To the editor: Days of Culture are an important part of Gilliam County. When the Cultural Coalition was not able to promote the Days of Culture 2016, our Gilliam County Development picked up the reins and made it happen!
To the editor: I’m writing in response to the Crosstalk on Sept. 20, “Are red or blue states more livable.” I think the method of the two writers says as much as their specifics.
To the editor: I write this letter in amazement. The other day the city of The Dalles did something that damaged my driveway somewhat. In 32 years of living in The Dalles it never seemed necessary to engage with the city. It always seemed that if I did my thing that everything was okay.
To the editor: Everyone agrees that M97 will provide $3 billion of new revenue each year for the state of Oregon. That is pretty much a given. The two issues most disagreed upon are where will the revenue be spent and who will pay the tax?
To the editor: The recent killing of a cougar by police officers on Browns Creek Road is a sad incident that probably could have been avoided (Cougar killed on Browns Creek, Sept. 7, 2016).
To the editor: A young man asked me a question concerning “our nature.” “Who will have their nature changed?”
When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people died and the twin towers were reduced to hundreds of thousands of tons of debris. More than 2,600 artifacts have gone to 1,585 fire and police departments, schools and museums, and other nonprofit organizations in every state and at least eight other countries, according to a report by the Associated Press.
To the editor: Why we should get out and vote in our Washington state races. Washington state is predicted to go strongly Democrat in the presidential elections. We have a very popular senate candidate in incumbent Patty Murray.
o the editor: I want to thank the Wasco County Planning Commission for providing us with the opportunity to register our concerns about Union Pacific’s proposal to expand rail line capacity through the town of Mosier.
To the editor: I am very excited about supporting Pat Arnold as a candidate for Klickitat County Commissioner. Pat has been a strong supporter of all that we know and love about Klickitat County.
Good time To the editor: I want to tell you about a free concert I attended at Maryhill Winery. It was the six-person Navy Band “Country Current.” They were wonderful! The first song they did sounded very professional. No wonder as most of them played with big name musicians.
To the editor: Perhaps no myth about Donald Trump is more obnoxious than the notion that he is somehow a working-class hero. That banning immigration, Muslims and political correctness is going to magically improve the living standards of hard-working Americans and their families. Just how absurd is this narrative?
To the editor: The Bible is a fascinating book revealing Divine wisdom. It is not an exposition of human theology about God. As such it can’t be interpreted as if it were a novel or a history book. And one very unique characteristic of the Holy Bible is that it often tells the end in the beginning.
To the editor: In the last few weeks an individual(s) has been donating various fresh food items to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in The Dalles. This person does this anonymously, so we don’t know who you are. On behalf of our food bank staff and volunteers we want to send you a sincere thank you for what you’re doing.
To the editor: This is a message to voters who (even though they do not want a Clinton presidency) say they just can’t vote for Trump because he doesn’t represent all of their principles and values. They say it’s more important to be right than to win. They say they’ll vote Independent or Libertarian, which is just the same as not voting at all. Sorry to break the news, but voting Independent or Libertarian (or not voting at all) will not achieve the goals you desire.