Letters to the editor
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Letter: Our elected Board of Education is doing a great job!

Our elected school board for Clear Creek Schools is effectively exercising their fiduciary responsibility and representing our community voices as evidenced in the recent public work session focused on the taxpayer funded renovation to the previous middle school building on Highway 103. more

Letter: Come out for a football game

Come out for a football game Friday Night Lights may have been a movie, but it is happening on a grand scale in Evergreen right now thanks to Evergreen’s dynamic and beloved football coach Matthew … more

Letter: Thoughts on Lesley Dahlkemper

Lesley Dahlkemper is running for re-election as our county commissioner. I have nothing but tall praise for this special woman. She is altogether a caring, capable and accomplished … more

Letter: Don’t block the view

I would be very happy with a new firehouse at El Rancho and a remodeled one at Lookout Mountain. I would like a new Alpine Rescue Building. “Zero cost?” No. In order to get these things, we would have to swallow a commercial blot. more

Letter: Support for Foothills Fire and Alpine Rescue

I believe we as a community need to thank those who provide first responder services to our community. more

Letter: MALT is working toward accreditation renewal

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. more

Letter: Evergreen — it’s all your water

A Petition for Inclusion to the West Jefferson County Metro District was to be heard at the Evergreen Metro water board meeting on July 21. It was incorrectly advertised, and the hearing was poorly attended. more

Letter: The hazards of Shadow Mountain Bike Park

Shadow Mountain Bike Park, a private, commercial enterprise up from the Denver area, will damage the environment and increase likelihood of injury and death to Conifer Area residents by 15-25% or more. more

Letter: Evergreen grievances

There are some things going on in Evergreen one needs to comment on. more

Letter: Wolf hunting goes against the North American Model

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has always promoted the “user pays model,” where wildlife decisions are made by people who purchase hunting and fishing licenses. more

Letter: EPRD is moving ahead with evaluating dog park proposal

In early June, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District received a generous offer from Jefferson County Open Space that provides funds to purchase land and install capital improvements for an off-leash dog park. more

Letter: EPRD needs to embrace dog-park proposal

In response to the Canyon Courier story about a proposed dog park in Evergreen: Ahem. Attention all dog lovers. A response to EPRD and FEDP and their decidedly downbeat assessment. more

Letter: More logging won’t protect homes from wildfire

The large wildfires we’ve been experiencing in Colorado and across the West— threatening our homes and risking the lives of residents and firefighters — are the result of high temperatures and drought made worse by climate change, coinciding with high winds. more

Letter: Support Lisa Cutter, support food pantries

As a community volunteer, I have seen firsthand how the pandemic exponentially increased the need for assistance from our local food pantries. more

Letter: Eyesore

Eyesore Bouchard says one benefit [presumably to the location FSBR proposes to devastate] is that the forest canopy will conceal the trails themselves, which would be only six to 12 feet wide. The … more

Letter: In response to Greg Romberg’s “We need yard sign strategies instead of littering our public landscape”

In this column, Mr. Romberg describes a political yard sign in front of a private residence as “proof that the candidate has earned the support…” He then describes a political yard sign placed on public land as “littering our public landscape.” more

Letter: Sovereignty

On Jan. 18, 2022, the United States submitted a number of amendments to the International Health Regulations. more

Letter: Open letter to the EPRD

Congratulations to our EPRD board for election of new members, hiring a new executive director and completing negotiations to continue operations at Evergreen Lake. Despite not being as sexy and sensational as much of our daily news, these significant accomplishments are noteworthy — exactly the sort of news that residents within the EPRD look forward to as the board prioritizes outreach to residents.  more

Letter: We shouldn’t need trail police

I was enjoying a walk on one of our Jeffco Open Space trails the other day, when I experienced a disturbing event: I was approached by a man on the trail who identified himself as a “volunteer from a local trail organization.” more

What we’re doing about wildfires

As the wind keeps blowing, and we watch the devastation in New Mexico, we can’t help but wonder “Are we next?” The threat of wildfire looms larger every year due to drought, warmer temperatures and stronger winds. more
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