To the editor: Thanks to everyone who came out to vote — voting is your opportunity to be heard and critical to our democracy! I also want to thank my hard-working campaign team and generous financial supporters. Another round of thanks to the sign and letter-writing teams as well as the many supporters who displayed signs in their yards. A very special thanks to my wife for her sound advice and steady encouragement.
I want to invite our community to The Dalles Middle School’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance. The play is entertaining and the kids are really enjoying themselves.
To the editor: This is an open letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown... I am the proprietor of a country grocery store in Dufur, built in 1905 and serving our community for over 100 years.
To the editor: I have just learned that our federal representative, Greg Walden, is endorsing Donald Trump for president. For me, it is a sad day for honor and values in Oregon and America. How is it possible that Mr. Walden can suspend his value system in order to align with his political club over the wellbeing of our state and country? Or, has his value system shifted to such an extreme during his long tenure in Congress that he has lost perspective on what makes our country great?
To the editor: To Rianda Linebarger who responded to Celeste Moss about TDHS play March 2016: Your points are valid that this is the real world and there is need for young men and women to have appropriate outlets to discuss sexual and controversial issues.
To the editor: Our founding fathers gave us a plan for almost perfect liberty, providing we manage our states and counties with care and vigilance.
To the editor: I was just reading the article about the summer concerts that the city is funding and they will be held at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park downtown. My husband and I tried to attend a few events there with poor results. I am in a wheelchair or scooter, there is no handicap parking available, it is always closed due to needing more room for the event, you have to park somewhere downtown and walk.
To the editor: The Dalles Chronicle endorsement of Rodger Nichols, a former member of the Chronicle “family,” over incumbent Steve Kramer should come as no surprise to anyone who is breathing.
To the editor: Am I not qualified to vote because I’m a registered Independent? Receiving my “secret voting envelope,” I find only a one-page ballot limiting my choices to county measures and candidates.
To the editor: This letter is for every person in the gorge who has wondered in the last year if they can ever get beyond just a minimum wage job. Yes, you can. If you have an interest in cooking, and are willing to give us 12 weeks to train you, for FREE, we can help you find that future career beyond minimum wage.
To the editor: The county commissioner race was endorsed by The Chronicle Editorial Board and its decision was for Rodger Nichols. I don’t know who of the staff made the decision. There have been some new employees who haven’t been aware of our present county commissioners.
To the editor: I wish to commend our local police and deputies for their efforts to reduce or eliminate the drug problems occurring in our neighborhoods. I speak as a concerned citizen and neighbor of South County. I have lived in South County for 22 years and have seen an increase in drug activity and thefts in our area.
To the editor: I have known Rodger Nichols for more than 30 years, and believe he is the kind of person we want representing us on the Wasco County Commission. I admired his work so much that I hired him away from The Chronicle to be the news director for our group of radio stations. He has done an excellent job, and I will be sorry to lose him when he takes office next January.
To the editor: This election will have a permanent negative effect on the U.S.A. At the last election, I felt that would be the last normal election. Knowing what I do about end-times and prophecy, we are in very troubling times.
To the editor: Oregon is fortunate in having three outstanding Democratic candidates for the office of Secretary of State, Richard Devlin, Val Hoyle and Brad Avakian, who all bring their respective strengths to the race. However, I would urge Oregon Democrats to cast their vote for Brad Avakian to be our next Secretary of State.