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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: April 15, 2015

Letters to the editor: April 15, 2015

Help fight MS Dear Editor: On Saturday (April 18), a team of people living with multiple sclerosis, their family members and friends will represent the Methow Valley for the second year in the annual Walk MS in Wenatchee. Last year, our “team” had over 25 participants. In total, there were 224 walkers and over $34,000...
Letters to the editor: April 8, 2015

Letters to the editor: April 8, 2015

Post-disaster info Dear Editor: I want to share information with our town leaders, local organizations and the public to get the word out about a website that can be utilized post-disaster. It uses online software to connect organizations and folks needing assistance and there is no fee. I am not affiliated with them but had...
Letters to the editor: April 1, 2015

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2015

Killing hope Dear Editor: On April 15 I will be traveling to Vietnam for a two-week tour of the ongoing impacts of the Vietnam War on that country. The trip is sponsored by VFP (Veterans for Peace — vets who fought in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and now work for peace instead of war), and is guided...
Letters to the editor: March 25, 2015

Letters to the editor: March 25, 2015

Less hostility, more listening Dear Editor: Last night (March 18), Methow Valley School District Superintendent Tom Venable, elementary school Principal Anne Andersen and high school Principal Deborah DeKalb attempted to host a community discussion about the opportunity for our school district to become part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. Tom shared the findings from...
Letters to the editor: March 18, 2015

Letters to the editor: March 18, 2015

Thanks for the help Dear Editor: A special thanks to goes out to Aaron Studen and his staff at Twisp River Pub. On March 10, they cooked and served a dinner organized by myself, benefiting Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue in Orondo and Susan Davis’ barn project. Betty Wagoner, Twisp Too much glass Dear Editor: In the...
Letters to the editor: March 11, 2015

Letters to the editor: March 11, 2015

Doc says thanks Dear Editor: As of March 1, I no longer work at The Country Clinic in Winthrop. It was a hard decision to leave. I first saw patients at The Country Clinic in February 2005, covering for Dr. Ann Diamond when she volunteered in Thailand in the wake of the tsunami. My family...
Letters to the editor: March 4, 2015

Letters to the editor: March 4, 2015

Concerns about levies Dear Editor: Yes, the local schools need to be improved and certain deficiencies need to be fixed. But the bottom line is that no matter how much more money we putting in this “bottomless well,” it could swallow all of it and much more. The proposed levy request should be audited by...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Creator’s mandate Dear Editor: Christ’s ordination of creation’s first marriage is our Creator’s first mandate to humankind. “From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh: So then they...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 18, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 18, 2015

A nice ‘welcome back’ Dear Editor: The valley gave a rousing “welcome back” to the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival this weekend at our sold-out Valentine’s concert at The Merc Playhouse. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make the concert such a sparkling success: Missi Smith and the staff at...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 11, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 11, 2015

Great response Dear Editor: For over 20 years our group of friends have enjoyed skiing the Rendezvous huts and valley trails of the beautiful Methow Valley. This year as we skied up the Rendezvous trails last week, one of our group, Steve, had a heart attack while approaching Gardner Hut. Upon calling the Rendezvous Trails...