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Letter of thanks (1)

September 16, 2014 — 

Summer Reading Program As the 2014 Grand County Library District Summer Reading Program draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to …

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Letter: ‘Road Warrior’ also a great craftsman (2)

September 16, 2014 — 

To the Editor: I loved reading your article about “The Road Warrior,” but I was sorry you didn’t mention his quaint little antique store in Empire, East Park Avenue Antiques. …

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Letter: An insider’s view of sheriff’s race (3)

September 16, 2014 — 

To the Editor: I have lived in Grand County for about 30 years. I grew up here, went to school here and I call Grand County home. I started my …

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September 16, 2014 — 

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More deceptive attacks on Obamacare (5)

September 12, 2014 — 

A young entrepreneur mom and wife looks you straight in the face in a recent anti-Mark Udall commercial and asks Udall to repeal Obamacare because it hurts families and small …

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Hamilton — First news: The rush to faulty judgment (6)

September 12, 2014 — 

As of this writing, we really do not know what happened during the violent confrontation between a black teenager and a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. But when your …

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The Friday Report: Put the fun back in Funk & Wagnall (7)

September 11, 2014 — 

The roots of the English language extend back to the cave paintings at Lascaux Grotto, in Dordogne, France. Carbon-14 dating puts that about 15,000-13,000 BC, but if you’re a Creationist, …

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Letter: Granby the new speed trap capital? (8)

September 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: Has Granby become the modern [town of] Empire? For a long time Empire was known as the speed trap capital of Colorado. Now the Town of Granby …

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Letter: Greed weakens valley’s Spirit (9)

September 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: I remember. Once upon a time there was a Great Spirit that dwelled in our valley. In my day the Spirit was happy and strong. At any …

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Letter: Democracy or republic? (10)

September 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: The posse catches a man suspected of cattle rustling. They take a vote and the posse of 12 votes to hang the man over his objection. As …

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Letter: Vote Udall out in November (11)

September 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: This fall, Grand County voters will have an opportunity to vote. Sen. Mark Udall says he’s committed to re-opening Rollins Pass road. His commitments must lie with …

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Letter: Questions remain about Grand County government (12)

September 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: As a previous writer said, there are a multitude of questions about our county government. Pardon me if I repeat any from that writer. Why not do …

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GMO-labeling initiative makes Colorado ballot (13)

September 9, 2014 — 

I am happy to announce that the hard work of over 500 hundred grass roots volunteers across the state along with some paid circulators have been successful in placing GMO …

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Letter: A visitor behaving badly (14)

September 4, 2014 — 

To the Editor: To the gentleman from Oklahoma, I wanted to thank you for teaching my 5-year-old girl all sorts of new foul language. This came about because at a …

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Hamilton: A strategy that dare not speak its name (15)

September 4, 2014 — 

Last week, President Obama said he has no strategy as yet to combat ISIS in Syria. He implied the U.S. military has yet to present him with any options. That …

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Friday Report: Science friction — end of days version (16)

September 4, 2014 — 

Around 1900, scientists heralded asbestos as the future of insulation and the industry embraced it as a fundamental building material. It took 80 years for scientists to shuffle their feet …

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Muftic: Will the real Bob Beauprez please stand up (17)

September 4, 2014 — 

Who is Bob Beauprez, the Republican taking on Gov. John Hickenlooper in November? He is a relatively unknown to the general public since his last term in elected office ended …

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Hamilton: Immigration made simple (18)

August 28, 2014 — 

Those who favor amnesty for illegal immigrants often say, “We need to remember that this nation was built by immigrants from other countries.” No. That is not accurate. This nation …

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The Friday Report: The moaning and groaning of the bells (19)

August 28, 2014 — 

Chronic readers know how deeply I regret not pursuing a career in cryptozoology. If you don’t know, that’s the scientific study of cryptids, secretive creatures that do not exist. If …

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GOP still fights a gender gap (20)

August 28, 2014 — 

The GOP must be looking at poll numbers. They are still losing the women’s vote, especially in Colorado. The gender gap is wide as Democrat Sen. Udall begins the campaign …

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