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LETTERS
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...
Letters to the editor: October 19, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 19, 2016

Follies were fab Dear Editor: Thanks to all of the people who made the 2016 Fabulous Fall Follies a wonderful event. My sincere appreciation goes out to all of the entertainers, volunteers, chefs and board members who shared in this fun-filled evening. Thank you for coming to this heartwarming event. All proceeds from the event...
Letters to the editor: October 12, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 12, 2016

Reasons for Thrasher Dear Editor: Vote for Ashley Thrasher as county commissioner. Why? Ashley’s truly special. Meet her in person and you’ll immediately feel this. A smokejumper recently turned carpenter, she is sharp as a tack, hard-working, does her homework. She’s not affiliated with a political party. She thinks smart management of a county should...
Letters to the editor: October 5, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 5, 2016

Remembering Al Green Dear Editor: Al Green (obituary, Sept. 28) and I met around 50 years ago near Seattle, both members of a fly fishing club. We fished together from time to time on west side rivers and shared stories. His were self-effacing, memorable to this day and often funny. When I moved to the...
Letters to the editor: September 28, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 28, 2016

Ballot box remedy Dear Editor: I think what people may not know regarding the road closures in the south Okanogan County from 2001 until the recent Three Devils Road in 2015, is that there are thousands of acres of public land that the public no longer has access to. The only access is for the...
Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Be sure to vote Dear Editor: With the circumstances surrounding the presidential election this year, some regular voters are apparently choosing not to vote.  I would like to remind everyone that even if you choose not to cast a vote for president, your local elections still depend greatly upon your vote. It is not unusual...
Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Supporting Thrasher Dear Editor: The race is on between Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover for Okanogan County commissioner in District 2. Both are excellent candidates for the position and the selection is difficult. I have decided to support Ashley Thrasher for the following reasons. During the public forums she was the most organized and most...
Letters to the editor: September 7, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 7, 2016

No thanks, DHS Dear Editor: Why in the world would Americans want to have the federal government involved in the voting process now handled by the states? It appears the “convenience” of electronic voting is being exposed as a process which is incredibly easy to corrupt and also hackable. So, according to Jeh Johnson of...
Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Every vote matters Dear Editor: When I wrote you last month about the recent primary election, I noted that we had a chance for real change at the county level, with two seats open. It is looking even better now. Our district eliminated the incumbent. Two good candidates, Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover, will be...