Letters to the editor


Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

One would hope that truth and honesty would prevail in an editorial put out by Steamboat Today. That does not appear to be the case regarding your editorial on Proposition 105 being costly and confusing.

Betsy Markey: Accountability, not partisanship

Hello, fellow Coloradans. I am running to be your next state treasurer. Many of you know that I have more than 30 years experience running two successful businesses, working in the public sector in the Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security and, of course, Congress.

Walker Stapleton: Protecting taxpayers across state of Colorado

It has been an honor to serve as your state treasurer for the past 3 1/2 years. Since taking office in January 2011, I have woken up each day focused on protecting Colorado’s taxpayers. Too often, politicians need to be reminded that your hard-earned tax dollars should be protected and not used as their personal piggy bank.

Brodie Farquhar: History check

I’m afraid Mr. Meglen’s grasp of American and constitutional history (Oct. 18, 2014) is severely impaired by watching Fox News and apparently listening exclusively to Rush, Hannity, Bill O and Beck.

Don Quick: Fighting to keep communities safe

I am running to be Colorado’s next attorney general to protect all that makes Colorado great: our people, our communities and our natural treasures. I’ve spent my career as a prosecutor, not a politician, and I know by working together, we can build a safer and stronger Colorado.

Cynthia Coffman: Experience brings continuity to office

I have been honored to serve as your chief deputy attorney general for the past 9 1/2 years. As second-in-command of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I have worked with General John Suthers to build an exceptional public law office for the state and its residents.

Drew Peternell: Making the Clean Water Act work

Farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists in the West, and they’re also a key ally to conservation groups, such as Trout Unlimited, working to keep our streams and fisheries healthy. In recent decades, Trout Unlimited has collaborated with farmers and ranchers on hundreds of win-win stream restoration projects in Colorado and across the West.

Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off

All the political bombast and ballyhoo about government regulations killing coal mining in Routt County is simply rancid political pollution. The hard fact is that Twentymile Mine is running out of coal. It has been in production for nearly 50 years.

Joe Meglen: Is Constitution relevant?

Progressives hate the constitutional constraints placed on government for it restricts their goal to engineer society around their ideas. They dredge up slavery and the “white propertied men” argument to discredit the founders and the Constitution.

Henry Roman: Spreading access to a high-quality education

I am running to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education because I think that all children in Colorado deserve access to a high-quality education.

Marcia Neal: Representing rural schools

I’m Marcia Neal, and I’m running for re-election to the State Board of Education for a second term. I’m a Colorado native and have lived in Grand Junction all of my adult life. I have 25 years in the classroom, mostly as a history teacher. I then served eight years on the Board of Education in Mesa County. In 2008, I was elected to the State Board.

Todd Hagenbuch: Voter decisions

The 2014 election is filled with many choices. Decisions made in the next three weeks by voters will chart a course for our county, state and nation. Locally, we have an opportunity to chart a better course for our community’s future by investing in our children’s education.

Paula Stephenson: Pot for pencils?

Before Coloradoans voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana, pro-legalization advocates aired a jingle: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol promised if Amendment 64 passed “tax revenues would pay for public services and the reconstruction of our schools.” In addition, many of the “Yes” on 64 advertisements featured pictures of classrooms and focused on the fact that the legalization of marijuana would generate much needed revenue for programs such as education.

Jackie Brown: Above and beyond

I would like to thank Harwigs/ L’Apogee Restaurant — Chef JJ Jenny, Mike Lang and fantastic staff Anna, Matt, Alicia and Chris for going above and beyond to create a fantastic farm-to-table event Sunday night.

Lynn Abbott: Blue Book details

While perusing your Blue Book at election time, have you ever wondered about the judicial recommendations of “Retain,” “Do Not Retain” and “No Opinion”?