Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Stop forest gridlock

To the editor: After 20 years of endless gridlock in our federal forests, it's time to address the underlying crisis threatening the health of our rural communities and millions of acres of forests each year lost to wildfire by restoring active, sustainable management to these public lands.

Letter to the editor: Youth center support

To the editor: For many years it has been the desire of everyone who cares about children and teenagers in the Mid-Columbia to see a youth center built to help them reach their greatest potential. A positive affordable and safe place for youngsters to go and be mentored by encouraging adults while doing fun activities. A place where young people can take part in music, art, sports, computers and drama, just to name a few, while also learning valuable life skills.

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Therapy dog stars in calendar

Havanese named ‘Mocha’ has been visiting MCMC for almost nine years

Letter to the editor: Unique opportunity

To the editor: The departure of the city manager, the arrival of two new city councilors coupled with a visionary mayor gives us a unique opportunity. We have an opportunity to look at alternative models and approaches to providing city services.

Letter to the editor: A world with angels

To the editor: What would you do if you were a 10-year-old boy whose father lost control of the truck and trailer full of hay?

Letter to the editor: Veterans Day tribute

To the editor: He went wherever his country called. He did his job whether menial or magnificent. He followed orders, sometimes that he did not like. He felt the fear of danger and the thrill of success.

Letter to Editor: Concerns about city

To the editor: While I too am happy to see some relief on our water bills and also express gratitude for the donated time from our city council and mayor, I do have concerns about their decisions.

Letter to the Editor: Spirit of Halloween

To the editor: Each year local downtown merchants come together and hold the annual “Safe Downtown Trick-or-Treat” event, and each year this event seems to grow. In 2014 The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with The Dalles Main Street Organization and Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation to hold a candy drive that would help the businesses with the candy demand.

Letter to the editor: End-times realities

To the editor: I have had several people ask me to write another letter, so here goes… I have gleaned a lot of info on end-time prophecy fulfillment primarily by a man who God called 45 years ago to do just that.

Letter to the editor: Last days of museum

To the editor: Time is running out for those who want to experience the Mini-Museum of Military Memorabilia (M-4) because it will be dismantled soon after Veterans Day. The M-4 may be just a window display, but the items on view stir strong memories of times gone by and of those who did their part to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.

Letter to the editor: Believe in our vote

To the editor: As a past Wasco County planning commissioner, president of Wasco County Fruit and Produce League volunteer representative, I feel the need to comment on the recent letters on our current mayor and city councilors.

Letter to the editor: Railroad roulette

To the editor: The gorge is threated by an onslaught of dirty fossil fuel transport proposals: two coal-by-rail projects and 15 oil-by-rail projects. If all these proposals are approved they could add over 100 more trains travelling through the gorge per week. Each project, however, has to run the gauntlet of an environmental review process where we, the public, get to provide input.

Letter to the editor: Good leadership

To the editor: I am very thankful that we finally have leadership in city hall that has been sadly lacking for years. We now have a mayor and city council that genuinely cares for the citizens of The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: City deserves respect

To the editor: My wife and I are writing a response to the letter to the editor from Norm Davis that was published on Oct. 29.

Letter to the Editor: Keeping children safe

My children attend Colonel Wright Elementary School in The Dalles. My kids are fairly young and since I live only a block away, I chose to walk them at first, then let them go on their own once they got the hang of it.



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