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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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    Letters - April 21, 2022

    Celebrate Earth Day

    You are invited to join an Earth Day celebration in Carbondale on Friday, April 22, at 4:30 pm.

    Meet in the old City Market parking lot to learn about Xcel Energy, divestment and No Mow May.

    Listen to or march with the Earth Day Band up the… read more →

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    Letters - April 7, 2022

    Hello Moon and Mars

    Los Angeles area people drive enough miles daily to go from Earth to Mars. We go through some 20 billion disposable diapers annually — enough to stretch to the moon and back some seven times. Plasticized diapers have impacted our landfills sinceread more →

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    Letters - March 31, 2022

    Dear Carbondale voters

    As a resident of unincorporated Garfield County, I do not have the opportunity to vote in this election, however, if I did, I would vote to re-elect Erica Sparhawk: a proven leader, rooted in compassion, integrity and community, with the skills to ensure Carbondale recognizes and meets… read more →

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    Letters - March 24, 2022

    Climate talk

    The expansion of “climate” discussions  from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to “resilience” and “mitigation” and “adaptation” and “justice” and “equity” and other issues is healthy but can distract from greenhouse gasses. Emissions reductions from us and our energy providers are required as soon as possible to maintain… read more →

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    Letters - March 17, 2022

    Replace the pool

    On April 5, Carbondale voters will decide whether the town should replace our aging pool with a new aquatics facility, without raising taxes. Here’s why I’m voting YES on Ballot Issue A, supporting a new aquatics facility financed by existing revenue sources: 

    1. Our existing pool… read more →

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    Letters - March 10, 2022

    To the people of Carbondale

    Reading The Sun’s spotlight on each of the candidates running for town trustee and Mayor, I was really impressed. Carbondale is blessed to have SO many smart, experienced, thoughtful, community-focused people who have stepped up to run for local office to lead and serve their… read more →