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Commission curiosity

I can’t help but wonder what is going on inside the County Commission that is causing the self-proclaimed “fifth candidate” in the County Commissioners race to be so afraid of a new set of eyes.

Is it Raines’ gender Gordon objects to?

I truly will never lose my faith, hope and charity in The Daily World . You have been my guiding light for too many years, but I was extremely embarrassed and disappointed in the interview published in the July 22 edition with Frank Gordon, written by Steven Friederich, indeed one of my favorite writers.

Coming of age in 1944

The 70-year class reunion of the Weatherwax High School Class of 1944 was celebrated with a luncheon July 24, at the Aberdeen Elks with 17 classmates and 17 guests. The tables were decorated with blue and gold with Flowers by Pollen.

No on hospital

The Grays Harbor Community Hospital levy proposal is so poorly written that for the first time in 30 years as a registered voter I am voting against a vital services levy.

Risk of a failing hospital too great; vote “Yes”

First my disclaimer. I’m Tom Quigg, a real estate broker in Grays Harbor for over 20 years.. The communications officer for Grays Harbor Community Hospital is David Quigg. He is the son of my first cousin. I looked it up, and according to two sources we are “first cousins, once removed.” We don’t socialize and have never discussed hospital operations.

It was a spotless Fifth

The morning following the Fourth of July “Splash” at Morrison park, I stopped at Top Foods to get a cup of coffee and a copy of The Seattle Times . I always go over to the park to enjoy my reading and coffee moment.

Library system likely to work out a deal on tax cap

A recent article in The Daily World mentioned that the Timberland Regional Library budget could experience major impact if Grays Harbor County voters approve a new hospital district. A more likely scenario based on RCW 39.67.010 is that TRL would seek to negotiate with the City of Hoquiam to lessen the financial impact and protect the library’s resources.

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Fire district commissioners tell their side of things

Recently, there have been a couple of front page articles in The Daily World that question the honesty and integrity of Grays Harbor Fire District No. 8. Claims were made by the City of Hoquiam administrators and the articles in question arose from aggressively-worded interviews with those administrators. These claims are unprofessional and untrue. Certain statements were made regarding comments allegedly made by GH Fire District No. 8 Chief John Collum. These statements are also unprofessional and untrue.

Still time to block oil

I spent three days meeting people on their way to the Grays Harbor Wildlife Refuge during the Shorebird Festival. From across the country and the world they stopped to see the nesting Great Horned Owls. Most stayed to hear about the crude oil facilities proposed to be constructed in the midst of this natural wonder. The majority could not find a reason, other than money lust, that this folly would be allowed. For some, the outrage then turned to submission. “We can’t stop them. It’s a done deal.”

Oil? No thanks

OK, folks, after this third grain train derailment can the message be any clearer? NO to crude oil trains running on this railroad through Grays Harbor!

Cormier says his vote was to protect outlying areas in hospital district

You often hear people say that they are tired of being outvoted in statewide elections because of the population in Seattle or King County. Urban areas always seem to decide what is best for rural communities. My reason for attempting to minimize boundary lines in regards to the formation of the public hospital district was to avoid exactly this. Right now, with the boundaries set as is – the population of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis make up more than half of the proposed district.

Do it yourself chalet rescue

I have been reading about the Enchanted Valley Chalet that is in danger of falling into the river due to the river moving closer to the chalet over the years. We made the 13-mile hike about 62 years ago from the Graves Creek Campground up to the chalet and slept overnight in our sleeping bags. It was truly an “enchanted” trip, which I have treasured all my adult life. The big trout we caught from the river was exciting, and they fried up nice over our campfire.

Smothered in rules

The amount of federal regulations have more than tripled in the last 50 years to stay in current strides with the government’s growth. What have we gotten? Well, first of all, a national debt of $17.5 trillion, over 40 million American adults on stress and anxiety medication, according to Natural News.com and a dwindling reputation around the world to be compared to a toothless tiger.