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Letters to the editor June 5, 2014

Undeterred by challenges of protesting rate increases

Seven years ago I protested the $42.5 million sewer upgrade/expansion. The questions in my mind before ever going on the City Council were:

Was the one and only bid by Wahlund fixed? Why did they start construction before doing a Prop 218 protest vote? How was a community of less than 30,000 people with about 3,800 people on sewer going to afford to pay $42.5 million? Why should the ratepayers be compelled to pay when the 11.8 percent expansion figure was pure fiction? Developers have to pay for expansion.


Letters to the editor published May 31, 2014

The elusive state of Jefferson

There is a book written by Peter Lauffer, a professor at the University of Oregon, that is a comprehensive history of the state of Jefferson starting in the late 1800s in the rural counties of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

This movement reignited just before Pearl Harbor and actually was to the point of pushing Judge John Childs of Del Norte County as its governor. Pearl Harbor occurred and the effort disappeared in the fight to save our country in a world war.

 


Letters to the Editor: May 29, 2014

I am absolutely not voting for Doehle

Judges have more power than we will ever know. It is very important to elect a judge who can be trusted with this power and authority. I don’t know what judge I will be voting for, but I do know that I am absolutely not voting for the incumbent and temporarily appointed judge, Chris Doehle. 


Letters to the Editor May 27, 2014

Dale Trigg has enough experience to be DA

Now let’s get the record straight. Dale Trigg has served 15 years as a prosecutor and defender, and because of his vast knowledge and experience with both criminal and civil law he was appointed temporary judge.


Letters to the editor May 24, 2014

Apperson is dedicated to making county safer

Being a police officer means that when everyone is running away or are scared to take action law enforcement goes in, protects, helps and saves. Officers have high rates of divorce and health issues, and many don’t survive more than four years after retirement if they are fortunate enough to make it that long. They sacrifice so much including, but not limited to, precious time with family and friends, which leaves almost no personal time. 


Letters May 22, 2014

Measure A: Chance to turn around economy

I’m saddened to see the current economic situation of Del Norte. 


Letters to the Editor May 20, 2014

Moore seems to be taking both sides on downsizing

“Clarifications about Sutter Coast issues” published on April 14 by Del Norte Healthcare District Board Director Clark Moore appear to fail to do that for they only lead into a blind alley since the resolution he quoted (Feb. 25, 2014) is apparently non-existent. My inquiry of the district (of which he is director) indicates that no such resolution was passed on Feb. 25.


Letters to the Editor May 17, 2014

Doehle is honest and fair in her decisions 

It is so important to vote in the upcoming election. It is important to know the candidates and their qualifications. Many of these offices are non-partisan, and gender should not be an issue. We should vote for the candidate who will do the best job for that office. 


Letters to the editor published May 15, 2014

Jefferson would hurt health care, education

In the Deep South, some people dress up every year to re-enact the Civil War … like this time it will turn out differently. It appears that Del Norte has joined a similar theatrical event in which some folks wish to re-enact the Wild Wild West. 

I don’t think people understand that a State of Jefferson in Del Norte County would have no health care and no education. All of the health care professionals, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists and ophthalmologists would flee before the state was ever enacted. These professionals rely on state licensure and insurance to perform their jobs. In addition, they rely on a paycheck, health insurance and some form of retirement. I doubt anyone would forgo these basic accommodations in order to be paid with berries, wood or weed in the State of Jefferson. 

 


Letters to the editor May 15, 2014

Jefferson would hurt health care, education

In the Deep South, some people dress up every year to re-enact the Civil War … like this time it will turn out differently. It appears that Del Norte has joined a similar theatrical event in which some folks wish to re-enact the Wild Wild West. 


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