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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Great festival Dear Editor: We would like to thank the hundreds of donors and dozens of volunteers and many sponsors and artists who helped make the 20th annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival our most successful program ever. We had record attendance with more than 1,000 people attending the main stage festival concerts, record sales...
Letters to the editor: July 29, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 29, 2015

Rational reaction? Dear Editor: The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) board meeting on July 13 left many of us scratching our heads. After halting the rush toward electrification in order to explore other options last February, the PUD seems to be considering electrification of Enloe Dam once again.  Faced with the high cost of...
Letters to the editor: July 22, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 22, 2015

Assault on the valley Dear Editor: As residents of the Methow Valley, we must object to the proposal for U.S. Army helicopter training in our valley. This valley is very susceptible to noise and air pollution. This training program would have a serious impact on us and our tourism-based economy. This is a quiet and...
Letters to the editor: July 15, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 15, 2015

Great news on Enloe Dear Editor: Enloe Dam has been out of the news since the “No on Enloe” campaign put its collective foot down last February. It was clearly demonstrated, using PUD estimates, that Enloe dam electrification would lose $1.2 million to $1.7 million annually. The $40 million- to $50 million construction price tag...
Letters to the editor: July 8, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 8, 2015

Herrst: why I’m not running Dear Editor: To residents of Winthrop and other readers of the Methow Valley News: It has come to my attention that people know I will not be running for re-election to the Winthrop Town Council, but few know the reason I decided not to run, so I will explain why...
Letters to the editor: July 1, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 1, 2015

Your roads, your rights Dear Editor; We the citizens of Okanogan County have the right to expect that our paved county roads be used for their lawful intent. The major and minor connector roads that we all use to go to our jobs, our towns, our doctors, our schools and our county seat should have...
Letters to the editor: June 24, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 24, 2015

Don’t lower speed limits Dear Editor: The petition submitted to the county to lower the speed limit on certain county roads should be denied. Approval may benefit the petitioner, the North Central ATV Club, and ATV riders from outside the area. But this change will not enhance road usage of local residents, businesses, organizations, or...
Letters to the editor: June 17, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2015

Speak up on grizzlies Dear Editor: Remember the Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Plan? It is becoming real. The North Cascades National Park Service Complex has released its report on the public scoping meetings held in Winthrop, Okanogan, Chelan, Cle Elum, Seattle and Bellingham. With 1,474 comments in favor and only 285 opposed, it appears likely that...
Letters to the editor: June 10, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 10, 2015

Trapped and spun Dear Editor: Thumbs up to Solveig Torvik: I very much enjoyed her recent opinion piece. Trying to get accurate news on both the TV and the Internet has almost become a laughing matter. In fact, for a good laugh, find the Saturday Night Live video spoof of CNN. Almost every time I...
Letters to the editor: June 3, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 3, 2015

Why not ATVs? Dear Editor: I do not understand the fears of allowing ATVs to use some of the roads in the forest which are already open to automobiles. My car is more than two tons of wagon with high clearance and big tires. It has a five-speed manual transmission with four-wheel drive high and...