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Thank You Estes Park

To The Editor: “In our lifetime, we will see a cure for cancer. Not because we wished for it, but because we worked for it.” What can you say about Estes Park? Not only is it a beautiful place to live, but the community is caring, and supportive as well. The Relay For Life Leadership Team would like to say a big thank you for helping to make the 2010 Relay a big success. The 9th Annual Relay for Life of Est ...

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A Heartfelt Thanks From Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham

To The Editor: After heavy snow and hot weather, Estes Park experienced an exceptionally heavy spring runoff in early June. Although we are accustomed to runoff, community members and our Town government had to respond quickly in order to minimize the impact of the unusually high rivers to our community. Although I was out of the country, I was kept informed and was reassured and proud to see the prompt and ...

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With Sincere Gratitude

To The Editor: The business owners formally of the Park Theatre Mall would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the many in our community who have generously made donations on our behalf and kept us in their thoughts and prayers since the fire destroyed our businesses on October 19th, 2009. This week we received your donations and are once again touched by your generosity. Your contributions will have ma ...

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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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