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Dear Editor, This is why sustaining our staff with our Fire Department (CFR7) is so imperative to keeping Chelan safe... Recap: 2009 – CFR7 began responding on EMS calls. MAJOR IMPROVEMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY. 2012 - CFR7 attempted a levy to fund the budget for additional protection measures for...
Paid Political Endorsement I’m writing to convey my excitement and unequivocal support for Dr. Kim Schrier for Congressperson of Washington’s 8th Congressional District. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had her as our pediatrician for over ten years. Over the course of her...
In his latest editorial, “Facts trumped by crying babies,” the Echo publisher began by labeling as “factually flawed” the recent Time Magazine cover that showed Donald Trump looming over a crying toddler. The articles that followed in Time outlined the controversy over the Trump administration’s...
I find it interesting the City posted the Public Notice for a Determination of Non Significance SEPA A2018-05 SEPA Flexible Thresholds only in the Chelan Mirror. This limits awareness, and the amount of comments from the Public due by August 14, 2018, concerning a change that could adversely affect...
“Freedom at Last” as three teachers were enjoying their coffee in Wenatchee shouted when the Supreme Court ruling concerning compulsory union WEA and agency dues was considered a violation of the First Amendment. This decision directly affects every teacher and employee who belongs to the WEA. No...
To Craig Gildroy,  I heard Joe Collins make the statement last week at the Planning Commission, without any evidence to support his opinion, that a property in short term rental pencils out just the same as that same property in long term rental.  And now I heard you repeat that as “the truth”...
Once again we, the SmartMeter Awareness Group, are calling attention to the Mirror’s biased reporting regarding the March 13City Council Meeting. This was not a PUD “Public Refresher Course”. The purpose was to petition the Council to seriously consider the factual harm and safety effects of...
Recently, City of Chelan Planning Commission member Myrt Griffith submitted her resignation from the commission due to relocating to Montana to be with family members.  Myrt had served the community well over a long period of time, with a record of standing up to special interest groups and those...
 We all want people to have a place to live. Affordable housing is the new political motherhood and apple pie issue today. (a quote from Sean Roth 2004).  Affordable housing refers to subsidized housing for low income people.  Want a flawed scheme?  It’s affordable housing provided by a land trust...
I have resigned as commissioner of Chelan County Fire Protection District 7 (Chelan Fire & Rescue).  At the outset of my term I said I would serve as long as I continued to help improve Chelan Fire & Rescue.  After lengthy consideration I concluded I was no longer able to do so.   Let me...

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