Citizen Telegram Letters to the Editor – Feb. 27, 2014 |

Citizen Telegram Letters to the Editor – Feb. 27, 2014

Trustee candidate wants better dog park

Silt is growing but still has a very tight operating budget. One of my main goals is to improve the Silt Dog Park. If you have seen my website, I have photos of the park that include old signs, fallen trees, empty doggy bag stations, an old Porta-Potty and a parking lot that needs attention.

Since I am a Libertarian and find tax collection immoral, I will take the $400 town trustee monthly salary and set up a fund dedicated to the park’s improvement. I have no interest in using the taxpayers’ money to pay my personal bills or to benefit financially in any way from service to my community.

I will plan manage the fund, work with Town of Silt staff and recruit volunteers and other groups that would like to see improvements. I would also seek financial commitments from area businesses that have an interest in the beautification of Silt. My salary as town trustee over four years equates to $19,200. This is more than enough to add crushed gravel to trails, picnic tables and new doggie bag stations, to remove dead branches and to add trash receptacles.

We, the citizens of Silt, have the power to change our surroundings. We have the power to change the way our water tastes, we have the power to slow traffic in our neighborhoods and we have the power to allow legal businesses to operate in our town. Do not let Dave Moore and Paul Taylor tell you what you want and how you’ll get it. They want to be our fathers, but they are not. They are elected officials and they need to be held accountable.

When you get your ballot in the mail, look past the past and vote for the future. Vote Dylan Lewis for Silt town trustee.

Dylan Lewis


Cat killed by dog a tragedy

Could this have been your dog? On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 19, at around 5:00 on East Avenue in Rifle, my cat was so brutally attacked by a dog that it died. The attack was so severe that it left blood on the fence.

Is it that this dog was just left to run at large, or does it walk with its owner without being on a leash? My little cat suffered greatly and it was so hard to watch.

Jorgeann Guccini


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