Letters

      Dear Editor,  I am writing this letter in support of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and its plans for a replacement facility. Columbia Valley Community Health has been a partner and collaborator with LCCH for years and I strongly believe that a replacement facility is in the best...
WHY: I have been a physician in Chelan for 30 years and have cared for patients in the Lake Chelan Hospital almost every day of those 30 years and I can tell you that we now have a dedicated, well trained and hard working staff struggling to provide the best care they can in a small, old and...
  Dear Editor,    Twelve years ago my husband and I were living in the comfortable, two-bedroom house his family bought in 1938. Through the years upgrades had been done to make it modern and adequate for visits from our family who didn’t mind sleeping bags on the floor or in the back yard....
  Dear Editor,       I am a lifelong resident of Chelan County. I am an owner of one of the nearly 40 cannabis farms Chelan County officials seek to shut down by regulating us out of business. Our farm employs eight to ten of the over 600 people county officials are forcing out of a job. Our farm...
  Dear Editor,   The Swamp is a cute name for, I'm not sure what, but I like the visual it generates about Washington D.C. However, let's get to the point, first, Obamacare is nothing more than RomneyCare gone Federal. Second, at a minimum, the GOP has had from 2010-2017, adequate time to draft a...
  Dear Citizens of the  Chelan Valley,   I am writing to ask for your support on the upcoming hospital    bond on April 25. Eight years ago, my family and I had the fortunate opportunity to move to beautiful Lake Chelan. During my career search, we interviewed with several other rural communities...
  The Swamp is a cute name for, I'm not sure what, but I like the visual it generates about Washington D.C. However, let's get to the point, first, Obamacare is nothing more than RomneyCare gone Federal. Second, at a minimum, the GOP has had from 2010-2017, adequate time to draft a healthcare bill...
  As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: The US government is actually running out of places to borrow. The $20 trillion debt is already twice the annual revenues collected by all the world’s governments combined. Including...
  Dear Friends,    I remember so well that Friday evening when fire tore through our community.   As midnight approached, a friend and I were driving to my house to hunt for bedding, mats and lanterns for evacuees at the elementary school.  Fire was everywhere. Lines of fire against the black sky...
  In a stunning moment in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a staunch supporter of so-called “abortion rights,” took umbrage with one of Gorsuch’s previous written statements. As Feinstein described it, “He [Gorsuch] believes there are no exceptions...

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