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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Here it is Thanksgiving time and I believe we all have one thing in common to be thankful for. Be thankful that you live in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. Think about that for a minute, we have freedom of speech, we can travel freely wherever and whenever we want and the list goes on.

Instead of dividing our country between Democrats and Republicans, lets come together and become one as a nation. A first step could be to study the Constitution and our American history. Relearn what made this country so great and really think about the direction this country is headed. The government officials we voted in over the years are thugs and are in it for the money they make off lobbyists, they (the majority) don’t care about us or our country. The politicians have to be held accountable for their actions.

I used to call myself a Republican, but I’m now in the process of changing my political affiliation to Independent. I am tired of our so called leaders taking us down the wrong paths, and I’m not going to sit back and take it anymore. We all need to stand up and get involved whether it be on a local or national level.



One more thing; Stop the petty bickering on the editorial pages and put that energy into solutions to the problems.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone,



Jane Henzel-Till

Carbondale

Open letter to the Garfield County Commissioners:

Using logic similar to what the oil and gas industries are using to maintain their exemption from Safe Drinking Water Act, I’m officially requesting that the BOCC endorse a resolution asking the United States government to exempt me from any and all rules, fines prosecutions and convictions for violating Federal law.

In my 59 plus years in America, I have never been convicted of violating Federal law. Not only have I never been convicted of violating Federal law, there is no scientifically proven evidence that I have ever violated Federal law.

The fear of excessive fines and/or loss of liberty due to a conviction for violating Federal law could adversely affect my ability to work, which could have a chilling effect on possible future business investments that I may make within the United states, which could have a negative affect on the local and state economies, which in turn could affect the nation and the entire world.

If, after gaining this totally fair and reasonable exemption I accidentally violate Federal law and am responsible for numerous deaths and/or injuries, I would consider paying a reasonable fine (small) to compensate any and all damaged parties.

Henery Nordsiek

Glenwood Springs

The student council from Basalt High School presents the first annual Yule Fest. This event features artists from all across the Western Slope region in a two-day extravaganza.

Twenty-five local, professional artists will be selling their own work and crafts; clubs from Basalt High School will be vending food and drink; and there will be a kids room with Santa, live music, magic show and other entertainment. Please join us from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, at Basalt High School.

Any questions contact Seann Goodman at Basalt High School 384-5934.

Sincerely,

The Leadership Class


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