Today is Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: Nov. 19, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 19, 2014

Grateful for response Dear Editor: Tapani Inc. recently experienced a serious injury to our employee KC Talaro, who was working on the irrigation canal job north of Twisp. While cutting trees along the irrigation canal, KC was injured when a tree struck him in the chest, causing a very serious injury. Fortunately, one of the...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 12, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 12, 2014

A few new tricks? Dear Editor: I spent this past Halloween walking up and down the main street of Winthrop with my trick-or-treater, and then headed up Bridge Street to see what goodies could be found. Mostly it was dark. There were homes that had a porch light on, but no one was home (or...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 5, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 5, 2014

Reconsider the sign Dear Editor: My husband and I are writing to express our strong disagreement, and disappointment, with the Winthrop Town Council over their decision to allow the state to add an electronic sign to our iconic “Welcome to Winthrop/Happy Trails” sign on the north edge of town. Our disagreement with the council is...
Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Thanks for the memories Dear Editor: Thank you for the Oct. 15 “No Bad Days” column, “The Boats of Summer.” You bring back amazing memories. I remember so well many of those races, particularly in the early 1950s, watching with my parents had friends who had a home in Mount Baker that overlooked the hydroplane...
Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Community deserves it Dear Editor: Re: Okanogan County Fire District 6 levy request. It seems to me that much of the money we pay in taxes goes towards all sorts of things that we have no control over and would not necessarily choose to support. This is an opportunity to do something in our community...
Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Clearing up the wording Dear Editor: Okanogan County Fire District 6 has received a few calls from citizens about our ballot measure to build a new Winthrop fire station. The wording of the proposition on the Okanogan County Auditor’s website, which will appear on the November election ballot, is causing some confusion. You currently pay...
Letters to the editor: October 8, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 8, 2014

Show your commitment Dear Editor: Like all of us, I am saddened by the many homes lost to this summer’s fires. But I am also amazed at the number of homes and cabins that did not burn. I know that a large part of the credit for that goes to the volunteer firefighters of Okanogan...
Letters to the editor: October 1, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 1, 2014

Unnecessary delay Dear Editor: We would like to publicly thank our Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials for their terrific efforts to clear and, hopefully, soon open state highways 153 and 20. These roads are the arteries and lifeblood of our beautiful Methow Valley and the current closures are creating real and unnecessary hardships...
Letters to the editor: September 24, 2014

Letters to the editor: September 24, 2014

What are they doing? Dear Editor: I question what the purpose of the U.S. Forest Service, Methow Valley Ranger District is. I have heard it is to maintain the forest in a healthy state so the recreating public can enjoy getting back to nature. Well, one can say that the way they maintain the beauty...
Letters to the editor: September 17, 2014

Letters to the editor: September 17, 2014

Learn about fire safety Dear Editor: With the recent fires in the valley, it’s time that we all reevaluate our position regarding fire safety. The fact is, we are all living in a very fire-prone area with many urban/wildland interfaces. It’s time that we start taking appropriate action within our community and sub-communities to promote...