Letters to the Editor

Federal government mismanages forests

Dear Editor,
After reading Doc Hastings guest column entitled, “Don’t let forests burn, work them” and after helping complete a salvage timber sale named: Windstorm Quartz, just east of Republic, and experiencing first hand federal forest management, I’ve come to the conclusion that renewing “the federal government’s commitment to manage the forest resources” is not the answer.

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Consider future generations

Dear Gary,
I am disappointed that the state Pollution Control Hearing Board says more water must go over Enloe Dam (G-T 8/1). While I love to watch the water rush over the dam this seems very short sighted for the environment. The use of the Enloe Dam is a good way to reuse a structure already in place instead of the impact of building something new.

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No accountability at PUD

Dear Gary,
A public utility is an organization with interests opposed to private affairs, accessible and shared by all its members.
Did the public have anything to say when the administrators spent millions of dollars to build a palace for the king? Did they have anything to say when they spent millions of dollars installing meters that we are told are not accurate?

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When will our Nightmare end?

Dear Gary,
We both attended the PUD public meeting two weeks back.The rates are going up and we, the rate payers, are being forced to pay for a whole series of miscalculations by our commissioners, well compensated PUD management and the many consultants the utility thinks we need.

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Hope coffee shop rumor isn’t true

Dear Gary,
Hey, this is the old coffee drinker but I don’t drink coffee. I now have an amazing drink called Spark. Dan Dixon says that I now can be called “Sparky.” Thanks, Dan, I really like the new name.

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Looking for justice for Ben

Dear Editor,
Ben was gunned down for no apparent reason by a man some neighbors refer to as the “crazy neighbor.” He didn’t chase livestock; in fact, he could only plod along and sniff, due to spinal injuries from a prior accident. He was sweet and gentle and didn’t deserve to die.

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Disappointed with ATV club

Dear Editor,
I write to express disappointment in the recent actions of the North Central ATV Club and the Okanogan County Commissioners. As staff for Trout Unlimited, I’ve worked hard the last few years with a group of folks among both environmental and ATV recreation interests to pass 1632, a sensible bill to both expand ATV routes and improve accountability among users to reduce conflicts and protect the environment.

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He should read our American history

Dear Editor,

Steve Dunham (Mandela and Washington -7/18/13) really needs to read some history and expand his knowledge beyond right-wing websites and Fox Noise.

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Felt there was discrepancy

Dear Editor,

In the article in the Thursday, July 13 edition of the Gazette-Tribune titled, “Boiler to be replaced,” in noticed a discrepancy. The story read that CEO Linda Michel individually polled the rest of the board members before authorizing McKinstry to proceed.

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Mandela no George Washington

President Obama comparing Nelson Mandela to George Washington reminded me of Herbert Matthews of the New York Times in the late 50′s comparing Fidel Castro to George Washington. Mandela was jailed for years because he admitted he planned sabotage to violently overthrow the South African government.

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