Today is Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Many disconnects Seems like AT&T wasn’t the only one to suffer a disconnect during the recent fires. The same folks who claim they hate the federal government are eager to receive disaster funds in the multi-millions. The county will take the biggest gains for “infrastructure” repairs and wants more funds for individuals who suffered losses....
Letters to the editor: Aug. 13, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 13, 2014

Much gratitude Dear Editor: The firefighters saved our house on Aug. 1. People I don’t even know risked everything to keep our home safe: firefighters in yellow shirts, and helicopters, and especially the Okanogan Fire District 6 folks who stayed while the fire burned through, and the pilots who hit the bull’s-eye on the flames...
Letters to the editor: August 6, 2014

Letters to the editor: August 6, 2014

R&B Festival response Dear Editor: Re Mr. Fahnestock’s letter (July 30) regarding the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival: There were several inaccurate accusations about our festival, and I write to clear them up. • It is false to say the promoters didn’t cancel because of their greed. The festival is a registered nonprofit event. All...
Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Rodriguez for coroner Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Dave Rodriguez to be your Okanogan County coroner. When someone dies and the death is not expected, the coroner must visit the scene to document the death before the person can be moved. The coroner comes into your home or the scene of the...
Letters to the editor: July 23, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 23, 2014

Be brave Dear Editor: I have been watching and reading about the Carlton Complex Fire. I lived in Winthrop in the mid-1990s. I survived the Beaver Creek Fire here in Idaho last year. I was evacuated for about a week. Almost lost my home. The wildland firefighters, air support and all the guys and gals...
Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

More ATV damage Dear Editor: Ann McCreary did her usual fine job on her “over-snow vehicles” article (July 2) — except she failed to note that snowmobile impacts are not limited to the winter. How can that be? Well, for one example, the Tonasket Ranger District signed a cooperative trail maintenance agreement in about 2008 with one...
Letters to the editor: July 2, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 2, 2014

Thanks for pool support Dear Editor: The Auxiliary of the Eagles put on a delicious fundraiser for Friends of the Pool last weekend. What a wonderful group of people to put on the spaghetti feed. They asked for our list of what needs to be accomplished and said they would see what they can do....
Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Continuing disdain Dear Editor: I almost thought it was April 1 when I read Solveig Torvik’s column “Of mice and books.” Warning labels on books that might be thought-provoking and cause discomfort? That would be as ridiculous as prohibiting the teaching of critical thinking skills in school. Oops, wait a minute. The Texas Republican party...
Letters to the editor: June 18, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 18, 2014

Showing our metal Dear Editor: The 60 tons of metal that accumulated during the sixth Methow Recycles Metal Drive is a wonder to behold! The spirit of volunteerism and collaboration that made this event successful and inspiring is as impressive. From neighbors helping each other collect and transport metal to the 52 volunteers that unloaded...
Letters to the editor: June 11

Letters to the editor: June 11

New ‘opportunities’ Dear Editor: As a small farmer living and working in Carlton, I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the proposed changes to the comprehensive plan and interim zoning ordinance put forth by the county. As written, the plan zones most of the lower Methow below Gold Creek as “Zone 1 Rural,” allowing...