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Letter: Nixon versus Trump

August 22, 2017 — Nixon was a much better president than Trump. Nixon resigned. JM Jesse Glenwood Springs

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Letter: Media and Charlottesville

August 22, 2017 — The whole Charlottesville media tempest in a teapot leaves me shaking my head in disbelief. A couple of  hundred nut jobs with self-esteem issues warrant 24/7 media coverage why? Because sensationalizing a tiny fringe element sells ads. Media makes money selling peeks at the roadside […]

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Letter: Trash on the ground

August 22, 2017 — At least five days a week, I walk the loop from the 14th Street pedestrian bridge south on the Rio Grande Trail to 27th and back north on Midland. I fill a grocery bag with trash every day, which consists mainly of banana peels, 2-ounce […]

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Letter: Demolition worries

August 21, 2017 — I read with interest your front-page story on Aug. 17. I am concerned. I think the demolition should be stopped and the demolition procedure reviewed. I note the comment of Dave Eller, regional transportation director, that no one was injured or property damaged due to […]

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Letter: Detour troubles

August 21, 2017 — Each day during the early afternoon commute going north, I see there are more and more people using the bus lane. They go to 27th or 24th and apparently to Blake. Because the side streets downtown are open, they learned to effectively cut the line. […]

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Letter: Don’t reject e-bikes

August 21, 2017 — I, like Mr. John Bryant, am also astonished that even considering not allowing e-bikes on the Rio Grande Trail would be an issue. Shame on Pitkin County. They are so shortsighted and have not considered all of the points to the issue. Two years ago, […]

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Letter: Watch your head

August 20, 2017 — While riding my bike to work on the Rio Grande Trail on the first day of the bridge closure, I was pleased to see so many folks commuting to work on bikes. However, I was shocked and dismayed to see so many riders without helmets […]

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Letter: Pipe dreams before practicality

August 20, 2017 — OK, the Grand Avenue bridge would never have been replaced had the rail corridor been used to filter and divert commercial traffic off of Grand Avenue, (all the work would have been done without interrupting traffic). The Grand Avenue bridge would never have been replaced […]

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Letter: Alternative approach

August 20, 2017 — A  98-year-old 10th Mountain 'Hail Vail' vet rode his three-wheel bike off the hill up Prince Creek, 3 miles into town and stopped by. He is invested in the future of the country and wanted to discuss a thought with us. He wanted to know, […]

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Letter: Who gets named?

August 18, 2017 — What is the determining factor when posting a name in Crime Briefs? Some stories have the criminal's names and some withhold due to the victim, which is understandable. Being a small valley I think it's bad taste to post names and allow the public to […]

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Letter: Lifesavers

August 18, 2017 — I owe many, many thanks. These thank yous aren't near enough to repay what has been given back to me. However, for me to let this pass without acknowledging the actions and simple human decency shown to me by friends and strangers alike would not […]

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Letter: Say it: Nazis are bad

August 17, 2017 — I was disappointed to see no coverage in this paper of Rep. Scott Tipton's pitiful response to the Nazi rally and terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. While Trump was widely pilloried for taking several days to come out with a statement condemning […]

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Letter: White nationalism

August 17, 2017 — White nationalism is just as damnable as white supremacy. Remember, the Nazis were originally called the Nationalist Socialist Party. Fred Malo Jr. Carbondale

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Letter: Midland traffic woes

August 17, 2017 — Against the advice of traffic planners, lots of people took Midland Avenue north from 27th Street to Eighth Street on the first day of the detour. Sometime before 4 p.m., cars and trucks were emitting lots of exhaust fumes while moving at approximately 1 mile […]

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Letter: Praise for police

August 16, 2017 — Well it is here: "Carmagedon," "bridgepocalypse," "grand-disaster," "traffictrosphe." The Grand Avenue bridge is closed and the first day of the detour, all things considered, went as well as it could. I think a lot of the credit goes to the preparation from CDOT and Tracy […]

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Letter: Thanks to RFTA board

August 16, 2017 — I would like to thank RFTA's Board of Directors for their support in allowing e-bikes from Glenwood Springs to the Pitkin County line. This was a critical decision for Glenwood Springs for the bridge closure. However, it was an equally important decision going forward. E-bikes […]

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Letter: Thanks and an apology

August 15, 2017 — I was injured in a tow truck incident and hurt very badly. I would like to thank those who responded. The good Samaritans who helped make the 911 call, the EMTs from the ambulance and fire department. Without all of you, I would not be […]

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Letter: In praise of e-bikes

August 15, 2017 — As visitors from Iowa who own property and frequently vacation in Colorado, we were shocked to read the editorial and letter to the editor in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent regarding the RFTA proposal to ban e-bikes from the Rio Grande Trail. Two of our […]

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Remember Charlottesville victim

August 14, 2017 — I grew up with Heather Heyer in a small town outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. She lived in my neighborhood, and we spent practically every day after school together, were in the same grade and often the same classes, and were in Girl Scouts together. Her […]

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Letter: Change decency act

August 14, 2017 — Last week, I attended the premier showing of the film "I Am Jane Doe" at the Aspen Institute. This film exposes a disturbingly dark secret of the internet where children are criminally prostituted across the country by adults taking advantage of a little-known and obscure […]

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