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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Letter to the Editor’

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Has the Thompson School District "Reformers" flier, which states it is "Paid for by Americans for Prosperity," appeared on your doorstep ?We should be concerned about how "Reformers" in Thompson are continuing to put "politics first" in our school district. Their flier contains a lot of misinformation.Before the "Reformers" were elected to the board, we already had many choices that met the needs of a diverse student population. They include K-12 programs LISA, IB, STEM and GT, and AP in 10-12. ... Full Story

Wildfires, be prepared

Wildfires, be prepared

To the Editor: I could not believe what I was seeing when I watched the Waldo Canyon fire on TV the night of June 26, 2012, as a wildfire destroyed 346 homes in western Colorado Springs. Given the right conditions -- very high temperatures, very dry vegetation, and strong, erratic winds -- the Waldo Canyon fire could occur here in the Loveland area. Our most vulnerable neighborhood is Namaqua Hills, but a fast-moving grass fire could invade almost any neighborhood around the city's ... 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, but volatile. In ... 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 represents a ... 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 farms, ... 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 they're ... 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 inlets along the ... Full Story

Vote No on 241

Vote No on 241

Dear Editor, I am a fifth generation Larimer County native, one generation removed from the cattle business. I am concerned about Berthoud’s unneeded Growth Management Area (GMA) expansions and annexations outside of existing GMA boundaries. Berthoud’s current GMA is over 24,000 acres in size. Berthoud currently has 10,712 lots in some type of planning review (enough for a population of well over 30,000 people). The current GMA is large enough to make Berthoud similar in population size to ... Full Story

Haworth Annexation

Haworth Annexation

To the Editor, As a citizen of the Berthoud community, I am increasingly concerned about the issues arising in our town. I am particularly disappointed in the Town’s process that led to the annexation of the Haworth property west of County Road 19. This property was outside of Berthoud’s Comprehensive Plan for growth when the Town Board enticed the owners to apply for annexation. The issue that I have with this annexation has nothing to do with the family who owns that land. To me, it is ... Full Story

Town Board doesn’t get it

Town Board doesn’t get it

Dear Editor: The Berthoud Town Board does not get it. They just voted to sell the town property where the BMX track is located, once the site of a future rec center. They did not ask the taxpayers who own the property what they would like to see built there. It was purchased in 2000, but now the Town has other land for a rec center. The profit from selling the old property will be put in the rec center fund. The property is zoned for multi family (R-3), which makes sense close to the shopping ... Full Story

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