Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

LETTERS
Letters to the editor: August 15, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 15, 2018

Not so funny Dear Editor: A political cartoon usually has an element of truth in addition to humor. I find neither in Tania Gonzalez Ortega’s Aug. 8 cartoon published in the Methow Valley News. I am assuming the cartoon is in reference to the Crescent Mountain Fire in Twisp River. From what I learned at the...
Letters to the editor: August 8, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 8, 2018

Questions for Newhouse Dear Editor: Rep. Newhouse has been invited to attend a joint Winthrop/Twisp Chamber of Commerce meeting on Friday (Aug. 10), at 8:30 a.m. at Sun Mountain Lodge. I hope he will be prepared to explain why he voted numerous times to overturn the ACA with absolutely no backup plan for the tens of...
Letters to the editor: August 1, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 1, 2018

Wolves and humans Dear Editor: Although the recent news story about a researcher who encountered wolves is not complete in details, it does indicate the incident took place near a wolf rendezvous site, and that the behavior was defensive, not aggressive. It should be the responsibility of the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies...
Letters to the editor: July 25, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 25, 2018

Thanks from Little Star Dear Editor: As most members of our community know by now, Little Star Montessori School has embarked on an ambitious expansion and accompanying capital campaign. In fall 2017, we opened our doors at Little Star South Collaborative, working with Room One and TwispWorks to serve infants and toddlers at our new...
Letters to the editor: July 18, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 18, 2018

Attack on us all Dear Editor: I have read various news commentaries from around the country about the killings at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Don Nelson’s editorial stands out as one of the most eloquent and moving ones. He reminds us that if we believe in democracy, in the freedoms that America used...
Letters to the editor: July 11, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 11, 2018

Less passion, more dialogue Dear Editor: An article on the mass resignations of Westernization board members in the last Methow Valley News states that the request to amend the Westernization ordinance to allow solar panels not visible from SR 20 but visible from other rights of way in the W3 zone, “originated with Little Star...
Letters to the editor: July 4, 2018

Letters to the editor: July 4, 2018

Update: Don Reddington’s new home Dear Editor: For all of you who have followed Don Reddington’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease, his family would like you to know that he is now residing in Jamie’s Place (Mountain View Home) in Winthrop. If you remember the series of articles Don wrote about Alzheimer’s, part of his plan...
Letters to the editor: June 27, 2018

Letters to the editor: June 27, 2018

No policy? Dear Editor: If Dan Newhouse has a position on Trump’s policy of separating small children from their parents at the border, I can’t find out what it is. I called his Washington, D.C., office today and the woman who answered the phone told me she’s not allowed to tell me if he’s made a...
Letters to the editor: June 20, 2018

Letters to the editor: June 20, 2018

Good letters Dear Editor: Congratulations to the Liberty Bell High School students for their letters to the editor in the June 6 issue. I have no opinion on the school-related comments but I second the letters on the mining law, the carbon tax and the skate park. Ms. Scholz has it right. The 1872 mining...
Letters to the editor: June 13, 2018

Letters to the editor: June 13, 2018

Bear truth Dear Editor: Our county commissioners are apparently trying to keep the lid on our over-development with their pretended ignorance of wildlife economics. Binoculars and spotting scopes obviously are almost as big business as real estate around Yogi Bear and Booboo too. My favorite take on this was provided by a reporter being driven...