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

Letters to the editor: Feb. 5, 2014

Hard choices Dear Editor: Life does present choices but so often a choice is between paths that each carry ramifications. In years past, we often discussed conflicts of the natural world with Ken White. He always said, “That is what is called a dilemma.” So the first time we had a resident cougar several years...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2014

Why a new tax? Dear Editor: I have a huge concern over the Methow Valley Recreation District. This district is proposed under RCW 35.61, which deals with Metropolitan Park Districts. A Metropolitan Park District would be greatly unfair to property owners in School District 350. Here’s why: • Adding a new property tax makes your...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 22, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 22, 2014

Cougars have no choice Dear Editor: As people, we have many choices. Most of us chose to move here from someplace else for many reasons. One reason, I’m sure most will agree, is the wild, natural beauty that surrounds us, which includes cougars. We chose to move here, the cougars did not. They were here....
Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2014

Where is Teddy? Dear Editor: An informative and interesting read for anyone who enjoys history is The Bully Pulpit by historian Doris Kerns Goodwin. This book is framed in the early part of the 20th century during the turmoil between the newly formed worker unions and the trusts owned by the wealthy. These trusts or...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2014

Help Beebe Springs Dear Editor: The Beebe Springs Natural Area (BSNA) is a new roadside attraction. The 200-acre site has been purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and its riparian portions have been reworked for salmon habitat, the upland portions sculpted into rolling hills for shrub steppe native plants. I want...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 1, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 1, 2014

Annexation is equitable Dear Editor: A recent article about the Town of Twisp’s budget would lead the public to believe that the town is paying the fire district $41,202 in 2013 and $54,845 in 2014. The actual amounts — according to the signed document that is a matter of public record — are $35,000 for 2013 and $42,000 for...