Letters to the Editor

Vote for bond and levy

Dear Editor,
I want to encourage you to vote yes on the Tonasket School Bond and Levy in February. Those who know that I am an old teacher might accuse me of being self serving, but my reasons are self serving in a way that might not be so obvious.

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Leave the dam thing alone

Dear Editor,
Leave Enloe Dam alone. Do not put any money into hydro-power, fish ladders or removing the dam. Reclaim the old power house, turn the housing compound into a picnic area, improve access and then quit.

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A waste of trees

Dear Editor,
Why does the classic oath say “the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” Because even a half truth is considered dishonest.

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Insulting the community’s intelligence

Dear Editor,
It seems while our family was getting a couple of first hand reminders of how awesome our community EMS, Fire Departments, law enforcement and hospital staff (i.e. admitting, nursing and practitioners) are, I missed the latest misconstruing of our infamous hospital CEO.

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PUD’s cost predictions unsupported

Dear Editor, I am responding to a recent Gazette-Tribune article about Enloe Dam, which featured unsupported predictions from the PUD on how much it might cost to remove the dam. The PUD’s cost estimates have no basis in reality and seem more intended to shock ratepayers into letting the PUD off the hook on its [...]

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Animal rescue relies on your help

I am writing on behalf of The Nourishing Hand, our local animal rescue. We are a 501c3 nonprofit, equine rescue, dog rescue and pet food bank. We want to let the community know what services we offer and also to ask for support to continue to help rescue and rehabilitate animals in need.

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Radio Club marks Grand Coulee’s first pour

Dear Editor,
The Okanogan Amateur Radio Club recognizes First Concrete Pouring at Grand Coulee Dam
Dec. 6th, 1935 was the first “ceremonious pour” of concrete at Grand Coulee Dam. It was the first of a total of 12 million yards, which is enough to pour a sidewalk around the world at the equator twice!

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Basketball coach both a mentor and a role model

A letter to the editor from a former player of Tonasket basketball coach Agustin Pedregon:
Coach Pedregon: I want to start by thanking you for being my mentor, friend and a great role model.

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Grants bringing sweet music and beautiful art

Dear Editor, The Tonasket Alternative High School will be making sweeter music and more beautiful art this year, thanks to some extra funds they received. This fall the Tonasket Alternative High School proudly received two grants from the NCESD Educational Foundation Grant Program. The first Grant, received by Gale Wilkison on behalf of TAHS’s guitar [...]

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Turkey Drive response ‘overwhelming’

Dear Editor,
The Tonasket Food Bank would like to take this opportunity to thank all the churches, community organizations, and individuals who contributed to our recent “turkey drive.” Your responses were overwhelming!

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