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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: January 16, 2019

Letters to the editor: January 16, 2019

Not a crisis Dear Editor: Dan Newhouse asks readers of his latest newsletter to respond to three questions: • Do you believe the crisis at the southern border needs to be addressed? • Do you support President Trump’s border security proposal? • Would you support a border security and DACA solution compromise deal? Yes, border...
Letters to the editor: January 9, 2019

Letters to the editor: January 9, 2019

Collaborative Christmas dinner Dear Editor: It has always amazed me how our community comes together. The Christmas Dinner at the Winthrop Barn is one of the latest examples. Here’s what happened: All of the turkeys and hams were donated by Food Services of America, Hank’s Harvest Foods and the TriRivers Snowmobile club. The Methow Valley...
Letters to the editor: December 26, 2018

Letters to the editor: December 26, 2018

The view from Paris Dear Editor: I have been in France since before the first “Yellow Vest” protests started a month ago.  I’ve gotten many emails from friends in the Methow and elsewhere asking about how it has affected me and whether I was safe. The simple answer is that they have had very little...
Letters to the editor: December 19, 2018

Letters to the editor: December 19, 2018

Doing the research Dear Editor: Re: “False Claims” (Dec. 12) — Before you accuse me of making false claims you really should do a little research.  I purchased my Methow Valley property in the late 1990s. Shortly thereafter I received information from the MVID explaining that they were involved in a lawsuit with the state over water...
Letters to the editor: December 12, 2018

Letters to the editor: December 12, 2018

Thank you, Winthrop Dear Editor: The Friends of the Winthrop Library board, advisory board, committee members and volunteers give a hearty thank you to the Winthrop Town Council and to Mayor Ranzau for their recent decision to purchase the White Avenue property as the site for the new Winthrop Public Library. As Ray Johnston said...
Letters to the editor: December 5, 2018

Letters to the editor: December 5, 2018

Resist I-1639 Dear Editor: For the past couple of years my local paper here in Coulee Dam has been flooded with editorial opinions from four or five Methow Valley individuals on Okanogan County commission races, state Representative races and of course on the president. I feel compelled, in the “spirit of reciprocity,” to follow suit....
Letters to the editor: November 28, 2018

Letters to the editor: November 28, 2018

Challenge irrationality Dear Editor: Sanity and reason have prevailed. The Enloe Dam re-energizing project is finally dead. We ratepayers can give a big sigh of relief. The project was badly conceived on almost every count. So why did it take 35 years of hype and misinformation, plus millions of ratepayer dollars, to reach this point?...
Letters to the editor: November 21, 2018

Letters to the editor: November 21, 2018

Pride and thanks Dear Editor: I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks to an amazing community of citizens who love the Methow Valley. The crowd of 300-plus (of all ages) packed the Winthrop Barn and expressed their belief in preserving this magnificent place without mining in the headwaters. Local citizens took time at 6...
Letters to the editor: November 14, 2018

Letters to the editor: November 14, 2018

Helping LBHS students Dear Editor: Over the years, many Liberty Bell High School students have benefited from the generosity of the InvestED Grant Fund along with donations from Public School Funding Alliance and our wonderful community. The InvestED Grant Fund allows us to provide support to our students with short-term, item-specific, need-based funding such as ASB...
Letters to the editor: November 7, 2018

Letters to the editor: November 7, 2018

Honoring veterans Dear Editor: The Methow Valley Senior Citizens Association is privileged to be sponsoring a dinner in honor of all veterans on Sunday (Nov. 11) at the Community Center in Twisp. The program will begin at 4 p.m. The dinner is a small way of thanking all who have served in the armed forces...