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2018-04-11 / Letters to the Editor


1. All Letters to the Editor must be no longer than 350 WORDS.

2. They must be signed by the author, with an address and telephone number included to be considered for publication.

3. Personal attacks, thank you notes, form letters and letters promoting political candidates/issues above a statewide level will not be accepted.

All letters reflect the opinion of the letter writer and not necessarily the opinion of the Newberry News.

To the Editor:

Well, here we go again. The tiny raise we got for Social Security was taken care of by a raise in Medicare. Gas prices higher than most places in the country. Food prices going higher by the day.

And now the school wants to tack on more millage that people on a fixed income can’t afford. When is it going to stop? Please vote no on the millage.

Bob Brown

To the Editor:

Here is a letter I wrote to Luce County Parks and Recreation, along with a donation toward their efforts making needed improvements to the Big Valley Ski Hill. I spent many happy childhood days skiing relentlessly with my ski buddies at “Happy Valley,” as we called it.

Luce County Parks and Recreation Department:

Congratulations on improvements made to the Big Valley Ski Hill with the new towline. I visited “Happy Valley” recently and talked to Mike Coe and Chuck Fossitt.

Jim Bradley, my childhood ski buddy, coined the name “Happy Valley” and used it occasionally to refer to Big Valley as we raced down the hill together, wind whipping by and blood coursing rapidly through our veins because skiing made us very happy. During the time we skied there, 50 - 60 children could be zooming around the bowl in all directions on any given Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

I’ve made a donation for equipment purchases to continue your Big Valley Ski Hill improvements. Hopefully I will inspire other classmates who skied with us at Big Valley during the 1960s and beyond to contribute as well.

Best regards in all your endeavors to continue recreational activities for Newberry, including, but not limited to: skating, hockey, sledding and skiing at Big Valley. Newberry has a fine history of supporting winter snow activities, making our childhood and adult lives a fun and healthy experience and the people we have become.

I’ll be 70 years old this year and still ski. I’ve never met a serious skier who wasn’t happy. What’s not to be happy about with all the exercise it provides? I actually ski better than I walk these days.

The ski experience remains pretty much the same over all the years, other than greatly improved equipment. Skiers and the people who man the ski hill have not changed at all.

You definitely have the right guys running the operations. The 11- to 13-year-old skiers I saw this weekend ski just like we used to—with unbounded passion for the sport. It’s heartwarming to see.

Pamela McNab,
Newberry High School Class of 1966

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