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It's a no-brainer

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07
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Making kids happy

Dear Editor,
We appreciate your printing the Operation Christmas Child photo of the kids with the shoeboxes . . . front page no less!!!    I’m sure it made all the kids happy to see their photos in the paper. I was told that Grand Junction collected 8,001 shoeboxes from all the relay centers on the Western Slope this year. Truly amazing!!!

Ed and Jill von Delden
Ridgway

Sun
07
Dec
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Effort has failed

Dear Editor,
With the recent vote by the Ouray County Planning Commission to oppose adding more county roads subject to Visual Impact Regulations as part of Section 9 of Ouray County’s Land Use Code, I was left uneasy, if not incredulous.
Uneasy, because after seven years of exhaustive time and grinding effort, the one item with which this entire process began, ‘seeking more regulatory protection for residential development on patented mining claims in the south alpine zone’, has failed.
‘The intent of the Alpine Zone is to preserve the natural beauty, wildlife habitat, and recreational, historic and archeological values of high altitude areas and manage the County’s natural resources in a manner that is both environmentally sound and protects private property rights….’ Ouray County Land Use Code, Section 3.4A.

Sun
07
Dec
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Preserving vistas

Dear Editor,
Dear neighbors: Help - it is time for us to speak up in support of the magnificent beauty of our county and alpine areas. Our Visual Impact Regulations, in place and working well (since 19??), preserving the unique and awesome vistas we all enjoy, are in serious danger of being gutted. Once gone, pristine cannot ever be recovered.
What has happened? Well, the VIRs, especially Section 9, the heart of these protections, have been rewritten in a well intentioned but ultimately misguided attempt to “simplify” them, leaving a Section 9 that is much more subjective, greatly weakened and, if applied to existing corridors, removes the current protections enjoyed by residents in these corridors, potentially lowering their property values as well as putting our unique vistas at risk.

Sun
07
Dec
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Let's not waste our time

Sun
07
Dec
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Expected much more

Sat
06
Dec
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I was sure all was lost

Dear Editor,
Recently, I received some very important papers in a FedEx envelope. After checking the papers I put the papers back into the envelope and left the envelope on the kitchen counter. The next morning, Tuesday, the envelope was thrown into the recyclable container which was picked up later that day. The following day, I went looking for my envelope and realized what had happened. I quickly called the waste company who referred me to Wanda at the Town Hall. I left her a message as to what had happened. I then drove over to the Town Hall and found Wanda already on the phone with Jonathan at the recyclable plant. Jonathan then took down all my information and a description of the envelope and called his crew to stop dumping and start looking for my envelope. By this time, I was sure that my papers were lost for good.
Twenty minutes later, Jonathan called and they had already found my envelope!

Sat
06
Dec
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Just fix it

Dear Editor,
Just fix it!
Rocks to the windshield. Flat tires. Lost hub caps. Mag chloride stuck in my wheels. Suspension shot. Wheels out of alignment. Clamps missing from the exhaust system. Can’t even carry on a conversation driving down County Road 1 to Colona. The washboard is too noisy.
The cost to pave County Road 1 will be super cheap compared to the lawsuit arising from the first fatality. Where will you get the money then?  
Just fix it. Don’t tell us again, “We have no money.” Just fix it.

Sue Nally
Ridgway

Sat
06
Dec
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Abbreviated process

Dear Editor,
The Ouary Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. in the 4-H Center to consider adopting a revised version of Section 9 - Visual Impact Regulation of the County Land Use Code.
After three or four work sessions with the BOCC, the Planning Staff rewrote Section 9 and presented it to the Ouray Planning Commission in October 2014. The Planning Commission had only one month to study and comment on the proposed revisions. Their deliberations were constrained by the BOCC's instructions that the Planning Commission could only make minor wording corrections and recommend sections of the regulations that the BOCC should review.

Sat
06
Dec
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To preserve beauty

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