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Gotta go now, in replacing downtown toilets

February 18, 2018 — There's a lot for Glenwood Springs to prioritize when it comes to rebuilding the area along Seventh Street and in the 700 block of Grand Avenue beneath the brand-spankin' new highway bridge. What can't wait, though, is replacement of the city's only downtown public restrooms,

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Letter: Democrats blew it

February 18, 2018 — Those dummy Democrats blew it big this time. When The Donald offered the misguidedly generous terms of a path to citizenship for almost 2 million illegal aliens those "progressive prodigies" turned it down out of hand. Had they accepted, the Dems could have driven a

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Letter: Support sportsmen access

February 18, 2018 — For several years Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) personnel have been reaching out to hunters and anglers to raise awareness about CPW's increasingly harmful budget conundrum. And there's legislation currently in the state Senate (SB18-143) that will help fix this problem. "This bill … would

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Letter: Stop taking NRA money

February 18, 2018 — I call upon our members of Congress, Rep. Scott Tipton and Sens.  Bennet and Gardner, to immediately cease accepting contributions from the National Rifle Association. According to polls, a majority of Americans think gun laws should be more strict, and very large majorities agree with

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Cepeda column: Hispanic or Latinx? The key is to treat others with respect

February 17, 2018 — CHICAGO — The student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin recently asked its readers to select a favorite term to describe people of Latin American descent. "Which term are you supposed to use?" wrote Daily Texan reporter Maria Mendez. "Well, it depends." It

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Letter: Making Russia great again

February 17, 2018 — The U.S. Intelligence community has warned that the Russians are planning to meddle in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. The lack of any real punishment for the 2016 election intrusion makes our country an easy target. This bodes ill for a fair election since our

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Letter: Council appointment suggestion

February 17, 2018 — As a result of Ms. Trauger's recent resignation from Glenwood Springs City Council you are in a rather unique position of being allowed to fill the vacant seat with a person of your choosing at your March 1 council meeting. Hopefully, you can come to

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Tipton column: Time to move the Bureau of Land Management west

February 16, 2018 — Over the past few years, one question I have often heard in the 3rd District is: Why are the federal departments that have jurisdiction over most Western lands headquartered in Washington, D.C. rather than in Western states? Particularly, why is the Department of the Interior's

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Letter: Full S. Midland fix now

February 16, 2018 — With regards to funding south Midland avenue improvements, if we do not have adequate funds to do this work right (including 6-foot sidewalk and Four Mile roundabout), then we have no business entertaining dreams of a South Bridge connection. The South Bridge master plans include

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Letter: More to mammography story

February 16, 2018 — I read with great interest your front page article (2/12) about Valley View Hospital's new 3D mammogram machine. Thank you for bringing to our attention the importance of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer and highlighting the improved technology now available to detect

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Beaton column: Affirmative action and all that jazz

February 15, 2018 — Imagine you're born "Thelonius Sphere Monk" in the early part of the last century on New York's west side back when it was a slum (think "West Side Story"). And you're black. What do you do? Well, you of course teach yourself the piano and

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Letter: Embrace messy vitality at South Canyon Hot Springs

February 15, 2018 — South Canyon Hot Springs is an interesting area. It has been maintained for decades by people from Aspen to Rifle, in many different forms, despite being regularly having its bridges, trails and pools torn apart by what was considered to be agents of the Glenwood

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Letter: City needs to represent us

February 15, 2018 — Over two years ago when "opening the Blake-gate" was covered in the GWPI, the reporter cited that this gate, established over 30 years ago, was intended to "protect the adjacent neighborhood from the traffic generated by Roaring Fork Marketplace." Continuing growth makes this agreement even

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Semro column: You think pot’s expensive, try prescription drugs

February 14, 2018 — So, how does all of this sound? U.S. spending on prescription drugs has increased by 75 percent since 2005 and it's projected to increase by another 65 percent by 2025. According to the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, between 2012 and 2015 the

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Letter: South Canyon response

February 14, 2018 — I resent it when someone twists my words to suit their own avaricious purposes. Steve Beckley's response to my recent opinion piece does exactly that. Mine is not just an "idealist description" of the wildlife in South Canyon. It is a factual representation supported by

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Letter: Develop S. Canyon springs

February 14, 2018 — In regard to Steve Beckley's option to study the South Canyon city property, I would like to state, it is about time. My family has owned property at the five mile marker since 1992 and has seen nothing happening to let anyone enjoy this land.

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Letter: Bruno responds

February 13, 2018 — To Ruth Senta ( PI Letters-2/1): I understand the difference between a promise you or I might make, Ruth, and campaign rhetoric. Show me a politician who keeps all his "promises" and I'll show you a mute politician. As for John Hoffmann (PI Letters 2/3)

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Letter: Beware mammogram sales pitch

February 13, 2018 — Sallee Ann Ruibal's feature (2/11) about mammography at Valley View Hospital is poor journalism, pure and simple. Yes, routine mammography saves some lives and new equipment leading to earlier detection may well save a few more. But, many of these cancers would never cause real

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Letter: See clearly and react

February 13, 2018 — The more I watch the orange one, the more I realize that he's here to benefit the fabulously wealthy, global elite. His job is pandemonium and mayhem, enslaving blocks of people to Make America Great Again. We can see other enslaved countries like China, much

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Chacos column: What to do with the family pet after it expires

February 12, 2018 — We've been keeping a dead bird in our freezer for months now. She's snuggled up in a dryer sheet parked next to the tub of vanilla ice cream and a bag of corn. Every time I move the stiff bird aside to grab some ice,

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