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Rec district loss may pave way for new ideas

By Ann McCreary

A hotly-debated proposal to create a special taxing district to fund recreation in the valley went down to decisive defeat in last week’s special election, but people on both sides of the proposal plan to continue the conversation about supporting recreation. The proposition received just under 22 percent …
Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Keep it local Dear Editor: Today I received a direct mailing from “Ron Perrow and friends” telling me why I should vote no on the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District. The letter states that we would be better off having our recreational future decided at the county level by our county commissioners. I totally disagree...
A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

By Ron Perrow
I appreciate the motivation to organize recreation, and I acknowledge and support the concept of recreation as a major player in our Methow Valley economy. However, the proposal to control recreation under RCW 35.61 …
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: March 12, 2014

Letters to the editor: March 12, 2014

Thanks from the Housers Dear Editor: The Houser family would like to say thank you to the Methow Valley Senior Center, the volunteers, those wonderful cooks and dessert makers, Hank’s Harvest Foods for providing the food, and to anyone else who helped with this unbelievable event. Wow. Our appreciation has no words that could even...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2014

Look out for impostors   Dear Editor:   Thank you to the hard working state employees who help to keep our state parks running. If you encounter one of these professionals you will likely find them to be good ambassadors of our parks.   We ran into a situation where someone at a Sno-Park was...
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...