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Letters

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Be an informed voter in recall election

    Editor:

    Marion and Jim Dries wrote in a recent letter that folks should seek the truth before voting in the school board recall election. A very good way to do that would be to check out two websites: freedomforeducation.com and jeffcoeducationtruth.com.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    School board recall is really about control by teachers union

    Editor:

    The discussion of the three school board recall petitions in the Times illustrates the stated reasons for the recall but makes no reference to the real reason, which can be stated in a few words: Not controlled by teachers union. This simpler wording on the petitions and ballots might not have impressed the secretary of state or voters, but would have the virtue of honesty.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Keep your distance from the elk

    Editor:

    On June 15, a YouTube video was posted of an elk chasing a man and his dog while he was running around Evergreen Lake. Locals in Evergreen are accustomed to being around elk. We see them often. They are peaceful animals. We all coexist together. That is, when we keep our distance.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Speeding on Brook Forest Road endangers residents, motorists

    Editor:

    I am 11 years old, and I have seen at least seven crashes on Brook Forest Road. I am sick and tired of people flying up the road and sounding as loud as a race car.

    Too many people have learned the hard way going too fast. A lot of the stories are dreadful, and I heard that one person even died. The others have had a lot of luck. I was shocked to see one live to see another day.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Testing is not connected to school accountability

    Editor:

    Greg Romberg’s recent column speaks of school “accountability” and testing as if they were somehow connected. In my opinion (many years in education, many years in business), they are not.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Detour has a silver lining

    Editor:

    I have lived by Evergreen Lake all my life, and I must say the current road closure brings back wonderful memories of Evergreen circa 1960 — an idyllic mountain lake environment.

    How wonderful it would be for lake visitors if the detour behind the lake could be made permanent.

    Dick Ruble, Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen is a great place

    Editor:

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    It should be legal to use rain barrels
    Editor:
    As a water conservationist and home gardener, I support the practice of capturing rainwater from my roof for use around our home, returning it to its natural sources in the ground. When I moved to Colorado a few years back, I was surprised and dismayed that the state does not allow rain barrels — something my home state of Texas proudly encouraged.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Neville’s bill would endanger kids

    Editor:

  • Our Readers Write

    A pitch for the Moo party
    Editor:
    While not a studious observer of politics, as a senior citizen I have seen many changes in the political landscape. In the earlier years of my observations, differing opinions were managed such that government did function.
    These differing opinions, especially within each party, have become irreconcilable. When marriages face irreconcilable differences, divorce is generally the result.

  • Our Readers Write

    Weeds pulled at Evergreen Lake
    Editor:
    I hope that visitors to Evergreen Lake notice that the noxious weed population around the lake has been slashed. Thanks to the leadership of Heart Cameron, Brad Bednar and other EPRD employees, a sizable cadre of volunteers spent last Thursday and Friday pulling and bagging weeds. It was hot but satisfying work.
    Controlling noxious weeds enhances the beauty of the lake and improves habitat for our native plants and wildlife.
    Thank you, EPRD and all of the hard-working volunteers.