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Letter: Detention centers are not concentration camps

July 18, 2019

Words are powerful — be careful how you use them. The lead photo on the front page of the July 13 Post Independent shows a gentleman holding a sign reading “END U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS”. The...


Letter: We must speak for animals

July 18, 2019

I’m glad Officer Dawn Neely is educating the public about an often deadly issue for pets. The dog in Rifle was left in a closed car with AC running until the motor shut off for...


Letter: Slow down and save a life!

July 17, 2019

We live on 100 road in Carbondale above Catherine Store. In the past two years we have requested and received a traffic counter and speed record placed on this road because we have been and...



Letter: Take a Minute, Slow Down in Town

July 16, 2019

Have you noticed all of the green and white signs around town urging drivers to slow down in town? It seems like a lot of drivers are paying attention. Thank you. The side streets in...




Letter: Safeway suggestion

July 15, 2019

What to do with the old Safeway building? One suggestion is to utilize the building as a indoor ice skating rink or a roller skating rink or both, if space allows. This would be a...


Letter: Storm King 14 thanks

July 15, 2019

As the Mother of Tami Bickett (Storm King 14 fallen firefighter–1994), I would like to thank the community of Glenwood Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and...


Letter: ‘We’ are the heart of community

July 15, 2019

From new bridges to the bumps in the road, from the corporate banks to the local boutiques, from the Californians to the born and raised, we are Garfield County.  Whether you’re in Rifle, New Castle,...


Letter: ‘Lights for Liberty’

July 15, 2019

I am grateful to the organizers of the rally and vigil in Sayre Park and our community’s outpouring of support for the legal, civil and human rights of our undocumented neighbors. Truly this was/is America...


Letter: Less development-more open space

July 12, 2019

I would like to see a nice park/open space at the Confluence area. A park/open space that connects Two Rivers Park with Veltus Park. Not more commercial development. Let’s get behind the idea of less...


Letter: A cautionary tale

July 12, 2019

I read with interest a recent article in Vox entitled “Coal left Appalachia devastated. Now it’s doing the same to Wyoming.” Subtitled “Vulture capitalists are sucking value from a dying industry.” At the beginning of...


Letter: Vouchers are only fair way to finance education

July 11, 2019

Over many years I have participated in the public-school system in several different ways. I was certified as a secondary school teacher in Colorado and Kansas. I worked as a substitute during the winter months...


Letter: Colorado’ new SLAPP law protects free speech

July 11, 2019

Millions of Americans share their thoughts on Facebook and other social media outlets every day, confident in their Constitutionally protected right to speak freely. But as Paonia environmental consultant Pete Kolbenschlag recently learned, the First...


Letter: Council should be focused on Streets First

July 11, 2019

Three big cheers to Tony Hershey for standing up and representing the true desire of Glenwood’s citizens: fixing the streets. I love the fact that he is rejecting any new shiny nickels and trying to...




Letter: Nation’s founders rejected democracy

July 10, 2019

My letter is in response to a recent letter published in the Post Independent on July 4; the date the author marks as “the anniversary of the birth of our nation founded on an unprecedented...