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Across the Street column: Have you ever considered teaching?
Across the Street column: Have you ever considered teaching?

March 18, 2019

Are we really in need of more teachers? The answer seems to be somewhere between “yes and no.” There are more full-time specialty teachers needed in specific areas like reading coaches, social/emotional learning, director of...


Letter: In support of Jennifer Vanian

March 18, 2019

Jennifer Vanian has been an active community member for the past 42 years and has experienced the changes and needs of our vibrant community. She has actively participated in making a positive difference in our...


Letter: Voting no on street tax

March 18, 2019

After careful consideration I will vote no on new street taxes. My reasons are: Do more with less: A 20-year new sales tax and almost doubling the city’s bonded debt to $56 million is not...


Letter: Easily duped, easily amused

March 18, 2019

A harsh reminder that there still are those who are easily duped and easily amused. Who wouldn’t “love a country” that lets you lie, cheat, steal, philander and BS the easily duped and amused masses...


Letter: Questions for RFTA

March 18, 2019

Recently I went get on the BRT with a card that still had $13 on it, and it would not run. No problem, just go to Ruby Park in Aspen and get it replaced. It...


Letter: NPR’s ‘unbiased’ reporting dishonest

March 18, 2019

Thank God, NPR’s winter begging period has come to an end. The continuous self-aggrandizement of their “unbiased” reporting is at best laughable. Unbiased? From championing illegal aliens to using children to promote their anti-gun agenda,...


Letter: Request Trader Joe’s

March 18, 2019

I think the addition of a Trader Joe’s would be great amenity for our residents and visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley as well as for those along the 1-70 corridor. Prices are very reasonable...




Yellico column: The power of taxes
Yellico column: The power of taxes

March 17, 2019

Taxes have an oppressive nature, which is why they are naturally resisted by Americans. It’s in our blood to oppose taxes. Yet taxes can also signify the commitment of a community to get something done....



Parker column: Hasta luego
Parker column: Hasta luego

March 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O’Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He’s precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he’s hungry. Call it maternal...


An Essay: The battle back home, by Kim Doose
An Essay: The battle back home, by Kim Doose

March 16, 2019

War has a dark way of intertwining lives in sometimes tragic and unexpected ways. For four local combat Marines, their stories would begin in Vietnam, wind through Iraq and Afghanistan, and land in downtown Glenwood...



Beaton column: Conversations in the dark

March 15, 2019

“It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.” — Leonard Cohen God is just the explanation that people concoct for those random moments when the pain of life eases. That’s what I was told one...


Letter: Ingraham genuinely cares for others

March 15, 2019

Jim Ingraham has had a significant impact on my career as a young female professional. Early on in my career, I felt like I didn’t belong as a woman in my profession. Jim was the...


Letter: Glenwood needs Charlie Willman

March 15, 2019

We are excited to endorse Charles Willman for the City Council seat, Ward 3. I have known and worked with Charlie for over 30 years. I have hiked, kayaked, rafted and traveled with Charlie and...


Letter: Not giving city more money

March 15, 2019

I just got my street tax ballot, and I’ve been thinking… If I paid a guy to cut my grass, and he didn’t do it, and the next week I paid him and he didn’t...