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Letters to the editor: Sept. 18, 2013

Letters to the editor: Sept. 18, 2013

Not really killers Dear Editor: The Methow Valley is a peaceful place. Inconsistent with this quality of the valley is the name of the young people’s swim team – the Killer Whales. Webster’s online dictionary makes it quite clear what “killer” means – “one who kills.” Orcas, also known as “killer whales” for their ability...
Letters to the editor: Sept. 4, 2013

Letters to the editor: Sept. 4, 2013

The long view Dear Editor: Solveig Torvik’s “The irreversible tipping point” (Aug. 28) reports many of the scientific observations in the annual State of the Climate Report. Climate change is certainly a fact. Over the last 500,000 years the Earth has had five long ice ages and five short, warm inter-glacials in a cycle of...
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...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 21, 2013

Letters to the editor: Aug. 21, 2013

Lack of balance Dear Editor: In discussing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) the Methow Valley News has recently tended to emphasize the views of the vocal anti-motorized element in the Methow Valley. The Methow Valley is reported as being “non-motorized” in the News. This is not the case. During the summer there are numerous recreational motorbikes in...
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...
July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

ATV law confused, confusing Dear Editor: Interesting article on the wacky new state all-terrain vehicle law (July 3). Based on your reporting I have to agree with the president of the local ATV club that this law is confused at best. How, for example does a regular four-wheeled car, in which you can be cited...
July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

Other needs Dear Editor: When I read that Winthrop has been granted $862,000 for more trails and refrigeration for the ice rink I thought, this is great news! Now we won’t need a parks and recreation tax district. We can focus on funding for our critical infrastructure needs – upgraded water lines for Twisp and...
June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

THANKS, RED Dear Editor: The Methow Valley Community Center board expresses our thanks and deep gratitude to Red McComb, whose generosity has touched many valley organizations. The board recognizes and acknowledges that Red’s gift will allow us to continue his commitment to the center and our efforts to keep the valley’s “Grande Dame” in top...
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...
June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

PATCHING AND PAVING Dear Editor: Thanks are probably due to the city for repairing East Second Avenue on the low-income apartments block. Instead of a complete repaving like we had hoped for, it was patched again like it has been for the past 10 years I’ve had to drive it. But, hey, you missed a...