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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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Beaton column: Meet Walther Ramos, American

August 17, 2017 — As we celebrated the birthday of our nation last month, I thought about a Brazilian friend named Walther Ramos. Walther grew up in an ordinary middle class family in Brazil. As a teenager he became a terrific swimmer. Walther has always been headstrong, and didn't […]

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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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Cabe column: Why Black Lives Matter and white supremacists are different

August 16, 2017 — What's the difference between Black Lives Matter and neo-Nazis? Some people see no difference. They believe any criticism of society's treatment of race is racist, and equally so. They believe a movement for black empowerment is equivalent to a white power movement. I've seen white […]

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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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Emmer column: Public golf — teeing off on your nickel

August 15, 2017 — Yippee-ki-yi-yay! Times are good again. Jobs are plentiful. Stocks are high. Real estate is bubbling. Economists tell our government to borrow and spend more in bad times, then pay off debt during prosperity. It makes the good times less reckless and the bad times less […]

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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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Kellogg column: Launch your unstoppable cycle of success, attain financial freedom

August 14, 2017 — Are you on track to attain your financial dreams? Most people are not. If you're hungry, financial freedom is possible. You need specific written goals and a plan of action. Good mentors are crucial for learning and accountability. Realize that you won't reach your financial […]

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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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Essex column: Act like other people are using the trail

August 13, 2017 — I unintentionally kicked a hornet's nest a little bit last week in writing about e-bikes — bicycles with an electric motor that can be engaged when the rider pedals to provide a boost on hills or as needed otherwise. In the debate about allowing them […]

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Editorial: White ‘nationalism’ is just lipstick on bad old supremacism

August 13, 2017 — Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner got it right this weekend about the violence at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. After a car plowed into a group of counterprotesters and President Donald Trump criticized "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on […]

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Message from police chief: Obey the detour

August 11, 2017 — After nearly two years of planning, well over 100 meetings and countless questions from citizens in our fair town, the Grand Avenue bridge comes down next week. Never have I taken part in something so impactful, scary and significant that was anticipated and planned — […]

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History column: A new downtown presence for Glenwood history

August 11, 2017 — What is a museum? Is it the building? The objects in the building or the story behind the objects? The best definition I could find that rang true with me is "A museum is a place where the past lives." For me, what makes the […]

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Letter: Exchange thanks

August 11, 2017 — If home is where the heart is, then I found new roots — and a new home — in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs is a pretty big town compared to where I come from. It's a really nice town with small shops and a great […]

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