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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

A great event Dear Editor: We recently attended and participated in the Ski for Light program in Mazama. A special thanks goes to Nancy Milsteadt of Winthrop, who organized and orchestrated the rewarding local event. The organization is for blind and mobility-impaired skiers. About 20 participants skied along with their guides. One skier came from...
Letters to the editor: February 8, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 8, 2017

Thanks from Ski for Light Dear Editor: A huge thank you to Methow Valley Ski for Light Partners. The recent event was a huge success. Ski for Light Puget Sound is an all-volunteer organization with a mission to teach visually and mobility impaired persons the sport of cross country skiing. Thank you to Mary Milka...
Letters to the editor: February 1, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 1, 2017

Takes its toll Dear Editor: I attended the combined birthday celebrations for the Methow Conservancy and Methow Trails on Jan. 21. I must admit, the combined showcasing of their mandates perplexed me. I had hoped it was an opportunity to not only reflect on the enormous success of the trail system, but also to acknowledge...
Letters to the editor: January 25, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 25, 2017

Makes no sense Dear Editor: There are things going on in our country which make no sense at all: Why did the “women’s Jan. 21 march” on D.C. against Trump not allow all women to participate? Apparently if you were a women’s group and pro-life, you were not welcome. So it was really a pro-abortion...
Letters to the editor: January 18, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 18, 2017

Working together Dear Editor: The article “Methow Valley women mobilizing for march in Washington, D.C.” (Jan. 11) and these women are an extraordinary example of why America has been the world’s foremost major power for the past century. America has a complicated history of protesting — it appears that we love it when it confers with our...
Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Direct contact needed Dear Editor: I think that we can all agree that the results of the last election have shown that democracy cannot be a spectator sport, and that it is important for all citizens to participate not just by voting every once in a while, but also by being involved in the political...
Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Safety at the Loup Dear Editor: Ten years ago, if someone was seen “skinning” uphill at The Loup, they would have drawn stares and ribald comments. Today, the sport of ski touring has become very popular, with skiers climbing mountains and hills wherever access is available and the snow is good, for both the great...
Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 21, 2016

Thanks, Travis Dear Editor: On behalf of the Little Star Montessori School staff and board, I would like to give a huge “shout out” to Travis Grialou. He ran almost 200 miles and raised over $3,000 for Little Star’s scholarship program so that other children could attend Little Star. Thank you, Travis, for being a...
Letters to the editor: December 14, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 14, 2016

Yield to pedestrians Dear Editor: Just a friendly reminder that failure to yield to a pedestrian in or at a crosswalk carries a fine of $124. Karen Williams, Twisp Predator capital Dear Editor: Rod Lentz uses an unfortunate choice of words in describing the Methow Headwaters Campaign’s proposal — withdrawing 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service...
Letters to the editor: December 7, 2016

Letters to the editor: December 7, 2016

Facts about marijuana Dear Editor: I read Dave Gehrig’s letter to the editor (Nov. 19), and while I appreciate the concerns that he has about the homeless problem in Seattle, it isn’t connected to marijuana. Dave’s argument is a red herring fallacy, unfortunately, with regards to marijuana. Dave’s reaction is one to his observations of...