I would like to answer your question from your editorial, “Who do we think we are?” Before I do, I would like to comment on some of your posed questions. I am sorry you are so disappointed in America that you see July Fourth as a “commiseration of American disappointment.”
On Monday morning, June 23, I played tennis, went grocery shopping and drove to the library. I parked the car in front, got out and promptly fainted. Thanks to a young woman with two children in tow who helped me into the library, where a library staff member put a compress on my head wound. As is the library’s policy, EMTs were called and arrived quickly. After administering an EKG, they knew I had a problem.
Ahhh, the magic of Fourth of July. To some it is barbecues, picnics, family get togethers, whatever they do best. Fireworks, ball games and though most off work, very little rest. Flags flying in the air, Red, white and blue everywhere.
A few weeks ago, I was called to jury duty — again — in Routt County. Invariably, the timing of the summons is inconvenient, and there’s a tinge of immediate reluctance coupled with the urge to squirm off of the civic responsibility hook. But with short reflection, I recognize the responsibility as part of the small price we pay to live in civil society and I dutifully report for jury duty, committed to provide the best judgment I can.
It was good to see a recent column speaking positively about the Interior Department’s efforts to promote smart energy development on federal lands. As the debate about the future of energy development in Colorado continues to heat up, I hope others look to the facts and beyond the heated rhetoric.
Due to the generosity of sponsors, silent auction donors and bidders, in-kind donors and the attendance of 250 individuals, The Haven’s fifth annual BBQ, Barn Dance and Silent Auction grossed over $10,000 for much needed maintenance and repairs at The Haven.
Oil and gas development are important economic drivers, but there is a right way and a wrong to go about it. There are places where it makes sense to drill and others where far more discretion is needed.
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Hospice on June 9 at Catamount Ranch and Club golf course and The Larson Barn. More than 300 supporters of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice and Palliative Care program joined us to golf and celebrate.
One of our biggest needs as a community is affordable housing. Who in this community would put additional open space ahead of affordable housing? We have plenty of open space, trails and parks. We have little affordable housing.
I am honored to work for you. I am running for re-election on my record and on promises kept. I promised you I would work effectively across the partisan divide and the Continental Divide for practical, fiscally responsible solutions to build a better future for all Coloradans. My record shows that I have done that.
I was excited to receive the Today’s invitation to submit an op-ed piece about my candidacy for the House District 26 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. I know that my experiences have prepared me well to serve as your representative, and I am thankful for the opportunity to earn your support.
As your representative, I will devote much of my time listening to your concerns and your goals so that I vote in the interests of the citizens of our district. My focus is your agenda. I will not be dictated to by outside interests. I will represent you with honesty, openness and integrity.
If the city wants to change the feel of Yampa Street, one thing it can do is stop routing through traffic from the highway (Lincoln Avenue) onto Yampa. This has been done by creating a stop-less route from 12th all the way to Fifth Street that avoids the several stoplights on Lincoln. Putting stop signs on the Yampa intersections would make this a less attractive alternative and remove some of the motor traffic from Yampa Street.
I want to thank the community of Steamboat for the continued love and care I have received since the death of my 16-year-old son Ryan about 4 1/2 years ago.
While in Steamboat for a softball tournament, I saw the letter from Joe Meglen in which he celebrated the triumph of the Tea Party candidate in the Virginia primary, calling it a “seismic event.” Now, as a Democrat, I enjoy seeing Republicans knock each other out, but I can’t help but be amused when people call this a shocking or seismic event.