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Letters to the editor

Ed Wilkinson: Veterans service officer to stay

November 13, 2018 — I would like to thank all the veterans of Moffat County that rallied behind me during the period of time in negotiations with the county commissioners. The commissioners presented their side, and I presented mine. We found out some information that had been missing for

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Ruth Greenwood: Reader appreciative of YVEA

November 8, 2018 — Citizens of Craig and Moffat County: Please show your appreciation to Yampa Valley Electric Association for the remodel and opening of the Craig District office east of Craig. The board of directors heard and responded to our request for a local office to take our

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Ann Anderson: Humane Society grateful for support

November 8, 2018 — The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed to our bowling Fundraiser on Sept. 22. We would like to give special thanks to Bank of Colorado and Thunders Rolls Bowling Center. Thanks also to Don and

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St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church: To the Jewish community of Moffat County

November 6, 2018 — We stand with you in expressing our outrage, pain, and sorrow at the horrific attack against innocent people gathered together in worship at the “Tree of Life” Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. We condemn this anti-Semitic manifestation of pure evil, and we stand with

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Gar Williams: Record supports Tipton’s commitment to veterans

November 1, 2018 — A political opponent of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton recently aired an ad claiming the representative voted against veteran's benefits. Unfortunately this was a partial truth taken out of context. Politifact ruled this attack false back in 2014, when it was used against Republican candidates then.

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Lloyd Rollins: Fiscally save libraries, museum

October 30, 2018 — Concerning Ballot Measure 1A, I believe we should vote "no." I believe most of us want to keep the Moffat County Libraries and the Museum of Northwest Colorado. The question becomes, how should we accomolish this. What has been currently proposed is a new tax

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Elise Sullivan: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 73, 1A

October 30, 2018 — Amendment 73 would provide $2.6 million a year to Moffat County to support our schools. The Board of Education has passed a resolution that this funding would be directed to maintenance of property and teachers salaries. Since the recession in 2008, MCSD has fallen behind

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Bill Brown: Researcher praises Museum of Northwest Colorado

October 25, 2018 — As an historical researcher involved in other museums, I particularly enjoy times spent with Dan Davidson at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Dan is always open, helpful, insightful, and conveys a strong sense of vision for your museum. Dan gets the connection of historic preservation

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Jane Hume: Park name change a good idea

October 25, 2018 — The opportunity of including the name of Julia Carpenter in the name of the downtown Alice Pleasant Park is a good one. Julia Carpenter supported people in their plans for financing first homes and start-up businesses right there at the north area of the park.

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Melody Villard: 1A is bigger than our elected officials

October 25, 2018 — As a fifth-generation Moffat County resident, I feel I have a good grasp of the fibers that form our community's fabric. One of the strongest fibers is our independence and tenacity. This trait has kept our community alive through numerous adversities for nearly 130 years.

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John Kinkaid: City and county should collaborate

October 25, 2018 — Rather than raise taxes, perhaps the city and county could enter into a memorandum of understanding to have the city take over either full or partial financial responsibility for the museum and library. We need to think of creative solutions, rather than make raising taxes

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Jackie James: Reader supports Neilene Folks

October 25, 2018 — I am writing this letter in support of Neilene Folks, PA. Neilene was recently terminated from employment after many years of service with Memorial Regional Health Clinic. My father and I attended the MRH Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Oct. 18, along with more than

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Lloyd Rollins: Concerns regarding Measure 1A

October 24, 2018 — I support keeping the libraries and the museum. Is there a better way than what is being proposed with Issue 1A? I believe there is. Traditionally, the Republican Party has emphasized taxes be kept as low as possible. This has always made common sense and

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Cheryl Arnett: Library important to so many

October 23, 2018 — This morning my husband and I made our weekly visit to the Moffat County library. I couldn't help but notice the people there. My husband, 74 years old, reads almost a novel a day (it takes me much longer to get through my books). The

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Dennis Fredrickson: Reader feels library, museum worth the cost

October 18, 2018 — I would have to say that I have found the recent comments concerning our museum and library quite interesting, if not entertaining. There are facts (I use the term loosely) thrown out by both sides in every direction. I would say that I find some

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Carol Haskins: Reader says 1A information misleading

October 16, 2018 — I am sending this communication, as I was unable to attend the public hearing on Monday. Many of these issues, I have already discussed with Commissioner Ray Beck. First of all, you have completely misled the community and misrepresented the thoughts and opinions of the

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Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors: Vote yes on 73

October 16, 2018 — In August, the Colorado Secretary of State's office approved Amendment 73 for the November 2018 ballot. This is the first statewide education revenue measure developed to help communities like ours benefit from Colorado's economic growth. No other bill or voter measure in Colorado history could

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Dave Wallace: 1A a revenue strategy

October 16, 2018 — As the midterm election draws near, propaganda has once again taken up occupancy in the local mail boxes and along the city streets. Millions of dollars are being spent across our nation in hopes of soliciting your support for government and special interest group initiatives,

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Leonard A. Zaragoza: Making America great again.

October 11, 2018 — I have found "Make American Great Again" a very interesting mantra. Say you asked a Native American when America was great? The answer would most likely be, before the Europeans and Spanish invaded our lands. Ask a person of color, the response would likely be

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Jane Hume: Vote ‘yes’ on Issue 1A

October 9, 2018 — The people of Moffat County need to vote for Ballot Issue 1A, a measure to assure the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Moffat County Libraries are funded in the future. It is a small amount to protect the investment already made by the county and

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