Letters to the Editor

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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NVH has lost its way

Dear Editor,
The following responds to the North Valley hospital nurse/CEO comments last week. I apologize for its length, but there is a lot to address. At the outset, I want to say that I greatly respect good hospital administrators, and that hospital boards have one of the most challenging jobs in the country.

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Enloe Dam Article is incomplete

Dear Editor,
Your feature article “Group demands Enloe Dam Breach” is a misrepresentation of the facts presented at the PUD meeting Nov. 5, 2013. I was fortunate to be one of the ratepayers present, having heard through the grapevine, that Enloe Dam was the $5.4 million dollar 2014 budget item focused on that evening. The PUD did no publicity or advertising for this 6:30 pm public meeting.

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ACA just a revenue generator

Dear Editor,
There is no argument the health care situation is a fiasco but let’s be honest, do you really think the government cares if the American people are covered under a qualified health insurance plan? No. After weeks of trying to understand this web of deceit our leaders have spun, I have come to one conclusion: The “Affordable Care Act” is a ruse to obtain more revenue from the taxpayers.

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Safety in our playgrounds and parks

Dear Editor,
While traveling through Canada I broke down at Watson Lake. While staying there I met young man who told me about a funeral he was attending in town. A boy was killed on the local soccer field.

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