The letter from Robert Laitres (DCI 2/17) left me feeling both insulted and amused. Initially, he seemed to be aiming his remarks at people who believe independent voters should be allowed to participate in primary elections. Then he obviously vented his feelings about all independent voters. Such name-calling reminded me of recent candidate debates! Party bigotry led me to register as an independent voter 61 years ago. I have voted in every election since then, have never desired to participate in a caucus or a primary and have never voiced a desire to do so.
Thank you, Mr. Laitres for reminding me how precious my freedom to vote independent has been.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.