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Dear Editor,

On behalf of Gould Construction, I would like apologize to the downtown businesses and their Friday night patrons for the inconvenience of not having water at 5 p.m.

I understand that some businesses did not receive notification that the water was going to be turned off.

We did not realize, until it was too late, that the 8th and 10th street tie-in was going to affect more businesses than previously planned. We proceeded with the water line tie-in at 8th and 10th because this work is critical to making our paving schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Please accept my apology for the inconvenience we have caused.

Warmest regards,

Mark Gould

Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor,

Three cheers for Mr. Dan Richardson. I applaud you for standing tall and representing the majority of your ward in Glenwood Springs City Council. It is quite obvious from the vote that you were practicing a democratic government, whereas one gets the impression that quite a few on the council spell democracy as “dictatorship.”

Rick Davis said in one of his articles that one of a councilman’s duties was to represent the will of the majority. Does he? Yes, Davis was elected to make decisions, but in line with his constituents’ wishes, not the prevalent M.O. of “Eat it, it’s good for you.”

Why is the council so hard-headed? Why do they keep trying to cram stuff down our throats come hell or high water?

It must have been a tremendous shock on Red Feather day for some who thought they walked on water when their rears got wet. Looks as though we are in the non-existent plan C.

As for the morale of the city staff, maybe they were given the wrong assignment to start with. After all, they work for the people of Glenwood. If that isn’t acceptable, I believe they have the right to choose other employment.

Hang in there, Mr. Richardson, don’t compromise our freedoms. There has been a very high price paid for each and every one of them.

Hopefully after the first part of November we will again be back to representative government.

Doug Lawyer

Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor,

Garfield Re-2 is really hitting it hard and spending a lot of money to try to get everyone to vote for the property tax override.

It is an unfair tax that only property owners will be obligated for. It is unfair that everyone gets to vote on the increase, instead of just the property owners who will bear the burden of the bill.

I am sure if I had as much money as Gary Pack or Sally Brands, I wouldn’t think a thing about the increase either.

I am a property owner, and like a very large section of the people of Rifle, Silt and New Castle, a retired person with a very fixed income that doesn’t go up as fast as taxes and gas prices do.

Young property owners raising families can’t afford an increase like the override either. We are already taxed to the limit.

Please vote no on the property tax override.

Jan Walker


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