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Dear Editor,

The public is being asked on Initiative 3B to approve a mill levy increase for the Re-2 School District. This extra money would help fund staffing for the new Coal Ridge High School, retain current programs at Rifle High School, support pay increases for current staff, implement before and after school programs, add full day-every day kindergarten, improve transportation, upgrade technology and work towards making our district one of the best in the state.

As an elected official I have an obligation to my constituents to make decisions based on research of facts and voting for what is best for now and the future. After researching Initiative 3B I have found that by supporting this initiative the overwhelming winner will be our children and our com-munities.

This initiative, which is sponsored by the Re-2 School Board, has been endorsed by the three elected town councils within the district: Rifle, Silt and New Castle. Each town council has decided that Yes on Initiative 3B is the best decision for today and the future.

Join with me in supporting the future of our schools, our communities and our children. Vote yes on 3B.

Duane Guettler

New Castle Town Councilman

Dear Editor,

Voters in Garfield Re-2 school district will soon be making a decision regarding the future of our county and our children. Please don’t think for a moment that your vote won’t matter.

What will happen to our school district if we vote “No” or don’t vote at all? We risk losing our excellent teachers to nearby school districts who are paying higher salaries.

We will be forced to reduce the exciting programs currently offered at Rifle High School to provide basic academic instruction at the new Coal Ridge High School.

What would be the result? We will lose potential business relocations due to unwillingness of employees to live and raise families where education is not a priority.

Let us reap the rewards of a “Yes” vote on the mill levy override. A “Yes” will result in a growing pride throughout our community as we “boast” of our excellent schools.

We will have the finest, most competent teachers on the Western Slope. Our children will be excited to go to school every day because they are succeeding in their studies. The children who need extra help will receive it, to promote their success.

Garfield Re-2 is an extremely exciting and excited school district. Please, voters, do not tie their hands!

A “Yes” vote on the mill levy override will ensure all of our children in Garfield Re-2 an excellent, progressive education through high school.

Please, voters of Garfield Re-2, vote “Yes” on the mill levy override.


Nancy Vidal


Dear Editor,

Some of Carbondale’s trustees have said recently that they didn’t get a clear picture of what the people of Carbondale were saying when they voted down the Crystal River Marketplace on July 15.

Some of the trustees are questioning the value of the “visioning process,” which was proposed to clarify to our elected representatives what kind of growth the people of Carbondale want.

Let’s simplify the process. If you voted no on July 15, please call or write the trustees and let them know your reasons.

Andy Montoya, 1205 Catherine Court, 963-9883, amontoya@sopris.net.

Fred Williams, 244 Weant, 963-3431.

Mark Whalen, 175 Rio Grande, 963-9841.

Russ Criswell, 837 Sopris, 963-9371, rcriswell@hotmail.com.

Scott Chaplin, P.O. Box 956, 963-3678, chaplin@sopris.net.

Susie Darrow, 111 Indica Way, 963-3271, sdarrow@rof.net.

Michael Hassig, 689 Lincoln, 963-3714, mhassig@4arc.com.


Shelle de Beque


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