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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: September 28, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 28, 2016

Ballot box remedy Dear Editor: I think what people may not know regarding the road closures in the south Okanogan County from 2001 until the recent Three Devils Road in 2015, is that there are thousands of acres of public land that the public no longer has access to. The only access is for the...
Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Be sure to vote Dear Editor: With the circumstances surrounding the presidential election this year, some regular voters are apparently choosing not to vote.  I would like to remind everyone that even if you choose not to cast a vote for president, your local elections still depend greatly upon your vote. It is not unusual...
Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Supporting Thrasher Dear Editor: The race is on between Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover for Okanogan County commissioner in District 2. Both are excellent candidates for the position and the selection is difficult. I have decided to support Ashley Thrasher for the following reasons. During the public forums she was the most organized and most...
Letters to the editor: September 7, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 7, 2016

No thanks, DHS Dear Editor: Why in the world would Americans want to have the federal government involved in the voting process now handled by the states? It appears the “convenience” of electronic voting is being exposed as a process which is incredibly easy to corrupt and also hackable. So, according to Jeh Johnson of...
Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 24, 2016

Every vote matters Dear Editor: When I wrote you last month about the recent primary election, I noted that we had a chance for real change at the county level, with two seats open. It is looking even better now. Our district eliminated the incumbent. Two good candidates, Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover, will be...
Letters to the editor: August 17, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 17, 2016

The true meaning Dear Editor: I have been privileged to participate in a series of early Sunday morning (8:30 a.m.) worship events done by the Rev. Don Ford and the folks at Methow Valley United Methodist Church. These have been quiet services that have encouraged me to ask who I am and why am I...
Letters to the editor: August 10, 2016

Letters to the editor: August 10, 2016

Scary rhetoric Dear Editor: Re: Last week’s “No Bad Days” column in Methow Valley News. Thanks, Don, for telling it like it is. Trump is a horror. Last time we heard this kind of rhetoric was on the eve of World War II. I cannot imagine why any sane, decent person would support him.  Julianne...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 3, 2016

Letters to the editor: Aug. 3, 2016

Big mistake Dear Editor: The Okanogan PUD decision to electrify Enloe Dam is the biggest waste of resources in the history of the utility. Never has so much time, money and resources been spent to gain so little. The 2016 Rocky Mountain Econometric Report published in part by the Methow Valley News in the July...
Letters to the editor: July 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: July 27, 2016

Time for change Dear Editor: The upcoming election for Okanogan County commissioners in Districts 1 and 2 are very important for the well being of the citizens and the lands of this immense county. Our present commissioners have acted against the wishes of the residents of Chiliwist and the Methow Valley. Rulings that the commissioners...
Letters to the editor: July 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: July 13, 2016

Thanks for trail work Dear Editor: The Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) deserve a huge shout-out for its trail maintenance work from all of us who use trails on public lands. While hiking in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest over the holiday weekend, I encountered dozens of hard working women and men of the BCHW...