To the editor: I served 10 years as a Wasco County Commissioner, retiring December 2012. I understand what it takes to work hard to represent all citizens of the County with their many different and varied views. I believe Bridget Bailey is the best person to do that for Wasco County and it’s citizens.
To the editor: As longtime resident of Wasco County, when we heard Nora Ferguson declared her candidacy for Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 my wife and I were thrilled. We first met Nora when our grandchildren were attending Colonel Wright Elementary School. We were impressed with Nora’s devotion to her work and genuine concern for the well being of everyone around her.
To the editor: The local realization that The Dalles is suddenly becoming wolf habitat is humorous. Wolves have been coming since the wolves were transplanted into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. That was the plan before the first wolf’s paws hit the ground. We should first set the record straight as to cause and effect.
To the editor: The Smell of Creosote Sixty five years ago Dad worked at the Tie Plant Using creosote.
To the editor: I recently was northbound on U.S. Highway 197 heading to The Dalles when, at Eightmile Road, I observed a bicycle coming from the west side. This person continued through the intersection at full speed without stopping. There was traffic coming in both directions.
To the editor: To the voters of Wasco county: This is the time to take a few minutes and look at who is running for positions for our county commissioners.
To the editor: There have been many opinions on the wolf status in Oregon, I figure I will get mine out there also.
To the editor: Just wondering how many more local downtown businesses will have to close before the city decides to take action? With nothing new coming in, I see a ghost town in our future.
To the editor: Whereas my parents lived during and managed to survive through The Great Depression of the 1930s; my children will be (thanks be to this Great Depressing Obamacare program and its regulations to cut home health care by 14 percent over a four-year period) challenged with my survival when my body loses its functions and requires home care.
To the editor: I worked with Bridget Bailey for three seasons, while acting as systems administrator for Orchard View Farms.
To the editor: I strongly support our present county commissioners — they are doing a fabulous job of taking care of our county and beyond. I have heard from their reports and know how busy they are attending all kinds of meetings, including attending meetings of the gorge commission.
To the editor: I believe it was Plato who said, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” The wisdom of those words applies particularly to the political environment of our nation and locales.
To the editor: I am a guest on the American Empress - docked in “The Dalles” today.
To the editor: We who live in Wasco County benefit from our diversity of business, industry, and agriculture, and we even have the option of choosing a city or rural lifestyle. All this variety means that the projects we advance and the challenges we face are likely to be equally diverse.
To the editor: Thanks so much, Kathy Ursprung, for your editorial regarding journalistic ethics, and especially that The Dalles Chronicle is willing to stand in the gap, when so much of our media is swayed by popular opinion and big money - and wanting us to follow without question.
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