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Letters to the editor: Jan. 6, 2016

Letters to the editor: Jan. 6, 2016

Still ‘No on Enloe’ Dear Editor: The Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD) has a talon grip on the Similkameen River and refuses to let go. On Dec. 7, the commissioners approved a $57 million budget that includes another $1.5 million toward the electrification of Enloe Dam. The dam was scheduled to receive $3.5 million in...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 23, 2015

Letters to the editor: Dec. 23, 2015

Tune out the chickenhawks Dear Editor: The chickenhawks are back. These politicians (and talk show hosts!) who never served in combat (and won’t now) are screaming again to send Americans into a new ground war. It is a war that we don’t need to defend our country. It’s for power and political points, just like...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 16, 2105

Letters to the editor: Dec. 16, 2105

The Methow’s gift Dear Editor: I was driving home from work the other day and saw Jason, our favorite and world’s best UPS driver, pulling a huge rig out of the snowbank. I thought it was such a neat thing to see our UPS guy, of all people, taking the time out of his busy...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 9, 2015

Letters to the editor: Dec. 9, 2015

Time for action Dear Editor: After the last two years of devastating fires in Okanogan County and the prediction of continued drought conditions for next year, it is time to address the wildfire problem with proactive leadership and action. Our principal leaders for this issue are the county commissioners and sheriff, the governor and the...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 2, 2015

Letters to the editor: Dec. 2, 2015

Gun control fallacies Dear Editor: The recent shootings at a school and on college campuses expose the fallacy of  “gun-free zones” being safety zones. The mentally ill shooters who target these zones are not stupid. They carefully pick their targets and go where they can create the most havoc and have virtually no resistance. They...
Letters to the editor: November 25, 2015

Letters to the editor: November 25, 2015

County should act Dear Editor: Your front-page picture of the un-permitted trailer park development on the banks of the Methow River last week was truly disturbing. We’re glad to see that after numerous complaints, Okanogan County sent a “cease and desist” letter to the property owner. It’s encouraging that the County responds in some way...
Letters to the editor: November 18, 2015

Letters to the editor: November 18, 2015

Show some respect Dear Editor: As a taxpaying resident of Okanogan County, I am concerned with the ongoing issue of the Three Devils Road vacation. The Chiliwist group and supporters that are working to keep that road open to the public have been accused of having a vendetta against the vacation petitioners — the Gebbers/Gambles group. The truth...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 11, 2015

Letters to the editor: Nov. 11, 2015

Barry’s annual snow blower advice Dear Editor: To my fellow snow country folks: Now that it looks like winter is soon to show her face, I feel moved to pass on some annual advice. Over 20 years ago I had a moment of brain-deadness and ended up turning off a snow blower with my left...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 4, 2015

Letters to the editor: Nov. 4, 2015

Thanks from Farmers Market Dear Editor: Well, another successful season for the Methow Valley Farmers Market just ended. It was a rather wet morning but, in spite of the rains, our loyal customers came for a final shopping trip to the market to buy the lovely veggies, fruits, arts and crafts available and to stand...
Letters to the editor: October 28, 2015

Letters to the editor: October 28, 2015

Invest in Three Rivers Dear Editor: Where do you plan to go for urgent care or childbirth as a Methow Valley resident? As residents of Hospital District 1, our taxes are helping to support Brewster’s Three Rivers Hospital. We have the option to go to any hospital for services, and many of us choose hospital...