Letters

We are experiencing very difficult times right now. It is understandable that we want to have a sense of normalcy especially as we see other counties in our state enter Phase 2. But, as we seek solutions to address economic shortcomings in our region, we should recognize it will take a collective...
Regarding 5/27/20 In My Opinion, in your own words Bill, “Politicians who have never run a successful business have proven once again why they are incapable to running a coffee stand.”                          Lets start there in regard to how all this started and the FACT that the US President...
I wanted you to know you’re not the only one suffering with self-appointed, inept, better-than-thou “Moral Guardian” politicians. I’m forwarding today’s “letter” from the Mayor of Leavenworth. His “letter” is a microcosm example of the thoughts by the self righteous, which [he] somehow believes and...
I am responding to the whiners in articles and opinions 5/13/20 and others in town, regarding Governor Jay Inslee and his, in conjunction with the Washington State Health Dept, plan for safely reopening the State of Washington and it’s counties. There is some very false or twisted fact information...
Several months ago, I attended a meeting at MEND office regarding the possible use of Osborn Elementary once the new school was built.  Since that meeting I have heard little from anyone in the community as to what to do with Osborn School.  It was my suggestion at that meeting for the City...
Chelan County has seen a rapid growth in the number of shortterm rentals (rentals of less than 30 days) in residential neighborhoods for the last five years. A new group calling itself “Residents United for Neighbors in Chelan County” (RUN) has been organized to advocate for the interests of long-...
I am responding to your May 4th city letter and your open letter to the Chelan County commissioners. This week marked seven weeks since schools closed and six weeks since the Governor Inslee’s social distancing directives went into place and all “non-essential” businesses closed.  In other words, “...
Last evening I attended a Leavenworth School Board meeting open to the public. The purpose of this portion of the meeting was for the School District to hear from the local residents about the future of the now-empty Osborn Elementary School property in town. They are in the first steps of making a...
WENATCHEE ― The likelihood of Chelan and Douglas counties being composed of sizable numbers of “have and have-not” residents in the future is real if current economic trends continue, according to a Community Needs Assessment released this week by the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. Over...
Publisher's note: This letter was far too long to publish in the print edition but does raise some interesting arguments against public transit service so we offer it here     There is a bit of humor among many bus drivers at a major transit agency, regarding passengers they see literally hopping...

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