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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    Attacks on Boggs were unfair
    Editor:
    Silly me. Last night I went to the monthly public meeting of the Jeffco R-1 School Board expecting to hear of, and be heard on, district budget matters.
    Instead, what I encountered was a three-pronged, well-orchestrated attack on board member Laura Boggs.

  • Our Readers Write

    Powers-that-be unlikely to bite bullet
    Editor:
    If the elusive “Tea Party” wants more “vetting,” they will end up like Republicans and Democrats with Saturday conventions, otherwise known as pandering parties.

  • Our Readers Write

    Senate needs to pass House bills
    Editor:
    The House of Representatives, in this 111th session of Congress, has already passed 420 bills since January 2009 ­— that’s 420 bills waiting for authorization from the Senate leader. The Senate has refused to take up these House bills because they’ve been wary of a Republican filibuster.

  • Our Readers Write

    Foothills district can’t afford raises for managers
    Editor:
    Foothills Park and Recreation District’s 2011 budget proposal is seeking a $225,000 increase in compensation for employees at the same time that it is planning cuts of $150,000 from the previous year’s expenditures. How does this make sense?

  • Our Readers Write

    Foothills workers should share burden
    Editor:
    Foothills Park and Recreation District’s 2011 budget proposal is seeking a $225,000 increase in compensation for employees at the same time that is it planning cuts of $150,000 from the previous year’s expenditures. How does this make sense?

  • Our Readers Write

    Library board offers reasons for budget decisions
    Editor:
    The Jeffco Library Board of Trustees would like to point out key issues that informed our decision to decline the county’s recent budget proposal (see “Library board appointments held up by commissioners,” Columbine Courier, Oct. 12). We applaud the county’s desire to keep libraries open on Mondays, but we have the following concerns:

  • Our Readers Write

    School district’s Facebook, Twitter efforts are a waste of public funds
    Editor:
    I am finding a series of events troubling and would like to share them with you. It is my understanding that school districts are in the midst of financial crisis and being faced with daunting tasks of improving performance of student achievement.

  • HAPPENINGS

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

     

    WEDNESDAY

    Law enforcement career day

  • Our Readers Write

    Ballot measures would devastate state
    Editor:
    Amendment 61, together with Amendment 60 and Proposition 101, would financially devastate Colorado and should be rejected in November.