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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    There’s nothing wrong with political system
    Editor:
    Re: “What’s wrong with our political system” by Jim Rohrer, July 5, 2018
    I would like to answer Jim Rohrer’s rhetorical question that heads his editorial column: There is nothing wrong with our political system.

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    Progressives believe in equal opportunity
    Editor:
    It must be awfully nice to be born a couple of rungs up the advantage ladder and not even know it. Mr. Riddell talks about the veterans of D-Day and pleads for respect for them, and as the daughter of these men, I appreciate that. The stories we heard were of unbelievable terror, pain and deprivation.

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    Advocating Cassidy for Jeffco assessor
    Editor:
    This letter is to advocate for Brian Cassidy as Jefferson County assessor in  
    June’s Republican primary.
    This county’s taxpayers, especially small businesses, need change. They need fair and accurate property valuations that represent actual value rather than inflated, unrealistic values that add unnecessary tax and appeal burden on the citizen and business owner.
    Brian is extremely qualified for the position of assessor: a Colorado  

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    Re-elect Tim James to Foothills Rec board
    Editor:
    I encourage Foothills Park & Recreation District Ward 3 residents to support the re-election of Tim James as our Ward 3 director for the following reasons:
    • Tim has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of FHPRD as the result of his experience serving on the board in various capacities.
    • During board meetings I’ve observed how he respectfully listens to everyone’s comments before he makes an informed decision.

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    Aquarium not fair to animals
    Editor:
    Southwest Plaza will soon become home to more than 1,000 animals in SeaQuest Aquarium’s latest venture into animal exploitation. And that’s not a good thing.
    No matter how big their enclosures, no matter how many pretty pictures they paint on the walls, and no matter how many tree branches they offer, it in no way compares to the habitat that these animals were meant to be in.
    And despite what they will have us believe, animals are still taken from the wild.

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    ‘Useless ideological diatribes’
    Editor:
    I know it is a common practice for newspapers to have regular columnists from opposing sides of the political spectrum so that readers can benefit from different opinions on important issues.

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    Will enough ever be enough?
    Editor:
    The issue of gun control is once again in the spotlight, as it should be. Americans have been and still are killing each other with firearms at an alarming rate. An average of 96 Americans are shot and killed every day, and more are wounded. There have been more than 15 mass shootings since the tragedy in Parkland. (See everytownresearch.org for more statistics on gun violence.)

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    Students show excellent character
    Editor:
    The Canyon Courier provided good coverage in the March 21 issue of the Evergreen High School students support for Parkland and school safety on March 14.  
    We stood behind the students and listened to their concerns. They greatly impressed us with their behavior and commitment.  

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    Metro districts interfere with regular property taxes
    Editor:
    With the passage of TABOR, there has been an exponential growth of metro districts in Colorado, which were originally employed to fund services such as water, wastewater and trash collection.  

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    ‘Facts’ aren’t what were presented
    Editor:
    In the last two issues of the Courier, a couple of columnists have written about facts, and how we mostly seem to ignore them. OK, I’ll buy that, but just in case:
    To the first columnist, fact No. 1: James Comey, by releasing another investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails just prior to the 2016 presidential election, pretty much torpedoed her run, quite the opposite of collaboration with her campaign that you claim.