Letters to the Editor

PUD’s ‘basic charge’ hurts

Dear Gary,
While paying our power bill recently an elderly lady was ahead of us trying to make heads or tails of her power bill. She was on the average plan and wondered why her bill was so high, $96 I believe. The lady behind the counter explained the averages had been adjusted, reflecting her increase.

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What a scam

Dear Editor,
On June 6 I was involved in an accident. I was thrown from my car and suffered a broken back, pelvis, 18 of 20 ribs, a slight brain bleed, broken hand, bruised spleen and aorta. I am lucky to still be on the planet.

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Kinross won’t slink back to Toronto

Dear Gary,
The recent announcement by Canadian owned Kinross Gold Corporation to withdraw from mining exploration in Jackson Creek Roadless Area sounded to me like whining. Not only that, but they got the response they were looking for, Editorials that accuse the Forest Service of not being soft enough on them. So, people think they will take their toys, jobs and “gifts to the community” and, with no mention of their environmental record, go slinking back to Toronto. Don’t worry, that won’t happen.

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The Similkameen River and the PUD

Dear Editor,
Deep in every human soul is a love of those lands we call home. Our human environment, the place we live, where we grow our crops and draw our water, the open places we leave intact for all nature’s diversity, is our connection to life itself. Everyone has a right and responsibility to protect the place where they live. That is why we so strongly oppose plans to build a new hydro-electric plant at Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River, 3.5 miles west of Oroville, my hometown

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Encourage all to attend school concerts

Dear Editor,
What a beautiful show Mr. Stiles, the Middle School and High School students performed last week.

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Rep. Hasting doesn’t vote for jobs

Dear Editor,
I wish ‘Doc’ Hastings would have listed out the dozens of “pro-growth bills” he and his colleagues supported to create good paying jobs for the Class of 2014.

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Concerned about County Comp Plan

Dear Editor,
I live in the Methow Valley and am concerned about the recently released final draft of the new County Comprehensive Plan and “interim” Zoning Ordinance. Public comments are due to the Okanogan County Planning Department by June 16 at phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us.

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Implications of plan mind-boggling

Dear Editor,
After a convoluted multi-year process, the Okanogan County Commissioners have released their purported final draft of the County’s Comprehensive Plan. It includes an “interim” Zoning ordinance with missing elements, an incomplete Shoreline Review and an attempt to jam as much construction as possible onto productive farmland, sensitive natural areas, and open space.

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Appreciate fundraiser for transplant

Dear Editor,
I would like to take this time to express our gratitude to those who joined us for the Fundraiser for Douglas Perronteau’s Kidney transplant fundraiser.

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We remain simple, honest bumpkins

Dear Editor,
Are you an American? Sold-out bureaucrats thoroughly despise those of us real-world bumpkins who deeply believe in our revered Declaration and in our declared Creator, and Provider.

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