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Candelmo: Distorted debate in U.S. Senate race (1)

October 21, 2014 — 

In Mike Littwin’s column in the Oct 18 Summit Daily News, he states that during the debate, Udall and Gardner were asked “if either could recall voting for a candidate …

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Caughey: Whether you’re an elephant or donkey, grow thicker skin (2)

October 21, 2014 — 

What a hoot! Julie Charneskie (letter to the editor, October 15 Summit Daily), obviously a Democrat, was “shocked and offended” by Debra Irvine’s political ad in your October 11 edition. …

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McArthur and Orlosky: Lake Dillon Theater has a dream production (3)

October 21, 2014 — 

If you haven’t already seen it, our own Lake Dillon Theater’s “The Mountain Top” is truly a mountain top experience. The superb acting of Harvy Blanks and Kim Staunton made …

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Liddick: Dough! Democrats’ deep pockets highlight hypocrisy (4)

October 21, 2014 — 

Two weeks left. At which point we’ll discover if Colorado’s political future is for sale to the highest bidder. At present it looks as though it mostly won’t be: Democrats …

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Sirota: Fracking for the Cure? (5)

October 20, 2014 — 

Helping find a cure for cancer or “pinkwashing” carcinogenic pollution? That is the question being raised upon the news that one of the world’s largest fossil fuel services firms is …

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Littwin: Another easy question; another apparent whopper of a white lie (6)

October 17, 2014 — 

The question in the 9News Senate debate was half-softball, half-gotcha and the answers, by themselves, meant little in the greater scheme of things. Except for this: On the night that …

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Fisher: Open borders make Breck vulnerable to Ebola outbreak (7)

October 17, 2014 — 

I am very much concerned about Ebola reaching Breckenridge! Because we are an international resort, people fly here from everywhere — including Africa! Why, therefore, have our government leaders not …

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Roberts: Vote yes on 1A to ensure quality emergency services (8)

October 17, 2014 — 

I am writing to voice my support for Summit County’s Referred Measure 1A. Our economy must have a modern, functional 911 dispatch center and ambulance service to thrive. Our visitors, …

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Chodkowski: Summit County ballot item is crucial for quality healthcare (9)

October 17, 2014 — 

I’m writing to explain my strong support of Summit County Referred Measure 1A, which would provide critical support for our community’s emergency services. As someone who has spent more than …

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Brown: Is biomass all its cut up to be? (10)

October 17, 2014 — 

One possible reason for sticking to the ill-advised Ophir Mountain and other clear-cutting plans is that the clear-cut trees would go to the biomass power plant in Gypsum. Biomass power …

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Schenk: Vote yes on Summit County’s ballot initiative 1A (11)

October 16, 2014 — 

I support ballot measure 1A, because it improves water quality. Unfortunately, our local water is not as clean as it appears at first glance. Summit’s rich mining history has led …

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Hill: Pouring cold coffee on my morning newspaper (12)

October 16, 2014 — 

A mountain lion was killed on Vail Pass and someone took home the road-kill as Colorado Parks and Wildlife allows people to do. Hungry anyone? The Daily Mail – what …

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Irvine: I stand by my criticisms of Millie Hamner’s record (13)

October 16, 2014 — 

Re: Julie Charneskie’s Oct. 15 letter to the editor. It is no surprise that Julie Charneskie speaks so negatively about me. I know her as the former campaign manager of …

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Carlson: Re-elect Millie Hamner as Summit County’s state representative (14)

October 16, 2014 — 

I am writing to urge voters to continue to support Millie Hamner as our state representative for House District 61. As an advocate for public education, I know it is …

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Samuels: Summit County’s ballot item 1A too vague for your vote (15)

October 16, 2014 — 

I am urging a no vote against measure 1a. This measure is just too vague and would possibly leave the county open to litigation. Reading the measure, it would run …

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Vaine: Summit County’s emergency services deserve voter support (16)

October 16, 2014 — 

As a mother and 22-year resident of Summit County, I am concerned about the future of our community’s emergency services — particularly our ambulance and 911 communications center. Both professionally …

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Larson: Ballot language on Summit County’s 1A leaves too much to trust (17)

October 16, 2014 — 

There has been quite a bit written about Summit County Referred Measure 1A on next month’s ballot, but no discussion on the actual words of the ballot initiative. It is …

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Nordling: 40 years ago a man moved to Breckenridge and had a time (18)

October 16, 2014 — 

Me and Jeffrey Bergeron moved to Breckenridge 40 years ago next week, and for this old barman, The Gold Pan circa 1974 still is the coolest bar ever. There were …

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Barr: What exactly does Allen Bacher propose we cut? (19)

October 16, 2014 — 

I read with interest your article on Alan Bacher, who is running for Summit County Commissioner. I would love to see my taxes reduced. What I cannot find, either in …

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Charneskie: Debra Irvine’s attacks on Millie Hamner betray a lack of ideas (20)

October 15, 2014 — 

I was shocked and offended at the tone taken by Deb Irvine, Millie Hamner’s opponent for state representative, in her ad in the Oct. 11 issue of the Summit Daily. …

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