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dloudermilk says...

what do you mean it wasn't edited, there were sections cut out by the raisen bran commercials. The edited video you speak of was great quality by the way. Ok
Walla Walla, I am sure we've all heard enough from the candidates, lets spend our time now filling out the ballot and choosing a sheriff, which ever one that is. just vote.

dloudermilk says...

Think I'll go buy some raisen bran. Too bad the video company Turner hired to tape the Touchet debate didn't produce tonights video as well

dloudermilk says...

tinstar is that your first name or last name? They should have stayed and done the debate, makes them look bad in my opinion. Turner hasn't blown it, in my opinion, he has kept several of his original campaign goals, he has more higher education which most businesses and government agencies require for leaders of their organizations.

On Sheriff challengers walk out of forum

Posted 10 July 2014, 7:07 p.m. Suggest removal

dloudermilk says...

I guess the point is they chose to walk out instead of clearly making their point that they felt the video was edited and posted, they should have stayed, are they going to walk out as sheriff when they don't agree with someone.

On Sheriff challengers walk out of forum

Posted 10 July 2014, 4:07 a.m. Suggest removal

dloudermilk says...

If you are running for an office wouldn't you want to get your word out there and talk with the community? Sheriff Turner has had numerous meet and greets, where he invites citizens to hear his words, ideas and goals. And to defend himself against rumors and allegations. I attended one of these meetings and found him to be willing to tell it all, no topic was off limits. He has several more of these opportunities for the citizens to meet and listen to him, and as for his video taping the debates, I guess he is not shy about having another avenue for the citizens to hear all 3 candidates. I didn't attend the Touchet debate so I don't know whether or not the video was edited, but I did appreciate someone video taping and putting it out there for viewing. The other two candidates haven't made themselves as available for conversations with the public as far as I know, if so they aren't advertising it in the newspaper or on their websites. I still feel Sheriff Turner has the credentials , education and experience that make him the best qualified candidate for sheriff.

dloudermilk says...

Congratulations to the Sheriffs Foundation volunteers for another successful event, and pushing to regain an assest to the valley that has been missing for a number of years, K-9s in law enforcement. I would like to add however that where would we be without the leadership of Sheriff Turner. He has allowed this group of citizens to thrive and achieve a goal to acquire two K -9s for the Sheriff's Office under his leadership, something that was unattainable in recent years past.

Thank you all for the great teamwork.

dloudermilk says...

Barracuda: you are so right! In the past 3 plus years I have observed Sheriff Turner do things and have issues within his department that have made me cringe. But I have also seen him do things that prove to me that he is doing a good job. I have talked with Deputies and City Police officers about the job the Sheriff is doing, and the ones I have talked with say he is doing a good job for his department, in managing his department. He has provided new updated equipment. He has provided 24/7 coverage by a new deployment work shedule of the resources he has. I was talking with a deputy the other day and asked him about the new shift roll call and if it was really that important, and he said that it was very useful in that the deputies come to work together and exchange information and are able to recieve training on a daily basis. He also stated he's recieved more training in the last 3 years than in the previous 10 years at the department. Turner
has made himself available to the citizens with his roundtables and the numerous meet and greets. I attended one such roundtable in which a citizen was very unhappy with the response he was getting concerning a theft case and Sheriff Turner listened to the complaint and assured the citizen he would take care of his concerns. Sheriff Turner has the newly established Sheriffs Foundation who raised monies for the purchase of 2 K-9s for use in the county. I can only speculate why a few of the deputies are so bent on getting rid of Sheriff Turner, maybe the new sheriff is not so much of the good ole boys club and holding people accountable . Purely speculation on my part. I have looked at the websites of all three candidates, for someone in a department for so many years as the other two candidates there aren't many certifications in law enforcement courses. There will be more opportunities for voters to learn about the candidates and I hope you do, be informed and choose the candidate whom you choose to support and be sure to vote. It's so sad that we have such low voter turnout percentages.

dloudermilk says...

I went and toured the science building last night, I haven't been there since my kids graduated and I attended conferences, before that was in 1973 while attending Wa Hi. Now it's my turn to step up and support education facilities for the future and that's what I plan to do. If you haven't decided yet there is another open house in a few days, go see for yourself and talk with the teachers who use this building, they will be glad to share their experiences with you.

On Letter - New science building is too much

Posted 28 March 2014, 12:02 p.m. Suggest removal

dloudermilk says...

Steve, it sounds to me like they removed the reserve pumper at station 2, Engine 3. That truck is a Seagrave truck, and several years ago, there was a broken part in the front steering or suspension, I don't remember exactly but they had to find someone to make the part because Seagrave no longer made the part. That was just one of several problems when breakdowns arise, and ends up with long out of service times. That is one reason we were so anxious to get rid of it, It is a 1981 and according to NFPA standards should have been retired years ago. The article goes on to talk about the damage sustained on the new ladder truck. There was a lot of hoopla about not using it before hand because of cost, well that's like telling a race car driver, you can't practice in the car because you might break it and it's expensive, you can only use it on race day. Maybe if the firefighters got more practice at driving the rig, the accident might not have happened in the first place. I agree totally with you, maybe the council should leave the operations of each department to the department leaders they are paying to make those decisions.

dloudermilk says...

Big Deal, the guy is resigning for personel reasons. Thanks to Max for your service to our community. And the UB scooped it 8 hours before it was going to be announced. I could have waited for that BIG bit of news. I do agree the school district needs to be transparent on how they are spending the money.