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Letter: Motorists need to know bicyclist rights

July 22, 2019

Being a frequent bicyclist, I’m used to prolonged horn-honking, profanities, aggressive passing, howling turbo chargers, and even trucks rolling coal in my face.  This past Saturday, while riding in the barely visible bicycle lane on...


Letter: History experienced, thanks to Rifle

July 22, 2019

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, arguably one of the greatest achievements of mankind.  Fifty years ago I was at Scout summer camp at Rifle Falls during the Apollo...




Parker column: The color of her skin
Parker column: The color of her skin

July 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — Going out on a limb here: Donald Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything. And all of those observable facts...


Letter: Parking potty mouth

July 21, 2019

I recently learned that there is an uproar from residents on the issue of parking in downtown Glenwood Springs. I learned this today by being accosted by an enraged resident when going to visit a...


Letter: Not making America great

July 21, 2019

At the age of 17, my mom’s dad arrived in America. He was a “dark Norwegian” (not blonde/blue-eyed) and spoke no English. He became an electrician and raised a family of four. In today’s atmosphere...




Sextiped Valley column: A future for pets?
Sextiped Valley column: A future for pets?

July 19, 2019

I do believe our animal companions are the best of us. In return for our company, they give us everything they have to give. They receive our love, for as long, and to whatever extent,...


Will column: Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles
Will column: Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles

July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON ­— Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story the Irish author Frank O’Connor told about his boyhood....


Durst column: Greenwashing the White House
Durst column: Greenwashing the White House

July 18, 2019

In a recent speech by the president, the former golf resort magnate claimed his administration had done more for the environment than any other presidency, ever. Yes, he did. He said that. Out loud. He...


Letter: Detention centers are not concentration camps

July 18, 2019

Words are powerful — be careful how you use them. The lead photo on the front page of the July 13 Post Independent shows a gentleman holding a sign reading “END U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS”. The...


Letter: We must speak for animals

July 18, 2019

I’m glad Officer Dawn Neely is educating the public about an often deadly issue for pets. The dog in Rifle was left in a closed car with AC running until the motor shut off for...



Letter: Slow down and save a life!

July 17, 2019

We live on 100 road in Carbondale above Catherine Store. In the past two years we have requested and received a traffic counter and speed record placed on this road because we have been and...





Letter: Take a Minute, Slow Down in Town

July 16, 2019

Have you noticed all of the green and white signs around town urging drivers to slow down in town? It seems like a lot of drivers are paying attention. Thank you. The side streets in...