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DDA column: Bridge design details key to Glenwood aesthetic and vitality

October 18, 2017 — I have had the pleasure of serving as director of the Downtown Development Authority for more than seven years. The DDA is a tax-funded district in downtown Glenwood Springs. Revenues to the DDA are earmarked and used exclusively for the purposes of downtown vitalization. The

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Semro column: Health care — aiming for the iceberg

October 18, 2017 — When it comes to health care, observing the actions of this administration is a bit like watching the captain of the Titanic steering straight for the iceberg. The president keeps saying that the Affordable Care Act is imploding. That assertion is highly debatable at best.

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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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Citizen nuggets and the food chain

October 17, 2017 — Chickens occupy an uncomfortable place in the food chain. Skunks, weasels, humans and many other animals relish them as a meal. Like chickens, individuals and families are at the bottom of a food chain. Organizations feed on citizens in different ways. Some draw their nutrients

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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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Kellogg column: American liberty grew from seeds planted by Columbus

October 16, 2017 — Several dozen municipal governments across the U.S. have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. They contend that Christopher Columbus and other Europeans ushered in centuries of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Injustices of the past cannot be changed by new-age political correctness. And the propensity

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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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Editorial: Protect our economy; back CMC’s tax fix

October 15, 2017 — Colorado Mountain College is, without doubt, a remarkable asset for western Colorado. Voters in the college's 6,600-square-mile district, which covers six counties including Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle, should protect it by approving Ballot Issue 4B, a plan that allows the school to adjust its tax

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