Summit Daily letters to the editor: Politics, computer scammers and social Darwinism |

Summit Daily letters to the editor: Politics, computer scammers and social Darwinism


Nadalin, Camp, Shattuck and Kieber deserve your vote

In the town of Silverthorne’s April 5 election for town council, there are four open seats. For reasons stated below, I strongly support the re-election of JoAnne Nadalin and Russ Camp and the election of Tanya Shattuck and Bob Kieber to Silverthorne’s town council. All have served on the town’s planning commission, and I look at this experience as a great training ground for an effective council member. These candidates have strong business backgrounds and long-term involvement with Silverthorne.

Silverthorne has made many positive advances over the last several years and has many ambitious goals and plans — some completed like moving the Lake Dillon Theatre to Silverthorne. Other goals, such as bringing new business to the town, are in the works.

I suggest you pose serious questions about the theater to those who have been most involved in this decision; members of the town council, business leaders on EDAC, town management, the Lake Dillon Theatre board and leaders of the theater. These people have invested countless hours going over the pros and cons and the potential benefits to the citizens of Silverthorne. This will be a Performing Arts Center with the theater as the focal point. As a result of this plan, we are already seeing more growth and development with Rivers Edge condos and Angry James Brewery coming soon. There will be many ancillary benefits to citizens and neighboring communities of Silverthorne. Do not talk with someone who is not informed regarding why this decision was made but simply criticizes it.

These four candidates have each contributed to the current success of the town and the development of its ambitious goals. We need these candidates to continue to grow and fulfill all the good plans already in process. JoAnne Nadalin, Russ Camp, Tanya Shattuck and Bob Kieber.

Suzanne Lanuza


In support of Tom Marmins

I am happy to support Tom Marmins in his candidacy for a seat on the Silverthorne Town Council. He is a professional mediator and has worked with the Summit County Court system as well at the Silverthorne/Dillon combined Municipal Court. He always brings a voice of reason to any situation, listening closely to the needs and wants for both sides.

After years of sitting in Silverthorne Town Council meetings and work sessions, I’m confident he would bring his expertise to the table and really complement the new council.

Tom is trusted and will listen to the citizens of Silverthorne. His leadership and financial responsibility is what’s needed to help focus the future and direction of the town of Silverthorne.

Hes would do an outstanding job while being a true “team player” we can all count on. I would strongly encourage everyone who receives a Silverthorne ballot to vote for Tom Marmins.

Mark Hanschmidt

Former Silverthorne Police Chief

Vote Shattuck for town council

We support Tanya Shattucks’ move from planning commission to town council. She has been in the county for over 24 years and spent 14 in Silverthorne. She understands the vision and challenges ahead as Silverthorne redevelops the town core after serving nine years on Silverthorne’s planning commission. She has worked in several industries with a broad background in various fields and is an avid outdoor enthusiast who will protect our natural resources including but not limited to, open-space and rec trails that improve our quality of life. She represents the working, middle-class residents instead of the wealthy, retired community vision. We found her research, attention to detail and long-range vision valuable to the planning commission. Tanya is also personable and approachable, and we feel she would consider the residents wants and needs in her decision making for the town. Town council would be lucky to have her energy and dedication to the town of Silverthorne.

Brian & Kare Wray


Support for Tom Marmins

I am writing to endorse Thomas Marmins for Silverthorne Town Council. I have known Mr. Marmins since 2003 when I served with him on the Northstar Homeowners Association. As acting president, he was able to maximize fire mitigation in our neighborhood and initiate a plan that is still followed today to have roads graded and resurfaced each spring, to beautifying the neighborhood with landscaping, to actively pursue delinquent annual dues owed to the association, to negotiate snow removal contracts and to enforce the deeds and covenants to protect the integrity of the neighborhood. His focus was always on what was best for the homeowners. Now he wants what is best for the people of Silverthorne.

Tom is currently on the board of directors for the Summit Community Care Clinic where he is a valuable asset to the clinic, serving on the development committee.

He has also completed the Citizens Police Academy in Breckenridge and often volunteers at events when needed. He has been involved in the County Judicial system working as a court bailiff and is currently on the committee to evaluate county judges. In addition, he is a licensed to mitigate legal cases and has been involved in the equitable settlement of many cases.

Now he wishes to serve the people of Silverthorne as a member of the town council. As you can see, he is experienced, understands the law and is always prepared to show leadership while making well-informed decisions. He is a dedicated individual who is well-known and well liked in the community. He is an honest man with the necessary integrity to faithfully serve the people of Silverthorne. Please give him a chance to serve by voting for Thomas Marmins for Silverthorne City Council.

Dr. Robert E. Briggs


More for Marmins

Tom Marmins deserves your vote, Silverthorne citizens. He will bring fresh perspective and unusual and much needed skills and experience into the council chambers. He is a professional mediator, exceptionally skilled at bringing different points of view to consensus and amicable and productive conclusion on a wide array of contentious issues.

I have known him for years as a fellow Rotarian and fellow Community Care Clinic board member. In both capacities, he has been a valuable contributor to projects that make this community a wonderful place to live.

Give Tom your vote, and give Silverthorne a much needed new voice.

Don Parsons


Silverthorne deserves better!

Several paid political advertisements in yellow in the Summit Daily emit a foul smell. To be eligible for consideration, one should present factual information and not present a play on words to grab attention and undeserved vote consideration.

A March 15 ad suggested “4 people running on the same slate.” False, all are independent campaigns. A March 16 ad said “Hold on Bike Path, Workforce housing on hold.” Both claims are insinuating. The town has a long-range plan along with a number of studies supporting current decisions as well as direction. Go to, click on Government and, with the drop-down menu, you can contact any of the committee chairs or other contributing citizens to get the real story. Sad commentary! I personally have spent years on the sport committee bike-path issue, and it is not on hold.

John Taylor


Nadalin has earned your vote

JoAnne Nadalin is running for Silverthorne Town Council and deserves our vote. One of her many attributes revolves around her leadership of Silvana’s Community Gardens next to the Silverthorne Recreation Center. I had the pleasure of working with a team to establish this community-based garden in 2008 and remain amazed at how far it has come each time we pass it. The garden is 100-percent volunteer driven and provides a place for our families to cultivate, grow and learn from one another.

Leading volunteer organizations is not an easy task. The ability to communicate, coax and corral the various stakeholders takes great patience and dedication. JoAnne is well-known for her diligence in research/homework, her ability to contract commitments and earn volunteer and financial contributions required to move a project forward. She brings that same drive and discipline to the Silverthorne Town Council for which she is up for re-election.

Prior to the town council, JoAnne served on the Silverthorne Planning Commission, bringing a knowledge base and skill set of great value to our community. Silverthorne has made great strides over the years in the areas of economic development, housing, recreation and culture. We need council members who remain focused on these core topics.

Mail in, or drop off your election ballot at Silverthorne Town Hall today and be sure to include your vote for JoAnne Nadalin for Silverthorne Town Council.

Maggie Butler


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