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Letters

  • Vox

     CDOT makes bad decisions

    for Clear Creek County

    Editor:

  • Vox

     Kudos to Mary Jane, Annelise Loevlie

    Editor:

    I suspect that most Clear Creek County residents saw the article in the June 13 Denver Post business section about Mary Jane and Annelise Loevlie both receiving the presidential “E” Award for managing nation-leading exporters. Mary Jane created and manages Shotcrete Technologies; Annelise is CEO and a founder of Icelantic Skis.

  • Vox

     Thanks to Xcel for contribution

    Editor:

    Powerful is how I describe the Xcel Energy Foundation’s recent $10,000 contribution to the Georgetown Energy Museum. This generous gift will allow us to open the museum’s doors to additional visitors, enhance our displays and continue offering the public unique opportunities to interact with Colorado history. 

  • Vox

     Udall is a senator who listens

    Editor:

    The pending mid-term elections are perhaps among the most critical in U.S. history. The  partisan divide in Washington, and here in Colorado, has never been as deep as now. 

    We have but a handful of politicians in Washington D.C. who have refused to become  engulfed by the chasm. Among them is U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

  • Vox: Taxpayers, students lose if teachers control the school board

    Taxpayers, students lose if teachers control the school board

    Editor:

    From the point of view of a casual observer and a taxpayer of the situation surrounding the firing of the school Superintendent Todd Lancaster, it appears the tail is wagging the dog. If the teachers (and I assume their union) have the power to control the school board, we, the taxpayers, and the schoolchildren are losers.

  • Vox

     Lynch mob mentality over superintendent

    Editor:

    In the 1943 movie “The Ox-Bow Incident,” a lynch mob takes control of a situation it perceives to threaten its way of life and hangs two men despite the protests of several level-headed onlookers.

  • Vox

    Thanks for help with 9Health Fair

    Editor:

    Thank you for the very nice article regarding the 9Health Fair. This year we had another very successful fair on Saturday, April 26, in Idaho Springs. We served 216 participants. 

    I would like to add that the success of the fair is due to hard work by a number of volunteers, and to the help of local businesses and professionals. I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank everyone involved. 

     A special thank-you to the following people and businesses:

  • Vox

    Honor our peace officer
    Editor:
    In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
    Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law-enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

  • Vox

    Give credit where credit is due

    Editor:

    I was saddened by the article on the Peaks to Plains Trail. No credit was given to the volunteers on the Clear Creek Open Space Commission, who were the principal players in bringing this project to fruition. 

    After years of negotiations, the land was purchased with Open Space funds. Hundreds of volunteer hours were spent in grant writing and meetings with the Colorado Department of Transportation and landowners. 

  • Vox

     The rec center budget shell game  

    The rec center renovation, which 51 percent of the voters approved for $7 million, is over budget at almost $9 million. Now it has magically shaved off  $2,270,000 with some redesign, cuts and  lots of changes in “stuff.” In my professional opinion, the new plans are inefficiently designed, with a lot of wasted space. I pointed out how that could be improved at a recent rec district board meeting. I was blown off with lip service and rationalizations.