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Town Government Needs To Establish Priorities

To The Editor: Now that the slate of candidates for the Town Board has been determined, it is time to find out where these folks stand on issues important to the voters. Some already have a record (be it good or bad) and they and new comers need to be questioned as where they stand. It seems to me that a good Town Board member (or any government official) needs to be connected to and have a pulse of those w ...

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Supporting Koenig, Fishman & Elrod

Dear Editor and Estes Park voters: We here in Estes Park are fortunate to have three diligent, highly-qualified, and well-prepared candidates for Town Trustee -Mark Elrod, Paul Fishman, and Wendy Koenig. Each will bring fresh insight and creative thinking to our Town Board. It's time for change! For twenty years our Town has been subject to hop-scotch checkerboard development without a master plan and lacki ...

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Two Public Forums For April 6 Vote

To the Editor: I was happy to see that we will have two opportunities to see, hear and ask questions of the candidates for the Tuesday, April 6 vote for Town Board seats. The traditional League of Women Voters (LWV) candidate forum is set for Thursday, March 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Town Hall Board Room. I understand it is to be covered by EPTV Channel 8 for those unable to attend. Then, following that, and givi ...

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Why Doesn’t Colorado Legislature Care More About Education?

To The Editor: It is estimated that Colorado will rank 42nd in the nation in per pupil funding for K-12 education during this 2009-2010 school year. With the budget cuts currently contemplated by our Legislature, some fear we will rank at the very bottom for 2010-2011. Colorado will spend almost $2,000 per student less than the national average, and nearly half of some eastern seaboard states. Lest one clai ...

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During Sunshine Week, Attend A Meeting

To The Editor, Almost 200 years ago, James Madison wrote, “A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps, both.” His words remain a call to action today. Given the gravity of the issues facing our nation, the need for public access to governmental decisions and policies that affect all American is greater than ever. Ac ...

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Kurt Oliver Will Always Be Remembered

To The Editor: No finer person have I known than Kurt Oliver. He was a kind, gentle, generous, and wonderful man. As a seasonal ranger in RMNP, I knew Kurt for many years. He always had a bright smile and warm greeting. Never did I hear Kurt speak an ill word of anyone. Kurt was a mentor and hero for me. He was what all the rangers and others should strive to be. My life is richer, and I am a better person ...

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Salud Appreciation

The staff at Salud would like to acknowledge the Estes Park Salud Foundation for all they do for us and the community. It seems like they are so busy supporting others that they often get overlooked. Not only do they raise financial support for facilities and various projects, but they also provide their knowledge, physical labor, care, and shoulders for us to cry on. And, they don’t stop giving. They are e ...

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Considering Running For Trustee

To The Editor, I’m Town resident Mark Elrod.  On February 11, 2010, I attended the Town Trustee Candidates Forum. I am considering a run for the position of Town Trustee. “Considering” being the operative word. I think it would be presumptuous of any candidate to assume that our 3,800+ registered Town voters want a change in representation on our Town Board. But I would like to know what they think before m ...

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