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.
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In the July 3rd Daily World there was a front page article on lighting off fireworks and when you can do them.
We wanted to express our thanks to some very special citizens.
It’s time the truth be told about the hospital district’s finances.
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.
I have lived in Grays Harbor all my life, am a retired volunteer fireman and 10-plus year Fire District 15 Commissioner.
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.
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.
I am very disappointed with the way in which the issue of transporting oil to Grays Harbor is being handled.
Is Grays Harbor going to cut off its nose to spite its face? Do the county commissioners really think they can “force” Weyerhauser to keep their land open? This is private land — they can close the gates at any time. They are no different than any other private landowner.
I worked in Victim Advocacy Services in Pacific County beginning in 1999 until very recently. I have worked with many — I estimate more than 12 — deputy prosecutors, give or take a few, during that time.
In the Saturday, June 28, issue of The Daily World , Mark Reisman asks us to “measure the risk and find a way to make oil work here.” He builds his argument on the foundation that the Harbor’s “economic and social decline” will be reversed through capital investment in “the oil transportation opportunity.” That foundation is as unstable as the mud flats where the oil storage tanks are to be built.
I would like to write a short comment to Mr. Don C. Brunell, whose “Trucks, trains, ships and pipelines” was posted on The Daily World website on June 23.
As a resident of McCleary for more than 65 years, I have seen a lot of changes, good and bad, in our city. The community support of our good citizens has brought a tear of joy to my eyes many times. But these times we now are experiencing are very heavy on my heart.
With the near completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, the handwriting is on the wall.