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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    Caution to residents about ‘hate’
    Editor:
    My wife was recently involved in a fender bender in Evergreen and had an unusual experience I’d like to share. While exchanging insurance information with the other driver, a couple approached her and began an unprovoked verbal tirade against her for being at fault, which my wife did not deny.

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    Corporal punishment in schools must go  
    Editor:
    I am writing as a former school psychologist and grandmother of two children approaching school age. I would like very much to see Colorado join the list of 31 other states that have abolished corporal punishment in their public schools.
    Corporal punishment has been defined as “the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain so as to correct their misbehavior.”  

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    Libertarian Party better for this country

    Editor:

    I read the letter to the editor “Supporting Neguse for Congress” and got immediately depressed. Since when, in America, do we run to “be” something instead of running “for” something?

    Since when, in America, is being a career politician “living the American dream?”

  • Our Readers Write

    Happy to see affordable housing option in El Rancho
    Editor:
    RE: Public split over El Rancho Complex
    I was so glad to learn that the El Rancho Affordable Housing Complex is in process thanks to the Jefferson County Housing Authority and proponents such as Evergreen Christian Outreach and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity. This is so needed in Evergreen as quoted by the AT HOME group. “People who work in Evergreen – teachers, nurses, auto mechanics – all deserve to live among us.”

  • Our Readers Write

    Some charters set to lose 5 percent of mill levy funding
    Dear Editor:
    I always appreciated the fact that Jeffco shared 100 percent of mill levy funding to support students in charter schools in Jeffco as it should be because charter students are public school students, they live in Jeffco and their parents pay taxes in Jeffco.  At the May 3 board meeting, the school board discussed and voted to only sharing 95 percent of mill levy dollars with all charter schools.  My issues with this:

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    Vote on May 8
    Editor:
    It’s time to vote! You may say, “Not again,” or “Not already!”
    But this is different. This is about the future of Evergreen, our hometown. Tuesday, May 8, is the election for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors. This election has historically had low voter turnout, with less than 10 percent of the possible voters coming to the polls.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Vote for EPRD incumbents

    Editor:

    Please vote on May 8 for Peg Linn, John Ellis and Peter Lindquist for the board of directors for Evergreen Park & Recreation District. These three incumbent candidates have done a marvelous job over the past four years keeping water in Buchanan Ponds, repairing the trail around Evergreen Lake and completing the connector trail between downtown and the dam.

  • Our Readers Write

    Disappointed to see end of Building Trades program
    Editor:
    The March 28 Canyon Courier contained an article that announced the closing of the Building Trades program at Conifer High School.
    This is disappointing and a disservice to students, though I suspect there is parental-, peer-group-, and teacher input to students electing to avoid this option. In my younger days, two years of “shop” was required of all boys and two years of “home economics” was required of all girls.

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    Point well taken
    Editor:
    In response to the author of the letter, “A Thought about bombs,” BRAVO! (applause, applause). Well said.
    C. Fallon
    Indian Hills

    Will enough ever be enough?
    Editor:

  • Our Readers Write

    Students show excellent character
    Editor:
    The Canyon Courier provided good coverage in the March 21 issue of the Evergreen High School students support for Parkland and school safety on March 14.  
    We stood behind the students and listened to their concerns. They greatly impressed us with their behavior and commitment.