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Letters

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    25 column inches of fluff
    Editor:
    To paraphrase Bill Maher, John Riddell’s columns have about as much relationship to serious thought as candy corn does to vegetables.
    With 25 column inches for his weekly piece, you would think Riddell would have more than enough space to outline intelligent policy and provide facts to back up his positions.
    Once again last week’s column was 25 inches of fluff and name calling, more resembling a Trump tweet than a discussion of ideas.

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    Coverage of 4-day school week survey lacks information about negatives
    Editor:
    Regarding: “Survey says: 4-day school week saves some money with little decrease in student achievement”
    The article on Jan. 24 was presented as a factual story, rather than what it was: part of a campaign by our appointed superintendent to penny-pinch to the detriment of Clear Creek County’s children.  

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    Fabyanic should research before he writes
    Editor:
    My first reaction to Jerry Fabyanic’s column last week was anger. The premise of the article was to lump Trump supporters into a category of rich, religious zealots that rely solely on “Fox & Friends” for their source of information, and painting them as uneducated, backwoods, gun-toting hicks who hate others and want to keep the little guy down for their own benefit. 

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    Accountability in government
    Editor:
    It is my firm belief that there is zero responsibility or accountability in our federal government or in our local county government.
    Both entities are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Evidence being the $ 20 trillion U.S. debt and the recent Republican tax giveaway that all sources predict will explode the deficit between $1 trillion and $2 trillion. Trickle-down tax giveaways for the rich didn’t work under President Ronald Reagan or President George W. Bush, and they won’t work now.

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    A lesson on economics
    Editor:
    In her column of Jan. 3, Ms. Hill states that she has an imperfect knowledge of economics and taxation. I would concur. To help her gain some insight, I would direct her to Robert Reich’s book “Saving Capitalism for the Many Not the Few.”

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    Please leash your dogs
    Editor:
    Please leash your dogs. Your dog is not as friendly as you say. We walk our dog(s) twice a day, and at least once a week we have an unleashed or un-restrained dog approach and often become aggressive toward our dog(s).
    At times the dogs have almost hit our children going after our dogs.

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    Thanks for allowing her to serve
    Editor:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the citizens of Idaho Springs for allowing me 10 amazing years serving our community as an Idaho Springs city council member.
    I have learned an immeasurable amount in these years and look forward to applying this knowledge elsewhere within the county moving forward.

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    McCain is an MVP
    Editor:
    Sen. John McCain is an American icon. He spent five years as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton after his Navy fighter jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile while performing air-to-ground support for our troops, which is one of the most important and dangerous jobs in combat aviation.

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    Oh where is Western Exposure?
    Editor:
    Western Exposure, where are you? I opened the Courant last Wednesday and found no Western Exposure and no Jerry Fabyanic picture on the editorial page. I looked further, thinking the column had been relegated to another page. No Jerry anywhere.
    Western Exposure is the best part of the paper, and Jerry is a talented writer who does his research before he writes. His column rocks! Please keep it going.
    Sandy Russalesi
    Idaho Springs

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    Watershed Festival canceled this year
    Editor:
    We appreciate longstanding participation in the annual Clear Creek Watershed Festival. As you may be aware, the City of Idaho Springs Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project is well underway. As part of this major project, Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park, where the festival has been located for the past eight years, will be expanded and improved.