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Robin Schiffbauer: I support Joe

I have been asked to write a letter in support of Joe Bird’s candidacy for mayor of our lovely city.

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Judith M. Kostur: Vote for Bird

I met Joe Bird about 15 years ago. Not only is he kind and understanding, he cares about the community.

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Lisa Brown: Hospice Daffodils a huge success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser. We are grateful to the 60 volunteers in Routt and Moffat counties who gave their time (more than 200 hours) to help with this event. This fundraiser also would not be possible without the 220 businesses and organizations that pre-ordered Daffodils and seven local retailer partners who provided us space on sale day.

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Mind Springs Health: American Health Care Act must change

Much has been written and debated about the American Health Care Act the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on. Simply stated, the plan in its current state has been found by the Colorado Health Institute to cause up to 600,000 of the most vulnerable Coloradans over the coming years to unnecessarily suffer, and lose not only their health care coverage but perhaps their life.

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Elise Sullivan: New health act has flaws too

While the Affordable Care Act aka "Obamacare" has had problems with high premiums and high deductibles, I would propose we fix it, not repeal and replace it.

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Andrea Camp: In response to Kjera's letter on 1A

I am writing in response to Mr. Kjera’s letter that was published on Friday, March 17 to clarify some information. I serve as the chairperson for the Craig Sales Tax Committee and have spent hours gathering information regarding both the sales tax and the use tax to provide the information to voters so they can make an informed decision when casting their ballots.

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Paul James: Ditch Good Ol’ Boys and vote Ponikvar

Not only is John Ponikvar a kind and caring person, but he will listen to the citizens, even if he opposes what they believe, because in his mind he works for the people of Craig, and I have seen this first hand.

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Gail Severson: I support Bird

Joe’s concern and deep commitment to our community shows in his everyday life, job and volunteerism. All you have to do is talk with him and you can feel his love and dedication of community.

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Todd and Terri Jourgensen: Vote for Joe Bird

We are writing this letter in support of Joe Bird for mayor. We are voting for Joe because he is dedicated, involved and committed to helping this community move forward.

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Andy Daniels: Asking for help

The purpose of this letter is to ask for the community’s help in contacting State Sen. Randy Baumgardner and State Rep. Bob Rankin. I would like their support in finding an alternative solution to Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed reduction in something called the hospital “provider fee.” If this reduction is enacted, it will be catastrophic for many rural hospitals across Colorado, including The Memorial Hospital.

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Dan Seely: DeRose for city council

In the past two years I have gotten to work in close proximity of Dave DeRose. I have learned three things about the heart of DeRose.

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Tim Kjera: Vote no on tax measure

I received the mail-in ballot for the upcoming general election April 4 and was surprised to find that the Use Tax, Sales Tax increase and Tabor exemption were all combined into one ballot issue 1A. Each of these items is important to voters and to lump them all into one vote is nothing but a scam. If our city council will not allow us to vote on them individually, then I believe we need to vote "no."

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Terry Carwile: Vote for Bird

It was my privilege to work with Joe Bird for six of the 10 years that I served on Craig City Council as a councilor and as mayor. As a colleague, he was thoughtful, deliberate, careful and an active participant in council’s discussions.

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Waters family: Thank you for caring

Thanks to everyone for calling or sending cards in the passing of our brother George Webster on March 9.

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Justin Jenison: Vote for DeRose

To the editor: I've had the privilege of knowing Dave DeRose for more than 18 years. During those years, I have learned that he is a strong personality.