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Summit Daily letters: The rest of the story from Boot’s mouth

November 13, 2018 — And now for the rest of the story Re: Summit Daily News Nov. 11 article, "Tough as Boot." Thanks for the complimentary article. My daughter saw all the blue Summit Daily boxes with her dad looking out the windows and laughingly served me breakfast in

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Summit Daily letter: Support for fire districts is appreciated

November 12, 2018 — The board and staff of the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District sincerely thanks the voting public of our fire district for your outstanding support resulting in the solid passage of Ballot Measure 6D. The passage of this financial stabilization measure allows our agency

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Summit Daily letters: Preserve the history of the 10th Mountain Division

November 11, 2018 — Preserve the history of the 10th Mountain Division As one of the few remaining 10th Mountain Division veterans, I am writing to express my support for the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act, currently being considered by our House and Senate. There

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Summit Daily letters: Only one choice in Summit County sheriff’s race

November 3, 2018 — Only one choice in Summit County sheriff's race In the race for sheriff, there's really only one choice and that's Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons. I've worked with Jaime for the past couple of years on the Sheriff's Advisory Committee, as well as the Summit County Animal

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Summit Daily letters: Empire and immigration

November 2, 2018 — Empire and immigration "Migrant caravan could have been avoided" — if U.S. foreign policy had not destabilized Central America. A harvest of empire. Historic karma. Yet somehow, Morgan Liddick, who fondly excavates obscure and quaint anecdotes from the Roman Empire and then forges them into

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Summit Daily letters: Sheriff’s race and the Colorado Mountain College ballot item

November 1, 2018 — Don't believe Woodman's claims about the sheriff's office Derek Woodman supporters would have you believe that the Summit County Sheriff's Office is a mess under the leadership of Sheriff FitzSimons and that if he was elected, all would be well with the world. As a

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Summit Daily letters: 1A represents Summit County values

October 31, 2018 — 1A represents Summit values The 1A ballot initiative truly represents the values of our community. As a resident of Summit County since 1994, I am all too familiar with how hard our locals work to attain the dream of a middle-class life in our beautiful

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Summit Daily letters: Thoughts on ballot measure 1A, sheriff’s race

October 30, 2018 — Support for ballot measure 1A The board of directors of Early Childhood Options has unanimously endorsed ballot measure 1A. Families of Summit County are struggling and leaving our community. Juggling childcare payments the size of mortgages along with mounting health care and housing costs have

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Letter: Copper supports 1A

October 29, 2018 — Copper supports Measure 1A On behalf of Copper Mountain, we would like to show our support and endorsement of voting 'Yes' on 1A. We support our working families in the community and the issues related to wildfire prevention, early childhood care, recycling access and mental

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Summit Daily letters: Woodman speaks out against Summit Daily endorsement

October 28, 2018 — While not entirely surprised, I was saddened to see the endorsement of the current sheriff by the Summit Daily News in the Oct. 20 edition and would like to take the opportunity to weigh in with some clarifying information. Before I do however, I would

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Summit Daily letters: Will cutting U.S. aid to Central America stop the caravan?

October 25, 2018 — Will cutting U.S. aid to Central America stop the caravan? In an Oct. 23 interview on Democracy Now, a teacher from Honduras, traveling in the caravan through Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border, gave a definitive answer of "no" to this question. In the

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Summit Daily letters: Pro and con views on Ballot Initiative 1A

October 24, 2018 — 1A represents Summit County values In 1999 when we left New York City and moved to Summit County, we were coming for one season, but like many, we ended up making it our home. Contrary to what some might believe, our reason for staying was

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Summit Daily letters: Elect Julie McCluskie to House District 61

October 23, 2018 — Elect Julie McCluskie to House District 61 Most of us have been fortunate to call Julie McCluskie a friend, colleague or neighbor for nearly 20 years and come November, we will enthusiastically call her by a new moniker — our state representative! What do we

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Summit Daily letters: HD 61 candidate takes issue with Summit Daily endorsement

October 22, 2018 — HD 61 candidate takes issue with Summit Daily endorsement The Summit Daily endorsement of Julie McCluskie for House District 61 is based on personal qualities, like Julie: "understands," "has compassion," "desires to improve the community," "would do her best," "is an eager learner and listener,"

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Summit Daily letters: To 1A or not to 1A – a $100 million property tax question!

October 20, 2018 — To 1A or not to 1A – a $100 million property tax question! I cannot take issue with the overarching need for the 1A items on this ballot, more so since each has its own logic and a passionate constituency. But I have questions. The

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Summit Daily letters: Support McCluskie, FitzSimons and Amendment 74

October 19, 2018 — Support McCluskie and FitzSimons Since this is a non-presidential-year election, which traditionally have lower participation rates, there are many important contests, from governor down to our local sheriff, and several ballot measures of varying importance. In a sense, because of the lower expected turnout, your

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Summit Daily letters: Local Leaders Agree: Vote No on Amendment 74

October 18, 2018 — Local leaders agree: Vote no on Amendment 74 The 2018 ballot is longer than most, so voters have to do more research than usual in this election cycle. However, Summit County's leaders unanimously agree that one of the easiest choices to make in 2018 is

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Summit Daily letters: 1A is detrimental to our community

October 17, 2018 — 1A is not the answer to our problems Approving 1A is not a matter of life and death. However, the consistent neglect to appropriate reserve revenues available for spending and seeking grant money to solve problems like mental health, fire mitigation and child care is

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Summit Daily letters: Wife of former sheriff throws support behind Derek Woodman

October 16, 2018 — Wife of former sheriff throws support behind Derek Woodman As you know, the most contested local race this election season is that for the Summit County Sheriff between Jaime FitzSimons and Derek Woodman. While I will not be so presumptuous as to tell anybody who

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Summit Daily letters: Vote yes on Proposition 112

October 14, 2018 — Vote yes on Proposition 112 As a kid I ate a lot of bologna, so I know it when I see it. The oil and gas industry says that Proposition 112's 2,500-foot setbacks will put 85 percent of Colorado's non-federal lands off limits to drilling.

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