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Letter: Presidents Day reflections

February 19, 2019 — I spent two hours this morning at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue displaying two double-sided signs that were not nice to President Trump. These signs spoke the truth, as I and many others see it. As I expected, I received countless thumbs up and honks

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Letter: City street smarts — not

February 19, 2019 — I am joining the mob of other write-ins regarding the focus on the Seventh Street Improvements project in lieu of addressing the real problem: ghetto-style streets within the city. I cannot believe that most of the City Council (and the DDA) are comfortable basically slapping

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Letter: Independent eye on 2020

February 18, 2019 — The national office of Independent Voters (Independentvoting.org) and a national committee of independent voters has just launched a national campaign called "Eyes On 2020" — a national campaign to open all of the closed Democratic and Republican Party primary elections across America to nonpartisan open

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Letter: No grazing on Sutey

February 18, 2019 — The following was emailed to the BLM regarding its proposal to allow cattle grazing at the recently acquired Sutey Ranch near Carbondale: RE: "Sutey Ranch Management Plan" I demand no grazing of any "livestock," i.e., cattle, sheep, etc., at the BLM-acquired "Sutey Ranch" (4 miles

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Letter: Ingraham has earned election

February 18, 2019 — It is my honor to endorse Jim Ingraham for Glenwood Springs At-Large City Councilman at the upcoming election. I first met Jim at the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club where he and I are members. He exemplifies the motto of Rotary: Service Above Self. Jim was

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Letter: There’s more to Thompson Divide than short-term monetary gain

February 17, 2019 — Over the past several years, many people throughout the Roaring Fork Valley have indicated their desire to protect the Thompson Divide area from the consequences of oil and gas exploration. We have appreciated the Garfield County commissioners' support of our efforts to keep Four Mile

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Letter: Thompson Divide deserves protection

February 17, 2019 — The Thompson Divide's landscape reflects the character and strength of those who live, study, ranch, farm, work, govern and recreate here. The area's stark beauty suggests openness and honesty; its sharp edges encourage directness; its forests offer solace; its clear skies demand clarity; its mountains

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Letter: A poison pen letter to poison Garfield County

February 15, 2019 — Immediately following their letter endorsing the Jordan Cove project which would further poison northwestern Colorado, the Garfield County commissioners have authored a criticism of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act which would permanently ban oil and gas drilling on the Thompson

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Letter: Permanently preserve the Thompson Divide area

February 15, 2019 — Our Garfield County commissioners have once again demonstrated their unwavering allegiance to the oil and gas industry — and not to the people of the county — by drafting a letter that opposes permanent withdrawal of leasing in the Thompson Divide area (Post Independent, Feb.

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Letter: County commissioners don’t represent us

February 14, 2019 — We must ask ourselves, why are our county commissioners advocating returning drilling rights to out of state interests at the cost of our health? Who are they representing? Surely not us. The people of this valley have overwhelmingly made clear their desire to protect the

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Letter: Small town people are warm, friendly

February 14, 2019 — After reading a recent letter to the editor about small towns being unaccepting of outsiders, I have to disagree. We came from a fairly large town, New York City, and moved to outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, and lived there for 20 years. We moved to Parachute

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Letter: Will’s recent actions do not bode well for making sensitive decisions

February 14, 2019 — In a recent article (Post Independent, Feb. 11) Perry Will, retiring Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Supervisor, discusses his knowledge of his district (including the Glenwood area) which according to him should enhance his recent appointment to the State legislature (District 57). Unfortunately, his recent

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Letter: America’s wealthy already have socialism

February 13, 2019 — Robert Reich, a former U.S. secretary of labor, in a recent article in The Guardian, talks about  Trump's statement that this country will never be socialist. However, Reich explains, we are already a "hotbed of socialism" — for the very rich. He says, "To the

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Letter: Exhaust available funds and scrutinize expenditures before adding taxes

February 13, 2019 — Initially I supported the concept of an additional sales tax to fund street repairs but I failed to fully consider the implications. There is no question of the need, but it would be prudent to make certain we have exhausted all available funds and scrutinized

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Letter: President Trump and Congress’ amazing two-year achievements

February 12, 2019 — The president and Congress have accomplished a great deal of factual successes within the past two years. Have you read or heard? Last Thursday's opinion piece by Hal Sundin got me thinking. I appreciated the research and education that Hal provided regarding past presidents' successes

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Letter: Future is bright

February 12, 2019 — Every time I need a shot of optimism in these depressing times, I go see young people perform music, theater, art, you name it. That rejuvenates me as much as a dip in the therapy pool at the hot springs on a cold winter's day.

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Letter: Wolf truths

February 11, 2019 — We are now living in an age in which "alternative facts" appear to have become the norm. Exaggerations, distortions, lies, half-truths and selective omissions of the truth are acceptable as long as they confirm what we already believe or want to believe. Occasionally, these "alternative

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Letter: Accomplished president

February 11, 2019 — Hal Sundin (As I See It, Feb. 7) feels, "Our current president is emotionally, intellectually and morally unfit for office." With all the problems our current president has, looks he is the best person for the job. Enjoy your tax cut, lowest unemployment rate in

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Letter: Join the effort to make America greener and cleaner

February 8, 2019 — I support the New Green Deal Resolution. This resolution was introduced Thursday in the U. S. Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA). It is highlighted by getting America to function on 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. This is doable.

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Letter: When a wild animal loses its fear of humans, it becomes dangerous

February 8, 2019 — I for one support the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's handling of the mountain lion situation that occurred in west Glenwood. When has the life of an animal taken precedence over human lives? I agree that we need to live with all animals and do our

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