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Letter: Truth or consequences!

August 16, 2018 — The latest crisis, the day that President Trump sided with Putin instead of his own judicial system in Helsinki tops them all, doesn't it? Just when I think people in the Republican Party should be seeing the truth and that the Republicans on the Hill

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Letter: Keep it transparent

August 16, 2018 — Every project that exists in a region or municipality has a profile and process that responsible citizenry should be a part of. The premise is that upgrades are rubber-stamped. New proposals are contested. The Grand Avenue Bridge was "rubber stamped," vs. South Canyon Hot Springs

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Letter: Khalsa gets it

August 16, 2018 — I am very grateful to Khalsa for courage in bringing his understanding and perspective to Garfield County. Khalsa has shown a keen knowledge of human dynamics and that makes him eminently prepared and fit to take on the Garfield County Sheriff's job.  The gas industry

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Letter: More voter options

August 15, 2018 — Should citizens of Colorado be content with the new semi-open primary election system? Yes, if you are part of the Democratic and Republican Party establishment. No, if you are independent or third party voters and candidates. How many more years will citizens of Colorado have

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Letter: Wicked witch and her flying monkeys

August 15, 2018 — It has been frustrating to watch the GOP refuse to do their jobs and act as a control on the Executive Branch. They remind me of the flying monkeys protecting the evil wicked witch. There is only one plausible explanation. When Russia hacked the RNC,

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Letter: Unprepared and unfit

August 13, 2018 — Mr. Khalsa, your article was an amazingly ignorant piece that clearly demonstrated exactly how very little you know about the duties of the sheriff or our local police force. It was beautiful to read, however, the reality of what the police department handles wasn't properly

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Letter: RFTA tax no “compromise”

August 13, 2018 — I got a pretty good tickle from the May 10 headline titled "RFTA board compromises on property tax proposal for Aspen-area buses." Then when the reader gets into the article it isn't until the eighth paragraph that it becomes clear that RFTA compromised with itself.

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Letter: Support RFTA; end slavery

August 13, 2018 — We have an opportunity this November to fund our RFTA bus service. Imagine if Garfield County invested as much as the town of Carbondale for BRT service. RFTA may be able to stretch to Parachute or even connect to Eco Transit through the Canyon to

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Letter: Bring on the “radical”

August 13, 2018 — I get a kick outta gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton’s ad saying his opponent, Jared Polis, will turn Colorado into Radicalifornia with higher taxes and “dangerous” sanctuary cities. Reminds me of the old bumper sticker that read,”Don’t Californicate Colorado.” Colorado’s tax burden is 35th in the

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Letter: School’s the biggest water hog

August 12, 2018 — Funny, the city tells "the south side" to slow down on water usage, while at the same time, Sopris Elementary waters during the middle of the day, half of which goes on the (new) pavement, and the other half goes into the "mud holes" near

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Letter: Good South Canyon reminder

August 12, 2018 — Watching as the traffic sits due to another fire in South Canyon. I feel it's time to write a letter. This spring, city fathers had a lease agreement drawn up to make South Canyon into an RV parking lot for the Iron Hot Springs owner.

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Letter: For real?

August 12, 2018 — Mr. Khalsa are you for real? Do you really think the citizens of Garfield County will vote for a guy that stands around with his hands in his pockets and likes to meditate for sheriff? What do you suggest, that we have the deputies carry

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Letter: Candidate’s take on Kavanaugh

August 12, 2018 — The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court raises many troubling questions, but for me this question is critical: 40 years from now will the American people have fewer rights and opportunities than we do now? Judge Kavanaugh has consistently decided against working people's

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Letter: Change the way America polices itself

August 10, 2018 — Do you know that 25 percent of every dollar Garfield County collects goes to the Sheriff's Department. That's almost $20 million. Do you know that sheriffs are the only law enforcement commanders elected in the United States except for the president of the country. Do

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Letter: A view from outside

August 10, 2018 — We recently visited Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia. Five little countries on the Adriatic across from Italy. Beautiful mountains, seashores, forests and verdant fields. Ancient and modern cities. Clean and picturesque towns and villages. Friendly people, great food and wine. We hiked, walked and

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Letter: ‘People’s capitalism’ at work

August 8, 2018 — On Aug. 9, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) board meets. It schedules a two-part public hearing for a new mill levy to finance an issuance of municipal bonds (muni bonds) and the resolution to place it on this November's ballot. I encourage RFTA Vice

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Letter: Print crime names

August 8, 2018 — It was heartening to read that the Post Independent's new publisher, Jerry Raehal, is "a passionate advocate of the First Amendment and the public's right to know." May I suggest, if that be the case, that he change the policy of omitting names on the

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Letter: Politics of the impossible

August 6, 2018 — Marching with Garfield County commissioner candidate Paula Stepp's group at the county fair, without a doubt my favorite sign read, "The party of no has got to go." In case you're not sure, the party of no is not the party that chanted, "Yes we

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Letter: Clerk candidate responds

August 6, 2018 — In response to the letter last week by Jean Alberico, I do have a banner stating that I will "McClean Up The Clerk and Recorders Office." This refers not only to the three prosecuted embezzlements that have occurred under Alberico's management, but also other problems

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Letter: Economic voodoo

August 5, 2018 — This past week Donald Trump and his core of economic advisors employed the corporate news media to spread the news about the 4.1 percent economic growth or Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (April through June) of 2018. They bragged how the $1.5

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