Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Clean up park

To the editor: I like to walk my little dog at the Lewis and Clark event site. The parks department does a great job during the summer at keeping the grass cut and the park clean.

Letter to the editor: Look for the truth

To the editor: Who do you serve? Do you serve veterans? Do you serve patients? People? America? Your church? Money? Status? Service is a good thing; people who serve usually are better people.

Letter to the editor: Missed coverage

To the editor: Tonya Brumley was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. The Chronicle’s coverage of this does not state her work nor her work with organizations.

Letter to the editor: Vets deserve help

To the editor: This letter is in reply to Larry Bakken’s letter “Never Enough” on Jan 10: Mr. Bakken: I also served in the U.S. Navy (two Korean campaigns). You probably volunteered for military service, as I doubt that you were drafted against your wishes — as some were.

Letter to the editor: Spell out problem

To the editor: I’m pretty perplexed here. We keep hearing that the public health office is doing an excellent job, there are no complaints and yet we are thinking of dropping our partners from Gilliam and Sherman Counties and restructuring? We are having an assessment/ evaluation done which will take time and money, we will have to purchase new equipment and we will lose money from the tri-county district…for what reason again?

Letter to the editor: Theatre donation

To the editor: As you well know, theatre is an indispensable feature of our rich cultural landscape. At its best, theatre provokes deep thought and reflection, begging for acceptance and empathy.

Letter to the editor: Support for parks

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the community of The Dalles for extending their support during my recent tenure as the interim Executive Director for the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District.

Letter to the editor: Protect our rights

To the editor: It is good that Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday. At least once a year America needs to be reminded of the work that great African American did for America. Too, America needs to be reminded of the progress in race relations that have been made … and the progress that remains to be made. Dr. King would be pleased that the president of America is a black man. He might not agree with all of the actions of that president, particularly the manipulated divisiveness brought on by the present administration, but he would see that some of his “dream” is finally being realized.

Letter to the editor: Veterans dinner

To the editor: Compliments to the Wahtonka Community School and the American Legion, at which lodge the school students presented a dinner last week that as free for veterans.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for benefit

To the editor: I would like to extend my warmest appreciation to the Loyal Order of Moose lodge 2075 in The Dalles for hosting a benefit dinner for Friends of Girl Scouts last week. Thank you also to everyone who came out and purchased tickets and had a meal or donated time and funds.

Letter to the editor: Don’t let fear rule

To the editor: After reading the letters to the editor regarding the tie plant, it becomes quite obvious that “fear” rules the thinking (It’s the What Ifs). It’s not “rocket science” to correct the problem!

Letter to the editor: Stay healthy

To the editor: Each year 1 of every 3 women die from heart disease or stroke compared to 1 in 30 from breast cancer.

Letter to the editor: Park attack

To the editor: On the night of Jan. 16 my 17-year-old granddaughter’s friends were walking her home after dark when she told them to go ahead she wanted to stop at City Park to swing. She was rushed from behind and thrown face first onto the concrete. She smelled alcohol and liquid was thrown on her. A man sat on her back and tried to get a lighter going. She knew she was going to be burned alive. She was able to claw and wriggle free and ran the block home. She did not have alcohol ON HER it must have been his breath. Okay, do some second guessing, just remember she’s a kid.

Letter to the editor: Obnoxious odor

To the editor: I am constantly amazed by people’s opinions in Letters to the Editor about the odor from the Amerities plant emitting that obnoxious odor that is very harmful to your health.

Letter to the editor: Unproven risk

To the editor: In response to the letters of Mister's Nelson and Curley. I believe that you are the minority and the good people of The Dalles would NOT like to see people lose their jobs just because of an odor that offends you.