Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Elect Ostrye

To the editor: I am writing to add my endorsement of Judge Karen Ostrye as Circuit Court Judge.

Letter to the editor: Knitting needles needed

To the editor: This year Mrs. Wenzel and myself (Ms. Skov) are offering a knitting class again. Last year, we had 30 to 35 students each quarter and it was so much fun.

Letter to the editor: Vote Ostrye

To the editor: My name is Kari Dell and I am the mother of an eighth grader who has been mentored by Judge Karen Ostrye since October of 2011. We met Karen through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Letter to the editor: Dangerous grass

To the editor: There is a swatch of very tall grass east of the Charburger billboard which makes the path from the trail to Water’s Edge pretty much impassable. At any time, day or night, people bypass this stretch by clambering up the embankment when walking along the highway shoulder.

Letter to the editor: Elect Ostrye

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of retaining Karen Ostrye as Circuit Court Judge. Karen is dedicated to our community and supportive of its members, as demonstrated by her concern for issues relating to our youth. Karen has a real interest in helping people solve problems and guiding them toward becoming productive members of society.

Letter to the editor: Little green ‘man’ missing

To the editor: A three-foot-tall green Safety Man with an orange flag is missing at Pomona Meadows. He has “15 MPH” printed on both sides. If you see him, please call police or return him to his home. Our safety man was securely placed in our front yard to remind everyone, including UPS and FedEx, that we live in a senior citizen park, we move very slowly and all drivers should do the same.

Letter to the editor: Other priorities

To the editor: (Edited for length.) City sees evolution in yard sale signs. I must say I disagree with the statement that it is a violation of traffic law to paint directional information on our vehicles. This is only partially correct.

Letter to the editor: Outraged

To the editor: Sending armed forces halfway around the world to an unwinnable war against people that are “different,” race riots, killing black children with impunity, fire hoses, police dogs, guns drawn on unarmed protestors, police brutality, white on black murderers going free, show of military like force on home soil, on and on.

Letter to the editor: Fact-challenged

To the editor: I have read The Dalles Chronicle for over 20 years and have found it to be a valuable community resource. The reporting is generally informative and insightful. However, after reading RaeLynn Ricarte’s recent series of articles on “Ranching Life” I am compelled to respond to some of the statements from Keith Nantz in the article “Water Dispute Boils” published on August 20, 2014.

Letter to the editor: Caring ‘family’

To the editor: How do we begin to thank the wonderful friends who became family to our dear Father, John Vaday, at the Oregon Veterans Home for the last 5 years. He came to them from Florida in 2008, in very bad health, and in need of much special care. He was on a path of deep dementia, from which we thought he would never recover, and leave us within a few short months.

Letter to the editor: Wonderful people

To the editor: I have recently returned home after a visit to my dear pen friend, Pauley Ellett. In 1944, we commenced our friendship.

Letter to the editor: Hurrah, Dooley

To the editor: Kudos for Sheila Dooley! She has been a steady hand at the helm of the Library District (formerly known as The Dalles/Wasco County Library) for over 40 years.

Letter to the editor: Do the right thing

To the editor: For eight years I worked for Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District as “the Rose Lady.” For the last two years I’ve continued to volunteer time as a consultant, doing maintenance, etc. I know the people there. We’re a small group.

Letter to the editor: Oregonians first

To the editor: You no doubt have seen the latest political ad on TV; the one that says that Sen. Jeff Merkley has “voted six times to raise the debt ceiling.” Of course. To do otherwise would be to shut the government down. What I don’t understand is how shutting the government down will make any money for the fat cats or put Oregonians first.

Letter to the editor: Key helpers

To the editor: The new Wahtonka community school has been up and running for a month and a half now.


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