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LETTERS
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...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: Jan. 27, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone near and far who has been supporting our family during our saddest time. We are fortunate to have so many kind and generous people looking out for us. Thanks to all who helped with the memorial service. We couldn’t...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 20, 2016

Letters to the editor: Jan. 20, 2016

The gift of education Dear Editor: A quality education is the best gift we can give our children. It is our responsibility, as citizens, to provide this gift by supporting local school levies. The challenge for all school districts is to keep abreast of current technology while maintaining important fundamental skills. Liberty Bell High School,...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2016

Challenge road closures Dear Editor: Notice to all residents of Okanogan County who like to fish, hunt, picnic or use your recreational vehicles. Your right to access public lands is being eliminated one road at a time. In fact, right now in the south county, 6,000 to 10,000 acres of public access is being lost...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 6, 2016

Letters to the editor: Jan. 6, 2016

Still ‘No on Enloe’ Dear Editor: The Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD) has a talon grip on the Similkameen River and refuses to let go. On Dec. 7, the commissioners approved a $57 million budget that includes another $1.5 million toward the electrification of Enloe Dam. The dam was scheduled to receive $3.5 million in...