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Observations On UTSD From Board Member

Dear Editor: In response to the letter from Gregg & Suzanne Jurgens suggesting a “positive change in leadership” on the Board of Directors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District, I offer these observations: 1. The Upper Thompson Sanitation District board of directors formally adopted Rules and Regulations last December that apparently a lot of contractors and engineers don’t like. They don’t like them be ...

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Thank You For Safe And Wonderful Prom

To The Editor: THANK YOU to the many students and adults who worked to make the EPHS 2008 Prom a success! The junior class and their sponsors, Bryan Thomas and Jonathan Hodel, did an outstanding job of planning and decorating. The parents did a wonderful job of cleaning up after the dance. The Stanley Hotel provided an elegant backdrop for the memorable night. The faculty, staff and administration supervise ...

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Jim Martinsen For Park & Rec Board

To The Editor: I am running for a Director Position on the Estes Valley Park and Recreation District Board. I have considerable Board experience having served on the Boulder Planning Commission for eight years, the St. Vrain Board of Education for eight years, and the Niwot Sanitation District Board for six years. I moved to Estes Park two years ago and my daughter became involved with swimming, first for t ...

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Supporting Ryan, Reed And Fox

Dear Editor: There is an important election May 6th for members of the Board of Directors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. I would like to make a few comments about this election. First, I would suggest re-electing the three incumbents in the race: Jack Reed, Robert Ryan, and Doug Fox. The District is operating smoothly and efficiently. It has no debt, operates on a cash basis, its tax rate is zer ...

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Regarding The Elkhorn Lodge Property

To The Editor and the Estes Park Planning Commission: Elkhorn Lodge is a cornerstone of Estes Park history at the edge of downtown. Although I know time goes forward and change is inevitable, I feel plans for a high-density planned unit development (PUD) should be considered slowly, carefully and thoughtfully with an eye on our historical past. Some of the following trouble me: • The proposed road over to M ...

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We Thank You-Estes Park Emergency Services

To The Editor: On January 30, 2008 at 6 a.m., I called 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 operator talked me through verifying my wife, Sylvia’s vital signs. She stayed on the line with me until the EMTs arrived. The EMTs worked on Sylvia in the house and also in the ambulance and they were in constant contact with Dr. Dailey in the Emergency Room. When Sylvia arrived at the ER, Dr. Dailey systematically reviewed her conditi ...

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Move It! Dig It!

To the Editor: I am writing to express how much fun my family had last weekend at the Move It! Dig It! Do It! fundraiser, put on by Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley. This fundraiser brought together dozens of vehicles for kids to climb aboard and learn about. They got to eat jelly beans in a stretch limo, watch a firefighter climb to the top of a ladder truck, pretend to drive a bulldozer, touch the brooms ...

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Urges Participation In EPURA Meeting

To the Editor: On April 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the Municipal Building board room members of the governing Boards for each of the local taxing districts will be meeting to discuss the re-authorization of the Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA). This meeting is being hosted by the Town Trustees and it is open to the public. There are many pros and cons associated with urban renewal authorities and I urge the commun ...

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