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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: May 4, 2016

Letters to the editor: May 4, 2016

Thanks for response Dear Editor: I wanted to send a huge thank you to the staff who were on duty late Friday morning at Hank’s Harvest Foods when I had a dizzy spell as I walked into the produce department. It was very disorienting and weakening and I must have sagged as I grabbed on...
Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Good to see Dear Editor: Nice to see some smoke in the air from U.S. Forest Service prescribed burning. Good for forest health and for protection of human habitat too. And yes, of course, smaller amounts now are part of reducing the future likelihood of heavy and long-lasting smoke episodes from uncontrolled wildfire. Susan Crampton, Twisp/Winthrop...
Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Loved Oklahoma! Dear Editor: I would like to give a shout out to Nadine Van Hees, her cast and crew and the Methow Valley Community Theater who put on a wonderfully entertaining evening of Oklahoma! Kudos to Nadine, who attracted the talent, and above all their dedication and commitment for two-and-a-half months or more to...
Letters to the editor: April 6, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 6, 2016

Thanks from Knowledge Bowl team Dear Editor: On behalf of the Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team, I’d like to thank several organizations and people that have supported us this past year. Each year the Methow Valley School District administration, staff and board members donate their time to be readers, judges and timers at...
Letters to the editor: March 30, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 30, 2016

Don’t disregard needs Dear Editor: Moving the Omak juvenile detention facility to a psychiatric prison outside of Spokane disregards the needs of vulnerable Okanogan children in several ways: • State laws mandate that these marginalized children remain in their communities whenever possible. We have a civic and legal responsibility to take care of our own...
Letters to the editor: March 23, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 23, 2016

Kids need support Dear Editor: Last year my 16-year-old grandson was living with us in Twisp. During that time he spent a short time in the Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Center. My husband and I were there for each and every visitors’ day available to us. By doing so, my grandson knew we were sticking...
Letters to the editor: March 16, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 16, 2016

Contrasting behavior Dear Editor: Last week’s Methow Valley News showed an interesting contrast between the maturity of our high school students and that of the leading Republican candidates for president. As Ms. Perrow correctly noted in her letter to the editor, the candidates are doing their best to behave like they are in an elementary...
Letters to the editor: March 9, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 9, 2016

Don’t degrade it Dear Editor: Boy! Who’s in charge of the town? The article in the Methow Valley News (Feb. 24) about horse hoof prints on streets was very bizarre. To say hoof prints in cement or pavement wasn’t cartoonish was way off the mark. The hoof prints took away from the real issue of...
Letters to the editor: March 2, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 2, 2016

Don’t move juvenile facility Dear Editor: There is a proposition to start sending Okanogan County juveniles at least three hours away to a maximum-security facility. We believe in having our own Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Center for kids who live in Okanogan County. We have some concerns and questions about Okanogan County using Martin Hall...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 24, 2016

Letters to the editor: Feb. 24, 2016

Good ideas Dear Editor: It’s definitely a very poor idea for a copper mine on a mountaintop in the upper Methow Valley. It’s definitely a very good idea for organized public response from multiple interests and groups. That each of us take a look at what copper is mined and used for and how ourselves...