Letters to the Editor

Appreciate quick police response

Dear Gary,
Last Thursday morning (10:15 a.m.) I received a call from a customer at our Laundromat in town. He indicated to me that my ‘camera’ has been taken down from the ceiling and thrown in the garbage can. I asked him to place it near the change machine, but he called back immediately saying there was damage to the change machine.

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Where’s the Memorial Fund?

Dear Gary,
After reading that the majority of the Oroville EMTs have resigned, I’m wondering what has happened to the Oroville Ambulance Memorial Fund. As I remember this fund was formed from the generous donations of our citizens in remembrances of our loved ones that have passed on.

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Oroville made the right decision

Dear Editor,
Thank You Mayor Spieth and the Oroville City Council members for making the difficult decision to sign a temporary agreement with LifeLine for providing emergency aid transport services to our area. I totally trust the Mayor, Council and EMS District #1 reps will continue to work diligently towards a positive permanent solution for our community. I realize that their decision was no doubt a difficult one, but I certainly understand why…. After all, how sound of a decision would the City Council be making

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Why did this EMT resign?

Dear Editor,

The Mayor wants the people of Oroville to believe it is because of state and federal guidelines. This is not true. There is a lot more involved than he wants to tell you. In January I had a meeting with the Mayor, one of the things we talked about was being short-handed and we needed more help with day coverage, and how we can fix the problem. I informed him that some of the EMTs in Tonasket are willing to help us (but not for $10.00 for a 12 shift like we get) and that we needed to increase the standby from $10.00 to $36.00. At a city council meeting the Mayor stated he was ready to increase the standby pay to $36.00, but the county told him he cannot make any decisions at this time (this was in March).

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Words from the umpire

Dear Editor,
Being politically correct is not one of the burning desires in my life. Rather, I’d like to think that I’m an umpire who calls it as he sees it. Granted some calls an umpire makes are incorrect and some are only questionable but most of them are ‘right on.’

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Enough already

Dear Editor,

In response to two items in your July 6, edition, first, the guest editorial was headlined “Activist Court Bails out Obamacare.” It is an easily observed fact that the ONLY time that the right wing refers to the court as activist is when it displeases their narrow interests.

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What would John Adams think?

Dear Editor,

On March 4th 1797 John Adams gave his first and only Inaugural Address. This man’s zeal for freedom from the tyranny of Great Britain’s rule is evident in the first paragraph of his address. To have another authority over the people of this land was repugnant to John Adams.

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NOAA could take the lead on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor, Enloe Dam has been out of the news since the “No on Enloe” Campaign put its collective foot down last February. It was clearly demonstrated, using PUD estimates, Enloe Dam Electrification would lose $1.2-1.7 million dollars annually. The $40-50 million dollar construction price tag will require continuous rate increases no one can afford [...]

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Appreciate the work done behind the scenes

So many people work so hard behind the scenes to make May Day a fun day for everyone. I think it is time to say thank you to these guys.

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Use caution before following the masses

Reading multiple online posts, comments, emails, various newspaper editorials/articles and letters-to-the editor while also having conversations to people from all walks of life within our communities over the last several months regarding Commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy’s job performance during their first term in office, I urge my fellow Okanogan County citizens to be cautious when forming their own personal opinions.

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