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An Open Letter To The Park Hospital Disrict Board Of Directors

To the Editor: The residents of Estes Park are now engaged in a vigorous debate over the proposed sale of our Town owned Lot 4 to John Cullen, owner of the Stanley Hotel. With the support, and possible future participation of the Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC), Mr. Cullen has proposed that 50 hotel rooms and a wellness center be built on Lot 4. Under the terms of the contract accepted by our Town Trustees ...

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Wellness Center Will Give EP Much Needed Economic Spark We Need

To the Editor: As a business woman and single mom who has raised her family in Estes Park, I know from experience just how challenging it is to try to make a living in a community whose economy is decidedly seasonal. What I’ve seen over my 35 years as an Estes Park business woman are trends that make this situation worse harder and harder for me to sustain my business model. And I am not alone. Without a pr ...

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To The Editor: Just as we were looking forward to the Christmas season and a hopeful return to some normalcy after the flood, we received a pamphlet from the town of Estes Park requesting a sales tax increase. The timing of this request seemed to show a disconnect between those that work to raise taxes and those who are hired to spend taxes. The pamphlet compared the Estes Park tax rates with Steamboat Spri ...

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Voting Yes To Approve Sales Tax Increase

To The Editor: Please vote Yes on April 1 to approve the town's proposed one percent sales tax increase. No one likes tax increases, but we have many reasons to approve this one, and these are but a few: Our infrastructure needs repair and delaying maintenance will cost more $ in the long run. Our town leadership did their homework. The community visioning process was one of the most comprehensive I've seen ...

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Supporting The Sales Tax Increase

To The Editor: I support the proposed 1% sales tax increase. Like everyone, I don't like increasing taxes, but this is one time that we need to look at the bottom line for what it will produce. There are 4 basic areas that will benefit from an increase. 1. Fund expanded road maintenance, which was needed even before the floods, but even more so now. We know that the monies previously budgeted for our Town w ...

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Business Wellness

To the Editor: As a sign maker, I have a unique relationship with other businesses in town because they are my customers. I use my talents and knowledge to help those businesses be more successful. In order to do my part well, I get to know each business and their approach to market. After 59 years of designing and making signs, 45 serving Estes Park, I have seen a lot of changes. We are on the brink of an ...

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Convince Me!

To The Editor: Estes Park Medical Center representatives have discussed plans for the proposed Anschutz Wellness Center in Estes Park. I attended a few of these presentations. There are many questions still to be answered. I could not find a business plan or feasibility study on the Estes Park Medical Center or Park Hospital Foundation website. These documents should be placed at the Estes Valley Library so ...

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Other People’s Money

To The Editor: “It is largely other people’s money”, is proudly touted by the proponents of the 1% sales tax increase, alluding to the fact that our “dear” visitors will pay another $1,320.00 each year to our upkeep. “All of the elected-officials and almost all of the candidates in the upcoming election are for this tax increase,” they further state. Should we assume that THEY, therefore, know best and that ...

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