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LETTERS
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...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 17, 2016

Letters to the editor: Feb. 17, 2016

Personal agendas Dear Editor: In January, it was revealed that taxpayers in Okanogan County had unknowingly donated $1,000 to the American Lands Council (ALC), a long-standing supporter of the transfer of federal public lands to local governments and of the Bundy family’s actions. But what has been discovered more recently through public document requests is...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 10, 2016

Letters to the editor: Feb. 10, 2016

EPA’s failings Dear Editor: The crisis in Flint, Michigan, highlights the EPA’s failings with regard to municipal water systems. The EPA went off the rails back in 1993 in response to the great Cryptosporidium outbreak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. New rules were written mandating disinfection with heavy levels of chlorine and  ammonia. This was the start...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 3, 2016

Letters to the editor: Feb. 3, 2016

Consider the science Dear Editor: In the Libby Creek-Buttermilk watersheds of the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service will soon decide on a proposal promoted by the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative (NCWFHC) recommending “treatments” implemented in selected areas among 50,000 acres of forest. The net result? Removing 5 million board feet of timber...