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Letters

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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:

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    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.

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    Neville’s bill would endanger kids

    Editor:

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    Negative campaigning must end

    Editor:

    We have recently suffered bombardment by the most despicable, disgusting, demonizing political ads imaginable for most of this past year. I don’t want my TV viewing and radio listening co-opted by wealthy political interests in future election years. Discussions with friends, family and neighbors overwhelmingly indicate that I am not alone.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Recall elections waste money, diminish importance of regular elections

    Editor:

    Not long ago we had a recall election for the Evergreen Fire Protection District board over a capital improvements decision. Now, another disaffected group of citizens is asking for a recall election to be held to remove the conservative bloc on the Jeffco school board. In both cases, the primary issues are associated with policy decisions, not malfeasance in office.

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    Six former HD25 legislators endorse Keyser

    Editor:

    As residents of House District 25 and as current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, we are writing to add our voices to the growing number of people in our community who are proudly supporting Jon Keyser for Colorado state representative.

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    Nicholson would continue to serve state Senate District 16 well

    Editor:

    I read and was surprised at the responses by one of the candidates for Senate District 16 seat, both by the intensity and nature of the responses.