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Opinion | Letter: Thank you to Fraser

October 17, 2018 — I am writing to thank the Town Council and staff of Fraser for taking a leadership role that I applaud. Seldom do I hear a governmental agency talk about sustainability and even more seldom do I see action come out of the conversation. In Fraser,

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Opinion | Muftic: The GOP is out to cost you money for health care

October 16, 2018 — If Donald Trump has failed to make good on at least one of his campaign promises, "Cheaper and better health insurance for all" is the one. In fact, his party and his administration are hell-bent to make health insurance cost more and even become out

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Opinion | Hamilton: Does de Tocqueville’s America still exist?

October 16, 2018 — In the mid-1830s, during his tour of the nascent United States, Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville, was impressed by the willingness of Americans to form volunteer organizations to solve problems. And especially problems that arise because someone or some group was being treated

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Polis: Washington can’t ignore the majesty of our mountains

October 16, 2018 — Anyone who has explored Rocky Mountain National Park or Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has witnessed the vastness of the skies, the height of the mountains, and the splendor of the wildlife. These treasures are humbling, a reminder that we are truly blessed to share

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Analysis | Brower: Climate change puts Grand County in an ‘upbeat’ economic spot

October 15, 2018 — What is the value of a snowflake? For those of us who live and work in Grand County, I'd say it has a huge value. It's almost beyond comprehension. But I'll commit and say right now each snowflake that falls in Grand Count is worth

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Opinion | Letter: Don’t speak for ‘the people’

October 12, 2018 — Last Friday's letter from Rose Pray reported that an organization called Americans for Prosperity is investing in Republican candidates. I say thank God! I suspected her to be a left-wing liberal transplant calling herself a Colorodoan. I did some homework and guess what folks: she's

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Opinion | Hamilton: Stay calm by using ‘jazz hands?’

October 10, 2018 — Satire. During World War II, the Free World stood in awe of how the British stood up to the Nazi "blitz" of their cities and how they braved the attacks by Hitler's V-1 cruise missiles and Hitler's V-2 rockets. The Brits proclaimed their "bulldog courage"

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Opinion | Muftic: Justice Kavanaugh will have much to prove

October 10, 2018 — Confirmed to the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will have much to prove. He will have a challenge in gaining the respect he believes he deserves. His confirmation by the Senate was approved by one of the narrowest of margins in recent history, including Justice

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Opinion | Letter: 9HealthFair has another successful year

October 9, 2018 — To the editor: It took 77 volunteers (medical professionals, community members and Lions alike) to make the Lions-9HealthFair 2018 another successful event for greater Grand County. Thank you to each of them, as well as the 297 community members who came through and “Owned Your

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Opinion | Letter: Thank you, gardeners

October 9, 2018 — To the editor: Kudos and thanks to the gardeners for Fraser and Winter Park for another season of beautiful flowers along U.S. Highway 40 and around the towns. It was a challenging summer weather-wise (hot, dry, and windy) but you prevailed. Your hard work and

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Opinion | Letter: To Sen. Gardner

October 9, 2018 — To the editor: Senator Gardner, On Friday, Oct. 5, you showed us how little bravery you really have in voting for the advancement of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Your reason for doing so is self-serving and self-centered. This nomination involves far more than

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Opinion | Muftic: When the conscience of a conservative prevailed

October 2, 2018 — At about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, listening to the satellite radio as I drove to a dentist appointment, there was jaw dropping breaking news. When I left the house, the final votes of the all-male GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee had

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Opinion | Hamilton: Christine Blasey Ford: Tempest in a teapot?

October 2, 2018 — The recent "she-said, he-said" confirmation hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee raises two very important philosophical questions: 1. How does one prove that an event actually happened? 2. How does one prove that an event that did not happen, did not happen? The first

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Opinion | Guest column: Choice for governor strongly impacts Grand County

September 27, 2018 — Health care tops the issues in Colorado's race for governor. A website review of the gubernatorial candidates' health care section provides a clear contrast in how each candidate might affect Grand County's residents. Overall, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as "Obamacare," has

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Opinion | Hamilton: Spygate: Sedition, coup d’état, or what?

September 26, 2018 — On Sept. 17, 2018, President Trump ordered the declassification and publication of these documents: "…(1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr

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Opinion | Muftic: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh

September 26, 2018 — On Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will have a chance to tell the public and the Senate Judiciary Committee what she remembers of an attempted rape by Brett Kavanaugh when she was 15 years old, 35 years ago. The 11 male GOP members of the

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Opinion | Letter: A positive Constitution Week

September 24, 2018 — Naz, Manuel, Melissa, Heera, Nermin: These are the names that immediately come to mind when I think of the high school students I taught when I was an ESL teacher. So, in 2017, when I attended the keynote speech the last evening of Constitution Week

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Opinion | Letter: The next governor

September 24, 2018 — A recent article in Colorado Politics reported that an organization called Americans for Prosperity, the political advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers will invest heavily in three Republican candidates; Walker Stapleton, the gubernatorial candidate, Tim Neville (Senate District 16) and Christine Jensen (Senate District

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Opinion | Letter: Medicare for all?

September 21, 2018 — This is in response to Felicia Muftic's recent column on what the Democrats should run on in this November's election. One of her points is that a majority of Americans support the "concept" of Medicare for All and thus MFA should be an issue to

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Opinion | Letter: Thank you for fire coverage

September 20, 2018 — On behalf of many of my friends and neighbors, I'd like to thank the Sky-Hi News for its excellent and timely coverage of the various fires in our county this summer. The Sky-Hi News website has provided easily-accessible breaking news and updates throughout this high

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