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Moe parrots common Democrat talking points

Dear Editor:

Terrance Moe wrote a letter in the July 2 News-Review titled “It’s easy to play with numbers to support false conclusions” in response to a letter I had written contrasting the Jim Doyle/Mary Burke failures with Gov. Scott Walker’s success.

Mr. Moe’s letter parrots common liberal Democrat talking points. I will paraphrase and comment on them to save space.

“Gov. Walker is under an ongoing criminal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:31 PM
ATVs would threaten wildlife, quiet in Vilas

Dear Editor:

You may be surprised to learn that on July 2 the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee voted to recommend to the full board an amendment to the current 15-year Forest Management Plan, removing certain language which has, up to this time, prevented all-terrain vehicle (ATV) traffic on Vilas County lands and public roads.

Additionally, the committee has drafted an amendment to the County Code of Ordinances, cancelling the 2004 Resolution, which the board had passed after the countywide referendum vote of 2004 that showed that 63% of voters in Vilas County were opposed to

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:31 PM
Obstructing, blaming not helping economy

Letter to the Editor:

Until the Iraq War happened, I was gullible. I believed that the leaders of this country had the best interests of the country at heart. During the lead-up to that war, something changed in me and I said “No,” these people are not doing this for the good of this country.

As I learned, so learned the instigators of the war. They learned that if you have not made the American people believe in your plan, it is because you have not repeated your plan enough times and in enough places and in enough ways.

Ten years later, they have gotten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
Another ATV referendum not needed in Vilas County

Letter to the Editor:

Letter to all Vilas County supervisors:

The 2004 referendum and resulting resolution is obsolete for the following reasons. First, it was a nonbinding referendum only.

Second, it was the result of a two-year anti-all-terrain vehicle (ATV) campaign heavily financed by outside sources.

Third, with the 2010 recognition of ATVs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
ATV trails would help the outdoor experience

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the Vilas County Board of Supervisors:

I would like you to vote for the resolution to amend the 15-year Vilas County Forest Plan to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility task vehicles (UTV) on designated trails at the county board meeting July 22, 2014.

My daughter is an amputee. She is unable to walk any distance,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:29 PM
Our view

Anti-ATV vote of 2004
still sends vital message

The revamped Vilas County Board of Supervisors, significantly changed this year with 12 new faces representing 21 districts, will be asked next Tuesday to authorize two types of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails on the Vilas County Forest.


A resolution submitted by the Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee would eliminate the previous prohibition on such trails by modifying the 2020 Vilas County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan.


It also would strike from the plan any mention of a nonbinding 2004

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:24 AM
ATVs would impede traffic on highways

Letter to the Editor:

I was thumbing my way through the Wisconsin State Statute law books the other day, (totally bored), when I ran across something called the Minimum Speed Regulation for highways; regulation 346.59. It merely says that it is “ .?.?. illegal to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic .?.?.” Our county has many very old seniors who do just that, unfortunately, because they are unable to drive as well as they used to.

I asked a Wisconsin cop of 31 years experience about this

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 AM
Special-interest groups controlling county reps

Letter to the Editor:

I was completely shocked to learn that the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee is considering using the devious method of removing language from the 15-year Vilas County Forest Management Plan which prevents all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on county land and roads in order to undercut the wishes of the citizens of Vilas County.

We voted in 2004 63% to 37% to prevent

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 AM
Honored to ride on float recognizing Vietnam vets

Letter to the Editor:

This is a thank-you to this year’s Eagle River Fourth of July parade marshal, Dick Hansen, who honored the Vietnam veterans with a welcome home. I got to ride along with my husband and other Vietnam veterans on the float.

What a moment seeing and hearing the applauding, standing and thank-yous given to them. In a time when our military is being made smaller and weaker, this was refreshing to see.

A thank-you also to someone who ate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:22 AM
Water balloons not appreciated at parade

Dear Editor:

For the last 30 years, we have enjoyed entering our antique fire engine in the Eagle River Fourth of July parade. This year was no exception as the weather was great and the crowd was huge.

We normally carry family members ranging from 5 to 81 years old. Age doesn’t matter when having fun on a big red fire engine. Our group is armed with squirt guns, super soakers and other water-squirting devices.

We set down the law with the kids for the no squirting rules for the following:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:22 AM