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Editorials
Editorials: Aug. 20, 2014

Editorials: Aug. 20, 2014

Reclaiming the image A cynical person might ask, what can you accomplish with $150,000, against the millions of dollars the Methow Valley tourism industry has lost to the vagaries of wildfire this summer? But just as there are, according to the adage, no atheists on a sinking ship, there likely are few cynics questioning the...
Editorials: July 9, 2014

Editorials: July 9, 2014

Thanks, Clint Public service is something of a family tradition for the Estes family of Twisp. Long-time Twisp Town Council member Clint Estes, who recently stepped down after nine years of meetings and countless hours of conversations with residents, followed in his father’s footsteps when he first joined the council. Twisp owes a big “thank...
Editorials: June 25, 2014

Editorials: June 25, 2014

Reading the signs Good intentions don’t always result in good policy or good practice. The Town of Winthrop is trying to sort that out up on Bridge and Bluff streets, where Mike Kutz and Anna Rogers opened the six-unit Bunkhouse Inn late last year. Kutz had asked for and received approval to put signs up...
Editorial: June 18, 2014

Editorial: June 18, 2014

Double vision If you think about it — and like it or not, you probably should—November isn’t that far away. At the general election on Nov. 5 …
Editorials: June 4, 2014

Editorials: June 4, 2014

Catching up on picking up Most people probably don’t realize that whatever they pay for having garbage picked up, the company doing the collecting doesn’t set its own prices. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC), among its other regulatory and oversight dealings, sets the rates for garbage haulers. To raise rates, a garbage hauler...
Editorials: April 2, 2014

Editorials: April 2, 2014

Elections aren’t like they used to be. All-mail balloting and early voting have changed the dynamics of campaigning. No longer do candidates build frantic momentum up to election day. They have to think much farther ahead than that, and so do the media outlets that cover them. The special election on …
Editorials: March 12, 2014

Editorials: March 12, 2014

Rec district reconnaissance As interest in the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District heats up, the voters will have several opportunities to learn more about it at public meetings. The forums will offer not only information but also a chance to hear from, and question, the 13 candidates who are running for five seats on the...
Editorials: Feb. 26, 2014

Editorials: Feb. 26, 2014

This week: Mat Classic II: a celebration of our local high school wrestlers, The bus stops here: Commissioners should give transit – and voters – a little credit, and Chill a bit: Illuminating the skating ring light controversy.
Editorials: Feb. 19, 2014

Editorials: Feb. 19, 2014

This week: Votes for open government: Thoughts on public information and The 4th opens up: who will replace Doc Hastings?
Editorials: Feb. 5, 2014

Editorials: Feb. 5, 2014

This week: Rec reckoning. As could have been expected, questions are being raised about the formation of a Methow Valley Recreation District now that … and Deal with it. ill everyone who is surprised to learn that (a) we live in cougar habitat and that (b) occasionally they …