Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Control city spending

To the editor: Kudos to The Chronicle for its recent article on City Councilor Carolyn Wood and challenger Taner Elliott. The article exposed important differences between the two candidates. Here is my take: Carolyn Wood, who makes her living managing properties, touts her over two decade’s experience, as the most important reason to vote for her. For experience, Wood has been on virtually every board in the county and has two stints on city council for a total of 12 years. She has city budget experience and has helped it grow from $35 million in 2007 to almost $58 million today.

Letter to the editor: Runyon is a leader

To the editor: I am writing to promote the re-election of Rod Runyon. I have known Rod for over 25 years as a coach and also as a fellow local insurance agent. More recently, I have become a friend and supporter for Rod. He is the perfect example of a community leader. I see him EVERYWHERE! He gives to the community every chance he can through volunteer work. He is a creature of service. We have all heard the phrase, “Time is money.” If that is truly the case, we are the richest county to have Rod Runyon as our county commissioner.

Letter to the editor: Paying unfair rates

To the editor: Back in 1999, I discovered my parent’s sewer bill (inside city limits) was $17.25 while mine (outside city limits) was $29.25. I called City of The Dalles to find out why. I was told that since I don’t pay city taxes, I would have to make up for it by paying more on the sewer bill. This has continued for years with ever increasing hikes.

Letter to the editor: Don’t fire chief

To the editor: I attended this week’s meeting of the Mosier Fire District in which the board fired the chief — and I am absolutely appalled!

Letter to the editor: Support three

To the editor: In the next few weeks we will have the privilege and honor of selecting leaders for our state, county and city. This is a responsibility that is very important to me and one that I take very seriously.

Letter to the editor: Event success

To the editor: Friends of Cross Country would like to thank everyone who made the second decennial Bob-A-Long such a success last Saturday — especially The Chronicle and Al Wynn for advertising, Breakaway Promotions for providing the music and helping with take down, Scott McMullen for organizing the T-shirts and everyone who participated either by walking, running, bobbing along, or simply sending a donation if unable to attend.

Letter to the editor: Keep Runyon

To the editor: Why should I vote for a change when present commissioner Rod Runyon works well with the commissioners, who are all doing a good job?

Letter to the editor: New council

To the editor: Here are three good reasons to remove career politicians Bill Dick and Carolyn Wood from city council:

Letter to the editor: Honest, ethical

To the editor: I am writing in favor of a vote for Taner Elliott. I have known Taner and his extended family for years and know them all to be honest, ethical, hard working individuals.

Letter to the editor: Common sense

To the editor: We appreciate the time and effort local citizens give to serve their community. Nevertheless, in view of the questionable decisions made by the City Council in the past few years, we feel it is time for change.

Letter to the editor: ‘R’ is the best choice

To the editor: D...is for Democrat! D...is for Destruction and Depair! R...is for Republican! R...is for replace and repair!

Letter to the editor: Suspect GMO backers

To the editor: The big corporations insist that GMOs are safe and healthy, but at the same time are spending millions of dollars to avoid mandatory labeling of all foods containing GMOs. Why are they so against labeling food as genetically modified if it is really safe?

Letter to the editor: Support Carolyn Wood

To the editor: My vote will be for Carolyn Wood for City Council. Why? She is the better qualified candidate. Carolyn has extensive experience in local government. She is hard-working, intelligent and honest. Also, she is from this area; she knows the history and she knows many of our citizens.

Letter to the editor: For Runyon, Huffman

To the editor: I would like to thank and endorse Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyun and Oregon Representative John E. Huffman. Thank you for the help with an issue in Washington State and good luck with this election.

Letter to the editor: Change is beneficial

To the editor: As a resident of Wasco County for more than 50 years, with the upcoming elections, I see the possibility of positive changes for the city and its future. We live in a unique area with some special conditions that differ from other towns. We are surrounded by state protected agricultural land and federally protected scenic areas, which puts limits on the maximum size of our town. As such, like many small towns and businesses throughout America, we must survive on a fixed income that remains fairly constant.


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