of the district of Cathy McMorris Rodgers for a reason! They were afraid of us! So...
Letters to the editor: August 29, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 29, 2018

Where the 1 percent are Dear Editor: Are you looking for the greedy One Percent in America? The IRS can help. Among our 3,144 counties, six of the top 10 in per capita income surround Washington, D.C., like a clogged artery. The federal regulatory state has a good thing going. It has elements of both the old...
Letters to the editor: August 22, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 22, 2018

Stop electing deniers Dear Editor: Today my neighbor’s outdoor lights stayed on all day. The smoke was so thick and the light so dim that the sensor failed to recognize that the sun had risen. Think of this as the new normal. Then think that our children may, in a few years, regard this as...
Letters to the editor: August 15, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 15, 2018

Not so funny Dear Editor: A political cartoon usually has an element of truth in addition to humor. I find neither in Tania Gonzalez Ortega’s Aug. 8 cartoon published in the Methow Valley News. I am assuming the cartoon is in reference to the Crescent Mountain Fire in Twisp River. From what I learned at the...
Letters to the editor: August 8, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 8, 2018

Questions for Newhouse Dear Editor: Rep. Newhouse has been invited to attend a joint Winthrop/Twisp Chamber of Commerce meeting on Friday (Aug. 10), at 8:30 a.m. at Sun Mountain Lodge. I hope he will be prepared to explain why he voted numerous times to overturn the ACA with absolutely no backup plan for the tens of...
Letters to the editor: August 1, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 1, 2018

Wolves and humans Dear Editor: Although the recent news story about a researcher who encountered wolves is not complete in details, it does indicate the incident took place near a wolf rendezvous site, and that the behavior was defensive, not aggressive. It should be the responsibility of the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies...
Letters to the editor: July 25, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 25, 2018

Thanks from Little Star Dear Editor: As most members of our community know by now, Little Star Montessori School has embarked on an ambitious expansion and accompanying capital campaign. In fall 2017, we opened our doors at Little Star South Collaborative, working with Room One and TwispWorks to serve infants and toddlers at our new...
Letters to the editor: July 18, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 18, 2018

Attack on us all Dear Editor: I have read various news commentaries from around the country about the killings at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Don Nelson’s editorial stands out as one of the most eloquent and moving ones. He reminds us that if we believe in democracy, in the freedoms that America used...
Letters to the editor: July 11, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 11, 2018

Less passion, more dialogue Dear Editor: An article on the mass resignations of Westernization board members in the last Methow Valley News states that the request to amend the Westernization ordinance to allow solar panels not visible from SR 20 but visible from other rights of way in the W3 zone, “originated with Little Star...