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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: Nov. 27, 2013

Letters to the editor: Nov. 27, 2013

Intervention needed Dear Editor: I have been passionately involved in mental health issues since 1995 and have served on the Okanogan Behavioral Health Board (OBHC) for the past two years. Changes are coming to OBHC as a new CEO is replacing the very successful tenure of Roger Bauer. As an interested observer I attended the...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 20, 2013

Letters to the editor: Nov. 20, 2013

Honoring our veterans Dear Editor: On Veterans Day, the board of the Methow Valley Senior Center sponsored a lunch in honor of the military veterans in the valley who have served our nation. We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout. The Senior Center was filled to capacity with veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 13, 2013

Letters to the editor: Nov. 13, 2013

What does Ward want? Dear Editor: Usually after reading one of Ward Hartzell’s thesaurus-tainted diatribes (“Suffocating overkill,” Nov. 6), I send copies to friends and relatives to demonstrate the range of, umm, culture here in the Methow Valley. But this time I am not forwarding his letter because I have no idea what he is...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 6, 2013

Letters to the editor: Nov. 6, 2013

Support Westernization Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Carol Lester’s letter to the editor in the Oct. 23 issue. I want to thank her for her insight and support of Winthrop Westernization. I just want Carol to know that we have not lost! We have several new enthusiastic members on our team. We...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 31, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 31, 2013

Soup and more Dear Editor: The Methow Valley Community Center board of directors would like to invite everyone to our annual membership meeting on Monday (Nov. 4) at 5:30 p.m. Come share a supper of soup with your neighbors and fellow Community Center members. If you are not a member, come see what we are...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 23, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 23, 2013

Support transit system Dear Editor: Thank you for the informative article about Proposition 1 and the Okanogan County transit system. We at The Cove Methow Valley Food Bank have seen first-hand the need of transportation for our seniors, low-income and conservation-minded patrons. For years, The Cove has been engaged in trying to provide transportation locally,...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 16, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 16, 2013

Continued growth Dear Editor: As we continue to walk forward as a community and imagine the future for our place, the choices we make for leaders become ever more urgent. Dwight Filer’s business history here, his family roots, his concern for town improvement and beautification, his interest in local, regional, and national issues, and even...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 9, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 9, 2013

Trails need your help Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Methow Valley News for the Oct. 2 article on “Fading trails.”  We have a beautiful trail system in the Methow Valley Ranger District (MVRD) and it needs all of our attention to preserve it. The Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) is a...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Spread the word Dear Editor: Thanks for the comments on prostate cancer (Sept. 18). It was emailed to me by a friend in the Methow Valley who was recently diagnosed. I went through it in 2005. I have never been able to understand how any medical professional or patient could think that ignorance is preferable...
Letters to the editor: Sept. 25, 2013

Letters to the editor: Sept. 25, 2013

Filer brings balance Dear Editor: The first time my grandfather, Charley Schmidt, came to the Methow Valley was in 1913 on a fishing trip from Waterville. He totally fell in love with this beautiful valley. By 1916 he had sold his thriving wheat ranch in Waterville and moved his family to begin making a cattle...