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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Direct contact needed Dear Editor: I think that we can all agree that the results of the last election have shown that democracy cannot be a spectator sport, and that it is important for all citizens to participate not just by voting every once in a while, but also by being involved in the political...
Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Safety at the Loup Dear Editor: Ten years ago, if someone was seen “skinning” uphill at The Loup, they would have drawn stares and ribald comments. Today, the sport of ski touring has become very popular, with skiers climbing mountains and hills wherever access is available and the snow is good, for both the great...
Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Thanks, Travis Dear Editor: On behalf of the Little Star Montessori School staff and board, I would like to give a huge “shout out” to Travis Grialou. He ran almost 200 miles and raised over $3,000 for Little Star’s scholarship program so that other children could attend Little Star. Thank you, Travis, for being a...
Letters to the editor: November 30, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 30, 2016

Getting engaged Dear Editor: The New York Times just published an op-ed in the form of a 12-step program for responding to president-elect Trump on Nov.17. You can Google it. Take your time to choose where to get engaged as you read about all the problems that need fixing. Not everything is a problem, of...
Letters to the editor: November 16, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 16, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: I want to first thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary and general elections. The amount of support I received is truly humbling. I also want to thank Andy Hover for running; I am pleased that...
Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: Every October, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120, comprised of members from throughout the Methow Valley, collects donations from local business along with using money that was donated for Poppies, to help support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veterans Hospital and Spokane Veterans Medical Center. Many of our local...
Letters to the editor: November 2, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 2, 2016

Clear as mud Dear Editor: Government transparency appears to be one of the “watchwords” of this election season in Okanogan County. Until recently, I had little to add to that conversation. However, in mid-September I submitted a request for public records to Okanogan County, covering electronic written communications over the past year by and among...
Letters to the editor: October 26, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 26, 2016

Need for a lap pool Dear Editor: We love the recreational activities in the Methow Valley, but are wondering whether the community has looked into building an indoor lap pool for swimming lessons, lap swim, water aerobics, and swim team? The Twisp pool has issues with leaking and is only open in the summers when...
Letters to the editor: October 12, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 12, 2016

Reasons for Thrasher Dear Editor: Vote for Ashley Thrasher as county commissioner. Why? Ashley’s truly special. Meet her in person and you’ll immediately feel this. A smokejumper recently turned carpenter, she is sharp as a tack, hard-working, does her homework. She’s not affiliated with a political party. She thinks smart management of a county should...
Letters to the editor: October 5, 2016

Letters to the editor: October 5, 2016

Remembering Al Green Dear Editor: Al Green (obituary, Sept. 28) and I met around 50 years ago near Seattle, both members of a fly fishing club. We fished together from time to time on west side rivers and shared stories. His were self-effacing, memorable to this day and often funny. When I moved to the...