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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 17, 2018 

Signs of hope

As we watch the larger political world seem to strain to pull itself apart, it’s heartening to see signs of local unity shining a beam of light through the clouds. Last week, Coulee Dam’s city council agreed to consider paying for the extra...

 

Thanks for great fire response

We would like to thank the personnel from all of the area fire departments that responded to the fire in Elmer City on October 15, 2018. The high winds and encroaching darkness made containing the fire difficult and dangerous; however, these brave...

 
 By Lynn Garza    Opinion    October 17, 2018 

Brewer understands the big picture

I have known Terry for 15-plus years, quite some time before he became a PUD commissioner. Terry has integrity, incredible character and is highly qualified for the PUD commissioner position. There is no question in my mind that he is the best...

 

This is about jobs

Did you know that irrigated agriculture accounts for 24 percent of the employment in Grant County? Grant County agriculture directly employs over 7,000 Grant County residents, and indirectly creates employment for another 10,000. Agricultural...

 
 By Jon Lane    Opinion    October 17, 2018 

Brewer has helped the success of Grant County

I support Terry Brewer for Grant County PUD Commissioner. I have known Terry for over 20 years. It has been my pleasure to work with him as Director of the Grant County EDC and in his role as a PUD Commissioner. Don’t mistake Terry’s quiet...

 
 By Ruth Hall    Opinion    October 17, 2018 

Bull would be better

It was the Three Devils Road closure that brought to light the glaring conflicts of interest within our county government. Through public records, we learned that previous road closures/vacations were being approved in spite of public testimony to...

 

A researcher among us writes books

Gail Morin, of Elmer City, is on her 62nd book. Are they western adventure, romance, war stories, children books? No, nothing like that. Gail writes geneology-type books, getting all her information from public records. Her books, many of them...

 

Ann Diamond is best choice for Washington's 12th Legislative Dist.

Dr. Ann Diamond is running as an independent for the diverse and large Washington Legislative District 12, Position 1. As an independent, she will not be affiliated with a party platform and is more able to represent the varied interests of our...

 

Okanogan County needs a new District 3 commissioner

Jim DeTro has been an Okanogan County commissioner for eight years and is running for another four years. This is why you should not vote for him. In 2016, after two of his compatriot county commissioners were defeated, he said that he would not run...

 

Theater, pool needed, but more is being offered

In response to the “Jess, Shut Up!” column in the October 3 Star newspaper, I am in agreement with Jesse in his wish to gain funding to reopen the theater and a pool. I disagree with him, however, when he states that the only two events in the...

 

Help inform others

Voters, please speak to your neighbors, friends and family about the upcoming election. After making hundreds of calls on behalf of candidates, I have found that there are many voters who do not subscribe to a newspaper and do not have internet...

 

Thomas endorses Hall for auditor

I am endorsing Cari Hall for Okanogan County Auditor. I have known Cari for many years, I had the pleasure of working with her in her previous position as chief financial officer for a large non-profit entity the county has connections with. And,...

 
 By Don Long    Opinion    October 10, 2018

Keep Pheasant as Treasurer

'Is it time for change in the Grant County Treasurer’s office? The answer is simple: NO. Darryl Pheasant has the training, experience, integrity and respect to be retained as Grant County Treasurer. His opponent does not list any credentials...

 

Two candidates offer change

Has everyone had enough of partisan politics? Of shaming, and name calling, of representatives voting party line instead of for their constituents? This election, you have a chance to effect change by electing change in your own backyard. We have two...

 
 By Jack Janda    Opinion    October 3, 2018

Brewer enthusiastically protects PUD customers

I’d like to take this opportunity to ask the citizens of Grant County to re-elect Terry Brewer to the board of commissioners of Grant County PUD. My name is Jack Janda and I serve as a commissioner of Mason County PUD #1. As a fellow PUD...

 
 By Ron Skagen    Opinion    October 3, 2018

Terry Brewer good for Grant County PUD and region

To my friends in Grant County, I would like to offer my endorsement of Terry Brewer for re-election to the Board of Commissioners for Grant County PUD. I have known and worked with Terry for 12 years, as we were both elected as PUD commissioners at t...

 

Cindy Carter helped us

My name is Rodolfo Rodriguez, and I’ve been living in Royal City for the last 15 years. I met Cindy Carter five years ago. She helped me when my family lived in a very small trailer, and I was told I had to pay $5,000 for a road off the highway so...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 3, 2018

A theater of possibilities

If we take a peek into our past and look at options available in it for kids in the Coulee area, we see many things to keep them busy. At one time there were two theaters showing current flicks of...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    October 3, 2018

The Russians are indeed coming

In the 1960s, there was a popular movie called “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.” The plot was that a Soviet naval commander runs his sub aground off a Massachusetts coastal...

 

Your denials could save the U.S. money

I would like to make it clear: I didn’t do it! It wasn’t me who wrote that op-ed piece in the New York Times telling of the disarray at the White House. This is for the record. I do not know anyone that works for the Times, I have never been in...

 

Christine Brown for Congress

Recent large funerals for icons of music and democracy were cause to reflect on what it means to be American. We weighed heavy words: honor, respect, teamwork, service, greatness; this reminds us that our country is based on liberty and equality for...

 

Please re-elect Cindy Carter for Grant County Commissioner

My occupation as a tree fruit consultant for the past 23 years has afforded me the opportunity to work with Cindy Carter, not only as a consultant, but as a concerned citizen. Grant County currently possesses roughly 55,000 acres of tree fruit. The...

 

P.U.D. residential rates subsidized, yeah right

Terry Brewer and Patti Paris think residential and irrigators’ power rates are subsidized. By whom … the data centers? The residents and farmers of this county built Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams 60 years ago at the cost of $100 million each and...

 

Like a roaring lion

Sometimes a subject, a number or an object comes up over and over again in a person’s life. This object or phrase seems to keep showing itself in conversation, dreams, stories or testimonies, and...

 

Firefighters appreciated community support

THANK YOU from Douglas County Fire Protection District #3 to the Grand Coulee Dam area communities and firefighters for all their support, food and monetary donations to the firefighters during the Grass Valley Fire on August 11-14, 2018, and the...

 

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