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Friday, April 25, 2014

‘Letters to the Editor’ Archives

From Alex’s Cub Scout Leader

Greg Carter add these notes as a comment to Alex Sabado's obituary. I thought it appropriate to give his remarks a place on the main page. Nearly every seat in the beautiful sanctuary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was filled on Saturday morning. Family, friend, classmates, scouts in uniform, BMX riders and more turned out to say goodbye to Alex. Here is a remembrance by Greg Carter: “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run ... Full Story

To The Editor: Justin Smith

The choice is obvious! Looking at the candidates for Sheriff, Justin Smith has my vote. Not only has he demonstrated his commitment to the community as a deputy over the last 20 years, he has gained the support and respect of his peers in the public safety community. In talking with Justin, here are some of the things that I found out. Justin has been a guest panelist for Leadership Ft. Collins, preparing future leaders for our community. Justin is routinely an invited panelist for the State ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor — Justin Smith is the right man

Justin Smith is the right man at the right time. I have known him for sixteen years and I can assure you that he is a man of character and conviction. Justin is a former neighbor of mine and I know firsthand about his commitment to the community and his experience. The Justin that I met in 1994 was a K-9 officer at the time. I had the opportunity to do a few ride-alongs with him and was very impressed by his commitment to service and the compassion that he showed for crime victims. Larimer ... Full Story

To The Editor

I am writing this letter to express my support for Justin Smith and his candidacy for Larimer County Sheriff. I am a retired police officer, 22 years with the Garland, Texas Police Department and 6 years with the Estes Park, Colorado Police Department. During my service with the Estes Park Police Department, I worked in conjunction with several officers of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department. I found Justin to be an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated member of the Larimer County ... Full Story

Why I Voted Yes — Betsy Markey

Why I Voted Yes — Betsy Markey

Before I was a public servant I was a small business owner, keeping the books in the web development firm my husband and I started together. I crunched numbers, evaluated costs and always looked for solutions that combined good budgeting with good management. Every time we made a major business decision, we evaluated that decision on its own merit. That was the approach I brought to Congress a year and a half ago – weigh costs with results, and make decisions based on the facts – not ... Full Story

Letter to Editor from The Baldpate Inn

As a business owner in Larimer County for nearly 25 years, I’m asking you to join me in supporting Justin Smith to be our next County Sheriff. I had the pleasure of meeting Justin almost 20 years ago when he was a rookie deputy, patrolling the area around my business. Not only did Justin regularly stop in to make sure things were going okay and respond effectively any time we needed assistance, he’d even stop by after the end of his shift to share a cup of coffee and keep me company as I ... Full Story

To the Editor

My husband and I were constituents of Andrew Romanoff for the last five years we lived in Denver when he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. We met and spoke with him on the front porch of our Washington Park home where we had lived since 1970. Not a fancy home, ours, but one that had been built in 1912 and we hadn’t even begun to dream of remodeling. Andrew, nonetheless, asked if we would put a sign for his candidacy in our front yard. What impressed me about Andrew was ... Full Story

No better choice than Andrew Romanoff

There is clearly no better choice than Andrew Romanoff in this year’s U. S. Senate race! I first met Andrew in 2004, shortly before he became Speaker of the State House of Representatives. Since then, I have been consistently impressed with his incisive grasp of complex issues, his ability to discuss them in understandable terms, and his proven commitment to respectful service on behalf of all Coloradans. I also find his sense of humor and his down-to-earth manner refreshing in someone of ... Full Story

ACLU presents history of Amelia’s Tax Service

To the Editor: In late 2008, Weld County authorities illegally searched Amelia’s Tax & Translation Service in Greeley, seizing confidential files of thousands of taxpayers, although these authorities had suspicions implicating only one of these taxpayers. In a word, it was a classic fishing expedition. On January of 2009, ACLU of Colorado (ACLUCO) filed a class action lawsuit in state district court, arguing that Weld County District Attorney and Sheriff violated the privacy rights ... Full Story

Participate in the Census

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters encourages everyone to have a voice in government by participating in the 2010 Census. The census form this year is the easiest and shortest form we have ever filled out, so it will take only a few minutes to answer the ten questions. All the personal information is strictly protected by Federal laws and is not shared with any other governmental agencies. The Constitution requires that a census be taken every ten years. Every person in the 50 ... Full Story

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