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Posts tagged "Brook"
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...
Letters to the editor: Sept. 25, 2013

Letters to the editor: Sept. 25, 2013

Filer brings balance Dear Editor: The first time my grandfather, Charley Schmidt, came to the Methow Valley was in 1913 on a fishing trip from Waterville. He totally fell in love with this beautiful valley. By 1916 he had sold his thriving wheat ranch in Waterville and moved his family to begin making a cattle...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 28, 2013

Letters to the editor: Aug. 28, 2013

Who’s really paying? Dear Editor: Your article about the PUD’s 9.5 percent rate increase gave only a couple of examples of actual percentage changes, and those at the very end (Aug. 7). I did a little more calculating myself, using my own actual monthly figures. Anyone can do it on the PUD website’s calculator. It’s...
July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

Air show memories Dear Editor: I just finished reading the Methow Valley News. Looks like a great air show. The fourth plane on that row, polished aluminum with red stripes, is a Spartan Executive. Less than 50 of these were produced in the mid 1930s. They had a 450-horsepower radial engine and were mainly marketed...
June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013

THANKS FOR SUPPORT Dear Editor: To family, friends, and acquaintances of the Methow Valley: Thank you for your cards, flowers, phone calls, visits and kind words. They have all been an inspiration to get well and come home soon from my hospitalization at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. I feel grateful and...
April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION Dear Editor: The competing statistics on public school performance are a bit overwhelming (Solveig Torvik, “Hello?” column, March 27, and “Consider the conditions,” letter to the editor, Ed Parker, April 10). I agree with Mr. Parker that underlying poverty in the United States is a serious, contributing factor in poor school performance....