Letters to the Editors

Letter to the Editor: Best kids ever

To the Editor: Mid-Columbia Community Concerts put on a show last night (12-11-18) featuring Six Appeal Vocal Band, an a cappella group. There were six men in the group. We had students attending from Lyle, Wishram and Centerville schools. I want to compliment the teachers and students. They were the best behaved group I’ve ever seen.

December 18, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Hateful system

To the editor: One of the difficult responsibilities of a person who has been enlightened by the one truth is that he must testify against the current political system. The “system” is a dying patient. My wonderful politically-minded citizens do the same but they apply a different style

December 11, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Tribe right to build

To the editor: Decades after Celilo Falls was taken away for all time, we are finally making progress with restoring tribal housing. This Federal promise must not be disregarded, as so many have been. It is time to be honorable in our dealings with our neighbors. Since time immemorial, Celilo was the oldest continuously inhabited spot in the western United States, flooded in the name of “progress for all.”

December 11, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Deal with it

To the editor: So, Mr. Blatz is going to take his ball and go home because he didn’t like the results of the election! He now has a tiny inkling of how a majority of D-9 residents felt when D-12 took our school district using a “legal path only used once in Oregon and no longer exists”!

November 30, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Has MCMC lost its vision?

To the editor: The news that the Water’s Edge facility might be closing the BISTRO Café in favor of Urgent Care is disheartening. Obesity is a national problem; it takes a healthy diet along with exercise to counteract this trend.

November 23, 2018 2:19 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Hopeless backwater?

To the editor: The Dalles Police Department has been awarded three grants to do patrols targeting D.U.I., cell phone use, and failing to yield to pedestrians. I abandoned old town last year when the same targeted sweeps were in effect. What do these good intentions do to the efforts of bringing business (shoppers) back to old town?

November 20, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: A remembrance

To the editor: On the centennial of the Armistice of World War I, members of the Columbia Gorge community came together at the Stonehenge Memorial to remember the sacrifices of many men and women who voluntarily set aside their personal liberties to answer our nations call to arms and go to a foreign land and defend those who could not defend themselves from bitter oppression. On behalf of the Stonehenge Memorial Community Committee, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who planned this special event over the past two years, and to those who endured the crisp winter morning to gather 100 years later on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month.

November 13, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Cherry of a deal

To the editor: It’s that time of year again. The school year is solidly underway, which means that TDHS Senior Class of 2019 is now actively selling chocolate covered cherries as a fundraiser to help defray the expenses associated with their drug and alcohol-free post-graduation party. The bags of cherries are 14 oz and sell for $10.

November 13, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Help with star fund

To The Dalles Chronicle and Citizens of Wasco County; first of all we would like to thank The Dalles Chronicle and especially Tom Peterson for the wonderful article and pictures of “Bert’s Star” being readied for the holiday season. A second special thank you to Gabe and Louis Red Cloud who once again literally risked life and limb to replace ALL the light bulbs with new LED strip lights which will make the star brighter, use less electricity, and increase the life of the bulbs. This process was tested on the Chinook Star last year with great success.

November 9, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Suicide loss help

To the editor: One of every six people has lost someone close to them to suicide. To all those who have lost a child, parent, sibling, partner, or friend, here are some questions for you:

November 6, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie puts education first

To the Editor: I encourage you to vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner who puts education first. If you are as disappointed as I am about our current representative’s support of Trump and the chaos; then this is a no brainer. Please vote for Jamie.

November 2, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Children need new schools

To the Editor: Please vote for Measure 33-98 to fund the much-needed bond to build new schools. The average age of construction of our local schools, including The Dalles Middle School built in 2003, is the year 1953. That’s 65 years ago. Our schools would be eligible for Medicare if they were humans!

November 2, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..


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