.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Vox

    The Goat needs a home

    Editor:

    “Wanted: New home for cute, adorable and cuddly Goat.”

    KGoat radio may be losing its home. It may be demolished for the Colorado Boulevard redevelopment project to make a new park in front of the Visitor Center. I think that a new park is a good idea, but I believe that the historic log cabin could be moved feasibly.

    I expect the city of Idaho Springs could make some land available, but Clear Creek County has more. There are other options as well.

  • VOX POP

    Resolve the spending epidemic or go

    Editor:

    Everyone in county government, whether elected officials, wannabes, management or rank-and-file employees, needs to ask this simple question: “Am I part of the problem or the solution?”

    County spending and taxation is 250 percent above the county average statewide, and this fact requires an immediate and dramatic remedy.

  • Vox

    Thanks to those who supported choir program

    Editor:

    The Clear Creek Children’s Choir would like to extend a big thank-you to everyone who helped make our “It’s Fiesta!” program a huge success. We raised more than $1,000 and are well on our way to competing for our next gold medal at Elitch’s in the spring.

  • VOX POP

    Commissioners need to act now 

    Editor:

    As I see it, the three county commissioners have two choices at this time: to engage in immediate and broad steps to bring county expenditures and taxes in line with those of other rural counties and the 64-county average in a carefully considered manner; or step down.

  • Vox

    Clear Creek libraries provide professional service

    Editor:

    In response to Mr. Fabyanic’s editorial regarding the Clear Creek Library District, I hope to encourage a more charitable outlook for all concerned. It is certain that even-handed management of personnel is the very core of institutional health.

  • What comes next? My guess is a taxpayer revolt
  • Vox

    Vote to make Idaho Springs city clerk, treasurer positions appointed

    Editor:

    Regarding the question on the ballot for Idaho Springs voters asking to make the city clerk and city treasurer positions appointed, I would like to speak as a former Idaho Springs city clerk and an “insider” to this issue and encourage a yes vote for both.

  • Vox

    1A will help Clear Creek residents

    get high-speed Internet

    Editor:

    It’s yes on ballot question 1A. Let’s return the opportunity for local control to develop local broadband services to Clear Creek County.

    This override of SB 152 would allow the county to explore options to attract new and upgraded services through a public-private partnership. Reliable, affordable and universal access to broadband is an infrastructure priority in the county.

  • Vox

    Library board should reconsider decision to fire John Ewers

    Editor:

    On Aug. 31, 2015, John Ewers, the branch manager of the Georgetown Library, was fired from his position after 38 years because he refused to sign a growth plan presented by the director, Sue Lathrop, and Bob Loeffler, an attorney and member of the district library board.

    He is out of a job, and Georgetown has lost a very good librarian.

  • Vox

    Event will raise funds for Springs library’s child-care program

    Editor:

    Idaho Springs is a great small town, so small that when Carlson Elementary lets out, children whose parents aren’t home from work go next door to the library.

    Its staff provides hours of supervised activities together with healthy after-school snacks at no charge to parents or children. It is important that all of our youngsters are safe and cared for during those hours until their parents can pick them up.