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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    Short-term rentals benefit the area
    Editor:
    Yes, Hank Alderfer makes a great point in his column about the history of Evergreen with short-term rentals.
    Many areas are doing these short-term rentals very successfully: Salida, Durango, Leadville. They are carefully licensed, inspected and managed. They bring up to 8 percent of gross income in those areas. We could use that income to save our libraries and support our community.

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    Horse poop is also a problem
    Editor:
    It was curious to read about the problem of dog waste and wonder why there was no mention of horse waste. Shouldn’t “clean up after your animals” apply to horse owners too?

  • Our Readers Write

    Hank lost his way on short-term rentals
    Editor:
    Hold on there, Hank. I love your column, your research is great, but have you lost your way on this subject? That was then; this is now. The majority of the houses were built as summer vacation homes. Our population mushroomed in the summer. It was a vacation, seasonal community. Short-term rentals were appropriate. Live and let live! But …

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    County’s reasons for scrapping audit panel are lame
    Editor:
    I’ve been following the Jeffco audit issue for several months now, and after reading your recent article “Commissioners scrap county audit panel,” I thought it would be a good time to add my two cents.

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    Sun was shining on ‘Blue Skies’
    Editor:

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    Data don’t support well-test waiver
    Editor:
    Replying to Mr. Cerillo’s letter in the June 22 Canyon Courier: Mr. Cerillo is not neutral, being a consultant paid by the developer/applicant. I was not at the hearing, but I have read the case file, and I agree with the county staff.

  • Our Readers Write

    EAA’s new downtown gallery emblematic of Evergreen’s potential
    Editor:
    That valiant ex-Green Beret Paul Koentges just staged a stunning victory in downtown Evergreen. Koentges, now in his second run as president of the Evergreen Artists Association, has established the EAAs first “home” since its founding a half-century back with a highly visible member-owned gallery on Main Street.

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    Commission decision on well-test waiver was the correct and fair one
    Editor:
    Re: “Commissioners’ decision at odds with recommendations from planning staff.” This is perhaps the one factual statement in the article. I am guilty of having presented the data in the case in which, thank goodness for Commissioner Rosier, who is an engineer and understands science and logic, was able to rule correctly.

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    10th Mountain event was inspiring
    Editor:
    Facing the uncertainty of how a new event might go over in Evergreen, Western Business Forum president Russ Campbell organized an event at the Evergreen Lake House on Wednesday, June 8. The evening event was a presentation of 10th Mountain Division history and involvement, and presenters included three generations of 10th Mountain Division trained men.

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    Evergreen Country Day School is a hidden gem
    Editor:
    Did you know we have a wonderful, independent school right here in Evergreen?
    I did not until last year. It is hard to imagine such a beautiful school in our own mountain area. It is deserving of more local news coverage. We moved here six years ago with our then-5-year-old son and spoke to many people. No one ever mentioned Evergreen Country Day. Since then, it has moved to a fabulous, inspiring facility behind Home Depot and has grown to 200-plus students.