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LETTERS
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...
Letters to the editor: September 3, 2014

Letters to the editor: September 3, 2014

Rules of the road Dear Editor: There are many miles of back roads in the Methow River drainages; many are beautiful drives in their own right and/or lead to access to more beautiful country. As you drive these roads, please remember you are not the only driver on the road. Drive at a pace comfortable...
Letters to the editor: August 27, 2014

Letters to the editor: August 27, 2014

Wrong priorities Dear Editor: I see in the legal briefs the call for bids to repave Lincoln Street from Twisp Avenue to the park and pool area. I fail to see the priorities on these street repairs. It’s one of the town’s better streets that has no potholes in its driving surface. We have other...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Many disconnects Seems like AT&T wasn’t the only one to suffer a disconnect during the recent fires. The same folks who claim they hate the federal government are eager to receive disaster funds in the multi-millions. The county will take the biggest gains for “infrastructure” repairs and wants more funds for individuals who suffered losses....
Letters to the editor: Aug. 13, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 13, 2014

Much gratitude Dear Editor: The firefighters saved our house on Aug. 1. People I don’t even know risked everything to keep our home safe: firefighters in yellow shirts, and helicopters, and especially the Okanogan Fire District 6 folks who stayed while the fire burned through, and the pilots who hit the bull’s-eye on the flames...
Letters to the editor: August 6, 2014

Letters to the editor: August 6, 2014

R&B Festival response Dear Editor: Re Mr. Fahnestock’s letter (July 30) regarding the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival: There were several inaccurate accusations about our festival, and I write to clear them up. • It is false to say the promoters didn’t cancel because of their greed. The festival is a registered nonprofit event. All...
Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Rodriguez for coroner Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Dave Rodriguez to be your Okanogan County coroner. When someone dies and the death is not expected, the coroner must visit the scene to document the death before the person can be moved. The coroner comes into your home or the scene of the...