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City election letters and more

Williams sets the record straight

It has been brought to my attention that the dollar amounts I used in the candidate profile regarding city funds to Feed My Sheep were erroneous. I am compelled to set the record straight. During the past four years, the organization has received nearly all the funds it requested and the reason it is not included in this year’s budget is that there was no request for money.

What a learning experience this campaign has been; especially the importance of double-checking information given by sources.

Moving forward, I would like to reiterate my willingness to continually educate myself and the honesty I will always adhere to in communicating with everyone.

I ask for your vote, with the thought foremost in my mind: although it is our community, it is your vision and your voice that I will represent.

Kathy Williams

Glenwood Springs

Davis: Excellent customer service

When I found out Steve Davis was running for the Glenwood Springs City Council, I was excited. As a former television and newspaper reporter, I don’t always trust what I hear from politicians. There’s a lot of good will out there, but not always a lot of follow through. Longtime Glenwood resident Steve Davis has decided it’s his time to give back to a community that has provided much to his family. That means, if elected to the Ward 1 GWS City Council, he will be fully committed to doing the job right while providing outstanding customer service to us, the citizens of Glenwood.

We all know we have big issues facing our small town. We need proven leaders who understand the people, the businesses and the tourists who make our city so special and are willing to make difficult decisions and move forward on them. I believe Steve Davis with his experience as a business owner, an event organizer, a builder and a parent is able to do this.

It wouldn’t be fair not to include in this letter the main reason why I am so certain Steve is the right guy for this City Council position. My husband and I came to know Steve six years ago after buying a house that he and his family built. Steve went far above and beyond what any builder does to make sure we were completely happy with our purchase. He is conscientious, honest, dependable and hard-working. I’m really happy to live in one of his houses and I would be really happy to have him making decisions for our town. Steve Davis works hard and follows through on his promises.

Anne-Marie Kelley

Glenwood Springs

Incumbent Edmonds backs Davis

I decided not to run for re-election to the Glenwood Springs City Council after talking at length with Steve Davis, who is also a candidate from Ward 1. He has the same vision for our city and views about our city government as I do. He has experience in the management of a large business in our community and will bring that perspective to the job. I heartily endorse him for this position and ask that anyone who was inclined to support me should consider doing so for him.

I would like to thank all of the people who have given me such an incredible amount of support during my campaign in 2011 and my subsequent position on the council. I want to assure them that I would not have taken this action unless I felt comfortable with Steve. It doesn’t make sense to me for there to be two candidates with such similar views running for the same seat.

Ted Edmonds

Glenwood Springs

Trauger would be effective immediately

Please make your vote count for City Council At-Large, Glenwood Springs. I have known Kathryn Trauger for many years. She is honest, hard-working, loyal, fair, intelligent, trustworthy and loves Glenwood Springs.

Kathryn will listen to the citizens, do her research and gather her facts and then make the best possible decisions for Glenwood. She is knowledgeable about the issues and will be an effective member of City Council immediately. We cannot afford to wait for our representatives to learn about the issues. The things that Glenwood faces are complicated. Kathryn has the experience and background to understand these problems and find solutions beginning at day one.

I urge you to make your vote count for action and vote for Kathryn Trauger.

Krispen Maske

Glenwood Springs

I have known Kathryn Trauger professionally and socially for many years. Please review her credentials, as they are exactly what a City Council member should aspire to.

Kathy has attained great knowledge and hands-on experience with the City of Glenwood Springs as deputy city clerk and her service (including chairperson) on multiple commissions and boards. In addition, she has made it a priority to stay on top of the numerous projects currently unfolding in our city.

In addition to her credentials, she is a listener, evaluator, computer whiz, and demonstrates fairness and integrity. Please educate yourself on all candidates and vote.

Barb Keller

Glenwood Springs

Lt. governor: Support Summit 54 Summer Advantage

The governor and I are always looking for innovative opportunities to improve the well-being of our residents and we know that educational achievement is critical to that goal. We are particularly interested in private and non-profit organizations that share our vision and that will improve the academic success of our children.

The Summit 54-sponsored Summer Advantage program in the Roaring Fork Valley is a great example of a program that does exactly that by working to enhance the academic achievement of students. Like our Colorado Early Literacy Initiative, Summer Advantage supports year-round student learning and academic growth. We hope that you will consider joining us to ensure that we can meet our statewide goals, beginning with the children of the Roaring Fork Valley.

This is the fourth summer that the Roaring Fork School District and Summit 54 have partnered to bring Summer Advantage to students in the Roaring Fork Valley. Summer Advantage is a free, five-week academic and life enrichment program for children in grades K-4 that is designed to produce substantial academic gains by engaging children in high quality programming over the summer when they might otherwise fall behind.

We know that programs like Summer Advantage are critical to the overall success of Colorado’s Early Literacy Initiative but, in order to provide a quality program, Summer Advantage needs excellent educators, leaders, and support staff with a passion for helping children reach their highest potential. Please consider participating in this summer learning opportunity for children. Summer Advantage is seeking to identify committed and passionate educators who share the belief that summer is a season for learning.

To learn more about leadership, teaching, and assistant teaching positions please visit Visit the careers page and select location (Colorado) to review position descriptions and complete an online application. Program dates for 2015 are June 22 to July 31. If you have any questions, please contact the Summer Advantage Recruitment Team at or call (866) 924-7226 ext 200.

Joseph Garcia

Colorado lieutenant governor

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