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Letter: Shredding for survivors

May 23, 2017 — Advocate Safehouse Project held our Shred for Charity Event on May 12. We would like to thank Jay McGlade and the Edward Jones team for hosting the event at their office, the Riverside Professional Building in Glenwood Springs. Additionally, we would like to recognize Paper […]

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Letter: Permanent consequences

May 23, 2017 — I heard on Monday morning on the radio about an accident that involved five kids — and I say kids — and one was pronounced dead. Then it proceeded to say near Carbondale, a county road. I was only half listening because my mind was […]

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Letter: Create good insurance

May 23, 2017 — There are lots of ways to create Medicare for all. Build on the work of others: In Massachusetts, Denmark, Canada or any other industrialized nations, they have used it for years. We waste untold hours and tax-funded salaries of House and Senate lawmakers on internecine […]

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Letter: Multiuse land permits

May 22, 2017 — Although it was truly devastating to discover that Hanging Lake trail was vandalized with spray paint, I believe that a short-term trail closure policy is not the most effective approach to the problem. If  we only focus on closing the trails until summer, we will […]

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Letter: Help for homeless

May 21, 2017 — I am a junior at Glenwood Springs High School taking a history class called The Fundamentals of American Democracy. In FAD, the final project of the year consists of learning about different public policies and then applying our knowledge to problems in our community — […]

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Letter: LGBT safety

May 20, 2017 — I am writing this letter to address how little our community seems to care about the LGBT youth in our valley. In class we currently have a project to propose policies to make an impact or influence our community and my group chose to do […]

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Letter: Attention to mental illness

May 20, 2017 — I am a student at Glenwood Springs High School. In my government class, we are tackling the annual Project Citizen assignment. Project Citizen is a research project where students pick an issue that is prominent in their community and create a solution. My group and […]

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Letter: Where’s the plan?

May 19, 2017 — The president's release of classified information about ISIS to the Russians would not be an issue if he had implemented the secret plan to defeat the Islamic State he boasted about during the campaign as soon as he assumed office. JM Jesse Glenwood Springs

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Letter: Grateful dancers

May 19, 2017 — "Dancers Dancing — a Legacy," which was presented by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts on May 12 and 13, was a joyful celebration. The skill and dedication of more than 100 dancers, ages 3 to 17 years, was presented with spirit and happiness […]

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Letter: Great career day

May 19, 2017 — It is with great gratitude that we write this letter on behalf of Carbondale Middle School eighth-graders and their teachers to the many businesses in the valley that allowed students to gain an extremely memorable real-world experience in various careers on Friday, May 12. More […]

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Letter: New Red Hill trail

May 18, 2017 — Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day this Saturday by building new singletrack in Carbondale. Help complete a reroute of the top portion of the Blue Ribbon trail on Red Hill (aka Mushroom Rock). Red Hill Council is leading the charge on this project, Roaring Fork Mountain […]

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Letter: Climate change solution

May 18, 2017 — "Climate facts revisited"   (May 14) gives a science-based refutation to the often cited false climate-denier claim that NASA scientists falsified climate data. These sorts of denier talking points are the result of cherry-picking and distortion by the multimillion-dollar climate denial operation funded by Exxon-Mobil, […]

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Letter: Carbondale fire

May 17, 2017 — I am so grateful to Carbondale firefighters who responded so quickly to the fire at 858 Garfield last week. Had they not been so efficient and professional, I'm sure the entire property would have been lost, as well as possible damage to other homes in […]

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Letter: Lock them all up

May 17, 2017 — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is the U.S. attorney general. I guess the word "general" just goes with that Southern combination. Anyway, our AG has declared that crime is so rampant that we must re-enact the steepest penalties allowed by law to stem the tide. Sessions has […]

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Letter: Gas leases

May 16, 2017 — Bureau of Land Management, if you think the way to manage our land is to allow filthy rich Texas oil and gas corporations to drill into Mother Earth's skin, blighting our beautiful landscapes with unsightly oil and gas rigs, fouling the air with toxic methane […]

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Letter: In Uncle Don we trust

May 16, 2017 — The willpower of Trump loyalists to keep supporting him in spite of his erratic behavior, complete flip-flops from campaign promises, hypocrisy, nepotism, cronyism, lack of ethics, greed, insecurity, grandstanding, showboating, pandering to xenophobia, misogyny and just a gross lack of knowledge regarding governance of our […]

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Letter: Watch health care votes

May 16, 2017 — I was puzzled by Mitch Mulhall's column in which he took the position that Obamacare was immoral because it was passed using amendments. Because of this, he seemed to think that the Republican House of Representatives was right to vote to throw 25 million Americans […]

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Letter: Confederate monuments

May 15, 2017 — Regarding New Orleans removing Confederate statues: So, what about our uncivil Civil War? Monuments exist from both sides. That is understandable. Those with personal ties to the event are long dead — what do these monuments mean now? The South will rise again without them, […]

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Letter: Who pays for what?

May 15, 2017 — Bryan Whiting, in his opinion piece, appears to want a world unchanged from the past as far as regulation and the funding for regulation are concerned. He admits there are things we need, but is unwilling for them to be paid for with government funds. […]

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Letter: Hubbard Mesa cleanup

May 15, 2017 — On behalf of the Bureau of Land Management's Colorado River Valley Field Office, I would like to give a big thanks to the White River Trail Runners, who led this year's annual Hubbard Mesa cleanup. More than 30 volunteers dedicated a Saturday to cleaning up […]

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