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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: May 14, 2014

Letters to the editor: May 14, 2014

Dinner a success Dear Editor: This is a huge thank you to the many folks who helped make our Africa dinner on May 4 such a success. We have to start with Charlotte Nelson and her main-man, Robert, who put in many, many hours of planning and food preparation — barbecuing, marinating, chopping, etc. Thanks also to...
Letters to the editor: May 7, 2014

Letters to the editor: May 7, 2014

Catastrophic consequences Dear Editor: The Methow valley is an outdoor recreation destination for thousands of tourists each year who come here expressly because of the natural amenities. A rough estimate by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association of annual trail users comes to nearly 90,000 user days. This number of course is only a part...
Letters to the editor: April 30, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 30, 2014

Appalling scenario Dear Editor: It is an absolutely appalling scenario to imagine a copper mine in our midst. I cannot think of a venture that would be more destructive to the spirit of Mazama and the valley than this. Mining, by its very nature, does not co-exist with anything; it tyrannizes. And nothing the company could say or promise will mitigate the...
Letters to the editor: April 23, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 23, 2014

Trash for thought Dear Editor: I would like to thank last year’s winner at Trashion Fashion for helping contribute and raise the bar on the age limit to “13 and over.” Many of our young creative artists will miss out experiencing and being creative within the art community in the valley. Maybe the restriction and limit...
Letters to the editor: April 16, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 16, 2014

Not worth it Dear Editor: This February, the Okanogan County PUD had to purchase an additional $1 million in electricity to meet the near-record, 189-megawatt load demanded by the unseasonably cold weather across the district. Stream flows in the Similkameen River averaged just under 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) for the month. If the...
Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Keep it local Dear Editor: Today I received a direct mailing from “Ron Perrow and friends” telling me why I should vote no on the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District. The letter states that we would be better off having our recreational future decided at the county level by our county commissioners. I totally disagree...
Letters to the editor: April 2, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 2, 2014

Unacceptable Dear Editor: From what I understand, the public (who would fund the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District) would have no input or control over projects or taxes levied. It is therefore completely unacceptable. Vote no. Nadine Van Hees, Winthrop   Preventing sexual violence Dear Editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year’s campaign...
Letters to the editor: March 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 26, 2014

Now is the time Dear Editor: The proposed Methow Valley Recreation District will get my yes vote next month. But due to the onslaught of opposition, I had to ask myself, why do we need a recreation district? My reason is this: Recreation is the most common thread that binds our community and has the...
Letters to the editor: March 19, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 19, 2014

More reasons for ‘no’ Dear Editor: Here are a few new reasons to oppose the Methow Valley Recreation District ballot measure. Once we begin to spend our recreation dollars via taxation and a new government body, rules come into force which limit or event prohibit volunteer labor. Furthermore, government spending must use union labor and/or...
Letters to the editor: March 12, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 12, 2014

Thanks from the Housers Dear Editor: The Houser family would like to say thank you to the Methow Valley Senior Center, the volunteers, those wonderful cooks and dessert makers, Hank’s Harvest Foods for providing the food, and to anyone else who helped with this unbelievable event. Wow. Our appreciation has no words that could even...