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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

‘Letters to the Editor’ Archives

What’s wrong in Berthoud?

What’s wrong in Berthoud?

Letter to the Editor: It has come to my attention that the McCarty-Fickel Home in Berthoud is no longer doing monthly luncheons and specialty teas. The Home and its volunteers have an excellent reputation in Northern Colorado for providing unique and fun events each month. No other town or facility has been able to duplicate these events in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Johnstown or any other city. The ambiance and the presentation have been a standard other groups have aspired to ... Full Story

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

  Should Loveland eliminate its sales tax on food? I say no for three reasons; Elimination would cost the city $6.2 million per year. Elimination would remove the city's most stable revenue source; the only one that will be there for us in good times and bad. Its negative effects can be mitigated. First, how I rate a tax: Is it progressive or regressive, stable or volatile, painful or barely noticeable? Four examples: Income tax:   Progressive and barely noticeable, ... Full Story

School Choice

School Choice

To the Editor, Wednesday night our Board of Education argued over whether the word "choice" should be defined before inclusion in a policy for evaluating the superintendent. Board President Kerrigan insisted on moving ahead without a definition, but in the end, the Board voted to first define the word. Why such a fuss over one word? Do the Board majority and minority really perceive the word "choice" so differently? What does it mean to you? You might ask: Does choice mean choosing ... Full Story

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

Will Berthoud’s Rapid Dispersed Development be the End of  Small Business in Berthoud’s Downtown?   Until recently I had no idea the amount of development that Berthoud has already approved and seemingly has plans to approve in the near future. As part of their comprehensive plan Berthoud anticipates a 4.8% annual growth rate. The Prairie Star development, which is under construction has multifamily housing and 300+ single family residences, with 1000-2000 people which ... Full Story

Take care of America

Take care of America

  To the Editor, "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without." This rhyme epitomizes the way we are treating our nation. Cute, but it leaves out the most important part -- TAKE CARE OF IT! Our forefathers acquired the healthiest, most beautiful land anywhere on this earth -- beautiful mountains and valleys filled with native trees and grasses, rich soils, clean and abundant waters, clean air, and thriving wildlife. And they built a great nation, providing us with prosperous ... Full Story

Women vote: 2014

Women vote: 2014

Dear Editors: Have you noticed that all the while opposite-world conservative republicans are demeaning and patronizing women voters with insulting ads connecting their candidates' names to wedding dresses, or instructing young women not to vote, that they're also hiring women to do all the mud-slinging and fear-mongering in their political ads. But then conservatives have always made women do their dirty work - literally. And obviously want them to continue to do so. Maybe they think ... Full Story

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

To the Editor, I worked with Betsy Markey as a volunteer for over a year and was amazed by this knowledgeable, inspiring woman. Volunteers are difficult to motivate, but she can do that, with good results, like nobody else I know. She must be a whiz with paid employees. With a degree in finance, Markey started two private businesses, one local and one national -- both successful. She represented Senator Salazar in northern Colorado, served as Congresswoman for CD4, and then worked for ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Three Letters in support of Cory  Gardner Dear Editor We need Cory Gardner as our U. S. Senator.  He's been fighting for accountability for the federal government since he was first elected to congress, something we need now more then ever.  His bill for committees to hold yearly hearings to locate duplicate and unnecessary programs would result in cost savings and reduce the deficit.  Please vote for Cory Gardner for U. S. Senate. Mary K. Carroll Dear Editor I want to thank Cory ... Full Story

Where does Udall get his money?

Where does Udall get his money?

“So, the Koch brothers are spending millions for Cory Gardner….”  So says a pro-Udall campaign ad.  But look where Udall is getting his money: ActBlue and billionaire Tom Steyer. Remember back on February 19 when Udall, along with Harry Reid, Al Gore and five other Democrat senators went to Steyer’s home in San Francisco to get $400,000 that night and a promise of $100 million more to come?  All he asked was that they block the Keystone pipeline; and they did. According to ... Full Story

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  To the Editor, Republicans in Congress pledge to deal with comprehensive immigration policy just as soon as our borders are secure -- in other words, when pigs fly. Our borders never will be secure enough to satisfy the Republicans, because that's impossible. No matter how many fences we build, troops we deploy, or children we deport, our nation's borders never will be impenetrable. Our borders are huge; they abut Mexico and Canada and curve in and out of thousands of ... Full Story

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