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Letters

  • LETTER: Veteran benefits, resources remain critical

        Editor:
        As the honorable and memorable Veterans Day fades away and comes to a close, we continue to reflect on the jobs that current and past soldiers have provided. It is extraordinary what is asked of a solider. A solider pinned in a foxhole for hours, if not days, while having shots flying over his head, waiting for relief to come, requires a brave and elite individual. Their service and sacrifice should be rewarded and highly respected.

  • More teachers should explore PACE

        Editor:
        As a local educator, I am especially excited for the fall and the hope and promise of a new school year. I love settling back into the classroom, getting to know all my new students, and the fresh opportunity to impact the lives of kids.
          While teaching is my passion, I couldn’t face these daily challenges without the support of my colleagues, administrators and my teachers’ organization — the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE).

  • In defense of Al Jacobson

        Editor:
        I have been a subscriber to the paper for a long time. I enjoy the columns by Al Jacobson, though I may not agree with all he writes.
        It is great for a newspaper to try and show different sides to issues facing us today.
        I have become somewhat disappointed with some of the recent letters asking to have Al removed because they do not agree with him. This is a major 

  • Respect the right to express points of view

        Editor:
        In a recent paper, you printed a letter from Ms. Phillips of Brighton in regards to the columns written by Al Jacobson.
        I want to first thank you for printing all articles that provide viewpoints that are liberal, conservative and sometimes somewhere in between. It is our duty and privilege as informed and, hopefully, intelligent readers to read and discern the content of those articles.
        Reading is the same as viewing art. The individual perception is often very different.

  • Jacobson’s name-calling distracts from real issues

        Editor:
        This letter is to present the following question. Why do you continue to print articles by Al Jacobson, who is so full of dislike, or even disgust, or a stronger word hate, that he cannot keep from calling anyone who does not think as he does a leftist/liberal?

  • Jacobson’s logic faulty in looking at crime

        Editor:
        Whiskey and water makes you drunk. Scotch and water makes you drunk. Vodka and water makes you drunk. The obvious conclusion? Water makes you drunk!

  • Eliminate the stormwater utility fee

        Editor:
        I am writing to complain about this typical governmental boondoggle run amuk. Whenever you hire a governmental employee to solve a so-called problem, disaster is bound to happen.
        On our property tax bill, we already have costs we have to pay:
        • Urban Drainage and Flood Control: This should cover stormwater.
        • Urban Drainage South Platte: This should cover stormwater.

  • Jacobson’s take on guns, Democrats ludicrous

        Editor:
        Enough with Al Jacobson! He should add the word “rabid” to his description of himself as a conservative Republican.
        His comment about various cities having high rates of violent crime because their mayors are Democrats is ridiculous. If those mayors were Republican or independents, the same people would commit the same crimes anyway because that’s just what they do. What planet is this guy from?

  • No transparency for stormwater group

        Editor:
        On Monday, April 30, a group of hard-working citizens converged on the county building for public comment regarding stormwater pollution. They were brought together by a shady organization called Stop Stormwater Utility Association (SSUA).
        This organization does not appear on the Secretary of State’s web site, although they are raising money and engaging in political activity.

  • Stormwater issue isn’t about the environment; it’s about what’s right

       Editor:
        In response to Mr. Dan Stapleton’s letter, all of us that are opposing this “tax-fee” that has been placed on our properties in unincorporated Adams County are with you.
        We all want clean water to drink, we all want healthy wildlife and healthy streams and rivers. The problem is the fact that we the people were never given the chance to vote or even have a say in this new stormwater utilties “tax-fee.”