• Eliminate the stormwater utility fee

        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

        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

        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

        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.”

  • Help protect our Adams County water and keep it clean

        Healthy water equals healthy people. We can’t take clean water for granted, especially since stormwater poses a threat. When a car is washed in a driveway, the soap, dirt and oil end up in the nearest creek where kids hang out or pets take a drink.

  • Too much from the left on the opinion pages

        Your newspaper carries, on a regular basis, the opinions written by Donald Kaul of Ann Arbor, Mich.
        It is not clear why you would regularly feature a columnist who may represent your views, but not the views of the majority of your readers. He continually attacks anyone who does not hold his far-left, liberal views.

  • New gun ban won’t work

        Dear Politicians:
        As you consider pending legislation in response to the recent tragedies at Aurora and Newtown, please keep the following thoughts in mind.
        Reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban would be a mistake. It didn’t work last time, why would anyone think it will work this time?
        There were nearly twice as many mass killings while the ban was in effect than after it expired.

  • Stormwater fee fiasco a disgrace to the county

        Dear Adams County Commissioners,
        I am embarrassed and ashamed to live in a county that would treat its own  residents this way.
        A self-created stormwater fee of $80 per year is a disgrace. How can you, the board of commissioners justify imposing a fee of this magnitude on its own residents without asking for a vote on this tax?

  • Appreciation for the 27J Motorcycle Run and Car Show

        We would like to take this opportunity to say a very special “Thank you” to Iron Planes 3-4 Combat Vets Motorcycle Association (CVMA) for leading the 27J Motorcycle Run on Oct. 13.
        This group lea the ride and turned out to support our students’ fundraising efforts in weather that was less than ideal. Members from Fort Collins to Denver Iron Planes CVMA 3-4 came out to support 27J students. A special thank you to the leaders of the ride, Oiler, Joker Pitbull, Scrounger & Highway.

  • Vote no on 1A

        As a citizen, voter and former county commissioner, I don’t approve of the voters/taxpayers of Adams County getting deceived into thinking that five commissioners are going to make the county run any better, and that a different method of commissioner selection is needed to ensure representation, just because the county is growing. And that five commissioners are going to be less susceptible to misbehavior.