Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Sick from creosote

To the editor: I brought my family to The Dalles looking for opportunities and a sense of community. My husband found a job that he likes and my son is benefitting from his special education toddler group.

Letter to the editor: Alarmed by article

To the editor: Dear Wasco County Board of Commissioners: The recent article in The Dalles Chronicle (12/20/14) and your concerns voiced regarding our public health director alarmed me. As a nurse practitioner working in our community, previously at One Community Health, and currently as clinician for the public health district, I have had the utmost respect for the experience, thoughtfulness and problem-solving abilities of our director, Teri Thalhofer.

Letter to the editor: Air quality concerns

To the editor: Amerities creosote plant air quality permit is up for renewal. Public hearing: Tues 1/20 6 p.m.

Letter to the editor: Helping others

To the editor: There are many behind the scene and under the radar projects going on in The Dalles that make us a caring community.

Letter to the editor: Lawmaker’s job

To the editor: Police are here to “Protect and serve” and uphold the law. Police do not make the law, lawmakers do.

Letter to the editor: Christmas helpers

To the editor: A huge thank you to all the people who contributed items and money for the Christmas Day bags.

Letter to the editor: Support local stores

To the editor: As the Grand Prize winner for the 2014 Shop Local and Win campaign, put on by The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank Lisa Farquharson, her staff and the many participating merchants.

Letter to the editor: Don't adopt Cuba

To the editor: I am not in favor of adopting Cuba! M.D. Van Valkenburgh thinks it is a great place to go and maybe it is. I have never been there but I am very concerned about the future of this deal made by our president! What do we gain from this? What are the restrictions? What prevents Cuba from letting Russia in?

Letter to the editor: Turning things around

To the editor: Thank you for highlighting Samantha’s story in “Turning things around” (12/28/14). It’s inspiring to see her story in the paper and important to keep an awareness focused on the chronic shortage of foster parents in Hood River and Wasco counties.

Letter to the editor: Holiday joy

To the editor: We would like to thank all of the Parade Participants who didn’t let a little rain affect their Holiday Spirit! Thank you for sharing with our Community, your magical holiday lights, love and season’s joy!

Letter to the editor: Christmas tunes

To the editor: Thank you to Radio Station KODL for playing continuous Christmas music this season. Some good, new, old.

Letter to the editor: Bright stars

To the editor: Just a simple “Thank You” to all who are responsible for the bright stars around our fair city.

Letter to the editor: ELFF success

To the editor: Project ELFF (Everybody Loves a Firefighter) 2014 was once again a great success.

Letter to the editor: Thanks to Main Street

To the editor: The Main Street Coordinator, Matthew Klebes, along with chamber staff, community volunteers, David Griffith’s building, Wasco County Library, Kiwanis Club, Key Club Students, Gary Honald’s sleigh being pulled by a tractor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Julie Johnson, photographer, provided a free and exciting event for the community of The Dalles on two different Saturdays, the 13th and 20th. They provided an opportunity for families to complete crafts, read stories, have a cup of hot chocolate and eat a cookie. After a visit with Mr.and Mrs.Claus and a picture with Santa, there were sleigh rides around town to see all of the beautiful Christmas lights and displays.

Letter to the editor: ‘Kick me’ sign

To the editor: Once again the Wasco Commissioners have resurrected and posted the “KICK ME” sign for the County by approving a ‘mass gathering’ permit for the What-The-Festival.


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