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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I am writing to urge Holy Cross Energy customers to vote for Megan Gilman for the Holy Cross Energy Board. As a member of Holy Cross Energy, customers get a chance to choose the utility’s leadership and we should. The board of directors at Holy Cross Energy make decisions that affect our lives and wallets, since we all use electricity every single day.

I have personally worked with Megan for several years on an array of projects and feel confident that she will provide solid leadership if elected to the board of directors. She has a deep understanding of how we all use electricity in our homes and businesses and an impressive array of knowledge on programs and opportunities that can reduce energy consumption and save us all money.

Megan understands the difficult financial decisions our clients face when trying to implement energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy. She provides us with great technical information, allowing our clients to make the most informed decisions possible. I am certain that Megan will be a valuable asset to the Holy Cross Energy board of directors and serve the members well.

Travis Bossow


Before we commit public funds to the proposed housing project for Catholic Charities, we must be assured that only legal residents benefit from these subsidized units.

Catholic Charities openly admits helping illegal aliens and U.S. citizens on an equal opportunity basis. I, for one, do not want taxpayer funds building housing for those who are illegal aliens.

Bruno Kirchenwitz


Who knew? We have an election in May. Although electricity co-op elections are not the first thing on everyone’s mind, I would like to encourage Holy Cross Energy customers to vote in the upcoming Holy Cross board election and, in particular, to vote for Megan Gilman.

It is imperative that the people representing the community on the Holy Cross board have a good understanding of the impacts of their decisions on the thousands of Holy Cross members who must pay their bills every month. There are only seven people on Holy Cross’s Board, and it is our job as citizens to ensure we have the best representatives.

You’ll be receiving your ballot soon. Resist the urge to recycle it with the rest of your trash, and instead take the few minutes to vote.

My firsthand knowledge of Megan Gilman’s leadership and energy-related expertise make me sure that she would be the best choice for the board at Holy Cross. Megan and I serve together on the board of directors for the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, of which she is the chair.

Megan is able to both listen to the ideas of others and provide strong leadership, when needed. Megan is a reliable, but reasonable, advocate for energy efficiency and renewable energy and has a significant amount of technical expertise to share.

More importantly, as a small business owner, she understands the challenges of making tough decisions and working within (and creating) a budget, especially during times when everyone is feeling the crunch.

As a professional in the energy field, she understands how each of us use energy every day in our homes and businesses and how important it is to have a well-informed vision for the future.

As a board member, she understands how important it is to build consensus, listen to others and effectively plan for the future. Without a doubt, Megan will be a strong advocate for those she will represent.

I look forward to voting for Megan when my mail-in ballot comes, and I hope you will do the same.

Chris Romer


The people of the State of Colorado voted in favor of medicinal marijuana. Now the politicians want to stop it. Who do the politicians work for?

The laws against marijuana are creating violence. A large percentage of the world population smokes marijuana, and to think otherwise is ignorant. Do you want your kids to deal with criminals to buy their marijuana?

People drink alcohol and beat their wives. People smoke pot and fall asleep or become too lethargic to be upset.

It is time to evolve. People smoke pot and laws aren’t going to stop it.

Legalize marijuana and stop the violence, stop the hypocrisy. The same laws that govern alcohol could govern marijuana.

Grow up, America. Politicians serve the people who elected them. We voted in medical marijuana. Politicians work for the people who voted for them, not their own personal agenda.

Stop the violence, protect your children, legalize marijuana and stop the killings, tax it and move forward.

Stephen L. Horn


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