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The Wonderland World Of Lot 4

To The Editor: “Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English.)” Where the Friends of Lot 4 are concerned, we too seem to be living in Alice’s topsy-turvey world. Having milked about all they can from rhapsodizing about the “magnificent views” and quintessential conservation values attached to a vacant lot adjacent to the Saf ...

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Are Friends Of Lot 4 Really Friends Of Open Space?

To The Editor: Please consider why I believe the Friends of Lot 4 Conservation Easement initiative works against our chances to set aside quality Open Space in Estes Park. Our town already paid $1.1 million to purchase Lot 4, which is zoned for commercial use. When developed, at least 30% must already be dedicated to open space and the citizens must already vote to approve any sale. The Assoc. for Responsib ...

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Urges Support Of Tax Increase

To The Editor: The voters should support the l% sales tax in order to make overall tax support fairer and more equitable. Summer and year-round visitors do not pay their fair share in support of road maintenance, multi-use trails, senior center services and emergency management and communications. This tax will contribute toward correcting these deficiencies and should be supported by all voters, particular ...

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Think Before You Vote

To The Editor: Most of the smaller towns in the country depend on their community building to keep their people together and give them a place to meet for the many different programs they participate in. In Estes Park, we are missing this asset. There is no other town that is as devoted to the Arts as this one. There is a dearth of room space for their efforts, from small rooms for practicing and meetings t ...

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Estes Park Through The Eyes Of A 14 Year Old

There are millions of places to be in the world. Some people love California for the beaches, or Mexico for the resorts. There has always been one place that feels like another home to me. When I think about this place it makes me long to go back. When I get in the car to leave, I already miss being there. This place is special to me, it makes me feel happy, and I know I can be myself, because no one cares, ...

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Supports The Wellness Center

To The Editor: Is maintaining the status quo of Lot 4 more important than maintaining the health of our Medical Center (EPMC)? My vote goes to the Medical Center. Let me first disclose that I’m on the Board of Directors at the Medical Center as well as on the Finance Committee; however, I am writing this as a private citizen. The EPMC/Anschutz Wellness Center was an opportunity that landed in the lap of the ...

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Town Needs 1% Sales Tax Increase

To The Editor: Remember to vote 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., April 1st at the Town Hall. The town needs to enact an additional 1% sales tax to support citizen requested community reinvestment projects including more road maintenance, new multi-use trails and enhanced emergency management and communications. Shall Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District become permanent open space under a conservation easement? I hope so ...

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Supports 1% Tax Increase

To The Editor: The proposed Estes Valley Inter-generational Community Center would be an extremely beneficial addition for all our citizens. This welcoming facility will offer something for everyone—a 'wellness wing,' involving our own hospital personnel for wellness training and rehabilitation, and will include an indoor running/walking track, a swimming pool as well as exercise equipment; a satellite bran ...

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