Letters to the Editor

Attitude can be affected by altitude

Dear Gary,

I think a couple of thanks are due for Dorothy Petry and Randy Middleton. First, the “Old Coffee Drinker” whom I shall now refer to as “Old Sparky.” You’re so right about “good” and “bad” days.

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Recent/not so recent reflections

Dear Gary,

Sometimes I view something, hear something or just take a few moments to reflect. These reflections usually run rough shod over the past years of my life.

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Still waiting for my answer on solar

Dear Editor,

Joseph Ensensperger didn’t answer my question about how much solar power is subsidized per KWH. I await that answer.

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Coffee drinker’s philosophy

Dear Gary,

Instead of coffee, I now drink a wonderful beverage called Spark. 1 just poured my morning cup of Spark and decided to share a bit of my attitude philosophy.

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Show your appreciation for freedom

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,
I grew up in a family with parents who married in December 1941 after Pearl Harbor attack and my dad was drafted and served in WWII. My parents spoke of their classmates who served and didn’t return home and of brothers who served also.

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What about subsidies for solar?

Dear Editor,

I can appreciate Joseph Enzenspergers position of not wanting the Okanogan PUD to lose $32 on every megawatt hour of power the Enloe Dam project will produce. I’m not in favor of public subsidies for money wasting projects.

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Deeply touched by May Fest honor

Dear Gary,
A heartfelt thank you to the May Day Committee for honoring us as the Grand Marshals of the parade and to the Oroville community for your warm and loving support, greetings and cheers throughout the festivities.

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Appreciate courthouse security improvements

Dear Editor,

We want to extend our sincere appreciation to County Commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell for their forward thinking approach to improved security in our courthouse. Rather than wait for tragedy to strike, our Commissioners, in recognition of citizens’ needs to feel confident and safe in seeking access to courthouse services, adopted a resolution creating a courthouse security officer position.

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Similkameen to be sacrificed for PUD

Dear Gary,

The Similkameen River is thundering over Coyote Falls, down through her canyon west of Oroville and putting on a show for all eager to witness the raw power of nature. Snow melt coming down the watershed, raising Palmer Lake, bringing new life into this diverse ecosystem as it has for 10,000 years. The river and all the life it sustains is a priceless treasure, and a source of life we must preserve and protect.

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Molson Grange needs new roof

Dear Editor,

I know you have been to a few events at the Molson Grange Hall and know how important it is to local communities and even friends of Molson that live far far away now. The Molson Grange organization continues to be one of the most active in Washington State, but we have a huge problem. For over a decade we have patched the flat roof of the historic old building and have failed to stop the leaks. To save the Grange Hall we need a new roof. The Grange is adamant to have this done right and estimates are it will cost just under $40,000.

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