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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: July 23, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 23, 2014

Be brave Dear Editor: I have been watching and reading about the Carlton Complex Fire. I lived in Winthrop in the mid-1990s. I survived the Beaver Creek Fire here in Idaho last year. I was evacuated for about a week. Almost lost my home. The wildland firefighters, air support and all the guys and gals...
Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

More ATV damage Dear Editor: Ann McCreary did her usual fine job on her “over-snow vehicles” article (July 2) — except she failed to note that snowmobile impacts are not limited to the winter. How can that be? Well, for one example, the Tonasket Ranger District signed a cooperative trail maintenance agreement in about 2008 with one...
Letters to the editor: July 2, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 2, 2014

Thanks for pool support Dear Editor: The Auxiliary of the Eagles put on a delicious fundraiser for Friends of the Pool last weekend. What a wonderful group of people to put on the spaghetti feed. They asked for our list of what needs to be accomplished and said they would see what they can do....
Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Continuing disdain Dear Editor: I almost thought it was April 1 when I read Solveig Torvik’s column “Of mice and books.” Warning labels on books that might be thought-provoking and cause discomfort? That would be as ridiculous as prohibiting the teaching of critical thinking skills in school. Oops, wait a minute. The Texas Republican party...
Letters to the editor: June 18, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 18, 2014

Showing our metal Dear Editor: The 60 tons of metal that accumulated during the sixth Methow Recycles Metal Drive is a wonder to behold! The spirit of volunteerism and collaboration that made this event successful and inspiring is as impressive. From neighbors helping each other collect and transport metal to the 52 volunteers that unloaded...
Letters to the editor: June 11

Letters to the editor: June 11

New ‘opportunities’ Dear Editor: As a small farmer living and working in Carlton, I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the proposed changes to the comprehensive plan and interim zoning ordinance put forth by the county. As written, the plan zones most of the lower Methow below Gold Creek as “Zone 1 Rural,” allowing...
Letters to the editor: June 4, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 4, 2014

Not ready for prime time Dear Editor: After a convoluted multi-year process, the Okanogan County Commissioners have released their purported final draft of the county’s comprehensive plan. It includes an “interim” zoning ordinance with many missing elements, an incomplete shoreline review and an attempt to jam as many lots and uses as possible onto productive...
Letters to the editor: May 28, 2014

Letters to the editor: May 28, 2014

Not so little Dear Editor: I attended the U.S. Forest Service meeting at the Winthrop Barn on May 19 to hear about the Blue River plans for drilling (on Flagg Mountain). I left thinking of Carl Sandberg’s poem about the fog: The fog slips in on little cat feet, It sits on silent haunches and...
Letters to the editor: May 21, 2014

Letters to the editor: May 21, 2014

Changing the conversation Dear Editor: I noticed the headline “Most comments favorable on ATV proposal” (May 14). Not really a shocker since most of the many opponents to this proposal have long since figured out that our staggeringly arrogant county commissioners could care a rat’s hind end what opponents think, and prefer to rub their...
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...