Letters to the Editor

Smoke, check it out before calling

Dear Editor,
Greetings friends, neighbors and others. At approximately 11 a.m. on Oct. 15th five reports of smoke were received by 911 in Tonasket. Likely the orchardist didn’t call Okanogan County Dispatch about the burn. The Controlled Burn smoked, wet fuel does.

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Continuing Ed Scholarships offered

Dear Editor,

The Oroville Scholarship Foundation (OSF) is now taking applications for Continuing Education Scholarship online at orovillescholarshipfoundation.com.

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Merino wool at the landfill?

Dear Editor
I would like to contact the man who was about to dump the good part merino wool at the landfill….That was too good a wool to dump. We have an upcoming outlet for the small farm sheep grower to get a reimbursement out of their good wool

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Support Clint Didier for Congress

Dear Editor,
As we get closer to November, I wanted to take an opportunity to encourage my fellow citizens to support Clint Didier, running for the 4th Congressional District seat.

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Need public meeting on Navy tests

Dear Editor,
A recent “Guest Column” in another paper is titled “Navy tests explained.” Near the end of this piece, the author, Capt. Mike Nortier, the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Widbey Island, says that an assessment was completed by the Navy in August and the Navy “notified the public about the assessment and received no public comment prior to the August 15th deadline.” To my knowledge neither radio stations nor newspapers had been notified. Also, I have not heard of anyone in Okanogan County receiving a notice in the mail or otherwise.

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Response to ‘Remember earlier 9-11′

Dear Editor,
I was surprised at how Mr. Thomason dragged Brigham Young, former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons), into a 150-some-year-old controversy about a horrible incident that occurred in our American History.

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Public power at work

The Carlton Complex Fire, burning more than 256,000 acres (400 square miles) of land and destroying approximately 300 homes, was the worst firestorm in Washington State history. For Okanogan PUD, the fire destroyed 341 miles of distribution infrastructure, 60 miles of fiber and 22 miles of transmission infrastructure. Power outages in the south end of Okanogan included the towns of Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop and surrounding areas. Approximately 3,600 Okanogan PUD customers and 3,500 Okanogan Electric Cooperative customers were without power. Clearly, this was one of the worst disasters to ever hit Okanogan County.

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The word is ‘empathy’

Dear Gary,
World affairs: The mess our world is getting unprecedented attention. I am embarrassed to say I am part of the human race…sometimes. I want to whisper this….Have you noticed the chaos is beginning to resemble a pattern? Always someone is meddling on the dark side.

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Shame on Congress

Dear Editor,
Congress does it again. They took a five-week recess in August to campaign, went back to DC Sept, 8th. Now another recess days later to campaign.

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Don’t sweep it under the rug

Dear Editor,
Dusty Gircux’s letter to the editor in the July 3, 2014 edition of the Gazette-Tribune articulates well the feelings of many in our community regarding the Oroville School Superintendent and School Board’s decision not to renew Ryan Frazier’s contract and also their abhorrent behavior in not letting Mr. Frazier or members of the community speak at a scheduled meeting when told previously they could.

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