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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: Dec. 17, 2014

Letters to the editor: Dec. 17, 2014

Will recall be necessary? Dear Editor: My dismay has only increased after the performance by Okanogan County Fire District 6 Commissioners Roy Reiber and Darold Brandenburg at the Dec. 8 meeting. The taxpayers have spoken, and have been summarily ignored. District 6 commissioners are supposed to represent the folks who put them in office, not...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 10, 2014

Letters to the editor: Dec. 10, 2014

Gutting the comp plan Dear Editor: I first came to the Methow Valley 40-odd years ago to do fire research. Part of my job was to digitize every extant fire map of the area, and it quickly became clear to me that, to paraphrase Keynes, in the long run we are all toast. Anybody who...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 3, 2014

Letters to the editor: Dec. 3, 2014

A snow blower lesson Dear Editor: To my fellow snow country folks: Now that it looks like winter has begun to settle in, I feel moved to pass on some annual advice. Twenty years ago this month I had a moment of brain-deadness and ended up turning off a snow blower with my left hand,...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 26, 2014

Thanks from American Legion Dear Editor: Every October, the Methow Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post 120 purchases and accepts donations from local businesses, and along with donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program, helps support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veteran’s Hospital and Spokane V.A. Medical Center. Many of our local veterans are...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 19, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 19, 2014

Grateful for response Dear Editor: Tapani Inc. recently experienced a serious injury to our employee KC Talaro, who was working on the irrigation canal job north of Twisp. While cutting trees along the irrigation canal, KC was injured when a tree struck him in the chest, causing a very serious injury. Fortunately, one of the...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 12, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 12, 2014

A few new tricks? Dear Editor: I spent this past Halloween walking up and down the main street of Winthrop with my trick-or-treater, and then headed up Bridge Street to see what goodies could be found. Mostly it was dark. There were homes that had a porch light on, but no one was home (or...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 5, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 5, 2014

Reconsider the sign Dear Editor: My husband and I are writing to express our strong disagreement, and disappointment, with the Winthrop Town Council over their decision to allow the state to add an electronic sign to our iconic “Welcome to Winthrop/Happy Trails” sign on the north edge of town. Our disagreement with the council is...
Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Thanks for the memories Dear Editor: Thank you for the Oct. 15 “No Bad Days” column, “The Boats of Summer.” You bring back amazing memories. I remember so well many of those races, particularly in the early 1950s, watching with my parents had friends who had a home in Mount Baker that overlooked the hydroplane...
Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 22, 2014

Community deserves it Dear Editor: Re: Okanogan County Fire District 6 levy request. It seems to me that much of the money we pay in taxes goes towards all sorts of things that we have no control over and would not necessarily choose to support. This is an opportunity to do something in our community...
Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 15, 2014

Clearing up the wording Dear Editor: Okanogan County Fire District 6 has received a few calls from citizens about our ballot measure to build a new Winthrop fire station. The wording of the proposition on the Okanogan County Auditor’s website, which will appear on the November election ballot, is causing some confusion. You currently pay...