Dear Readers: Thanks for Writing

Our Readers Write: Presenting Adams, Gail, through Zuehlke, Ann — Our Readers who Write, 2015 edition.

This 15th-annual listing of the writers of letters to the editor contains 373 names (121 fewer than 2014) of people who combined for 536 letters (142 fewer than last year).

These letters ran from Jan. 3 through Dec. 30. Numbers next to the names indicate those who wrote multiple letters; asterisks denote those who co-authored letters.

Most prolific writers this year were Bill Davis and Jerry Giarraputo, both with 16 letters. Steve Kaplan came in second with 10, followed closely by Gary Fields with 9.

The Hood River News thanks all who have written letters this year and in past years. Letters form a vital role in the efforts of this and any newspaper to present an open forum for diverse viewpoints. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to express those views.

Keep them coming again in 2016: We’ll be keeping a list.

Letters Policy

Hood River News reminds letter to the editor writers that shorter is better. Concise letters are not only better read, they are more likely to be published because limited space is available.

Almost any point can be made in 350 words or fewer, so this is set as an upper level for length.

Unsigned letters, letters signed with fictitious signatures and copies of letters sent to public officials are not accepted.

We limit letters on a subject when we feel it has been thoroughly aired, to the point of letters becoming repetitive.

Also rejected are letters that are libelous, in bad taste or personal attacks on individuals or private businesses. Writers must include addresses and telephone numbers. These are for identification purposes only, and will not be published.

A

Gail Adams*

Jennifer Adkins

Elizabeth Anderson

Aera Atkins

Barb Ayers

B

Arthur Babitz 2

Tamara Emler Ball

Michael Ballinger

Laurie Balmuth 2

Dan Baxter 2

Lance Beckman

Jody Behr

Allen Bemis

Wendy Best

Jeff Blackman

Erma Blackwell

Roger Blashfield

Peg Bogard

David Bohlmann

Mary Bokovoy

Bruce Bolme*

Charley Boonstra

John Boonstra 3

Keri Bradberry

John Brennan 2

Rob Brostoff 6

Al Brown

Tonya Brumley

John Bryan

Eva Bryant 2

Jim Burdick

Sudeep Burman

Pennie Burns

Deanna Busdieker* 4

C

Kelvin Calkins 2

Anna Carmichael* 2

Jason Carpenter

Debbie Carr

Tina Castañares 7

Yesenia Castro*

Richard Charles

Arthur Chenoweth

Julie Clark

F. Michael Clement

Ron Cohen 2

Eric Cohn 2

Larry Collett

David Conner

Chris Connolly

Janet Cook

Marbe Cook

Peter Cornelison* 5

Bonnie Cox*

Paul Crowley

Dennis Cullington 6

Margie Curtis 3

D

Katherine H. Daniels

Bob Danko

Craig Joseph Danner

Lynne Davidson

Mary Davidson

Bill Davis 16

Jeffrey Davis

Richard Davis 4

Rick Davis 2

Joshua Dawson

Aurora del Val 2

Edward del Val* 4

Todd Dierker

Erika Doring

Larry Douglas

Ann Dow

Betty Draper

Fred Duckwall

Jim Dummer

R. Dean Dunn

Ron Dunn 3

Marianne Durkan

Pamela Dussault

E

George Earley 2

Dave Edwards*

Chris Emerson

Matt English

Meg Euwer*

F

Lee Fairchild

Mike Farmer

Guy Fenner

Dave Fenwick

Jane Fetisoff*

Gary Fields 9

Terry Finstad

Bob Flint*

Pat Flint*

Abel Cruz Flores

Karen Ford

Stephen Fosdick

Betty Foxley*

Linda Frizzell

Peter Frothingham

Carrie Fuentes 3

G

Marge Gale

Elizabeth Garber*

Jerry Giarraputo 16

Peter Gibb

Amy Gilroy

Elana Glatter

Adam Goddin

Larry Gohl

Nancy Golden

Dan Goldman 2

Graciela Gomez*

Erin Gossett

Gayle Gray*

Linda Gray

Donna J. Gray-Davis

Jim Greenleaf

Michael Guebert

Marg Guth 4

H

Scott Haanstad

Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde

Marvin Hansen Jr.

Terry Hansen

Judy Hanson

Linda Hardham

Karen Harding 4

Jean Harmon*

Jonathan Harris 2

Tom Hart

Sue Hartford

Beth Hartwell 2

Julie Hatfield 2

Carolyn Hattrup

Chuck Haynie

Leah Hedberg

Amy K. W. Heil

Ann Helm

Jackie Henson

Mary Jane Heppe 2

Kevin Herman 2

Leonard Hickman

Dale Hill

John Hlavac*

Janna Hoehn

Rick Hoff*

Janet Holen*

Roger Holen*

Michele Hollister

Norman B. Holman

Myrna Holmes

Michael Hope

Adam Howell

Avery W. Hoyt 8

Jeff Hunter

David Hupp* 4

Russ Hurlbert 2

Linda Hutson

I

John Ihle 2

Lynnda Iles

Stephanie Irving

Jeff Irwin*

Samantha Irwin* 2

J

Jerry Jaques

Brian Jennings

Mary Jensen 2

Jeff Jerome*

Ketrina Jerome*

Heidi Jimenez 2

Samantha Joan 2

Laurie Jones

Larry Jones

Lawrence Jones 5

Karen Joplin

K

Steve Kaplan 10

Tom Kaser* 2

Peggy Dills Kelter 2

Jeanne Kenlee

Carrie Kennedy

Faith Keolker

Kraig Kerr

Debra King

Lori King*

John L. Kirkland* 2

Rebecca T.

Kirkland* 2

A.J. Kitt

Jim Klaas

Rhona Klein

Maria Kollas

Garry Koop

Steve Koskela 2

Tom Kosmalski

Ron Kovacich

Jessica Krainik

John Kramer

L

Art Labrousse

Deb Lambo

Ann Lameka

Martha La Mont

Susan Lannak*

Jon Laraway 2

Rachel Larive*

Pamela Larsen 6

Roland Lavoie

Dave Lipps

Darryl Lloyd

Debora Lorang

Steffen Lunding

John Eric Lutz*

M

Linda Maddox*

Joel Madsen

Amirra Malak

Robert Manning

Cliff Mansfield 2

Leatha Ann Martin

Melissa Martin

Michelle Mayfield

Jill McBee*

Richard McBee* 2

Kate McBride*

Rich McBride

Ken McCarty*

Delbert McClure*

Marie McClure* 2

Michael McElwee

Jean McLean 3

Dan Meek

Jessica Metta

John Metta

Maui Meyer

David Michalek 2

Nancy Moller*

Robbie Moller*

Ron Montague

Leslie Moon

Ryland Moore

Ron Morgan

Pam Morneault*

Gregg Morris 2

Cathy Morrison*

Sam Moses

Gary Munkhoff 6

Tom Munro

Karen Murphy 2

Leonard Murphy

N

Lois Neufeldt

Roger Neufeldt

Paul Nevin 5

Bonnie New

Dale Nicol

Eric Nisley

Steve Nybroten 3

O

John Olson*

Joe O’Neill

Betty Osborne 2

Karen Ostrye*

Ted Ostrye

Jennifer Ouzounian

P

David Palais 2

Marie Parker

Teddy Parkinson

Theo Parkinson

Glen Patrizio

Nancy Johanson

Paul 2

Jesse Papac

Venka Payne 3

Tim Pearson

Shannon Perry

Jerry Petricko

Pat Pettit

Cynthia L. Phelps

Laurent Picard

Ashley Platt

Joanne Pollack

Katey Ellen Price*

Milo Prideaux

Q

R

Regena Rafelson

Paul Randall*

Dawn Rankin*

Matt Rankin*

Joe Renault*

Nancy Renault* 5

Fritz Reuter

Mark S. Reynolds 5

Payton Rigert

Judith Riley

Sal Rivera

Laurel Roof

Don Rose 5

Charles Ross

David Russo 2

Matt Rutledge

S

Nathan Salter

Tim Schell

Mary Schlick*

Dick Schmuck*

Pat Schmuck*

Michael Schock

Mike Schrankel

Brian Schultz

Donna Schumacher

Natalie Schumacher

Sigrid Scully 2

Ben Seagraves 2

Frank See*

Melody Shapiro

Gregory Shepherd 2

Linda Short*

Judy Shuman

Tyler Sibley

Gary Siskar*

Johanna Siskar*

Pam Smiley 3

Adam Smith

Chris Smith

Karen Becker Smith

Nathan Smith

A’me Solheid

Megan Spears

Heather Staten*

Janet Stauffer*

John Stewart

Eric Strid* 4

Mike Stroud

Kate Stuart

Katelin Stuart 4

Dick Swart

Karleen Swarztrauber

Chris Sweeting

Zoe Swisher

Peggy Swyers

T

Guy Tauscher

Mike Teems 3

Mike Teems Jr. 4

Paul Thompson

Chuck Thomsen

Tom Tidwell

Ian Tolleson

Walt Trandum*

Karen Saro Troeger

Rich Truax 3

Ruth Tsu* 2

Ruth Turner 2

Susan Turner

U-V

Jim Uffelmann

M.D. Van Valkenburgh

Leticia Valle

David Van Cott

Brett Vandenheuvel

Lyneil Vandermolen

Heidi Venture

W

Andy Wade*

Greg Walden

Ryan Walker

Stu Watson

Shawn Whalen*

Tony White

Doug Whitsett

Julie Wilcox

Kris Wilhelm

Becky Williams

Bob Williams 2

Alan Winans 6

Steve Winkler*

John Wolf*

John Wood 2

Polly Wood* 2

Teri Woodward

Paul Woolery 2

Rheva Wren

Ron Wyden 3

X-Y

Tom Yates

Z

Gordon Zimmerman

Ann Zuehlke



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