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OPINION
Editorials: February 22, 2017

Editorials: February 22, 2017

Together at last Some things get talked about for years, without resolution. Ideas languish and then are revived, only to fade from public discussion again. Political or policy decisions often get handled at the elected representative level, rather than at the polls. So it’s more than merely interesting that the voters of the Town of...
Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Thanks from Ski for Women Dear Editor: We would, once again, like to thank the many people and volunteers who joined the fun at the Methow Valley Ski for Women on Feb. 5. Participants in creative and colorful costumes depicting fantasy characters enjoyed the skiing activities of the morning. Awards were presented in many unique...
Can the Democrats get their act together for 2018?

Can the Democrats get their act together for 2018?

A Great Civic Awakening is sweeping across the land, and for this we must thank Donald Trump. Slumbering citizens are rubbing the sleep from their eyes and paying attention to that is doing what to whom in their name. Commendably, they’ve set right to work, marshaling resistance to bad lawmaking. But if you want better...
A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

By Don Nelson For more than a century, the Woods family name has been synonymous with excellent journalism, community service and civic involvement in north central Washington. Wilfred R. “Wilf” Woods, former editor and publisher of the family-owned Wenatchee World, died last week at the age of 97 — leaving an extraordinary personal and professional legacy to...
Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

A great event Dear Editor: We recently attended and participated in the Ski for Light program in Mazama. A special thanks goes to Nancy Milsteadt of Winthrop, who organized and orchestrated the rewarding local event. The organization is for blind and mobility-impaired skiers. About 20 participants skied along with their guides. One skier came from...
Breaking the ice

Breaking the ice

It seems like a logical question that should have a simple answer: when water pipes serving homes and businesses in Winthrop freeze up in super-frigid temperatures, why can’t the town help those people and restore their service? Then the second you start talking about, it’s no longer the least bit simple, and to the people...
Letters to the editor: February 8, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 8, 2017

Thanks from Ski for Light Dear Editor: A huge thank you to Methow Valley Ski for Light Partners. The recent event was a huge success. Ski for Light Puget Sound is an all-volunteer organization with a mission to teach visually and mobility impaired persons the sport of cross country skiing. Thank you to Mary Milka...
Letters to the editor: February 1, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 1, 2017

Takes its toll Dear Editor: I attended the combined birthday celebrations for the Methow Conservancy and Methow Trails on Jan. 21. I must admit, the combined showcasing of their mandates perplexed me. I had hoped it was an opportunity to not only reflect on the enormous success of the trail system, but also to acknowledge...
Getting our attention

Getting our attention

By Don Nelson A reader called the other day with a real concern and a serious question: How can citizens actively persuade newspapers (and other media) to cover issues they consider important? Her worry is that newspapers won’t pay adequate attention to the high-profile issues being driven by the current political climate. She wanted to...
The people’s march

The people’s march

By Don Nelson We devoted a lot of space in this week’s newspaper to the local expression of the Women’s March movement that blossomed globally last weekend — with good reason. The march in Twisp was a historic event for this community, connected in deed and spirit with similarly historic events around the country and the world....