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Letter: Battlement injection wells

January 22, 2017 — It becomes clearer every day in this country that the people no longer have a voice with public agencies, nor elected officials. That in itself is very alarming and sad. We are of no importance. Big industries and political entities will have their way against […]

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Letter: Good news from GSES

January 22, 2017 — It was a wet, gray, cold January Friday the 13th, but inside Glenwood Springs Elementary School, the kids were beaming with enthusiasm and energy. The fourth-graders performed a song and dance routine and shared with the large crowd their camping experiences at the Black Canyon […]

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Letter: Self-congratulatory journalists

January 21, 2017 — What a typical air-headed pat on the professional back is Philip Ell’s column. The problem is journalists are always doing this in lieu going out and digging up the story. They remind me of the rank and file of city workers who bend over backwards […]

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Letter: NFL payback

January 21, 2017 — Last Sunday night in Silt, there was a loud crying sound coming from the west. I assume it was Roberta Paige of Rifle crying herself to sleep after her Kansas City Chiefs were knocked from the playoffs yet again. Maybe she can use a Terrible […]

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Letter: Where’s Johnny?

January 20, 2017 — Recently, Mike Vidakovich wrote a piece about some of the inspiring people that he has met throughout his running career. He must have had to fill some space because he included me in this list of local legends. Thank you for the kind words, Mike. […]

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Letter: Recycling and the river

January 20, 2017 — Glenwood Springs has an opportunity both to continue its popular and important recycling program and to enhance its gorgeous river corridor. It’s too bad the existing recycling center has to be moved, but the new school project and related downtown development will be a great […]

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Letter: Sore losers and deportations

January 20, 2017 — I get a kick out of reading Mr. Olander’s letters. Even though his dismissive name-calling only proves the adage: ”the emptiest barrel rattles loudest,” I find myself reveling in his clamorous dismay. Eric compares his fellow citizens of opposing political opinion to Nazis and trained […]

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Letter: Authoritarian fears

January 19, 2017 — As a child of the 1930s, I have witnessed years of authoritarian rule by such “leaders” as Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Tojo. Never have I seen our beloved country in such an incredible mess. Donald Trump is a racist, sexist and ideological dupe of Vladimir […]

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Letter: Facing evil

January 19, 2017 — Mr. Olander, I’d first like to thank you for so thoroughly illustrating my point. You’re obviously a Democrat who wants to agree with Mr. Kaplan’s call for “tolerance and civility” and yet you are spewing hatred and name-calling on behalf of your failed party because […]

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Letter: Intrusive, dangerous loft plan

January 18, 2017 — Bottom line? Amending zoning to allow for high density at 2225 Midland Ave. would create more problems than it would actually solve. More current GWS residents and commuters would be negatively impacted in numerous ways than quasi-residents who might be served by housing at this […]

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Letter: Where’s housing need?

January 18, 2017 — At its Jan. 19 meeting, City Council may be deciding on a request to allow increased housing density to enable the construction of rental condos at 2225 Midland Ave. In the Jan. 17 Post Independent, there are 32 help wanted ads. Eight of them are […]

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Letter: Shortsighted decision

January 17, 2017 — Glenwood Springs’ recent decision to close its downtown recycling center, forcing residents to haul their recyclables 8 miles farther west to the South Canyon landfill, is unfortunate and shortsighted. Besides discouraging recycling, it would add hundreds of additional vehicle trips through the soon-to-be-gridlocked West Glenwood […]

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Letter: Fight for recycling location

January 17, 2017 — I would like to remind anyone interested in keeping the recycle center in the city that the City Council will be taking public comments and deciding where to locate it Thursday evening (Jan. 19). The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. If you are concerned […]

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Letter: Russians verified facts

January 16, 2017 — I’m quite surprised that for all the media hoopla about the Russians hacking to influence our election nobody seems to appreciate that they just published the truth. It is a sad commentary that we had to rely on Russian hacking or WikiLeaks to inform us […]

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Letter: RFTA schedule

January 16, 2017 — I have been in the valley since June 2016 and using RFTA for primarily medical appointments. I initially was in awe of the system — Ride Glenwood frequency, side trips to Aspen and new buses. Then I needed to travel Glenwood Springs to Rifle and […]

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Letter: Obama’s division

January 16, 2017 — Craig Chisesi obviously did not understand when I stated the divide in the country has been going on for eight-plus years, I should have stated that I believe the divide that we see in this country has been going on since at least the presidency […]

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Letter: How it happened

January 15, 2017 — Hearing the Democrats stretching to understand what they did so wrong that Trump got elected, I remember Jeb Bush inadvertently exposing Don’s strategy. He told Trump that he could not insult his way to the presidency. Trump smiled, looked up, then left and right in […]

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Letter: Land management

January 15, 2017 — While not enthusiastic about where the governance of our country is going, I think that perhaps it does offer an opportunity to look at the management of our federal lands. It is my firm belief that we need to protect many of our lands from […]

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Letter: Gender inequality

January 15, 2017 — I am wondering if men will ever believe that men and women are equal. I had an interesting experience the other day. As I sat by myself in a local restaurant I overheard two men talking behind me. One had voted for Clinton and one […]

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Letter: Out-of-town recyclers

January 14, 2017 — Regarding the relocation of the recycling center, please remember that not everyone who uses the center lives in Glenwood. I live in Carbondale, which puts me in the situation of either having to pay my trash service to collect my recycling items (and hope that […]

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