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Letters

  • 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

  • Our Readers Write

    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.  

  • Our Readers Write

    Corporal punishment is a good idea
    Editor:
    In the July 4 Canyon Courier, there was a well-written letter about banning corporal punishment in schools by Jane Cadwallader. Although well written, it has questionable supporting data, and not everyone believes as she does.
    She does state that corporal punishment has a high rate of immediate behavior modification (which is needed to fix the present problem), but she states it has long-term problems. This statement must be verified.

  • Our Readers Write

    Leonard’s Facebook post was reprehensible
    Editor:
    I’m writing to respond to State Rep. Tim Leonard’s Facebook posting about the women’s marches that were held in January 2017 and 2018, and the Canyon Courier article discussing it.
    As a child of two survivors of the Holocaust, I feel especially entitled to weigh in on this topic. I can’t begin to express the hurt and disgust that this posting brought to me.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for new sign
    Editor:
    We, the Lancaster family, sincerely thank the commissioners of Clear Creek  
    County, Todd of Zuni Signs, Einar Jensen and all others who helped replace and restore the Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path Bridge sign. The sign was severely damaged in a wind storm more than a year ago and needed to be rebuilt.  
    The new sign, by Zuni Signs of Evergreen, is a beautiful copy of the original. We are thrilled with it, and we know Scott would be so pleased and honored. Thank you so much!

  • 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.

  • Our Readers Write

    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.”  

  • Our Readers Write

    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?”