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Supporting 1% Sales Tax

To The Editor: I would like to share my support for the upcoming 1% sales tax proposal. Nobody likes a tax increase, of course, but it's a small price to pay for the construction of a new community center. This center will go a long way in meeting the social, recreational, and educational needs of seniors as well as families in our community. Larry Emsing Estes Park Sr. Citizens Center Volunteer ...

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Vote Yes On 1A For Sales Tax Increase

En mi trabajo con los jóvenes y los padres de Estes Park, conversamos de cuanta falta hace aquí en el pueblo un lugar acogedor y seguro en donde nos podamos reunir con amigos y familiares para socializar, aprender, hacer deporte. El Centro Comunitario y de Recreación que se planea construir con la ayuda del 1% de impuesto, es un paso en la dirección correcta y ayudaría a nuestros jóvenes, familias y persona ...

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Supporting Ward Nelson For Town Trustee

Dear Editor, This letter is written in support of Ward Nelson, candidate for Estes Park trustee. I have served on the town council of Crested Butte for 23 years and acted as its mayor for three terms. As a result, I am well versed in the concerns and politics of small Colorado mountain towns. Seasonal tourism, a diverse economic base, re-development, and affordable housing are issues that Crested Butte and ...

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Assured Success

To The Editor: Last week, a postcard arrived from the “Friends” of Lot 4... in the main, their argument states the EPMC/Anschutz Wellness Center is a risky concept. Here are the facts: In the 2013 Global Wellness Tourism Economy Report Executive Summary, WELLNESS TOURISM is defined as “All travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. WELLNESS TOURISM is already a ...

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Please Be Informed When You Vote

To The Editor: I have been a registered nurse for over forty years and in hospital administration for well over thirty years. I have witnessed monumental changes in the healthcare system. I work at the Estes Park Medical Center but I am speaking now as a private citizen about the proposed EPMC-Anschutz Wellness Center in Estes Park. I have not seen, in my entire career, an opportunity that has the potential ...

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Museum Board Friends And Foundation Support Tax Increase

To The Editor: The Board of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. supports the 1% sales tax increase to be voted on in the April 1 election. Funds from the proposed sales tax increase could provide seed money to pursue grants to improve, and possibly expand, Museum facilities. Through public input collected by the 2011 Citizen Survey and 2013 Senior Center/Museum Master Plan, the residents of ...

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Supporting Judy Fontius, Town Board Candidate

Dear Citizens of Estes Park: We have known Judy Fontius as a neighbor in Estes Park for about six years. Judy is a native of Colorado and a retired elementary school principal. She would be an outstanding Board Member for the Town of Estes Park. Judy is very fair-minded, intelligent, trustworthy, works extremely well with people, demonstrates excellent judgment, and is a hard worker. Wherever Judy has lived ...

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The Project Does Not Belong On Lot 4

To The Editor: My opposition to the Stanley Anschutz Wellness Center project is that it will be on lot 4, a protected entity in the Stanley Historic District. And, to be on such a sensitive property as lot 4, it should have to follow the rules, which were established specifically to control development there. This is not an indictment of development in general, only to properties in the Historic District. A ...

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