Letters to the Editor

Piñon Canyon piece thorough, much-needed examination

Dear Jason,

Great job on the Piñon Canyon feature! It was the most in-depth piece that’s been done in quite some time and is a much-needed update in the context of the current governors’ race. I love the photos and the multimedia slide show. Good work!

Don't let Army sneakily annex Piñon Canyon

Dear Senator Bennet:

The residents of southeastern Colorado have been fighting the United States Army’s attempts at expanding the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) for six years. Clearly, expansion cannot occur in a contagious fashion without forcibly removing many multigenerational families off the land. Our congressional delegation has recognized this fact, and, for the past three years, Congress has approved a prohibition on the Army’s use of any appropriated moneys to expand PCMS.

Udall epithet aside, global warming lacks proof

Dear Editor,

When a letter disagreeing with something I have written is published, even if I am misquoted, I generally do not write a response. I have stated my case, they have stated theirs, and that should be good enough for the discerning reader.

Grant suspension jeopardizes welfare of gaming communities

To: The Honorable Moe Keller
Chairman, Joint Budget Committee
Colorado General Assembly

Governor: Get real! Enough with the 'surgical cuts'

Dear Gov. Ritter,

The latest quarterly forecast released this week by legislative economists — pointing to another $240 million in cuts to this year’s state budget alone — is, of course, troubling. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is your response. Frankly, you seem to be in denial. In fact, almost since the first warning signs of the current, crippling recession nearly two years ago, you and your administration have persistently attempted to soft-pedal the crisis.

Salazar brothers serve different masters

Dear Editor,

People keep asking, “Why the big difference in political views between the two Salazar brothers, John and Ken?”

Educational reform is in eye of beholder

Dear Editor,

I appreciated your September 4th issue regarding the views of the school board on the group Stand For Children.

It’s time for conservative candidates to shine

Dear Editor,

Is it finally time for the Colorado GOP to take off its sack cloth and ashes and stop apologizing for the sins of the past GOP leadership in Washington? Can it finally start moving forward with fresh faces with the right skills to earn back its conservative base? The appointment of Brian DelGrosso to Colorado House District 51 may be the first manifestation of this reality.

Pueblo DA returns funds to Treasury

To: The Honorable Cary Kennedy
Colorado State Treasurer

Dear Ms. Kennedy,

I do not subscribe to all of the policies adopted by the governor, and, presumably, the Legislature, to reduce the forecasted $320 million shortfall in FY 2009-’10. Nonetheless, I have instructed my staff to determine if state monies are being held by our office so that these funds can be returned to the state, if applicable, to assist in reducing the shortfall.

Denver Dems are excited to have our Democratic champion, Andrew Romanoff, back in the saddle!

Dear Editor,

I personally am excited to see Andrew Romanoff announce his bid for the U.S. Senate.