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Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Many disconnects Seems like AT&T wasn’t the only one to suffer a disconnect during the recent fires. The same folks who claim they hate the federal government are eager to receive disaster funds in the multi-millions. The county will take the biggest gains for “infrastructure” repairs and wants more funds for individuals who suffered losses....
Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 30, 2014

Rodriguez for coroner Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Dave Rodriguez to be your Okanogan County coroner. When someone dies and the death is not expected, the coroner must visit the scene to document the death before the person can be moved. The coroner comes into your home or the scene of the...
Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Letters to the editor: June 25, 2014

Continuing disdain Dear Editor: I almost thought it was April 1 when I read Solveig Torvik’s column “Of mice and books.” Warning labels on books that might be thought-provoking and cause discomfort? That would be as ridiculous as prohibiting the teaching of critical thinking skills in school. Oops, wait a minute. The Texas Republican party...
Letters to the editor: May 28, 2014

Letters to the editor: May 28, 2014

Not so little Dear Editor: I attended the U.S. Forest Service meeting at the Winthrop Barn on May 19 to hear about the Blue River plans for drilling (on Flagg Mountain). I left thinking of Carl Sandberg’s poem about the fog: The fog slips in on little cat feet, It sits on silent haunches and...
Letters to the editor: April 30, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 30, 2014

Appalling scenario Dear Editor: It is an absolutely appalling scenario to imagine a copper mine in our midst. I cannot think of a venture that would be more destructive to the spirit of Mazama and the valley than this. Mining, by its very nature, does not co-exist with anything; it tyrannizes. And nothing the company could say or promise will mitigate the...
Letters to the editor: March 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 26, 2014

Now is the time Dear Editor: The proposed Methow Valley Recreation District will get my yes vote next month. But due to the onslaught of opposition, I had to ask myself, why do we need a recreation district? My reason is this: Recreation is the most common thread that binds our community and has the...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

We don’t need it   Dear Editor:   I just finished reading RCW 35.61, which would establish a Metropolitan Park District. Metropolitan means a large city — which we are not. I appreciate Ron Perrow’s recent letter to the editor which pretty much covers what is in that particular law. It certainly wouldn’t fit in our little...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2014

Why a new tax? Dear Editor: I have a huge concern over the Methow Valley Recreation District. This district is proposed under RCW 35.61, which deals with Metropolitan Park Districts. A Metropolitan Park District would be greatly unfair to property owners in School District 350. Here’s why: • Adding a new property tax makes your...
Letters to the editor: Dec. 25, 2013

Letters to the editor: Dec. 25, 2013

Seattle ruined the Methow Dear Editor: It was interesting to read your paper for a short time but I do not want to receive it any more. This is so obviously not the same town or quality of people that I lived with there in my youth. It has been taken over by alien Seattle...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 31, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 31, 2013

Soup and more Dear Editor: The Methow Valley Community Center board of directors would like to invite everyone to our annual membership meeting on Monday (Nov. 4) at 5:30 p.m. Come share a supper of soup with your neighbors and fellow Community Center members. If you are not a member, come see what we are...