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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Homola is right for state Senate seat

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 6:00AM

Editor, For me, dark money conjures up images of scruffy desperadoes switching briefcases on a park bench in some country with a funny name like Karokistan. The money is for some nefarious act like blowing up a train station, but we never know who bought the dynamite. Locally, we can forgo the park bench because it’s perfectly legal to use unlimited funds from mysterious groups and corporate entities to influence elections without disclosing the donors.


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Nothing bad about horse manure on Whidbey

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 6:00PM

Editor, Oh my gosh, really? Horse manure is natural and a healthy fertilizer composed of grains, grasses and water. There is nothing harmful about it. It is very good for the trees and fauna. This seems especially petty to me. I find that many dog walkers do have poop bags and many may use them, others don’t and yet others will use them and then set them on stumps, the ground along the trails, in parking lots or toss them in the woods.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey trail users shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, As a lifelong equestrian, I was very disheartened after reading the letter to the editor regarding horse poop on local trails. I don’t ride my horse at Community Park, but definitely enjoy the trails at Putney Woods. Upon moving to the island nearly eight years ago, I was thrilled to find a local venue for trail riding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Horse poop rules at South Whidbey parks a knee-jerk reaction

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, I was not surprised to see the article in The Record about a horse poop “pileup.” The very title of the article implies we are overrun by it. When was the last tine you saw horseback riders on the side of the road? Or in the park? Or on a trail?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rules for Whidbey riders are a predecessor to urbanization

  • Aug 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

Editor, Banning horses from county parks because some individuals are offended by their poop would be a significant economic loss to Whidbey Island. If horseback riders don’t have anywhere to ride, they will not choose to remain here on the island. They will opt to live in another community where they are welcomed and have access to trails. Currently the horse owners on Whidbey support two major feed stores, three large animal veterinarians, several farriers and numerous horse boarding facilities.

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