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Letter: RFTA tax will only benefit special interests

December 12, 2018 — Smart voters voted "no" on the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) mill levy and long-term bond issuance which overwhelmingly benefits Aspen and Pitkin County special interests including Henry Crown & Company, Aspen Skiing Co., CC Industries and bus manufacturer Gillig Corp. Here are just a

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Letter: Playing field isn’t level in competition with Amazon

December 12, 2018 — I applaud Steve Skinner for his excellent column about Amazon in the Dec. 11 Aspen Daily News. He did a great job of  describing the giant void that Amazon is creating in our communities, but he did not explain how bad the situation actually is.

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Letter: Let there be shunning of the Trump dystopians

December 11, 2018 — In the 1960s scientists calculated that if earth's mean temperature rises by just 2 degrees that the world's glaciers will melt and sea levels will rise accordingly. Florida Evangelicals will be pleased to note that we have just crossed that threshold. Let the rapture begin.

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Letter: Bushong sending teens to study D-Day beaches

December 11, 2018 — A Wall Street Journal editorial on Friday related to The Longest Day — D-Day, says: "American teens might study history if they saw Omaha Beach." And "Perhaps American philanthropists could send young Americans to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches and American war cemeteries." Well

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Letter: How about a 12-foot pigeon statue at the landing site?

December 10, 2018 — The Grand Avenue Bridge is all but a done deal. Great job, by the way. My, how time flies by. Speaking of things flying by, it's time our thoughts go out to the 167 homeless homing pigeons left homeless after living for generations on the

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Letter: Land use regulations must be overhauled

December 10, 2018 — All the latest climate reports are saying we are facing a devastated future unless we drastically change the way we live. For example, replacing fossil fuel use with electricity is essential and a big part of the changes. But experts are also sure that the

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Letter: Asylum is not a liberal conspiracy

December 7, 2018 — Mr. Kirchenwitz, regarding the Statue of Liberty and your desire to send one of our nation's most beloved monuments "back to France." Bruno, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States as a gift from the French as a monument to our war

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Letter: Inane global idealism

December 7, 2018 — In her Nov. 28 letter to the Post Independent, Ms. Barb Coddington infers that my concern about illegal immigration stems from fear and some "hardwired" tribal propensity. Ms. C's dime store prognosis not withstanding, I fear nothing, but I do care about future generations and

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Letter: Slow down or stop when animals are in roadway

December 6, 2018 — I'm writing on behalf of my dad, one of the few remaining farmer/ranchers left in Garfield County. If you live on or travel along CR 233 (Silt Mesa Road) you have seen him moving his sheep from one pasture to another. The sheep are let

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Letter: Sustainable now means ‘better than it used to be’

December 6, 2018 — We live on a "Goldilocks" planet. Things can't be too hot or too cold, everything must be just right. Who knew? What is the big deal about a temperature degree or two? Turns out it is the difference between life and death. Ordinary people, who

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Letter: Majority of River Valley Ranch residents are not golfers

December 5, 2018 — In the Post Independent article "RVR golf course sale still concern for community," it is incorrectly stated that, "According to a survey the HOA released in August, more than 40 percent of respondents do not golf at the RVR course at all." This survey of

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Letter: Will the new WSCOGA rep be any more enlightened?

December 5, 2018 — I read where the shameless shill for the oil and gas industry, David Ludlum, is being replaced as representative of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. I would caution the newcomer, Eric Carlson, to do more research than his predecessor did before he

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Letter: Open for oil and gas business

December 2, 2018 — Another election cycle is over and I just wanted to express my gratitude to everyone who got out and voted to oppose Proposition 112. Thankfully the proposition to increase the required oil and gas setback to a half-mile failed. I am grateful that Coloradans saw

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Letter: Democracy – what it looks like

December 1, 2018 — We have just seen Democracy working in the midterms, with the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives. Now there can be a check on this president who has proven himself a liar, a sexist, a racist and a nationalist, by his own words. It

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Letter: Remembering Bush’s ‘nice’ presidency, gentlemanly behavior

December 1, 2018 — In the late 1970s when I lived in Oregon and served as Executive Director of the Oregon Republican Party, I was alerted by the Republican National Convention that George  Bush would be stopping in Portland with a young, skinny, aide (Karl Rove) assessing if he

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Letter: Columnist told the truth about immigration

November 29, 2018 — How refreshing to read an opinion page not skewed by liberal sentiment. The Post Independent's Sunday Thiessen column stated a well known truth: Federal judges, all the way to the Supreme Court are just as political as the people they serve, no matter what Justice

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Letter: Food for thought

November 29, 2018 — I have lived a full life. I have dined with Allen Ginsberg, knew Hunter Thompson by "Hunter" and fed Dr. Seuss on his last birthday. What I have learned in three decades as a chef is that there are few arguments when people are happily

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Letter: Mountain Valley Developmental Services supports individuals with disabilities

November 28, 2018 — As Colorado Gives Day approaches, I am looking forward to the generosity of our neighbors who truly value the work and stewardship of local nonprofits. Mountain Valley Developmental Services is one such local nonprofit. We support individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities living in

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Letter: YouthZone invests in our children, and does so wisely

November 28, 2018 — When it comes to our kids, we can all agree that there is no better investment. That's why it is so critically important to support local nonprofit organizations like YouthZone, which not only invests in our children, but does so wisely.  Over the course of

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Letter: Cooperation is a survival trait

November 27, 2018 — The immigration issue is on the minds of many, not just letter writer Bruno Kirchenwitz. Most Trump voters support Trump's stance on immigration, not wanting to provide social services for migrant families, or allow them to take entry level jobs. This, even if they do

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