Denise Bagley

Colorado Springs, CO

Denise Bagley 1 year, 10 months ago on Letter: Denver Post's coverage unprofessional

Steve-- I totally agree with you. I actually commented for the first time on one of two articles Sara Burnett wrote in the Denver Post prior to Mitt Romney's campaign stop. In her articles she basically questioned why Romney would even come to Craig, CO, since it was "more than a four hour drive from Denver and the suburban areas that are expected to sway the outcome of the Nov. 6 election." In both articles she has misinformation about the area and her liberal bias is glaringly obvious. She, like most on the Front Range think if it happens outside of Denver, then it doesn't matter. I stopped subscribing to the Denver Post years ago due to the liberal slant to most of the news articles. You can read the article to which I was referring here: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2012/05/27/mitt-romney-coal-regulation-colorado/71969/

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Denise Bagley 1 year, 10 months ago on Mitt Romney … meet Craig, America

Brian-- I agree. Voting for Ron Paul is the same as taking a vote from Romney. Ron Paul is not going to win, so why bother; you might as well cast your vote for Obama.

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Denise Bagley 2 years, 5 months ago on MCHS students selected to compete in regional honor band this weekend

I want to thank the reporter for adding the names of the honor band students, after I posted my previous comment. Thanks for listening to your readers. :)

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Denise Bagley 2 years, 5 months ago on MCHS students selected to compete in regional honor band this weekend

I think it's great that you wrote an article on the MCHS honor band, however I found the article lacking in recognition for the actual students who were selected. I've noticed recent articles about MCHS athletes, in which there were pictures of the individual students, or the whole team, and the names were listed. The kids in honor band deserve the same recognition as the students who happen to be star athletes. It would have been nice if you included a picture of the honor band students and the names of all eleven of the students who were chosen.

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Denise Bagley 2 years, 11 months ago on Craig Middle School band teacher Craig Smith dies at 64

Our family was devastated when we heard the news of Mr. Smith's passing. He was my oldest daughter's first band teacher. She is now a member of the high school wind ensemble, marching and jazz bands. My son is an 8th grader in the CMS Band, and lost his favorite teacher. His lovely wife Linda is my youngest daughter's piano teacher. Mr. Smith truly was a wonderful human being. He loved his job and loved the kids he taught. He was a class act, and an exemplary teacher. He will be missed by many in this community. I can only hope he knew how much he meant to the kids. Please say prayers for his wife, their sons and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace.

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Denise Bagley 3 years, 1 month ago on Plea expected next month in case against Craig man involved in traffic fatality

Vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death are two completely different charges. It has nothing to do with who you are. Vehicular homicide is charged in cases when there is a death and the driver is grossly negligent, ie. under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. In careless driving resulting in death, the person did not break any other law, except to drive carelessly and it results in someone's death. In Colorado, vehicular homicide is a felony and careless, resulting in death is a misdemeanor.

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Denise Bagley 3 years, 1 month ago on Ridgeview Elementary School preparing for CSAP testing

I think this hype around the CSAP is just ridiculous. Despite the fact that my kids have always scored in the advanced range, I have always hated the CSAP. Why not just teach the kids what they need to know, rather than teaching them how to take a test. I know it's state-mandated, but it's still a waste of time. There is way too much time spent simply teaching the kids how to take the test. It takes time away from teaching them the core subjects. I also think the words and signs of encouragement need to be seen and heard all year and not just for this test. Kids need to know we want them to do their best every day they are in class, and not stress about one single test.

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Denise Bagley 3 years, 4 months ago on Company, residents discuss possible survey project

For those interested, I found a very informative website about a film made about this exact situation. Here is the website link: http://gaslandthemovie.com/whats-fracking#frackingprocess

It does a really good job of explaining what exactly is involved in the "fracking" process.

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Denise Bagley 3 years, 5 months ago on Marquilla Hood: Too cold to play outside

I totally agree! I did not grow up here, but I have lived in the Yampa Valley for over 20 years. My three kids were born in Steamboat Springs and here in Craig. My oldest is 16 now and doesn't have recess anymore, but my two younger kids still do. I have always thought that 10 degrees was too cold to force the kids to play outside. I have relatives down in Colorado Springs, and their kid's schools don't allow them to go outside if the temperature is lower than 20 degrees. I work for the school district and have also been a substitute teacher in the schools. There are many kids who just don't have the proper outerwear to be out in that weather. I have subbed on frigidly cold days when some kids wore little more than a light jacket. They do try to help the kids find coats, hats and gloves, even resorting to going through the lost and found to find something appropriate to wear. Of course whatever was taken from the lost and found was returned after the recess, but I think that's ridiculous! On the other side, because of our geographic location, we will have many, many days where the temperatures fall just above 10 degrees. I'm sure there will be arguments that the kids would rarely get to play outside during the winter if the rules were changed. I'm not sure they will change that rule, but you are not alone in your thoughts. You do have the support of other parents.

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Denise Bagley 3 years, 5 months ago on Marquilla Hood: Too cold to play outside

I totally agree! I did not grow up here, but I have lived in the Yampa Valley for over 20 years. My three kids were born in Steamboat Springs and here in Craig. My oldest is 16 now and doesn't have recess anymore, but my two younger kids still do. I have always thought that 10 degrees was too cold to force the kids to play outside. I have relatives down in Colorado Springs, and their kid's schools don't allow them to go outside if the temperature is lower than 20 degrees. I work for the school district and have also been a substitute teacher in the schools. There are many kids who just don't have the proper outerwear to be out in that weather. I have subbed on frigidly cold days when some kids wore little more than a light jacket. They do try to help the kids find coats, hats and gloves, even resorting to going through the lost and found to find something appropriate to wear. Of course whatever was taken from the lost and found was returned after the recess, but I think that's ridiculous! On the other side, because of our geographic location, we will have many, many days where the temperatures fall just above 10 degrees. I'm sure there will be arguments that the kids would rarely get to play outside during the winter if the rules were changed. I'm not sure they will change that rule, but you are not alone in your thoughts. You do have the support of other parents.

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