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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: September 16, 2015

Letters to the editor: September 16, 2015

Thanks for series Dear Editor: I want to add my voice to those who have spoken, and written, thanking you for the series on Alzheimer’s disease. It is so fitting and appropriate — and timely for all of your readers. It seems we all know someone in the throes of, or diagnosed with, this terrible disease. Hearing...
Letters to the editor: September 9, 2015

Letters to the editor: September 9, 2015

Helicopters would hurt economy To the Editor: I am writing to oppose the helicopter training program proposed by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord to take place in areas around the Methow Valley. With all the wildfires in the last two years, our economy has suffered enough already! We really don’t need any more detractions from our...
Letters to the editor: Sept. 2, 2015

Letters to the editor: Sept. 2, 2015

Speaking out Dear Editor: As I read the news lately, I see many things happening to my country that both shock and disappoint me. How can we as citizens sit by and calmly accept the disintegration of our country? Our constitution is being ignored by those sworn to uphold it, the judicial branch is making law...
Letters to the editor: August 26, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 26, 2015

Needs substantiation Dear Editor: I commend your sense of fairness and dedication to the first amendment. However, I fail to see why you publish letters that contain charges that lack documentation or explanation. The letter of Ward Hartzell in last week’s issue is a prime example. To quote: “Obama’s presidential agenda has been to demolish...
Letters to the editor: August 19, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 19, 2015

Don’t demolish it Dear Editor: A recent news article stated the Town of Twisp was granted $500,000 to help with planning for a new civic center. I have no problem of a new building, just the plan to demolish a useable one that probably has a market value of a few hundred thousand dollars if...
Letters to the editor: August 12, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 12, 2015

Recycling tips Dear Editor: To those who use Winthrop Post Office to recycle: New posters have been placed above the recycle bags, designating what to discard where. Personnel at Methow Recycles are proud of the “clean” products they send away. You are part of this service for the community and can help reduce processing costs...
Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Great festival Dear Editor: We would like to thank the hundreds of donors and dozens of volunteers and many sponsors and artists who helped make the 20th annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival our most successful program ever. We had record attendance with more than 1,000 people attending the main stage festival concerts, record sales...
Letters to the editor: July 29, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 29, 2015

Rational reaction? Dear Editor: The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) board meeting on July 13 left many of us scratching our heads. After halting the rush toward electrification in order to explore other options last February, the PUD seems to be considering electrification of Enloe Dam once again.  Faced with the high cost of...
Letters to the editor: July 22, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 22, 2015

Assault on the valley Dear Editor: As residents of the Methow Valley, we must object to the proposal for U.S. Army helicopter training in our valley. This valley is very susceptible to noise and air pollution. This training program would have a serious impact on us and our tourism-based economy. This is a quiet and...
Letters to the editor: July 15, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 15, 2015

Great news on Enloe Dear Editor: Enloe Dam has been out of the news since the “No on Enloe” campaign put its collective foot down last February. It was clearly demonstrated, using PUD estimates, that Enloe dam electrification would lose $1.2 million to $1.7 million annually. The $40 million- to $50 million construction price tag...