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Letters

  • Vox

    Beaver Brook Watershed not the

    appropriate place for shooting

    Editor:

    On July 23, my wife, Mary, and I attended a meeting at the Evergreen fire station with reference to the U.S. Forest Service proposal on dispersed recreational sport shooting on one area of our concern, the Beaver Brook Watershed in Clear Creek County.

    My wife and I have lived on Old Squaw Pass Road about 500 yards from the east gate of the watershed for 41 years, so we are very familiar with the watershed property.

    Our concerns are as follows:

  • Vox

    Mirror, mirror

    Editor:

    I look at the federal government and its elected officials today, and both make my heart sick. We are rapidly approaching a $20 trillion deficit (that is $60,000 for each of the 340 million, three times that of Greece) the extreme distaste and distrust of government is mounting exponentially, the election process and the two-party system are totally broken, venal, corrupt and based in anger and confrontation, 1 percent of the population controls 60 percent of the wealth, 90 percent of us are destined to die totally broke. Need I go on?

  • Vox

    Beautiful July 4 fireworks in Georgetown

    Editor:

    Bravo, Georgetown, for producing the best fireworks show I have ever seen. It was spectacular from beginning to end, regardless of the rain.

    The venue was easy to get in and out of, and even cars and truckers on Interstate 70 were slowing down to watch. 

    Please consider doing this again next year. It would be a big draw for families and destination vacationers. I would even be willing to donate to the cause if I just knew where to send my money.

  • Vox

    Volunteer firefighters choose not to be involved in fireworks displays

    The Fourth of July fireworks shows have traditionally been produced by the volunteer firefighters of the volunteer fire departments in Georgetown and Idaho Springs.

    The Clear Creek Fire Authority has never sponsored nor directed anything related to the shows.

    Both volunteer departments communicated in July 2013 to their respective municipal administrative authorities that they would not be producing shows after July 4, 2013.

  • Vox

    Thanks to Columbine Garden Club

    Editor:

    We would like to publicly thank all of the Columbine Garden Club members who attended our last meeting. Thank you so much for all of your help with the weeding and planting of the Triangle and Ruth Mill Park. You are a great group.

    Have a wonderful summer. See you in September.

    Ann Hector and Kris Miller

    co-presidents, Columbine Garden Club

     

    Stretch of Stanley Road needs to be cleaned up

  • Vox

    Clear Creek commissioners should make public safety a priority on Fall River Road

    Editor:

    Clear Creek County commissioners voted unanimously to promote bicycling on Fall River Road despite its dangerous conditions.

    The No. 1 priority of government at all levels is public safety, and there is no question about the severe dangers of cycling on a 9-mile, steep (3,000 foot rise in elevation), narrow, no-passing, four sharp switchbacks, no-shoulder road. 

  • Vox

    Vote for Georgetown sales-tax increase

    Editor:

    My name is Lynette Kelsey, and I have been a selectman for the town of Georgetown, representing the citizens of Ward 2 for the past three years. This has been a great learning experience.

  • Vox

    Tell council to say no to new Exit 241 bridge

    Editor:

    On Feb. 23, the Idaho Springs City Council is scheduled to vote on allowing the Colorado Department of Transportation to build a new bridge at Exit 241 on the east side of Idaho Springs.

    It’s time for everyone in Idaho Springs to say no!

    There are viable alternatives to a new bridge. The current bridge has three lanes under it that can be used for highway lanes. The lanes at 241 can be moved beyond the current bridge, requiring no further changes be made.

  • Vox

    Public must understand that the Internet is not secure

    Editor:

    Greg Romberg needs to take his column one step further.

    That is, anyone sending personal information across the Internet is running the risk of having it stolen by an accomplished hacker. Depending on what the hacker does with the information, it could cost several thousand dollars to get the mess straightened out. 

  • Vox

    Thanks from your

    local health department

    Editor:

    We are grateful to the community for supporting our efforts to improve health care in our county. We ask for your patience, support and continued involvement in 2015 as we make slow but steady progress toward the goals of the Public Health Improvement Plan:

    1. Improved health care access and availability (re-establishing a local primary care provider in Clear Creek County).

    2. Increased mental health/substance abuse prevention and treatment services.