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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    PACE program provides private funding for solar power, efficiency upgrades
    Editor:
    PACE programs provide long-term private funding for solar power and energy efficiency, with no burden to taxpayers or ratepayers.
    Homeowners make repayments for the installations in their homes through property-tax assessments over many years.
    Twenty-seven states have passed enabling legislation for PACE.

  • Our Readers Write

    Taxpayer funds should be used more wisely than in pursuing ‘The Great Gatorade Heist’
    Editor:
    About a month ago on a Friday night, my wife and I looked out the front of our home to see two Jefferson County police vehicles with their lights flashing. After watching a while and seeing no ambulance on the scene, we realized no one was hurt, and it was none of our business.

  • Our Readers Write

    Library seeks help from Jeffco residents
    To Jefferson County residents:
    Recently, Jefferson County Public Library announced a change to its 2012 hours of operation in response to budget challenges. These are tough times for the library!

  • Our Readers Write

    Clean energy creates jobs
    Editor:
    Clean energy is the best way to create jobs we need, and we need jobs now. Clean energy, like solar power, is already putting people to work — there are more than 5,500 solar companies employing more than 100,000 Americans in regions throughout the country — and the industry is one of the few American industries that is actually growing.

  • Our Readers Write

    Library board expresses regret for possible open-meetings violations
    Editor:
    In a recent Columbine Courier article by Emile Hallez and Doug Bell, the story pointed out that the Jeffco Library Board of Trustees may have made mistakes in invoking executive sessions to discuss the potential recruitment of a new executive director.

  • Our Readers Write

    Branaugh, Powers didn’t appear well informed at candidates debate
    Editor:
    Two candidates for Jeffco school board, Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper, really stood out as highly qualified and informed candidates at the debate at Columbine Library on Oct. 5. The other two candidates appeared not well informed and distant from the position they were seeking.

  • Our Readers Write

    Neighbors of distressed properties deserve more consideration
    Editor:

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    What is the school board hiding?
    Editor:
    With the beginning of the fall semester, why does the Jeffco school board now find it necessary to employ a sheriff’s deputy to keep the public out of earshot of its mumblings at its open-to-the-public study sessions?
    What is it trying to hide?
    Russell W. Haas
    Golden

  • Our Readers Write

    The Bridge to Nowhere, Part 2
    Editor:
    I haven’t laughed this much in years. I just read the study that supported building the pedestrian bridge over Wadsworth Boulevard.
    Just Google “pedestrian analysis and bridge study.”
    Please go to the site and read the report yourself.

  • Our Readers Write

    Too close for school board’s comfort?
    Editor: