Today is Tuesday, May. 31, 2016

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: May 25, 2016

Letters to the editor: May 25, 2016

Common sense, please Dear Editor: What the heck is going on? Why are Americans allowing men in women’s bathrooms? By subscribing to the idea that we need to make everyone comfortable, we are making the majority very uncomfortable about using public bathrooms. This attitude has already caused problems. For example: A man, posing as a...
Letters to the editor: May 18, 2016

Letters to the editor: May 18, 2016

Be responsive Dear Editor: Another meeting about moving juvenile detention services out of the county: On May 10, the Okanogan County Commissioners held another fact-finding meeting with county consortium members that manage Martin Hall. The meeting room was packed with citizens, judges, law enforcement officials, a city mayor, parents, teachers and even a past commissioner,...
Letters to the editor: May 11, 2016

Letters to the editor: May 11, 2016

See The Addams Family Dear Editor: For all those who love local theater and who think only the Methow Valley can do it right, I encourage you to get over to the Omak Performing Arts Center for the last weekend of The Addams Family. Everyone in the cast is wonderful, the production values are high,...
Letters to the editor: May 4, 2016

Letters to the editor: May 4, 2016

Thanks for response Dear Editor: I wanted to send a huge thank you to the staff who were on duty late Friday morning at Hank’s Harvest Foods when I had a dizzy spell as I walked into the produce department. It was very disorienting and weakening and I must have sagged as I grabbed on...
Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Good to see Dear Editor: Nice to see some smoke in the air from U.S. Forest Service prescribed burning. Good for forest health and for protection of human habitat too. And yes, of course, smaller amounts now are part of reducing the future likelihood of heavy and long-lasting smoke episodes from uncontrolled wildfire. Susan Crampton, Twisp/Winthrop...
Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Loved Oklahoma! Dear Editor: I would like to give a shout out to Nadine Van Hees, her cast and crew and the Methow Valley Community Theater who put on a wonderfully entertaining evening of Oklahoma! Kudos to Nadine, who attracted the talent, and above all their dedication and commitment for two-and-a-half months or more to...
Letters to the editor: April 6, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 6, 2016

Thanks from Knowledge Bowl team Dear Editor: On behalf of the Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team, I’d like to thank several organizations and people that have supported us this past year. Each year the Methow Valley School District administration, staff and board members donate their time to be readers, judges and timers at...
Letters to the editor: March 30, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 30, 2016

Don’t disregard needs Dear Editor: Moving the Omak juvenile detention facility to a psychiatric prison outside of Spokane disregards the needs of vulnerable Okanogan children in several ways: • State laws mandate that these marginalized children remain in their communities whenever possible. We have a civic and legal responsibility to take care of our own...
Letters to the editor: March 23, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 23, 2016

Kids need support Dear Editor: Last year my 16-year-old grandson was living with us in Twisp. During that time he spent a short time in the Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Center. My husband and I were there for each and every visitors’ day available to us. By doing so, my grandson knew we were sticking...
Letters to the editor: March 16, 2016

Letters to the editor: March 16, 2016

Contrasting behavior Dear Editor: Last week’s Methow Valley News showed an interesting contrast between the maturity of our high school students and that of the leading Republican candidates for president. As Ms. Perrow correctly noted in her letter to the editor, the candidates are doing their best to behave like they are in an elementary...