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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Direct contact needed Dear Editor: I think that we can all agree that the results of the last election have shown that democracy cannot be a spectator sport, and that it is important for all citizens to participate not just by voting every once in a while, but also by being involved in the political...
Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Safety at the Loup Dear Editor: Ten years ago, if someone was seen “skinning” uphill at The Loup, they would have drawn stares and ribald comments. Today, the sport of ski touring has become very popular, with skiers climbing mountains and hills wherever access is available and the snow is good, for both the great...
Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Thanks, Travis Dear Editor: On behalf of the Little Star Montessori School staff and board, I would like to give a huge “shout out” to Travis Grialou. He ran almost 200 miles and raised over $3,000 for Little Star’s scholarship program so that other children could attend Little Star. Thank you, Travis, for being a...
Letters to the editor: December 14, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 14, 2016

Yield to pedestrians Dear Editor: Just a friendly reminder that failure to yield to a pedestrian in or at a crosswalk carries a fine of $124. Karen Williams, Twisp Predator capital Dear Editor: Rod Lentz uses an unfortunate choice of words in describing the Methow Headwaters Campaign’s proposal — withdrawing 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service...
Letters to the editor: December 7, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 7, 2016

Facts about marijuana Dear Editor: I read Dave Gehrig’s letter to the editor (Nov. 19), and while I appreciate the concerns that he has about the homeless problem in Seattle, it isn’t connected to marijuana. Dave’s argument is a red herring fallacy, unfortunately, with regards to marijuana. Dave’s reaction is one to his observations of...
Letters to the editor: November 30, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 30, 2016

Getting engaged Dear Editor: The New York Times just published an op-ed in the form of a 12-step program for responding to president-elect Trump on Nov.17. You can Google it. Take your time to choose where to get engaged as you read about all the problems that need fixing. Not everything is a problem, of...
Letters to the editor: November 16, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 16, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: I want to first thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary and general elections. The amount of support I received is truly humbling. I also want to thank Andy Hover for running; I am pleased that...
Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: Every October, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120, comprised of members from throughout the Methow Valley, collects donations from local business along with using money that was donated for Poppies, to help support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veterans Hospital and Spokane Veterans Medical Center. Many of our local...
Letters to the editor: November 2, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 2, 2016

Clear as mud Dear Editor: Government transparency appears to be one of the “watchwords” of this election season in Okanogan County. Until recently, I had little to add to that conversation. However, in mid-September I submitted a request for public records to Okanogan County, covering electronic written communications over the past year by and among...
Letters to the editor: October 26, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 26, 2016

Need for a lap pool Dear Editor: We love the recreational activities in the Methow Valley, but are wondering whether the community has looked into building an indoor lap pool for swimming lessons, lap swim, water aerobics, and swim team? The Twisp pool has issues with leaking and is only open in the summers when...