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Letters

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    The housing and Digger Field solution

    Editor:

    There is a misconception that there is such a shortage of places to build housing that Digger Field should be dug up instead of saving some for playfields and a future Carlson Elementary.

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    The dirt on Digger Field

    Editor:

    The school board survey meeting for selling Golddigger Field telegraphed the board’s agenda: dump Digger Field, dodge responsibility.

    Like Pontius Pilate, they wash their hands of what a developer can do to Digger Field (just in time for Easter). Instead they will dump and defer to the “transparent” City of Idaho Springs, where Digger Field must be rezoned from parks to whatever a developer wants, and everything will be peachy.

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    Have a voice in what happens to Digger Field

    Editor:

    Idaho Springs has hit the threshold, building more housing has become a necessity. Developers are moving in with their visions, our leaders have theirs, businesses have another.

    My question is what do we the citizens of Idaho Springs want?

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    The next step in universal health care

    Editor:

    With an eye to helping all Coloradans access affordable health care, Colorado Reps. Emily Sirota and Sonya Jaquez Lewis introduced the Health Care Cost Savings Act, HB19-1176, in the House of Representatives on Feb. 13. Sen. Mike Foote is the bill’s Senate sponsor.

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    Save green space at Golddigger Field

    Editor:

    The school board is considering selling the football field and bus barn in Idaho Springs and will be taking a survey of Idaho Springs and some Clear Creek residents to help decide if Golddigger Field should be preserved or developed.

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    Eating vegan is good for you
    Editor:
    Nicole Byerley’s fifth-grade teacher must have been pretty smart (“Byerley: The precious State of the State,” Jan. 16, 2019). All teachers should encourage students to eat healthy vegan foods, which are cholesterol-free, generally low in saturated fat, and high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, and other essential nutrients.

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    County officials sworn in to their posts
    Editor:

    Other county officials were sworn in on Jan. 8. Brenda Corbett began her term as clerk & recorder.

    Returning to their posts were Carol Lee, treasurer; Diane Settle, assessor; Rick Albers, sheriff; Greg Markle, surveyor; and Chris Hegmann, coroner.

    Each of these officials deserves recognition for the vital role they play in providing quality county services.

    I look forward to seeing what they’ll do for us all.

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    Questions for Byerley
    Editor:

    A couple quick questions: How does (Byerley’s) definition of intelligence ... “disseminated information, formulation of logical arguments based on information” fit as it relates to Mr. Trump’s stand on the murder of a journalist, after he has been given disseminated information, logical arguments based on known information from people he should trust? This confuses me. 

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    Regarding ‘opinions and free speech’
    Editor:
    Ms. Byerley’s column is indeed all about opinion. It’s just unfortunate that like the writings of her heroes — Limbaugh, Coulter, Carlson and Jones — it lacks any truth.
    Scientific methods dictate that in order for an hypothesis (idea) to become recognized as a law (truth), it must be supported by a preponderance (overwhelming amount) of evidence (facts). Example: the law of gravity.

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    County needs to pay close attention to water issues
    Editor:
    This letter is in response to the Nov 14 article “Developer wants to buy the school district’s sewer plant.”
    A large group of concerned residents, Citizens for Responsible Development, has been working together to address the developer’s various proposals. Residents have valid concerns about the impact that proposed development will have on water and other impacts based on the various development proposals, so it’s not just “misconceptions.”