Letters

Wed
05
Nov
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Posting prompt reporting

Dear Editor,

Thank you for posting the results of the VIR hearing of last Thursday evening on your website on Saturday; though I'm not sure but it may have been posted on Friday.
This was a meeting I was unable to attend and I am grateful to have been able to
read good coverage just two evenings after the event.
So often the papers wait a little longer for posting on the website but because this was an important meeting, you provided a report that the public could read at the earliest opportunity.

Kind regards,

Christopher Pike
Ridgway

Wed
05
Nov
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Taking exception to characterization

Dear Editor,
Last week, county residents debated extending visual impact regulations to additional roads. The Ouray Trail Group (OTG) participated — in spite of our representative being harassed by others in attendance — but came away disappointed when one county planning commission member described our group as “small and unrepresentative.” Our 100-plus members take vigorous exception to that put-down, confident that our 28-year history of preserving trails, historic structures and irreplaceable lands in the alpine endear us to the great majority of residents and visitors who travel into our mountains.

Thu
30
Oct
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What a day near Ouray!

Thu
30
Oct
atodd's picture

Yes to 3B for schools

Dear Editor,
When I walk into a classroom, everyone in that room knows who I am. It does not matter if it is a student, teacher or other staff member. Teachers here in Ouray know students in a way that some are not accustomed to. Work is designed to meet student needs. Staff and teachers care for students on a personal and academic level. From my perspective I could not imagine giving up this kind of treatment. I want to preserve this kind of education. Ouray School is one of the best in all of Colorado and has been recognized nationally. Meanwhile, I have witnessed the deterioration of our historic and famous building. It is in desperate need of help.

Thu
30
Oct
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No to "person-hood"

Tue
14
Oct
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Digust for campaigns

Dear Editor, 
I would like to express my disgust at the campaign for State House
District 59. I guess it is too late to throw these two out and start over
with new candidates. It seems like every day we get flyers in the mail that
sound like elementary school arguments. "Mike broke my crayons! J Paul
stole my lunch money! Well, you're a wiener face! Oh yeah, you're a poo-poo
head!"
I do not mean to insult elementary school kids. This race seems worse than most, which is a pretty low standard to fall below.

Jim Myers
Ridgway

Tue
14
Oct
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The impact of our pristine views

Dear Editor,
I read with interest your recent article, “VIR Road Expansion Compromise Proposed.” This, as you made clear, refers to Section 9 of the Ouray County Land Use Code dealing with visual impacts. The process may almost be over: one workshop, a Planning Commission Public Hearing and a Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing. Looks as though we may have come to the end.

Wed
01
Oct
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Black swifts need room at Box Canyon Falls

Dear Editor,
 
I recently visited your wonderful town as part of my summer vacation to the western states. It is indeed a beautiful and special place. The townsfolk are warm and inviting. While in Ouray, I visited Box Canyon Falls in hopes of seeing the little black swift that nests there. I am an avid birder and have long hoped to see this marvelous bird. I was not disappointed! With the help of Sue Hirshman, I was able to view four nests with chicks! I was truly elated. The black swift was my 1000th bird to be seen and identified since I began birding 39 years ago. What a fitting species to mark this “bucket list” goal.

Wed
01
Oct
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Real men don't shoot cows

Dear Editor,
It takes a real man to shoot a cow in the face with an arrow. I'll add $200 to the reward Cristy Orvis is offering for information leading to the arrest of the guilty idiot. Anyone else want to chip in?

Kyle Ronemus    
Ridgway

Wed
03
Sep
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What a weekend!

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