July 21, 2018 — I like to use my life energy to improve the health and well being of people and our planet, so I am volunteering as the Roaring Fork Valley coordinator for the Colorado Rising ballot initiative that would create common sense setbacks for neighborhood fracking from
July 21, 2018 — Less than a month ago, we heard a tragic, yet all too familiar story on the news: another mass shooting, this one at a Maryland newspaper. After that, we received something else all too familiar; the typical Republican response, "thoughts and prayers." This scenario has
July 20, 2018 — I am responding to the two recent columns published in the Post Independent regarding fossil fuel developments in this country. The first column: "Offshore energy, strong military go hand-in-hand" by Michael James Barton published on July 14 was a column about some vague association between
July 20, 2018 — The city wants to make Seventh Street more beautiful to the tune of more than $7 million via Glenwood Springs tax dollars. Question: Which citizens of Glenwood will actually benefit from said beautification? Maybe the restaurant entrepreneurs? Maybe the city collecting the taxes off of
July 19, 2018 — I got a shock and had to laugh at the comment, "Agritourism is now just just starting to pick up up here in the United States." (Cedar Ridge Ranch ready to grow agritourism, Post Independent, June 29). I knew about ag tourism in America back
July 19, 2018 — I just got a flyer in the mail for the public hearing to increase our mill levy to pay for RFTA improvements, expansions and fleet replacements, and I'm doing a slow burn. RFTA argues that bus ridership reduces pollution, congestion and wear
July 18, 2018 — In Floyd Diemoz's July 14 letter, he carefully outlines a Russian $95 million effort to oppose NG development. From there he draws a conclusion to ask, will Germany defend itself if most of their energy is supplied by that aggressor, and concludes: "Germany will surrender
July 17, 2018 — Viewing "Won't You Be My Neighbor," the delightful and powerful documentary about Fred Rogers, the creator and host of the children's program "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," I got a glimpse of what today's youth is missing. Mr. Rogers taught children to love their neighbors. Today's media
July 17, 2018 — On Facebook and other media, the drilling companies are screaming, scaring you that drilling will be shut down. Putting an initiative on the ballot does not mean it has passed. Citizens petition 97 simply asks for a further set back from homes and schools. Please
July 16, 2018 — Perhaps the mightiest power that a U.S. president wields is the ability to tell us who are our enemies and who are our friends. President Trump is asking the American people to believe that the European Union is now our foe, and Russia is our
July 16, 2018 — There are people saying that the more resources we have for people without homes the more they will move here. If that is true, then wouldn't it also be true in other ways such as "If you build a bigger hospital more people will get
July 16, 2018 — In reviewing the rock slide on Red Mountain Tuesday , one may ponder the frequency of such an event. Has anyone in the past 130 years witnessed one of this scale? If not, this begs the question of such an iconic artist's landscape: How
July 15, 2018 — Why aren't there any mandatory watering restrictions in Glenwood Springs? It is no secret that we are enduring a severe drought, and daily midday lawn watering should simply not be allowed. I urge the city to immediately adopt restrictions limiting the days and times that
July 15, 2018 — Western Colorado Independent Voters dissected the results of the June 26 primary election at their monthly meeting on July 12 at the Glenwood Springs Library. After analyzing Colorado's first semi-open primary, several questions arose addressing the low independent voter turnout. Were independent voters trying to
July 15, 2018 — It's good news to see that the Garfield County commissioners support a federal grant application for extensive safety upgrades to Colorado 13, which connects Rifle to Meeker and points beyond. The stated improvements will make a significant difference for motorists traveling this route. The proposal
July 14, 2018 — The Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies, located in Brussels, reported that the Russian government has secretly spent $95 million to persuade Europe to halt exploration and production of energy emitting CO2; predominately to stop natural gas fracking. Much of the money was given to
July 14, 2018 — We are all aware of the Lake Christine fire. There are so many people who have contributed to the firefighting efforts. I would like to remind everyone of the value the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport has to firefighting operations. Helicopters were based at the airport.
July 13, 2018 — A far more important issue facing the new configuration of the Supreme Court than abortion and gay marriage will be its rulings on the Constitution and environmental protections and how it regards the health of the planet in "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
July 13, 2018 — I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at the Post Independent for all their hard work and putting out such a fine newspaper. My wife and I have vacationed in Glenwood Springs for years and now have retired and made
July 13, 2018 — Ms. Barb Coddington (PI Letters 6/23) condemns my belief that the Bullet is mightier than the Vote. She calls it an "ugly argument" and says I glorify the bullet and the violence it wreaks. Nay, say I. I just understand why the bullet must exist.