Dear Editor, Everyone needs access to good, affordable healthcare. This year we will see more of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) come into effect and start to address this need. An interesting story for a local newspaper might be to illuminate how people in our area get access to healthcare: Who has what kind of [...]
Letters to the Editor
We are K-2 students in the Tonasket Outreach Program. There is dog waste on our schoolyard. We are upset! We researched and thought of reasons why this is not good.
Concerning the closing of the Tonasket Assisted Living Facility- One question comes to mind, “How willing are we?” Sounds like we as a community are pretty willing.
I would like to thank Jessica McNamara for the nice comments that she made in last week’s paper about “my” letter on grocery store etiquette, even if the wrong person was named. I’m used to it.
To: Citizens for the Tonasket Assisted Living
RE: Response letter for Closure of Assisted living Facility, Mr. Don Atchison,
The Board of Commissioners appreciates the time and comments of the public as we enter into a period of change with the closure of the Assisted Living Facility.
We wish to express to the community that this was the most difficult decision we have had to make in recent times. We feel the same sorrow and in some ways the same anger that some of you do.
Disinformation, misinformation; misuse of same… does nothing to help our community pull together during this sad, but necessary transition of our ability to provide care of all phases to our aging community members.
I write this with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart as I now realize that the NVH Commissioners have abused and violated our trust….
For the past three months, I have been one of many attending the Board of Commissioners meetings for Okanogan County Public Hospital District #4, also known as North Valley Hospital, in Tonasket.
Have you read some of the info from the hospital? I still can’t wrap my mind around some of it – probably because I just don’t want to believe it. Aside from the $220,000.00 in tax money the hospital is syphoning from the Long Term Care, the administration salaries are way beyond the average wage for other districts our size. It’s inconceivable.
The political “destruction” of an institution, mandated to exist by the U.S. Constitution, is coming to a location near you. Why is this happening? What are some real consequences of the loss of the United States Postal Service (USPS)?