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Letters

  • 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.  

  • Vox

    It’s important to bring new families to Clear Creek

    Woe is us: The mine is closing. I moved to Clear Creek County in 1986, and this is one of the first things I heard. Well, the mine hasn’t closed yet, and when I was talking with a mine official last year, he estimated they could probably keep operating for 10 to 20 more years. He said they are continuing to do exploratory drilling, which may extend the life of the mine. 

  • Vox

    Open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act ends March 31

    Editor:

  • Vox

     Thanks for participating

    in Mardi Gras fund-raiser

    Editor:

    The board of directors of the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society wish to thank everyone who attended our first Mardi Gras fund-raiser. 

    Special thank-yous go out to Raymond Griffin of the Lost Cajun in Frisco, Scott Yard of Smokin Yard’s BBQ, Marianne Bohannon, Bonnie Hunt, Tommyknocker Brewery and also Mardi Gras Casino for beads and buffet passes for our drawings. 

  • Vox

     Editor’s note: What follows is a letter sent to County Commissioner Tom Hayden, and then Hayden’s response.

     

    Coroner Don Allan shows compassion, dedication

    To Tom Hayden:

    I just want you to know about how much we appreciate the dedication and kindness of your coroner, Don Allan.  My husband’s co-worker and friend recently died in Clear Creek in a hiking accident, and so my husband was put in touch with Don Allan.

  • Vox

     Great speaker on Colorado history

    Editor:

    Jan Murphy, author of “Outlaw Tales of Colorado, and Mysteries and Legends of  Colorado,” will be telling some fine tales after a gourmet dinner at One Door Down from Two Brothers Deli on Miner Street. 

    Jan is a woman whose career as a Colorado historian developed by pursuing her interests with courage, perseverance and wit. She is a great storyteller, so we are expecting a fine performance.

  • Vox

     Society has become immune 

    to mass murders

    Editor:

    America’s budget problems appear to be expanding. It seems the emergency-response teams have been reduced. Missing from the last mass murders are the highly trained Democrats and specialized mass-media personnel.

  • Vox

    Can Obamacare be fixed?

    Editor:

    How to fix health care: Ban insurance companies, restructure liability, remove all government systems.

    Health insurance companies make huge profits and have dramatically negative effects. By banning them, hospitals could greatly reduce paperwork costs; payments would go directly to the hospitals, improving cash flow; patient cost savings would be realized; and hospital profits would be increased, resulting in better care.