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Letters to the editor

Ray and Deb Turner: Turns out, you can go home again

November 21, 2017 — They say you can never go home, but last week, we found that so untrue. We lived in the Yampa Valley for 28 years and left 17 years ago to follow Ray's work in Paonia. Ray and I started our married life together here and

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Jane Hume: Humbled and glad to live in Craig

November 16, 2017 — I am so grateful for all the help and continuing support that I have received and am still getting since I broke my arm: friends, family, EMTs, hospital employees, strangers, police. They have all kept me fed, healing, clothed and, most of all, sane. Makes

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Dave Wallace: School closure — the November scenario

November 9, 2017 — With the local election now behind us, I urge the community to look closely at the information concerning the closure of one of our elementary schools. Let me refer to a Craig Press article of Oct. 12, in which I previously commented, 'Public schools are

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Herndon family: Heartfelt thanks to community

November 7, 2017 — We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support that we have received since our recent house fire. We would like to thank the firefighters — off-duty, as well as retired — who came out. Thanks, also, to the Craig Police

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Mary Morris: We get what we pay for

November 2, 2017 — Moffat County, my home for more than 50 years, is a diamond in the rough, and I like this reality. Living in rural Colorado, we know first-hand our choice to live where and how we do comes with a price. To enjoy life in a

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Jim Ellenberger: Local ballot measures use irresponsible language

October 31, 2017 — Whether you support ballot measures 2A and 5A or not, please consider using your taxpayer common sense, and vote against both. Both measures contain language that blatantly disregards the rights of taxpayers, which were gained through the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. They both

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Andrea Camp: If we don’t invest in our community, who will?

October 25, 2017 — I am writing in response to a letter written by Dave Wallace and published Wednesday, Oct. 25. I recall a meeting earlier in the summer when Mr. Wallace shared his thoughts and ideas regarding the city park bike/walking trail that runs along the east side

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Dave Wallace: 2A exemptions place unnecessary burden on community

October 23, 2017 — Once again, our community is faced with a ballot measure asking voters to approve an increase in the city sales tax. Referred Measure 2A is presented as a 1.75 percent increase; this is 0.5 percent greater than the 1.25 percent increase that was rejected earlier

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Michelle Balleck: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A, 5A

October 19, 2017 — Between now and the Nov. 7 election, voters will decide two important measures for our community's future. I encourage readers who are able to vote on Referred Measures 2A and 5A to vote "yes" on both, both personally and as the executive director of Craig/Moffat

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Dave Wallace: 5A — reasonable concerns

October 19, 2017 — I urge all property owners to review Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Referred Measure 5A thoroughly, and keep in mind, Moffat County's property tax rate is already greater than any of our neighboring Colorado counties. Measure 5A, which is requesting an increase in property tax

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Craig Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: Craig at a crossroads

October 19, 2017 — Threats to our industry and economy mobilize our residents like nothing short of disaster can. Now is one of those times. Our community is at a crossroads, where we must decide whether to grow and invest or watch our economy and services — our community

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Darryl Steele: Support Chip McIntyre for school board

October 19, 2017 — I am writing this letter today to urge the people of Moffat County to vote from Chip McIntyre for a position on the Moffat County Board of Education. Chip lives in Maybell, which is where the only school in the county is located outside the

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Jill I. Grimes: Lots to love in Craig

October 17, 2017 — What do I love about our "little corner of Colorado," AKA Craig? To begin, I love the quiet small-town flavor. I love seeing the burst of color in those large flower pots scattered all over town. I love the wonderfully imaginative playgrounds in the many

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Chris Nichols: To the city of Craig voters

October 17, 2017 — I'm new to city council, and after my first 6 months, which have largely been spent working on the budget, I want provide information I've learned about the city's budget. I have been asked the following questions about why the City needs more revenue. The

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Dave Wallace: Local tax comparison

October 17, 2017 — Listed below are several area communities and their local sales tax currently in place. Also included are average property tax rates for Moffat and surrounding counties based on the assessed fair market value. Local community sales tax 8.4 percent — Steamboat Springs 7.9 percent —

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Marina Mecham: Vote ‘yes’ on 5A

October 17, 2017 — I strongly encourage a "yes" vote on Colorado Northwest Community College Referred Measure 5A. As CNCC alumni, I can personally attest to the immeasurable benefit this campus has given to our community. In 2013, I began my academic journey at CNCC. I was 17 at

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Dave Wallace: Public schools in community’s best interest

October 12, 2017 — I hope all city and county residents are paying serious attention to the Moffat County School District Board of Education's intentions of closing an elementary school. I have yet to see the school district provide any information explaining to the residents of Craig and Moffat

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Russell George: Vote ‘yes’ on 5A

October 12, 2017 — I am urging a "yes" vote on Colorado Northwest Community College Referred Measure 5A. Over the past several decades, each time the citizens have been asked to vote on a ballot question involving Colorado Northwestern Community College, the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. I

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Jim Redmond: Both sides should be heard

October 3, 2017 — I just wanted to thank John Pogline for his response to my letter to the editor regarding the wave pool in Craig and the legalization of recreational marijuana. The point I was trying to make is that voices on both sides need to be heard.

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The Pearson family: With heartfelt thanks

October 3, 2017 — Thank you, Craig, Colorado, especially all those folks who personally knew our parents. Marvin and Evelyn Pearson loved Craig. They participated in many activities, including church, Lion's Club, Community Concert, PEO, BLM, etc. for 45 years. We feel such gratitude for your friendship, assistance, caring

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