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LETTERS
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...
Letters to the editor: March 5, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 5, 2014

About control Dear Editor: Residents of the Methow Valley School District should take the time to inform themselves about the proposed Metropolitan Recreation District. There are a total of 16 metro districts in the state and only two are in eastern Washington; one in Eastmont and one in Pullman. All of these districts are considerably...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

We don’t need it   Dear Editor:   I just finished reading RCW 35.61, which would establish a Metropolitan Park District. Metropolitan means a large city — which we are not. I appreciate Ron Perrow’s recent letter to the editor which pretty much covers what is in that particular law. It certainly wouldn’t fit in our little...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2014

Look out for impostors   Dear Editor:   Thank you to the hard working state employees who help to keep our state parks running. If you encounter one of these professionals you will likely find them to be good ambassadors of our parks.   We ran into a situation where someone at a Sno-Park was...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 12, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 12, 2014

It rocks Dear Editor: Kudos to Steve and Teresa of the Rocking Horse Bakery. Your remodel of the bakery helps to elevate the game in Winthrop for all businesses and makes town an even better place to be, both for locals who live here and for the tourists who choose to spend their vacations here....