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Letter: Diane, for public lands

May 27, 2018 — The value of public lands in Colorado was highlighted in an excellent article published Sunday, May 13, in the Montrose Daily Press. The fate of public lands, under debate for years, is one of the most important issues in the race for the 3rd Congressional

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Letter: Diane, for gun laws

May 27, 2018 — I applaud Eric Seward for his call to action in his May 22 Aspen Times letter. Yes, in the face of such disgraceful inaction in Congress we must, "elect leaders who have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and enact real, meaningful

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Letter: Dismissal of the radicalized

May 27, 2018 — CIA Director Gina Haspel's acceptance of torture drew Dick Cheney to surface again. Cheney along with Don Rumsfeld and George Bush are the main architects of the insanely effective, self-stated, program to institute perpetual warfare. Torture and the policy of not dealing with the issues

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Letter: Straw man response to Rankin

May 26, 2018 — On May 10, Erwahon Schwartz wrote a letter and tried to assault charter schools and state school board member Rankin's praise for the state's charter school performance. Rankin was discussing research my organization conducted showing that Colorado's charter schools outpaced all 50 states in eighth

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Letter: Fool’s errand

May 26, 2018 — What a deal Pat Hunter (PI-5/22) has for us gun owners. He won't ban guns outright, he'll just take our guns and lock them up and if we're really good, he might let us use them once in a while. Like I always say, a

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Letter: How to fix legal corruption

May 25, 2018 — Billionaires and super-billionaires have the potential to swing races, and this year they are trying especially hard to do so, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Republican campaigns while super billionaires who control publishing and broadcasting and cable properties direct their far right spiels

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Letter: Second Amendment, as intended

May 25, 2018 — I would like to thank Mr. Hunter for his letter headlined "Slaughterhouse U.S.A." I have never read a commentary more ignorant, bordering on moronic of the intentions of the authors and forgers of our Second Amendment.  "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are

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Letter: Environmental leader

May 24, 2018 — I want to thank Sloan Shoemaker for his long-time leadership with the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale. Shoemaker is retiring after 21 years of dedicated service to the Wilderness Workshop and the Roaring Fork's environmental community. Due to Sloan's leadership, the Wilderness Workshop grew into a

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Letter: Proper context

May 24, 2018 — Lindsey Defrates, it isn't words we need, it's understanding context. Words don't get introduced into the language through want and need, but usage. Prefact as defined is actually a context contained in the broad understanding of the word fact. The word "fact" has differing meanings

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Letter: Words, in context, please

May 23, 2018 — This is in response to Gennessey Edwards opinion "Not a word game." President Trump's mention of "animals" did not refer to immigrants. He was answering a question about MS-13, and if you know nothing about them then I suggest you do your homework before stating

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Letter: Won’t matter if quarry expands

May 23, 2018 — After reading the article on May 21 about a growing network of mountain bike trails between Glenwood Springs and New Castle, and what it would take to make it happen for the Chamber of Commerce, such as putting bike storage at local lodges so that

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Letter: Kind police officer

May 23, 2018 — I am grateful. I was recently involved in a peculiar incident while checking into a Glenwood Springs hotel. Officer A.J. Hand, Glenwood Springs Police, responded. Officer Hand was professional, efficient and, most importantly, Officer Hand was kind. A difficult situation was quickly resolved. Glenwood is

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Letter: Accident apology

May 22, 2018 — I am very sorry for the accident I caused on Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon (May 15). I'm beyond words that everyone made it out of the accident OK and alive. I should've been more aware of my surroundings. But I want everyone to know that,

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Letter: Too many regs

May 22, 2018 — July 4th was intended to be a day to celebrate our freedom. Now it has come to a place where the only freedom is the government, at all levels, taking away our freedoms. Maybe we should fly the flag upside down and declare the 4th

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Letter: Missed opportunity

May 21, 2018 — South Canyon is a real and existential playground for Glenwood … unfortunately special interests have skewed the facts on the development of the hot spring leaving it to the whims of fate. Sad. Fred Stewart Grand Junction

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Letter: Slaughterhouse, U.S.A.

May 21, 2018 — "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." America is paying an awful price for the misinterpretation of this sentence. The basis for the success of

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Letter: Naive pacifists

May 20, 2018 — Dr. Greg Feinsinger is full of ideas on how to reduce gun fatalities. He points to Japan as a shining example to follow on our path to zero gun deaths. Oh, the blissful naivete' of the pacifist. While the Doc looks to Japan's gun laws

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Letter: Not a word game

May 20, 2018 — Recently, I read in USA Today that our president is using some really dangerous rhetoric, calling immigrants animals to be specific. I'm very troubled by this language. It's not a word game, but affiliating immigrants with animals is dehumanizing, and spreads a message to two

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Letter: Cold-hearted congressman

May 20, 2018 — Representative Scott Tipton's recent column regarding the Farm Bill is convoluted, confusing, and ultimately cold-hearted. Time and time again Tipton has supported legislation that benefits only the wealthiest in our society. One needs only look at his vote for the Trump Tax Plan, a $1.5

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Letter: Palmer, Bertuglia the choice to combat climate change

May 20, 2018 — I have been working on climate change for most of my career. The most common question I get is: "What can I do?" My responses are often pretty vague and lame: "Be a citizen. Vote. Donate to climate groups. Write or visit your congressperson. March."

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