Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Every vote matters Dear Editor: When I wrote you last month about the recent primary election, I noted that we had a chance for real change at the county level, with two seats open. It is looking even better now. Our district eliminated the incumbent. Two good candidates, Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover, will be...
Letters to the editor: August 17, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 17, 2016

The true meaning Dear Editor: I have been privileged to participate in a series of early Sunday morning (8:30 a.m.) worship events done by the Rev. Don Ford and the folks at Methow Valley United Methodist Church. These have been quiet services that have encouraged me to ask who I am and why am I...
Letters to the editor: August 10, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 10, 2016

Scary rhetoric Dear Editor: Re: Last week’s “No Bad Days” column in Methow Valley News. Thanks, Don, for telling it like it is. Trump is a horror. Last time we heard this kind of rhetoric was on the eve of World War II. I cannot imagine why any sane, decent person would support him.  Julianne...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 3, 2016

Letters to the editor: Aug. 3, 2016

Big mistake Dear Editor: The Okanogan PUD decision to electrify Enloe Dam is the biggest waste of resources in the history of the utility. Never has so much time, money and resources been spent to gain so little. The 2016 Rocky Mountain Econometric Report published in part by the Methow Valley News in the July...
Letters to the editor: July 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: July 27, 2016

Time for change Dear Editor: The upcoming election for Okanogan County commissioners in Districts 1 and 2 are very important for the well being of the citizens and the lands of this immense county. Our present commissioners have acted against the wishes of the residents of Chiliwist and the Methow Valley. Rulings that the commissioners...
Letters to the editor: July 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: July 13, 2016

Thanks for trail work Dear Editor: The Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) deserve a huge shout-out for its trail maintenance work from all of us who use trails on public lands. While hiking in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest over the holiday weekend, I encountered dozens of hard working women and men of the BCHW...
Letters to the editor: July 6, 2016

Letters to the editor: July 6, 2016

Enforce the law Dear Editor: Now as I understand it, somebody who has a business south of the southern bridge in Winthrop, where the speed limit is already 25 mph, is asking that the speed limit be lowered to 25 mph everywhere inside the city limits. Their reasoning, it seems, is that doing this will...
Letters to the editor:  June 29, 2016

Letters to the editor: June 29, 2016

Lost jobs Dear Editor: Over the past three years, the current county commissioners have outsourced jobs to contractors in other counties. I assume they want to reduce the size of government and lower expenditures. But this has very negative outcomes to all of us. Okanogan County has the lowest annual income average of its citizens,...
Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Grateful to community Dear Editor Nearly two years after the devastating Carlton Complex Fire, we can all celebrate the rebuilding of our neighbors’ lives, the continual recovery of our infrastructure, and a more-prepared, resilient community. Room One is proud to be a part of the countywide recovery effort and to have helped meet the needs...
Letters to the editor: June 15, 2016

Letters to the editor: June 15, 2016

Support needed Dear Editor: The recent legislation to protect the Methow headwaters from development of a copper mine shows the power we have when our community comes together. As has occurred with past threats, the Methow community has united to protect our way of life, our economy and the landscape that we love from the...