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Letters

  • 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.  

  • Vox

     Can the county handle the I-70 pressure?

    Editor:

    I think most people don’t do stupid things because they are stupid; they do so mostly under pressure. 

    The Interstate 70 expansion is pressure that Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County would love to just go away. The Colorado Department of Transportation is also under pressure from those calling the shots under the Gold Dome in Denver. 

  • Vox

     It’s time for the penny to buy the farm

    Editor:

    If it costs 3 cents to mint a penny, why not do away with the penny?

     I mean, after all, does it make sense? Or cents?

    Of course, you realize this would mean our costs would go up. For instance, instead of something costing $1.03, now it would cost $1.05. But hey, just think of the possibilities. It could help pay for health care or even help reduce our national debt.

    Think about it.

  • Vox

    What would a monorail ticket cost?

    Editor:

    How come nobody has told us what  a monorail ticket would cost yet? I am an architect, planner, engineer, GC and MBA with some experience in mass-transit design, including the monorail alternative. I am not an anointed  “expert”  or  big-name firm. But it ain’t rocket science,  just numbers with a lot of zeros at the end. Let’s take a rough shot at it, shall we?

  • Vox

     Idaho Springs council should revisit

    proposal for Patriot’s Park

    Editor:

    As a nonpolitical concerned citizen and veteran, representing only myself, I would like to revisit the Patriot’s Park controversy.

  • Vox

    Patriot’s Park would be good for town
    Editor:
    Regarding the recent article in the Courant: It is incredible that a simple proposal to name a piece of city property “Patriot’s Park” could invoke such a storm of recriminations from the director of the library board.
    The allegations presented by the board of director are as follows:
    • The new name would detract from the classy, inspirational titles espoused by the director — i.e., “the yard” and “the library grounds.”

  • Our Readers Write

    Get information before you point fingers
    Editor:

  • Vox

     Floyd Hill meadow should remain open space

    Editor:

  • Vox

    Thanks for condolences

    Editor:

    It is difficult indeed to put our thoughts into words, but we very much appreciate (the community’s) kind and helpful words, deeds and gestures at a time when these things mean so much. Carroll Turner White (C.T.) was a friend to many and a good role model to all of us. He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him.

    The White, Turner and Schuessler families

     

  • Vox

    Give the Squaw Pass Road workers a break

    Editor:

    I am a resident of Blue Valley Acres and had to share how impressed I am with the hard work happening on Squaw Pass. 

    I drive this road daily, sometimes several times daily. I see the same flaggers and heavy-equipment operators day in and day out. For the last four months, I have gotten to know who smiles, who is in charge and who dresses warmly for the elements.