Archive

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Trail impacts on wildlife

    Dear Editor: A recent survey indicated a consensus that the present Highway 133 shoulders are not a safe path for bicycle riders or walkers. Nevertheless, there is strong opposition to possible attractive off-highway routes for a trail. I find hunting, roadkill and human habitation of the rural/wild interface as major impacts on wildlife. read more →
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    OSTP on the right track in CV

    Dear Editor: Many of us are excited about the upcoming plans to extend the Crystal Valley trail from the KOA campground to the top of McClure Pass. Impetus for this project has come from Governor Hickenlooper’s inclusion of this project in his recent trails program “16 in 2016”, a $100,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and very strong local support. read more →
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    Banks, how many?

    Dear Editor: Carbondale has three banks. First Bank wants to put a new branch here. Does Carbondale need four banks? People are thinking: How can I even pose such a question? If somebody wants to put another business in our town, lucky us! The more the merrier. read more →
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    A small town project

    Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Pat Kiernan's building project at 728 Euclid Avenue, Carbondale. His project is an exciting possibility for Carbondale as it supports both the need for additional housing and the intent of the energy efficiency goals of the town. Mr. Kiernan’s project meets the UDC and building code and its resource efficient design aligns with Carbondale's environmental goals. read more →
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    One big happy planet

    Dear Editor: I enjoyed Nicolette Toussaint's look at various ways of measuring quality of life and well-being. One of my favorites is the Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows “the relative efficiency with which nations convert the planet’s natural resources into long and happy lives for their citizens.” read more →
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    Missing millennials

    Dear Editor: I marched for science on April 22 and for the climate on April 29. Looking around, I saw something disturbing: nothing but gray haired, wrinkly skinned Baby Boomers. Where were the Millennials? It's their future we were marching for. We're all going to be dead before we turn this planet into a smoldering cinder. read more →
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    Thanks to the BLM

    Dear Editor: I am writing to commend the Bureau of Land Management for finalizing their long- awaited rules to reduce methane and other pollutants from oil and gas development on public lands. By acting to reduce venting, flaring and leaks from both current and future projects, BLM is setting an important precedent for strong action on all sources of oil and gas waste and pollution and helping create a level playing field for energy development. read more →
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    Responding to Tipton

    Dear Editor: I wonder if Rep. Tipton has noticed that the majority of the terrorist attacks in this country since 9/11 have been perpetrated by American citizens? Muslims, yes, but not immigrants. Orlando, San Bernardino, Boston, nobody from overseas involved. They were radicalized through social media. How is securing our borders going to stop them? read more →
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    Letters 11/14/13

    Video thanks • Keep the Sun shining • TRTC thanks • Thanks to Udall • Two Oktoberfest changes • Remember the greats? read more →
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    Letters 11/7/13

    Come for Poured Out • Muertos thanks • Wake up • read more →