Letters to the Editor

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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Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2012

Adopt a Fair Tax

Dear Editor,
Fellow Americans, there’s been a proposal before Congress for over a decade that would put America on track to a swift and permanent economic recovery. Congress won’t pass it unless we demand it. Its adoption would drastically reduce elected politicians’ power and control over US citizens. It’s called the Fair Tax.

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Letters to the Editor, August 9, 2012

Tonasket mayor off base

Dear Editor,
As Executive Director of Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN), I would like to clarify the inaccurate and irresponsible statements made by Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb in the article
“Council asked for public transport input” published in the August 2nd issue of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune.

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Letters to the Editor, August 2, 2012

Via con Dios

Dear Editor,
Amigos – Well, the day has finally arrived! I entered on duty with the Patrol September 24, 1984, Class 165. Today, July 31, 2012, is my last day in green.

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Letters to the Editor, July 26, 2012

Truly sorry for my behavior

Dear Editor,
This letter is to the president of the American Legion in Oroville and I’ve agreed to have it published in the local paper:

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