Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 15, 2016

Writing too many litigation checks
Dear Editor,
The county commissioners have recently given final approval to both the county Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. These documents now will guide land use in the county.

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Letters to the Editor Sept. 8, 2016

Kennedy should put end to unsavory rhetoric
Dear Editor,
Two letters attacking our Superior Court Judges and Commissioner candidate Chris Branch appeared in the newspaper recently (G-T Aug. 18 & 25 issues). Citizens county-wide, including Districts 2 and 3, will be choosing between Branch and Sheilah Kennedy in the November general election, so this misinformation must be addressed.

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Why out of county campaign contributions?

Dear Editor,
Why are Chris Branch’s major contributor’s from the “COAST?” I’m looking at Chris’s contribution form. Currently he has raised $12,376.00 dollars’ total with $9,519.22 coming from out of the county, mostly from Puget Sound and Eugene, Ore.

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County Commissioner considerations

Dear Editor,
In the primary, Okanogan County voters demonstrated that they want change from the county commissioners. One incumbent did not enough votes to run in the general election. The other was in an almost three-way tie with two new candidates.

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Will encourage open transparent system

Dear Editor,
The election results appear positive for the next phase of my campaign to improve Okanogan County government. I want to thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated, and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary election. Together, we have begun to create enthusiasm for the future here. I want to let those who did not vote for me, or those who do not know me yet, know that I will be listening and learning about your interests and needs in the next three months.

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Teck not resisting efforts regarding river cleanup

Dear Editor,
Readers of the August 5 article ‘Colville Tribes continue legal fight for Columbia River cleanup’ may be left with the incorrect impression that Teck Metals Ltd, owner of the Trail metallurgical facility, is resisting efforts to address historic discharges from the Trail smelter. This is not the case.

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Enloe Dam article only presented one side

Dear Editor,
I have long appreciated the fairness of the reporting in your paper and also your editorial opinions from time to time. Such is not the case however in the recent reporting you have done on the Enloe Electrification Project. It has been disappointing to see that your reporter has not done much to investigate, check and balance the claims made by the folks campaigning for the removal of Enloe Dam based on the bogus “study” by Rocky Mountain Econometrics.

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The truth behind why I left North Valley Hospital

Dear Editor,
As I leave the Tonasket community as a contracted Nurse Consultant by North Valley Hospital District; it is with full gratitude that I say, “Thank you.” Thank you to the “awesomesauce” employees of North Valley Hospital and the welcoming Tonasket community at large.

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More than one side to the story regarding animal shelter

Dear Editor, I would like to clarify some points that have gotten muddled in regards to the NO Paws Rescue and its neighbors. Recorded in 2005, is an easement for the use of Rich Ellis’ road, which is 25’ from his front door. There is no 60-year-old easement, recorded or otherwise. Rich Ellis graciously granted [...]

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Who is ROC?

Dear Editor,
The group screaming for transparency from Okanogan County Commissioners doesn’t want public to know who they are and what they really stand for. ROC declares themselves exempt from registering with the Public Disclosure Commission or reporting their donations and expenses.

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