Letters to the Editor

Spend on elk, not granary

It’s frustrating to hear that there’s a call to raise $1,000,000 to save a manmade structure like the grain elevator. Sure, it’s a piece of history, but $1,000,000. Really?

  • Jun 11, 2014

Burbank hits the mark

In writing about the spirit of solidarity he found in Finland, John Burbank reminds us that we are all in the same boat (“Finland, a fine role model,” Sequim Gazette, May 21, page A-16).

  • Jun 4, 2014

Get up and move!

Fifty-five percent of greater Sequim’s population is over 60 and only 3 percent of those choose to implement any type of exercise in their daily life. (U.S. Census 2010). Who cares if you die prematurely? I don’t!

  • Jun 4, 2014

Kudos from Broom Busters

Broom Busters II, a River Center Rally team, wishes to thank all the volunteers who joined us pulling the invasive Scotch broom along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

  • Jun 4, 2014

‘Warmies’ use false science

Last week’s letters in the Sequim Gazette prompted me to wonder why Warmies promote their voodoo science even though there’s been zero proof of manmade warming. Zero — None — Nada! I think I’ve found two reasons thereto.

  • Jun 4, 2014

What’s wrong with U.S.

Where is the government of which we were so proud? And where the country that stood out high above the crowd?

  • Jun 4, 2014

Human Society ‘vital’ to community

As a long time volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, I would like to thank all of our volunteers, staff, Board members and most especially our community, for supporting our Capital Campaign for construction of a new shelter.

  • May 27, 2014

More questions to be answered

The Sequim Gazette’s article on wastewater treatment for the Carlsborg UGA adequately covers the topic (“Carlsborg wastewater: Sequim bound?”, May 21, page A-1).

  • May 27, 2014

Man-caused global warming is sub-prime science

Bob Lynette’s letter in last week’s Sequim Gazette (“Time to curb fossil fuels,” page A-16) perpetuates liberal falsehoods.

  • May 27, 2014

Fossil fuel not a demon

This letter is written in rebuttal of “Time to curb fossil fuels” (Sequim Gazette, “Letter to the editor,” page A-16, May 22):

  • May 27, 2014

Time to curb fossil fuels

Don Brunell’s guest opinion in the May 14 Sequim Gazette (“‘The Princess and the Pea’,” page A-10) reminds us that fossil fuels provide much of our sustenance and creature comforts.

  • May 21, 2014

Footing the bill

Do you know that the U.S. taxpayers are spending $2.7 billion for earmarks this fiscal year?

  • May 13, 2014

School board ‘arrogant’

This letter is in reference to: "School bond: More work to be done" and "School bond advocates eye next step" (Sequim Gazette, April 30): My "Random House Dictionary of the English Language" defines the word "arrogance" thusly: "Offensive display of superiority or self importance; overbearing pride."

  • May 7, 2014

Big city government in Sequim

I believe the Sequim City Council members should be paid for their attendance time, but a 60 percent increase is obscene.

  • May 7, 2014

Patients need medical marijuana

One of the greatest obstacles facing medical cannabis dispensaries is the image — firmly planted in the minds of some people – of what a medical cannabis dispensary is, what cannabis patient looks like and who they are.

  • May 7, 2014

Money and politics

Everyone complains that there is too much money in our politics and elections these days … on both sides. If you would like to see this changed, there IS something you can do about it right now … Sign the petition to get Initiative 1329 on next November's ballot.

  • May 7, 2014

What’s wrong with this picture?

The dangerous staging of a toddler's abduction at Carrie Blake Park deserves to be revisited for prosecution. The perpetrators, the Holden family, should be held accountable in a court.

  • May 7, 2014

Never too late to bike

What is a biker? It really is just about anyone. The hardcore down hiller to the old lady on a three-wheel heading for the store.

  • May 7, 2014

A personal point of view

Bullying isn’t restricted to school yards; those ubiquitous yellow propaganda signs … bullying property owners, on what seemed to be every street corner.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Individualism reconsidered

As I’ve watched the Nevada ranchers protecting their grazing rights against the Bureau of Land Management military, armed with rifles and guard dogs, I thought of Hitler’s “brown shirts” harassing innocent Germans in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Apr 30, 2014