Letters to the Editors


Letter to the Editor: Gouging budget

To the editor: According to travel researcher Dean Runyon and Associates, an estimated 28.4 million overnight visitors traveled to Oregon destinations in 2016, and total direct travel spending in Oregon was $11.3 billion in 2016. Total travel-generated employment was 109,500 statewide. At a recent city council meeting, an agenda was pushed forward that forced major cuts to The Dalles Chamber of Commerce budget pertaining to tourism efforts.

Letter to the Editor: Government task

To the editor: I'm writing to respond to the idea that health insurance can be provided by a free market system, an idea which is an economic impossibility. If you leave politics aside and look at the economics literature, even conservative economists acknowledge this.

Letter to the Editor: Keep, fix ACA

To the editor: Ms. Wilhelm (Opinion, May 18, The Dalles Chronicle) has a different outlook than I do, and different anecdotal examples of how the ACA is functioning.

Letter to the Editor: It makes no sense

To the editor: I agree with The Chronicle’s May 21 Opinion: “The efforts being made by the Martins should be rewarded, not punished." Having lived nearly 25 years in The Dalles and surrounding Gorge communities, I have personally witnessed the risk, growth, challenges and successes of Jim and Molli Martin over the past decade.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you

To the editor: I just wanted to thank the members of The Dalles Rifle and Pistol Club for taking the time to work with my Boy Scouts troop a few weeks ago.

Letter to the Editor: Strike three

To the editor: On February 10 at the Boardman town hall, Greg Walden was questioned about his opinions on immigration. Walden spoke about the need to secure our southern border. He suggested using alternative methods to Trump's much touted Great Wall. He referred to building the wall as "unnecessary and unfeasible.”

Letter to the Editor: Sunshine value

To the editor: I am writing to commend The Dalles Chronicle on its editorial concerning the Sunshine Mill and on the fiscal handling of properties in The Dalles; one in particular very dear to my heart, which is the Civic Auditorium.

Letter to the Editor: Azure’s weeds

To the editor: A serious misunderstanding is circulating concerning Azure Farms’ weed problem. It is that they would lose organic status on crops currently growing if the county was to make an application of synthetic pesticides. This is not true.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you

To the editor: I would like to thank Wasco County voters for electing me as one of the new CGCC board members and Dr. James Willcox for his 30-plus years serving on the board.

Letter to the Editor: Weeds result of curse

To the editor: Genesis Chapter 1 describes the creation of grass by God: “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed … and God saw that it was good.” No weeds. But then after Adam eats from the Tree of Knowledge (“Science" in Latin) the ground is cursed, described at Genesis 3:18 “Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth.” Weeds.

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating July 4

To the editor: I read a few letters to the editor that mentioned the Independence Day holiday being observed on July 1st. I was a bit puzzled until I came upon the front page article in the Chronicle that explained the change. While I can understand the logical and practical reasons for the change, my emotional side can't accept it.

Letter to the Editor: Filled with terror

To the editor: Glad the board at Columbia Gorge Community College thinks "fear and school do not mix" because their vote fills me with terror. So much so that I was reluctant to write for fear of what would happen.

Letter to the Editor: Inadequate coverage

To the editor: I appreciate your Crosstalk feature. I would appreciate it more if you focused on local issues. I suggest a Crosstalk featuring the pros and cons of the continued existence of the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks TD cast, crew

To the editor: The Dalles Middle School Drama and Music Department, under the direction of Ms. Leslie Sullivan, has done it again. They have put together an outstanding family musical, Willy Wonka, Jr. and the Chocolate Factory!

Letter to the Editor: Better model

To the editor: Instead of loading into a bus and trekking to the White House Rose Garden for a premature health care victory celebration, it would have been better for the House Republican caucus to board an Airbus, fly to Frankfurt and get a first-hand look at the German health care system as a model for their health care redesign.


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