Letters to the Editor

Support Campbell for commissioner

Dear Editor,

It is sad that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after purchasing who knows how much land in Okanogan County is still not satisfied with what they have. It is also sad that our county commissioners are allowing this trend to continue, stating that they do not want to get between a willing seller and a willing buyer.

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Open letter to Gov. Romney

Dear Editor,

As someone who receives Social Security – is on Medicare – and the recipient of government funding that allowed me to finish not only my Bachelors Degree but also my Masters – I have a concern.

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We have an image to maintain

Dear Gary,

I have had a business in Oroville for the past seven years. My business is doing well and I thank the city managers for all they do to promote new enterprises.

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Did you know?

Dear Gary,

That the the Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Chris Stevens, was an enrolled Tribal Member of the Chinook Indian Tribe. Chairman Ray Gardner said, “To all of the Chinook Members and all the friends of the Chinook Nation I am hopeful that you will include the family of Chris Stevens, the former Ambassador to Libya, that lost his life while working towards lasting peace to the region, be in your prayers.”

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Appreciate attendance at Open House

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation, I am writing to say thank you to everyone who came to the Cameron Lake/US 97 intersection Open House last Wednesday (Sept. 19). We were very pleased with the turnout and received lots of feedback and even a few new alternatives. More than 230 [...]

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A breach in wisdom

There is a breach in the wisdom that has held humanity together for the last one thousand years or so. We must choose whether or not to follow the Path to Wisdom until a brightly shining door becomes visible, or shall we follow an easier path that in all probability leads to a dead end? [...]

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Democratic Convention was a comedy

Dear Gary,

While channel surfing between America’s Funniest Home Videos and the Democrat Convention last week I saw some predictable similarities of the two types of comedy. It is predictable and funny to see a guy try to teach a kid to hit balls with a bat, only to have the bat connect with the wrong balls. While the guy is on the ground rolling around in pain, the rest of the family is laughing.

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Republicans didn’t let facts get in the way

Dear Editor, The sheer magnitude of falsifications streaming from the Republican camp is unprecedented. The only thing worse is the gullible people who hate Obama so much will believe anything that discredits him. But then again, the organizers of the Republican Convention said they weren’t going to let fact checkers dictate their show. And they [...]

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PUD needs to listen on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor,

Like every ratepayer in the county my electric bill took a big jump in August, my largest total ever for a single month. It reflects the last 6.5 percent increase imposed by the PUD and a very hot summer. I get even hotter when I think of all the millions of dollars wasted by the PUD on projects that clearly were not needed.

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Nursing Home benefited

Dear Editor, To all the North Okanogan Valley Community Members: As you may know, North Valley Hospital District #4 has recently had to lay off staff in order to cut expenses. One of these staff members is Judy Gladden who has been Manager of the Long Term Care Division. I am writing this letter to [...]

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