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.
Letters to the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I are from the Canadian Okonagan Valley. Over the past five years, we have come to love the American Okanogon and have passed through Tonasket regularly on our way to the Methow Valley. At the garlic festival a couple of years ago, we were wooed by the excellent tamales made by Michael and his family from La Ultima.
Our PUD is in disarray, piling up millions in additional debt each year. The PUD debt is currently $38 million. Is the public aware? Where is our watch dog press?
After reading the front page article “City sets Critical Areas Workshop,” I wonder why the public didn’t provide any comments on the updates to Oroville’s Critical Areas/Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
My letter concerns the Canadian border.
My husband & I drove up to Osoyos to have dinner at our favorite restaurant.
We were delayed for 30 minutes at the border by overzealous young border people.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140