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Letters

  • Vox

    Clear Creek libraries provide professional service

    Editor:

    In response to Mr. Fabyanic’s editorial regarding the Clear Creek Library District, I hope to encourage a more charitable outlook for all concerned. It is certain that even-handed management of personnel is the very core of institutional health.

  • What comes next? My guess is a taxpayer revolt
  • Vox

    Vote to make Idaho Springs city clerk, treasurer positions appointed

    Editor:

    Regarding the question on the ballot for Idaho Springs voters asking to make the city clerk and city treasurer positions appointed, I would like to speak as a former Idaho Springs city clerk and an “insider” to this issue and encourage a yes vote for both.

  • Vox

    1A will help Clear Creek residents

    get high-speed Internet

    Editor:

    It’s yes on ballot question 1A. Let’s return the opportunity for local control to develop local broadband services to Clear Creek County.

    This override of SB 152 would allow the county to explore options to attract new and upgraded services through a public-private partnership. Reliable, affordable and universal access to broadband is an infrastructure priority in the county.

  • Vox

    Library board should reconsider decision to fire John Ewers

    Editor:

    On Aug. 31, 2015, John Ewers, the branch manager of the Georgetown Library, was fired from his position after 38 years because he refused to sign a growth plan presented by the director, Sue Lathrop, and Bob Loeffler, an attorney and member of the district library board.

    He is out of a job, and Georgetown has lost a very good librarian.

  • Vox

    Event will raise funds for Springs library’s child-care program

    Editor:

    Idaho Springs is a great small town, so small that when Carlson Elementary lets out, children whose parents aren’t home from work go next door to the library.

    Its staff provides hours of supervised activities together with healthy after-school snacks at no charge to parents or children. It is important that all of our youngsters are safe and cared for during those hours until their parents can pick them up.

  • 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.