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Letter: ‘No’ on RFTA mill levy

October 15, 2018 — Isn't it obvious how out of touch the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is with the average local homeowner. They are spending a lot of money on a blitz campaign to pass an exorbitant property tax increase that will significantly raise both homeowners' and commercial

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Letter: Stay the course with Jankovsky

October 15, 2018 — A vote for Ms. Stepp is a vote for higher taxes. A vote for Tom Jankovsky is a vote for maintaining the county's multi-million dollar reserve fund that Ms. Stepp can't wait to spend. Tom knows that Proposition 112 will financially cripple Garfield County's tax

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Letter: Anti-112 campaign exaggerated

October 14, 2018 — If I see one more ad from the oil and gas industry opposing Proposition 112, I think I'll scream. How gullible do they think we are? It's bad enough that outside companies are trying to buy the election. Look at this headline from the Houston

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Letter: Time to judge the judges

October 14, 2018 — Have you ever wondered who "judges the judges" in the 9th Judicial District, consisting of Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties? The Judicial Performance Commission does, and the results are published in the "Blue Book" you get at election time. In 1966 Colorado voters abolished

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Letter: Vote YES on 7D to Support CMC

October 13, 2018 — Over the past 20 years, I have become a strong supporter of CMC and have personally taken over 30 classes. In Garfield county, CMC has campuses in Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Carbondale. CMC is the only local provider of higher education. Classes are open to

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Letter: Democracy in peril

October 13, 2018 — Republicans controlling Congress have been instrumental in transitioning the world's greatest democracy into a nation governed of, by, and for the rich and privileged — steamrolling tax cuts primarily for corporations and the rich and especially the super rich; jamming through confirmations of right-wing judges;

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Letter: ‘Yes’ on Eagle County open space

October 12, 2018 — Voters in Eagle County should vote "Yes" on Ballot Question 1A. Without raising taxes, your vote will renew and extend the existing 1.5 mill levy for 15 more years. Secure the future and preserve public access to rivers and streams, protect working farms and ranches,

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Letter: Together, voting women are powerful

October 12, 2018 — I write to bring to mind for female voters that before we were Republicans or Independents or Democrats we were young women, little girls who were treated differently than the "boys will be boys" that we grew up with. In my family, the smile of

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Letter: Solution is political action

October 12, 2018 — Politics, in essence, is simply the determination of the distribution of power within a social structure. In the Kavanaugh appointment and confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court, once again it has been proven that women are still second-class citizens in America, particularly in the

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Letter: Jankovsky went to Republican playbook

October 12, 2018 — The picture on the front page of Thursday's Post Independent is perfect: Tom Jankovski, red faced and angry, and Paula Stepp, smiling, looking pleasant. Tom went right to the Republican playbook, get mad and accuse your opponent of not answering questions, threatening children, families, the

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Letter: The elephant in the room

October 12, 2018 — Wednesday evening I attended the forum at City Hall so that I could find out more about the candidates running for local office. I did not know most of them and came with an open mind. However, I was struck by the gender bias in

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Letter: Jankovsky just stirring up froth

October 12, 2018 — I don't doubt Tom Jankovsky got red in the face at the Chamber forum. That'll happen when you're blowing the dog whistle too hard.  I too believe in single-payer health plans, they have proven to be cheaper and at least as efficient as what we're

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Letter: If it was your home, what would be a safe distance?

October 12, 2018 — Would you give a "Yes" vote to a sewage treatment plant proposed on the vacant lot next to your property? Or how about a "Yes" vote to a smelly stockyard with piles of feces along your fence line everyday?  But you are OK with that

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Letter: Proposition 112 is common sense

October 11, 2018 — I plan to vote YES on Proposition 112 that will require fracking operations to have setbacks. Here's why: 1. Physicians for Social Responsibility confirmed the risks to public health when fracking operations are located near homes. A 2017 study found that children diagnosed with acute

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Letter: Prop. 112 protects public health

October 11, 2018 — Proposition 112 will help protect public health and safety from an intense industrial activity that generates massive pollution. Numerous studies show a connection between fracking and health problems including cancer, asthma and low infant birth weight. A reasonable setback from homes and schools is the

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Jankovsky, Stepp step up rhetoric in fiery Garfield County commissioner debate

October 10, 2018 — Potential voters packed Glenwood Springs City Hall for a standing room only candidates and issues forum Wednesday evening which hosted spirited discussions between local candidates, including the headlining debate between Republican Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky and his challenger, Democrat Paula Stepp. While the Democrat

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Letter: Polis, Bush support making health care affordable

October 9, 2018 — The dysfunctional and expensive medical system in this country — which is bankrupting individuals and the country — needs a major overhaul. Please vote for candidates such as Diane Mitsch Bush and Jared Polis who are most apt to stand up to lobbyists representing Big

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Letter: ‘Yes’ on 7D for CMC essential services and programs

October 9, 2018 — It is my privilege to represent eastern Garfield County on the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees. At our Rifle campus and at 10 other campuses around the central Rockies, CMC serves over 20,000 students. We are front line providers of programs for our local

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Letter: 7A will keep community a place to live and work

October 9, 2018 — Congestion. It's not just for Aspen anymore. You will find traffic backed up day and night at every stop light in the Roaring Fork Valley and west of Glenwood. And there's no longer a quiet traffic time at off peak. So yes, property taxes seem

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Letter: Absence of development

October 8, 2018 — If you have been following the struggle in Basalt over a currently vacant piece of land, you probably need a hobby. Or, you may be involved in the development proposals, or you may be in the local government, or you may be a local business

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