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To The Editor: Just the facts….. In my most recent letter to the editor I made the following statements: “The Town receives 75% of its income from tourists. The remaining quarter comes from taxes that you and I pay.” These two sentences are correct, however, the second one could be misleading. The revenue does not just come from local property taxes, but other sources as well. In fact, only about 3% of the ...

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Urges Attendance At Meeting Regarding ADUs

To The Editor: An important and rare joint study session between the Town Board of Trustees and the Estes Valley Planning Commission (EVPC) is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 p.m., at Town Hall. It is open to the public for observation, although the public cannot speak. The agenda is likely to include the issues of potential development code changes regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and the pr ...

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Urges Attendance At Planning Commission Meeting

Citizens of Estes Park, If you did not attend the Jan 20th or the Feb 17th Planning Commission meetings you missed two examples of our local government at its best. The Planning Commission considered revisions to the Estes Valley Development Code regarding Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) and the protection of wildlife and habitat. They heard presentations by the Planning Staff, comments from the public (bo ...

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Who Owns The Estes Valley?

Dear Editor: In response to Bob Trump’s letter-to-the-editor entitled “Who Really Owns The Estes Valley:,printed February 13, 2009: I agree with Mr. Trump that those of us who live here, vote here, and pay taxes here should debate and decide on the major issues facing our community. An informed and civil debate is a sacred trust in our democracy. Unfortunately, Mr. Trump’s attempt to characterize developers ...

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Let’s Create A Place For The Arts To Survive

To the Editor: We are at a major crossroads in human civilization in regards to the massive technological advances of the last century. Inundated with a wealth of mass media such as radio, television, film, and now the internet, Live HUMAN performance is struggling to survive. Art forms that have been an essential part of our culture for thousands of years such as theater, dance, music, oratory and more, ar ...

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We Thank You All Very Much!

My family and I would like to THANK YOU for everything you have done for us. If you came to the hospital to chat with me... If you came and cleaned my house... If you came and washed my hair... If you came and hung out while I took a shower to make sure I didn’t fall... If you went to send and retrieve our mail... If you came and wrote out our bills... If you helped out with all of the paperwork I got so fa ...

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Blithe Spirit Director Thanks Community For Strong Support

To The Editor: On behalf of the cast and crew of Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company, I would like to thank our community for the great support of our last production, Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." The cast experienced several roadblocks during the play building but overcame them with the motto of "...the show must go on.." and so it did. Also, a very special thank you to Wayne Groome for his very suppor ...

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Circle Of Friends Gives Thanks

Dear Editor, Circle of Friends Montessori School would like to thank those businesses and individuals who helped contribute to the success of our recent “Friends of Friends” wine tasting and auction fundraiser. Thanks to the following: The Crags Lodge and the View Restaurant and their staff; Brian Bean of Bean and Bean Auctioneers; Sean Park of Rocky Mountain Discount Liquors; Candace and Eric Mohr of Snowy ...

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