News for Wednesday, October 24, 2012



Forrest Luke: Vote for Rankin, Romney

Over the past few years I have come to know Bob Rankin as both a friend and a political activist. I find him to be very bright and engaging and I am convinced he would represent the interests of Northwest Colorado very well in the Colorado state legislature. Bob is a fiscal and constitutional conservative and a strong supporter of our coal and electrical generation jobs. He is an engineer and business man and has spent time at our coal mines and power station.

Diane Gallegos: My husband is the right choice

I want to tell you why I am voting for Glen Gallegos for CI Regent. I've been married to him for 37 years, and to this day I am amazed at his honesty, how hard he works, and his passion for helping others and serving his community. He knows how to get things done and I'm not the only one that knows this. He was selected from the best leaders in Colorado for the Governor's Education Leadership Board. He was appointed from the Governor to serve as a Board of Trustee at Colorado Mesa University, asked ti serve in the Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau, District 51 Strategic Planning, Partners Board, etc...

Tease photo

A taste of winter in the Yampa Valley

Photos from Wednesday's 1st snowfall of the year

Shannan Koucherik: Small businesses can succeed

I was interested to read your recent special section about small businesses surviving in Craig. While neither presidential candidate has put forward his definition of a "small business," it's easy to see driving around Craig, that most businesses fall into that category. It takes a lot of vision, courage and determination to start and run a true small business. Each business faces its own challenges on a daily basis and the owners put in many more hours than are shown on the signs on the door. They don't have the luxury of regular days off or guaranteed paychecks.

Doug Yajko: Vote for Rankin

As a general surgeon serving the Roaring Fork valley, I encourage you to join me in voting for Bob Rankin for House District 57. He has taken the time to understand the complicated healthcare environment of the Western Slope. The Colorado Medical Society, representing more than 70 percent of all Colorado doctors, joins me in endorsing Bob because we know we can trust him to represent our profession and those we serve.

Lynne Herring: Questions for Mr. Obama

Lynne herring: Letters to Editor

Gregg Rippy: Vote for Rankin

We need a representative like Bob Rankin in Denver who can help get our economy on track and also solve some big issues facing our state. Our legislators have to deal with a myriad of technical issues and difficult budget. Hundreds of bills pass through the Colorado Legislature every year but we still don’t have solutions to school financing or a way to fund our roads and bridges. Health care alone can break the state budget. We have structural problems brought on by constitutional amendments that need to be addressed. Bob will be a unique representative for our district. He has been a corporate president responsible for thousands of employees. He has founded and operated several small businesses in Colorado.

JoAnn Baxter: I am ready to serve

I am asking the voters of Moffat County to vote for me to be your state representative in House District 57. Redistricting has opened this seat to the possibility of having a Moffat County resident elected to the state legislature for the first time since 1968! My husband and I raised our children in Moffat County. I love this part of the state and I understand the issues that are important to people in this area. I am a native Coloradan and a 38-year resident of Moffat County. I taught at Moffat County High School for 29 years and served on the Moffat County Board of Education for 8 years, four as president.

On The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 24

On The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 24

Glenda Tibbs: Take tower outside of town

Glenda Tibbs: Letters to EditorI am writing because I am opposed to a fire tower in town. If you really think you absolutely have to build, build it outside of town, where the smoke from it does not bother the businesses or the residents of the town. I know for fact that the trailer park behind where you want to build has people that are on oxygen. You harm these people with the smoke that you will create.