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Letter to the editor: Cheaper then bottled water

To the editor: I offer a different comparison from your “Rates…” article. Just for illustration, I chose The Dalles, $0.00526 per gallon for the first 10,000 gallons. The next best price alternative is to purchase water from a grocery at $0.432 per pint or $3.42 per gallon.

Letter to the editor: A big waste

To the editor: In response to the “Where’s the Pride?” letter to the editor printed Tuesday, July 22, I would like to point out that keeping lawns lush and green throughout the summer season requires massive amounts of water — especially when it is as hot and dry outside as it has been. It is completely understandable that many folks are choosing to conserve water rather than to boast lush lawns nowadays, both for the sake of their pocketbooks and the environment.

Letter to the editor: Insult to tribes

To the editor: As an addict of early American history and author of historical western novels, I’ve been researching past culture and lifestyles of the local Native American tribes and clans. This led me to the Wish-Ham Tribal cemetery near Dallesport. Photographing some of the remarkably beautiful headstones, I was also perplexed by a large concrete slab fronting the westerly portion of the property.

Letter to the editor: Have some pride

To the editor: What happened to The Dalles’ sense of pride? We are selling our parents’ home on East 11th Street. Even though it is for sale, we still water and mow the yard. With the extreme hot weather it is difficult, but not impossible. It only takes a small amount of time to weed and water.

Letter to the editor: Wake up about wolves

To the editor: Wake up people! If you have a large dog in your neighborhood eating your household cats and killing or injuring your dog, you would have the animal removed.

Letter to the editor: Great turnout

To the editor: The first annual community worship service/free barbeque held at Sorosis Park as part of the Ft. Dalles Days activities exceeded my expectations. I had hoped for an attendance of 200, but was amazed that over 300 attended both activities.

Letter to the editor: More to issue

To the editor: The Chronicle reprinted a typical editorial cartoon illustrating the popular media bias against firearms. The cartoon, using an extremely over simplified view of statistics, followed the agenda so popular with those oft-labeled “Liberals.”

Letter to the editor: Mystified

To the editor: I’m mystified by Roz Luther’s letter of July 10 concerning the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. She describes it as “another chink in the armor of contraceptive opportunities…” Huh?

Letter to the editor: Chili event great

To the editor: On behalf of all the families we have cared for and those who will come into our care in the future, we want to thank Maggie and Johna at Columbia Gorge Insurance for all the hard work they exerted last Friday on behalf of Providence Hospice of the Gorge Children’s Grief Groups.

Letter to the editor: No consideration

To the editor: (Edited for length.) About a year ago I decided I wouldn’t write to The Chronicle because, even though several citizens expressed agreement with my views, nothing changed at City Hall. Our leaders continue to be incapable of sorting out which projects are absolutely necessary from those that are truly needed but not absolutely necessary and those which simply would be nice.

Letter to the editor: Seeking descendants

To the editor: (Edited for length.) In the summer of 1921, an incident occurred in the Hood River valley which attracted attention, making the front page of the Hood River News, the Portland Oregonian and a Boise Idaho newspaper.

Letter to the editor: Share the streets

To the editor: Banning skateboarding on all city streets is impractical. The reckless actions of a few skaters should not mean that all skaters be banned from city streets. Portland’s City Ordinance 20.12.205 is an example of a safe alternative, allowing skaters and motorists to share the streets.

Letter to the editor: Report cruelty

To the editor: Animal cruelty and neglect are serious, senseless crimes and almost always lead to child abuse or domestic violence.

Letter to the editor: Kudos, Butch

To the editor: Butch Hert has done it again. This last weekend he put on an amazing baseball tournament for our 13-15 year old Babe Ruth players here in The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: Caution with card

To the editor: I just wanted to give a warning to anyone using their debit card at a drive up fast food restaurant. Don’t! Once you hand the card to someone at the pay window, and you can’t see what they are doing with it; it can be copied and used.

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