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OPINION
Considerations for fire district levy proposal

Considerations for fire district levy proposal

By Ross Darling For about 11 months, I served on the Okanogan County Fire District 6 advisory board, learning about the district and waiting for them to give us a task or asking what we thought about regarding various district concerns. That was not to be. Finally, the commissioners said they had mis-named the board...
Is levy proposal blowing smoke?

Is levy proposal blowing smoke?

By Fred Wert The Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners have proposed a new fire hall in Winthrop for a number of years. They put it to a vote earlier, and it was rejected by the voters. What did they do? They went out and purchased a piece of land for a total cost of...

CORRECTION

An Oct. 1 story about new Loup Loup Ski Bowl General Manager C.P Grosenick should have said that he was a marine insurance underwriter, not broker, for most of his career. The News regrets the error.
Looking under the levy lid

Looking under the levy lid

By Don Nelson I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the Methow Valley who would have anything other than good things to say about the firefighters of Okanogan County Fire District 6, most of whom are volunteers. We know how hard they train, how professionally they respond to fires and other emergencies, how...
Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Community deserves it Dear Editor: Re: Okanogan County Fire District 6 levy request. It seems to me that much of the money we pay in taxes goes towards all sorts of things that we have no control over and would not necessarily choose to support. This is an opportunity to do something in our community...
New station a critical need for   District 6 firefighters

New station a critical need for  District 6 firefighters

By Alan Fahnestock Autumn means elections in this fair country of ours. We are, once again, pondering the deep, abiding questions: “Does the pink envelope go inside the yellow one? Or the other way around? Did I put a stamp on it?” This November election is critical for Okanogan County Fire District 6 firefighters. Proposition...
The boats of summer

The boats of summer

By Don Nelson The noise was unmistakable, even before I looked to see what was making it. From my room at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, I instantly recognized the throaty, unmuffled roar of a Rolls Royce aircraft engine (or maybe an Allison) like those used to power unlimited hydroplanes back in the day. That...

CORRECTIONS:

  The Carlton General Store is open for business every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. An article in last week’s Methow Valley News incorrectly stated the store is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The News regrets the error. An article in the Oct. 8 issue about changes in the county’s appeals process for land-use matters said...
Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Clearing up the wording Dear Editor: Okanogan County Fire District 6 has received a few calls from citizens about our ballot measure to build a new Winthrop fire station. The wording of the proposition on the Okanogan County Auditor’s website, which will appear on the November election ballot, is causing some confusion. You currently pay...
Willing to walk a long way for friendship

Willing to walk a long way for friendship

By Don Nelson Randy Montgomery intends to make a lot of friends over the next few years — and spread the idea that we can all get along better if we’ll just make the effort to talk to each other. Montgomery, 62, a former log truck driver from Mount Shasta, California, is in the early stages of...