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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - June 23, 2022

    What can we do?

    Plastic? In the 1940s, when I was growing up, there were very few plastics and we lived without them. Now, they make life easier, but we do pay a price. Plastics show up in our waterways and are found in sea life throughout the world. Plastic… read more →

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    Letters - June 16, 2022

    Vote Boebert out
    Americans have had enough of the carnage. 

    Nearly all of the recent horrible mass shootings have been by young men who had easy access to firearms and automatic weapons. 

    Lauren Boebert has consistently voted against every proposed logicalread more →

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    Letters to the Editor

    Want to let the community know about what’s on your mind and in your heart?

    Send us a letter to the editor at by noon on Monday for consideration in the following Thursday’s edition. We receive a lot of letters, so 500 words is the limit. Know that… read more →

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    Letters - June 9, 2022

    Apartment Canyon 

    When I first visited the Crystal River Valley in November of 1986, the old ranch building behind Sopris Lighting/Ajax/Basalt Ski and Bike was in its original state — without the brick addition surrounding it. There was no roundabout at the “old, old” City Market that cashed a… read more →

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    Letters - June 2, 2022

    Remembering a small town
    Memorial Day, as I write this, is a day to think back to people and things we miss. My father served in the Navy in WWII and Korea on aircraft carriers. I found a history of the ship he served aboard during the crucial naval… read more →

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    Letters - May 26, 2022

    Dandelion Day

    Thank you Carbondale community for one of the best Dandelion Days I have ever experienced. My heart is so full of gratitude for the joy and love that was shared in Sopris Park on May 14. A big thank you to our 75 amazing vendors who filled the… read more →

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    Letters - May 19, 2022

    Coincidence or correlation?

    Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas. What do these states have in common? Each of them has passed “trigger” laws, such that, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion automatically becomes illegal in that state. What else do the states have in common?read more →

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    Letters - May 12, 2022

    Forward momentum on CORE Act

    I was enthused when I heard that the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, the legislation to protect the Thompson Divide, received a markup and vote in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee earlier this week. This is the furthest the CORE Act… read more →

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    Letters - May 5, 2022

    Do you care?

    On April 21, the commissioners of the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission recommended by a three-to-two vote to up-zone the controversial Fields Development project. The three commissioners voting in favor of the up-zoning and recommending approval to the Eagle County Commissioners are Chair Phillip Ring and… read more →

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    Letters - April 28, 2022

    Another invitation

    Last week we invited you to join an Earth Day celebration in Carbondale. Thank you to the great group of committed Carbondale residents who showed up with signs, banners and spirit to march in the wind and rain! We brought an important message about our climate and future… read more →

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