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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    Vote for 7A
    Editor:
    Evergreen Fire Department has placed a question on the ballot asking voters to help reinforce the district’s financial stability.
    Many unforeseen statewide circumstances have come together to drop the department’s revenue by as much as 25 percent.

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    Jeffco axes county business tax
    Editor:
    The lead article in the Sept. 19 Canyon Courier concerns the Jefferson County business tax being axed. The article states:” The decision will cut nearly $7 million or 1.3 percent of the county’s budget. Commissioners Libby Szabo and Tina Francone — both of whom are business owners — felt strongly in favor of eliminating the tax.”  
    There is no mention in the article of why Commissioner Tighe voted against the elimination of the tax.

  • Our Readers Write

    Enough is enough
    Editor:
    Responsible journalism includes diverse viewpoints. That is why I was pleased to read Steve Posner’s column this past week. This was a much-needed response to what I believe for many months has been one-sided commentary in the Canyon Courier attacking those with liberal/progressive views.
    Instead of ridiculing or demeaning views from the “other side,” I applaud Posner’s call to argue intelligently together. What follows are what I believe people on “both” sides could agree on:

  • Our Readers Write

    Providing accurate information
    Editor:
    Literature for a state senate race arrived this week and contains some misleading information. Since there are many new residents in Jeffco, some historical facts need to be shared.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Weldon running for coroner

    Editor:

    I’m Thomas Weldon, and I’m running for coroner. I currently work for you as an investigator with the Jeffco Coroner’s Office.

    To date I have investigated more than 3,800 deaths in our county, I am certified by the Colorado Coroner’s Association and hold diplomate status with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators nationally.

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    Delay would help heal the divisiveness
    Editor:
    On Sept. 2, this message was sent to Colorado’s senators:
    We must defer the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh until after the election of 2018. If the will of the people continues, the Republican majority in the Senate, they the people are confirming his nomination. If, on the other hand, the Democrats take control of the Senate, the people are speaking out for a change.
    Considering the far-reaching term of a justice, this delay would not be significant.

  • Our Readers Write

    RTD service cuts are wrong
    Editor:
    RTD radically cut bus service to and from Evergreen today. (Ironic since RTD provides no bus service at all to Evergreen on weekends.)
    Evergreen public transportation service was extremely limited to begin with: only a handful of buses to and from the city, weekday mornings and evenings only. These cuts make it nearly impossible for Evergreen residents to use mass transit to and from work and school.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for paving downtown Evergreen
    Editor:
    I want to extend my thanks to Commissioner Tina Francone and 25th  
    House District Rep. Tim Leonard for their work with the Colorado Department of Transportation to place the paving of downtown Evergreen on their schedule and get it done. It’s been a long time coming, and the curb-to-curb paving is a great job. To get it  done in one night is super!
    Art Onweller
    Evergreen

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    Republicans racist? Wait …what?
    Editor:
    This letter is in response to Sara Gadeken’s nonsensical letter to the editor last week accusing President Trump and the Republican Party of racism.

  • Our Readers Write

    Democrats did the right thing
    Editor:
    John Riddell asks how Democrats can support a party that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contained Southern Democrats (Dixiecrats) who passed Jim Crow laws.
    Very simple. In the mid-20th century, the Democrats repudiated the Dixiecrats and, over their opposition as well as that of the Republicans, passed the Civil Rights Act and have fought to end racism ever since.
    Immediately the Dixiecrats changed their affiliation to the Republican Party, who welcomed them with open arms.