Today is Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

OPINION

CORRECTIONS

An article in the June 10 issue about new routes in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for all-terrain vehicles said the routes provide 150 miles of riding. The routes closest to the Methow Valley are approximately 150 miles long; the other six ranger districts in the forest provide another 250 miles. A community briefs item in...
The latest news on race, fat and water

The latest news on race, fat and water

It’s not often that news out of Spokane becomes a worldwide sensation. The tale of the identity-challenged Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who insists she’s black, created a media firestorm this month. A woman with a history of grievance, Dolezal was president of Spokane’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...
Letters to the editor: June 24, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 24, 2015

Don’t lower speed limits Dear Editor: The petition submitted to the county to lower the speed limit on certain county roads should be denied. Approval may benefit the petitioner, the North Central ATV Club, and ATV riders from outside the area. But this change will not enhance road usage of local residents, businesses, organizations, or...
Down the wrong road, again

Down the wrong road, again

Nothing about the Okanogan County commissioners’ recent decision to vacate Three Devils Road makes sense, stands up to reason or indicates concern for ordinary citizens. It was a bad decision based on faulty reasoning, and possibly illegal. Worse, the commissioners’ decision was a slap in the face to their constituents, the people they were elected...

CLARIFICATIONS

A recent item in News of Record should have said that Carla Sue McCarley, 38, of Twisp, entered an Alford plea in Okanogan County District Court related to a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Under an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but concedes that the prosecution likely has enough evidence...
Letters to the editor: June 17, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2015

Speak up on grizzlies Dear Editor: Remember the Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Plan? It is becoming real. The North Cascades National Park Service Complex has released its report on the public scoping meetings held in Winthrop, Okanogan, Chelan, Cle Elum, Seattle and Bellingham. With 1,474 comments in favor and only 285 opposed, it appears likely that...
Letters to the editor: June 10, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 10, 2015

Trapped and spun Dear Editor: Thumbs up to Solveig Torvik: I very much enjoyed her recent opinion piece. Trying to get accurate news on both the TV and the Internet has almost become a laughing matter. In fact, for a good laugh, find the Saturday Night Live video spoof of CNN. Almost every time I...
A lot on our mind

A lot on our mind

By Don Nelson The new parking lot planned for the northeast corner of the Mazama junction is, for most of us, still a two-dimensional conceptual thing that is a little difficult to visualize. But it is possible to discern the general form of the Mazama Corral parking lot being developed by Methow Trails in conjunction...
Letters to the editor: June 3, 2015

Letters to the editor: June 3, 2015

Why not ATVs? Dear Editor: I do not understand the fears of allowing ATVs to use some of the roads in the forest which are already open to automobiles. My car is more than two tons of wagon with high clearance and big tires. It has a five-speed manual transmission with four-wheel drive high and...
Ahead of schedule

Ahead of schedule

By Don Nelson It’s been a disorienting spring. Everything seems to be a month early. The North Cascades Highway opened the first week of April, which led to an early surge of tourism. Not that I mind, but I’m not used to seeing that many visitors in April and May. It’s a good harbinger for...