Letters to the Editor

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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Appreciate county road crew

Dear Gary, We want extend a huge Thank You to The Okanogan Department of Public Works. To Ken Stanley for working his magic on the scheduling of the road work, to Mike Rairdan for referring me to Ken Stanley and to all the crew who swept and made the roads clear and safe for the [...]

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President is a dictator

Dear Editor, There are some major differences between our present president and VP and the Republican nominees. Obama has always been anti-America. His actions speak louder than the pretty words he uses to con people into voting for him. It spans most of his life and it sure isn’t what we needed to put us [...]

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Great first quilt show

Dear Editor, Wow! We did it! We’re the Highland Stitchers and we are so proud of our first annual quilt show. For all who came thank you so much for joining us. It was so nice to see old friends, meet new friends and to have so many come from far and wide. It was [...]

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Enjoy your Labor Day holiday?

The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America’s workers. The idea of a Labor Day holiday itself was conceived and promoted by labor organizations. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored. Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly [...]

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Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

Tough decisions at NVH

Dear Editor,
To the community: North Valley Hospital continues to struggle with paying its debt to the county. While the County Treasurer and County Commissioners have been very supportive and understand the struggles we face as a Rural Healthcare Facility, they are expecting our debt to be paid in full by Dec. 31, 2013. This will not be possible if we do not make multiple changes in our operations to increase revenue and cut expenses.

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