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The Wellness Center Makes Sense

Dear Editor, “Lot 4.” Simple words that engender significant emotional reaction from many in Estes Park. What is Lot 4? It is an out-lot of the Stanley property between the hotel and the Safeway. It is basically a dirt lot that the Town originally purchased to use as a possible expansion or substitute for the Municipal Building, if needed. It has not been needed as such by the Town. Several years ago the To ...

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We Are Estes Park

To The Editor: My prior letters have dealt with Group Think, the increased number of "alphabet" groups, and the "political-type parties" buying votes. I am very concerned with the direction our town is going. Candidates and issue groups are spending more and more to "get elected" with splashy parties and events. Elected and appointed people are becoming more entwined with issue group members. Issue group me ...

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

To The Editor, Having watched the Estes Park news for over a decade now, it is hard to miss the fact that it has been necessary to be Mountain Strong for quite some time. In addition to the recent challenges facing our community, we share the issues facing the entire United States. We are being asked to continually redefine ourselves in the face of rapid social and economic change. The question facing Estes ...

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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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