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Letter: Cycling is faster

October 18, 2017 — What I like most about the current disruption caused by the bridge replacement is seeing more people out riding bicycles (the most efficient form of transport ever invented). Expensive SUV's or fancy sports cars are no match for my 22-year-old Breezer Ignaz X. From 27th

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Letter: Support for CMC

October 18, 2017 — I support Colorado Mountain College's Measure 4B. The results of the November 2016 elections were influenced by working-class Americans who feel left behind by our modern economy. Colorado Mountain College is the perfect antidote. It educates and trains the young and not so young who

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Letter: On kneeling

October 18, 2017 — Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Jerry Jones seem to feel that an athlete, or anybody else, one assumes, kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, is an egregious sign of disrespect for the principles of our country and Constitution. Of course, that's just the

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Letter: Support for CMC

October 17, 2017 — I will be voting yes on Colorado Mountain College Measure 4B. I hope you, too, will vote yes. Because of a very complicated state tax system coupled with rapid growth on the Front Range, CMC will lose revenue that it has been receiving and would

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Letter: Habitat Basalt plan

October 17, 2017 — On Oct. 10, Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley, along with our partners in the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership project, heard resounding support of the Basalt community for Habitat's proposed housing project. The project is a unique partnership between the Roaring Fork School District, which

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Letter: Danger to country

October 16, 2017 — I am sick and tired of hearing people excuse Donald Trump's erratic behavior and speech by saying, "That's just Donald." Well, I'm just Pat, and my peculiarity is that I love my country, and it scares me to death that it is being treated so

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Letter: Driving down wages

October 16, 2017 — Local construction workers have been destroyed by the hiring of cheap, unskilled people in the U.S. illegally who depress their wages. Skilled American citizens with mortgages and kids cannot survive on the same wages. Contractors hire cheap, undocumented labor, 1099 them and let them fend

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Letter: The world is ending

October 16, 2017 — In speaking with people day to day, frequently a conversation on a given issue will devolve into a discussion of myth, rather than fact. It can often be disappointing. I figure that if I want information in order to better myself and my life, then

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Letter: Winkler running for CMC

October 16, 2017 — It gives me great pleasure to announce my candidacy for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees. In the last eight years I have been a member of the City Council in Rifle, and the last four years serving as mayor. As mayor, I had

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Letter: Why bother to write?

October 16, 2017 — I am smiling when I read the Glenwood Post Independent. There are apparently only a couple of people who write in and are able to get their letters printed. It seems that JM Jesse and John Hoffman manage to get their letters posted in the

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Letter: Middle school thanks

October 16, 2017 — As principal of Glenwood Springs Middle School I speak for our whole community of teachers and learners when I express our deep gratitude for the outpouring of support and love we have felt from our beautiful little mountain town over the past few weeks. What

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Letter: Portscheller for CMC board

October 16, 2017 — As we reflect over the past 50 years that Colorado Mountain College has served our Rocky Mountain communities, we are grateful for the visionaries who created this unique institution as well as those who have governed it for all these years. In order for CMC

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Letter: News, not Twitter

October 16, 2017 — I believe that the media (all forms) need to cover the "real news " — not ridiculous tweets. The latter only distract from the important issues on which our nation needs to focus. We need to deal with our health-care system, gun violence which is

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Letter: Save our history

October 16, 2017 — I will vote yes for Garfield County's Nov. 7 ballot issue 1A, a property tax that will contribute to the support of our valley's six community museums. As a property and business owner, I understand the heavy burden of taxes yet believe this support for

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Letter: Protect Crystal wildlife

October 16, 2017 — Time is running out to comment on the proposed bike trail between Carbondale and the top of McClure Pass (due Oct. 30). Alternative A (which stays on the Highway 133 side of river) avoids impact with wildlife, while some Alternative B choices would be disastrous

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Letter: Why to support 4A

October 15, 2017 — On behalf of the board of directors of the Rifle Regional Economic Development Corp., I am writing this letter in support of the Grand River Hospital District's bond issue for a new care center and hospital expansion, Ballot Measure 4A. After more than 50 years,

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Letter: Traffic solution

October 15, 2017 — I guess I'm confused again, because I don't see the big issue with the bridge detour/partial opening. When two lanes can be opened on the bridge, make both of those lanes northbound to access Exit 116 and north Glenwood. Anyone wishing to go south on

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Letter: Outstanding service

October 15, 2017 — Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson should be voted the best community police chief in the United States. Worrying for the safety of his police officers and that they should not perform any duty that he does not equally share, Terry Wilson has manned one

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Letter: 4A supports jobs

October 14, 2017 — If we shutter our aging care center and not replace it, our community loses 86 well-paying jobs. That's huge for a community our size. And if we move forward in building a new care center and adding beds at the hospital, more than 200 new

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Letter: Bridge name

October 14, 2017 — You didn't offer the proper alternative option to name the new Glenwood bridge, the $126 million farce* and waste of taxpayer money. * Not to mention the millions upon millions of money and time squandered, lost to the area's population due to the business and

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