Today is Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: May 10, 2017

Letters to the editor: May 10, 2017

It takes a community Dear Editor: I write to express appreciation for our community’s support of the arts, in general, and, in particular right now, of the current production of “Peter Pan” by the Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater at The Merc Playhouse. “Community” theater certainly self-describes: from the director’s vision to everyone who makes it...
Letters to the editor: April 26, 2017

Letters to the editor: April 26, 2017

Please slow down Dear Editor: Only 483 people were driving under 30 miles per hour (mph) in a 25 mph zone out of 44,375 motorists in an eight-day period between East 20 Pizza and Arrowleaf Bistro during a study by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The posted speed limit is 25 mph. According to WSDOT’s study,...
Letters to the editor: April 5, 2017

Letters to the editor: April 5, 2017

It takes a team Dear Editor: Thank you to Ashley Lodato for her kind words (March 22). I am humbled. I would like to also offer a “tip of the hat” to the whole team at Methow Trails. From the mechanics and trails bosses to the guy in the control tower and everyone in between — together...
Letters to the editor: March 29, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 29, 2017

Openness needed Dear Editor: The Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD) is doing a good job keeping ratepayers in the dark on the planned electrification of Enloe Dam. The board of commissioners and staff do not want the public involved and challenging whether this project is worth doing at all. They have held only one public...
Letters to the editor: March 22, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 22, 2017

Make it Swaram Creek Dear Editor: It’s hard to let go of our own traditions, but sometimes it is necessary. I’m an herbalist and up until recently, there was a medicinal plant that was commonly referred to with a name that was considered to be both derogatory and offensive, especially to many First Nations people....
Letters to the editor: March 15, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 15, 2017

Thanks to Doubletree Dear Editor: A note of thanks and appreciation to the Sudak family of Doubletree Farm. It’s so fitting that this valley should have its own dairy. I know you worked for years to bring your dream to fruition and many of us are so very glad you didn’t give up on it....
Letters to the editor: March 8, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 8, 2017

What does Newhouse stand for? Dear Editor: When I was 12 years old, I visited my grandmother in New York City. I still remember climbing the endless stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty and looking out over the harbor in awe. Her parents came through Ellis Island and that night she helped...
Letters to the editor: March 1, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 1, 2017

Threats from Congress Dear Editor: The mad rush of the Republican-controlled Congress to roll back protections for public lands has me deeply concerned. I am a believer in property rights, though my version of them extends beyond my front lawn. My property includes the clean air I breathe, the clean water I drink, and my...
Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Thanks from Ski for Women Dear Editor: We would, once again, like to thank the many people and volunteers who joined the fun at the Methow Valley Ski for Women on Feb. 5. Participants in creative and colorful costumes depicting fantasy characters enjoyed the skiing activities of the morning. Awards were presented in many unique...
Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

A great event Dear Editor: We recently attended and participated in the Ski for Light program in Mazama. A special thanks goes to Nancy Milsteadt of Winthrop, who organized and orchestrated the rewarding local event. The organization is for blind and mobility-impaired skiers. About 20 participants skied along with their guides. One skier came from...