Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Thank you, stranger

To the editor: I want to give a big thank you to one of your citizens, but I didn’t get his name at the time. My daughter and I were making a quick trip out to the coast, so she could see the Pacific Ocean and we could ride our cycles on the 101. I was letting her drive so I could get some sleep, second time pulling a trailer. One of your citizens and his wife waved to get her attention and get us to pull over.

Letter to the editor: Border wall needed

To the editor: Imagine a stranger walking into your home. Imagine that the stranger brought friends, none of whom you know. Imagine if those strangers stayed in your home without an invitation — eating all of your food, sleeping wherever they want to sleep, using up all of your resources and then finally taking your job. The common American household has at least four walls and locks on their doors. Why walls and locks? To keep out intruders, of course.

Letter to the editor: Appreciation

To the editor: I have to agree with the writer who appreciated Mark Gibson’s objectivity in his opinion pieces. This dichotomy between “inflammatory” and “thoughtful” styles seems to be present in all of these presentations. One is rational, the other skewed by the inflammatory rhetoric so prevalent in too much of our public discourse.

Letter to the editor: No race war

To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.

Letter to the editor: Debt owed

To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.

Letter to the editor: High value

To the editor: The Board of Directors and staff of Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge in The Dalles would like to publicly thank the 16 volunteers from Google who came to the Museum in June as part of GoogleServe.

Letter to the editor: Wildfire help

To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped fight the wildfire that burned our property on Sunday, July 3rd. Your quick response helped to save our home, buildings and livestock. We are very grateful.

Letter to the editor: Very grateful

To the editor: The Kaser family and those involved in the farming operation would like to extend our gratitude toward all the agencies and individuals who responded on Thursday, June 30, to the Fifteen Mile Fire east of The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: No flags?

To the editor: Where have all the flags gone!!?? I was so disappointed there were no flags waving down Second Street in The Dalles during the Fourth of July weekend. They have always been there in the past during national holidays.

Letter to the editor: Wonderful!

To the editor: I would like to thank all the people who were responsible for the wonderful concert July 3 at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park.

Letter to the editor: Interesting argument

To the editor: David Clear makes an interesting argument about marijuana production and retail sales. It seems our city council was duped after Prohibition was repealed, for at some point, the council must have approved sale of alcohol in our town.

Letter to the editor: Time to wake up!

To the editor: When the pilgrims threw off the British Red Coats, it was for a reason; to gain freedoms they did not have. This country has had to protect these freedoms ever since. The individuals involved are our heroes. They are not terrorists!

Letter to the editor: Oil pre-refinery

To the editor: Due to the oil train disaster in Mosier, there has been much uproar among the public, but no one has provided any solutions. Their view is to shut down the rail oil tank car traffic in the Columbia Gorge corridor, without seeking alternatives. I am offering a solution that can resolve safety concerns.

Letter to the editor: Favor pipeline

To the editor: Oh, this ol’ river of ours could tell us a lot. This grand old lady of the Gorge, this wise old matriarch.

Letter to the Editor: Vendors call for change

On behalf of the Gorge Grown Food Network board of directors I want to thank everyone who has supported the changes to the Hood River Farmers Market. Saying goodbye to the Hood River Middle School location was a difficult decision, but due to space and timing challenges with school in session, vendors called for a change.


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