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Letters

  • Vox

    Yes, our country is broke

    Editor:

    Jerry says, “We’re not as broke as Republicans say.”

    Say what? Reality check: The federal debt stands at $16 trillion today, up from $4 trillion in 2000. (That’s trillion, $16,000,000,000,000.) The federal budget deficit has been approximately $1.2 trillion per year for the last four years. 

  • Vox

    Story on Levy shows double standard

    Editor:

    I was flabbergasted upon reading the recent Courant article featuring Claire Levy. The double standard was obvious.  

    In the Courant article, Levy was made out to be the hero — the people’s advocate for wildfire compensation. The article noted that Levy is on the Lower North Fork Fire Commission. Left out was the little detail that she voted against the commission’s very inception.  

  • Vox

    Thanks for helping with yard sale for the Mill City House

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society’s board of directors, we would like to thank everyone involved with the recent yard sale. The proceeds from this sale will help in the restoration of the Mill City House. 

    A special thank-you goes out to Ian Neligh, the Courant editor, for his wonderful article on the Mill City House. Thanks to all of the donors and the buyers. We hope to make this an annual event.

  • Vox

    Politics should be about good ideas, not money

    Editor:

    I take issue with unions being labeled as some kind of evil, and especially those for teachers, fire and police. These people risk their lives for us every day, and if you say that teachers don’t belong in the grouping, you obviously never taught in a city school. 

    Well, I have, and in my first year while standing at the door of my room greeting students as they entered, I heard the sound of gunfire in the hall just around the corner from my room. 

  • Vox

     ‘Shared Prosperity’ 

    does not equal taxes

    Editor:

    After reading the columns in last Wednesday’s paper and a book by John Bogle published in 2005 titled “The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism,” I have come to the conclusion that Ayn Rand was lost in space with her philosophy, and not far behind her is this idea of equating “shared prosperity” with taxing of the general public. 

  • Vox

    Women’s Wellness Day
    scores high marks
    Editor:
    Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health Nursing Services would like to thank the many sponsors, volunteers and participants who made this year’s Women’s Wellness Day on Aug. 4 a wonderful community event. More than 50 attended, and a waiting list of nearly 30 was taken of those seeking mammogram and cervical screenings.

  • Vox

    Thanks for fence-building help
    Dear Editor:
    I write this week to extend a huge thank-you to the dozens of individuals and businesses that participated in the fence building at the Community Garden in Idaho Springs.
    It was a powerful experience to witness so many local residents and businesses come together and work for something positive.
    This type of community empowerment and strengthening is exactly what the garden is intended to accomplish.

  • Vox

    Still time to comment on CDOT’s I-70 plan
    Editor:
    People of Clear Creek County: Wake up! If you did not attend one of the I-70 meetings and you did not register your comments with them, you still have a little time to comment. If you want to comment to CDOT,  please do so ASAP. The absolute deadline is Nov. 8. Their website information is: http://www.colradodot.info/projects/i-70mountaincorridor/Locations.

  • Vox

    Krueger is a strong sheriff
    Editor:
    This election year emphasizes the many important decisions the citizens of various communities must make. We have seen a dysfunctional and deadlocked federal government display a void in leadership and various legislative issues that lack common sense and go against the will of the people.

  • Vox

    Nicholson will serve district well
    Editor:
    I have known Jeanne Nicholson for many years and have been impressed with her ability to take on challenging tasks while bringing people together to find common ground.
    These are skills that I believe are critical in being an effective state senator. In my experience, the legislators who are able to master these skills are the ones that get the job done and are able to pass bills with strong bipartisan support.