Letters to the Editor: Aug. 19, 2022

No to strip mall Leave Three Mile Lane as is. Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken. Putting another strip mall in that area isn’t going to change the fact that it was tried before, two ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 12, 2022

Law has changed This letter is in response to Sandra Ponto’s letter about bicyclists not stopping at stop signs. There has been a change to the rules for bicyclists. Starting Jan 1, 2020, bicyclists ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 5, 2022

Officer goes missing For a couple of years, we have had a police officer with a radar gun patrolling our neighborhood. This was no ordinary officer, as he was made out of cardboard. He dutifully stood ...

Letters to the Editor: July 29, 2022

What’s the rush? If the Three Mile Lane Area Plan has taken years to create, and was just approved by the planning commission March 17, why, oh, why is public input being rushed so? The city has ...

Letters to the Editor: July 22, 2022

Unrestricted access I would like to respond to former sheriff Lee Vasquez’ letter of July 15: I absolutely respect the office of sheriff and the dedicated men and women who work there in any capacity. ...

Letters to the Editor: July 15, 2022

Remaining engaged I was surprised to learn in Friday’s Viewpoints article by Ellis Conklin that I have bid a “bitter farewell to foray into Oregon politics.” It’s true that I’m ...

Letters to the Editor: July 8, 2022

Shortsighted misdirection I just watched, on YouTube, McMinnville Planning Director Heather Richards’ presentation to the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce on the Three Mile Lane Area Plan. And ...

Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2022

Keep the trees! Thank you for publishing the excellent article regarding the trees lining McMinnville’s Third Street. Charles Hillestad makes a clear and compelling case for retaining our lovely ...

Letters to the Editor: June 24, 2022

Save the trees Part of the charm of McMinnville are the trees, especially down Third Street. Dear developer/urban planner: Do not gut the beauty of our downtown. You cannot build a new tree! Bob McNamee McMinnville   Where’s ...

Letters to the Editor: June 17, 2022

Doesn’t pay way I’m surprised a member of the city council would complain about  Measures 5 and 50 depleting the city’s financial reserves. If I recall correctly, the council was ...

Letters to the Editor: June 10, 2022

Respect for life Normally, I find little to agree with when Matt Meador writes a Viewpoints article. But I couldn’t find anything to disagree with for what he had to say June 3. His suggestion ...

Letters To The Editor: June 3, 2022

Shocking gun violence My son spent a number of years in the Army Infantry. Two of the worst years of my life were 2004, with him in Iraq, and 2014, with him in Afghanistan. Anyone who’s had family ...

Letters to the editor: May 27, 2022

Lives at stake Once again, our country is facing the horrific mass murder of precious and innocent children. What are we doing? Why are there so many residents of our county supporting leaders, especially ...

Letters to the editor: May 20, 2022

What science? Planning Director Heather Richards said, “There is fear of congestion on Highway 18, which, quite frankly, the science just doesn’t support.” I — and likely many ...

Letters to the editor: May 13, 2022

Passion for service Fellow Yamhill County residents, I urge you to join me in voting for Dayton Mayor Beth Wytoski for Yamhill County commissioner. She is the best choice to represent us in Position 1. I ...