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Letters to the editor: Oct. 9, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 9, 2013

Trails need your help Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Methow Valley News for the Oct. 2 article on “Fading trails.”  We have a beautiful trail system in the Methow Valley Ranger District (MVRD) and it needs all of our attention to preserve it. The Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) is a...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Spread the word Dear Editor: Thanks for the comments on prostate cancer (Sept. 18). It was emailed to me by a friend in the Methow Valley who was recently diagnosed. I went through it in 2005. I have never been able to understand how any medical professional or patient could think that ignorance is preferable...
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: 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...