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Becky Plummer: Businesses lower flags

I would like to request that all of our businesses to lower our flag in respect for our Marines that lost their lives last week in a senseless act of violence.

Yampa Valley Artisans: Thank you for support

The Yampa Valley Artisans would like to thank the community for their support of our latest Pop Up Gallery. T&H Parts, Yampa Valley Bank, Cook Chevrolet/Subaru, Farm Bureau Insurance, Downtown Business Association, Mike and Suzanne Brinks and the Kitchen Shop were instrumental in the success of this event with their financial backing.

Rachel May: Thank you

The staff and children at Hayden Public Library would like to express a public thank you to Clint at the Jungle Pet Shop.

Jane Yazzie: Sage grouse concerns

Humans often gauge their efforts to thrive. They maneuver both nature and each other to maintain the effort. Nonhuman species thrive tentatively on a habitat’s terms. That difference — between humans’ agility in taking advantages from natural sources, moving across continents at will for more advantage, and, in contrast, natural species’ reliance on the available natural conditions in their home ranges with limited mobility to seek more favorable spaces — is a difference that has always challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s role to assign human land uses and sustain natural species.  

Gerald Colrud: Thank you for help

On the 19th of June, I was feeling really bad, was really dizzy, light headed, couldn’t put a sentence together and vomiting a lot to the point I was dehydrated. So a friend of mine came over, had brought me some drinks because there would have been no way I would have been able to go to the grocery store and comprehend what I needed to do.

Greg Hamilton: We should spend wisely

On Thursday June 25, the Moffat County School District Board of Education, by a vote of 5-1, approved the 2015-16 budget. This budget was approved after board member Tony Peroulis made the motion to reinstate the iPad initiative and accompanying technology specialist.

Gary Cox: Amend the constitution

The Founding Fathers envisioned the federal government as an aide to the states to accomplish tasks for the general welfare: regulating commerce, collecting taxes, forming a defensive army, making laws that are necessary and proper, making treaties, coining and regulating money, controlling patents and copyrights, and insuring uniform laws for naturalization and bankruptcy.

Parker King: Let Craig grow

Craig won’t beat Steamboat. 
As a life-time resident and Moffat County Alumni, it is disappointing to see how Craig is losing our small-town vibe.

Carol Balleck: Pull New Belgium

I read the letter in the paper June 13 (sorry a little behind) regarding the liquor stores and bars for boycotting The New Belgium and Breckenridge Beer Co. and how ashamed she was of them. I am proud of all the bar and liquor stores for standing up for the mine and their workers.

John Ponikvar: TMH is amazing

This past week I unfortunately, no, fortunately had the opportunity to spend time with the staff and even administrators at The Memorial Hospital. While I was there I was amazed at the professionalism, capabilities, and abilities this facility brings to the community.

Allan Reishus, MD: TransWest line bad idea

At a time when everyone is trying to work together to create a plan that will protect sage grouse habitat, we have a large and very invasive project proposed, the TransWest power line through the heart of sage grouse habitat. That just doesn’t make sense.

Wes McStay: Sage grouse series great

Thank you for giving reporter Lauren Blair the time and resources to write the series of articles about the greater sage grouse. The story was fair, accurate, educational and respectful of all interests. The balanced reporting is a real asset to this community.

John Pogline: Response to Mr. James

As to the letter from Mr. James, everything he states in his letter is pure conjecture and more than likely inflated.

Calden Scranton: Be mindful of money

As a recent graduate, I am currently learning the road of the adult life. There are hard decisions to make and I’m realizing that there are things that are more important than others.

Adam Mercier: Jumping off bridges

Recently, I remember my cousin giving me a hard time about having a New Belgium beer company sticker on my car.

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