Letters

The leadership of the District 2 Okanogan County County Commissioner seems to be missing in action. I am specifically concerned about the lack of an updated comprehensive land use plan that does not address the future needs of this district. Is the lack of supportive agreement with the county...
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...
This week, I joined the June 2, 2020 Okanogan County Commissioners meeting via Zoom along with 66 others. I was invited to join via my sister after hearing about Jim DeTro’s response to critics of his Facebook posts.  If you haven’t seen the posts, consider yourself lucky. And if you didn’t see...
This week, I joined the June 2, 2020 Okanogan County Commissioners meeting via Zoom along with 66 others. I was invited to join via my sister after hearing about Jim DeTro’s response to critics of his Facebook posts.  If you haven’t seen the posts, consider yourself lucky. And if you didn’t see...
  She was regarded as the last and best experiment of modern civilization. Born with a pledge to protect and defend the innocent and provide justice and opportunity for all; she grew to be a powerful and respected nation. She is by name, America. But in just a few hundred months she’s...
  To: Fellow Community Members I want to start by recognizing the amazing resilience of the people of Okanogan County and the continuing efforts of those of you who are doing everything you can to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19. This joint approach has helped keep our confirmed COVID-...
    Dear Editor,   As Gov. Jay Inslee and state officials determine the details of re-opening businesses, we would like to stress the importance of following the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” edict, which is still in effect through May 31.   As Americans and residents of North Central...
  Washington state is celebrating the good news that Governor Inslee’s order for all residents to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” is paying off.   However, even though we’re seeing some relief statewide, the number of confirmed cases is still rising gradually in Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan...
  I appreciate that in all its understandable focus on the COVID-19 virus, Congress did not lose sight of the need to improve care and support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. I am grateful that Congressman Dan Newhouse responded to Alzheimer’s Association advocates who urged his...
Dear residents of Chelan and Douglas counties, We know that this is a very challenging time for all of us as we face the challenges of combating the coronavirus in our region. Simply put, these are unprecedented times. We applaud our health care workers who are on the front lines. We find...

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