Letters to the Editor

A reasoned ‘no’ on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor,
Last Monday’s public meeting at the PUD auditorium centered on Enloe Dam and utility plans to generate power at the site. The updated estimate of construction cost is now $39-45 million dollars. The interest would add an estimated $30 million dollars. Combined with the $11 million already spent, we have a project cost of $80-85 million dollars.

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Fear for my grandchildren

Dear Editor,
Last week’s columns by Gary DeVon and William Slusher reminded me why I’m ready to withdraw to my couch and woodstove and let the world cruise along without me.

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Leaving the department in good hands

Dear Gary,
Friday, the 31st of October 2014, was my last day as the Chief Police Officer for the City of Oroville and all the responsibilities that go with the position, but more importantly I consider myself a citizen of the City of Oroville where I have been entrusted with the safety, well being and caretaking of the citizens of this generous little town. I leave this profession as both happy and apprehensive

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Obamacare not a failure for Progressives/Liberals

Dear Editor,
The Affordable Health Care Act is designed to fulfill the Progressive/Liberal dream, to redistribute wealth, wipe out the Middle Class, so more people depend on government hand outs, eliminate all of the decent jobs, leaving only minimum wage employment.

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Resigning the OCSA Presidency ‘under duress’

Dear Editor,
In the last three years and almost nine months I have served as your Board President of the Okanogan County Senior Citizens Association. I have had a Board and 13 delegates that have served the Association with a great deal of interest and support, all for the good of Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition(OCTN) and In-Home Care of Central Washington (IHCCW).

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Smoke, check it out before calling

Dear Editor,
Greetings friends, neighbors and others. At approximately 11 a.m. on Oct. 15th five reports of smoke were received by 911 in Tonasket. Likely the orchardist didn’t call Okanogan County Dispatch about the burn. The Controlled Burn smoked, wet fuel does.

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Continuing Ed Scholarships offered

Dear Editor,

The Oroville Scholarship Foundation (OSF) is now taking applications for Continuing Education Scholarship online at orovillescholarshipfoundation.com.

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Merino wool at the landfill?

Dear Editor
I would like to contact the man who was about to dump the good part merino wool at the landfill….That was too good a wool to dump. We have an upcoming outlet for the small farm sheep grower to get a reimbursement out of their good wool

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Support Clint Didier for Congress

Dear Editor,
As we get closer to November, I wanted to take an opportunity to encourage my fellow citizens to support Clint Didier, running for the 4th Congressional District seat.

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Need public meeting on Navy tests

Dear Editor,
A recent “Guest Column” in another paper is titled “Navy tests explained.” Near the end of this piece, the author, Capt. Mike Nortier, the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Widbey Island, says that an assessment was completed by the Navy in August and the Navy “notified the public about the assessment and received no public comment prior to the August 15th deadline.” To my knowledge neither radio stations nor newspapers had been notified. Also, I have not heard of anyone in Okanogan County receiving a notice in the mail or otherwise.

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