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Have you ever wondered if you are being lied to? Has someone you trust ever told you something that you later found to be untrue? It is human nature to believe things that are convenient to believe, to believe what your group of friends, your church or your family tell you are true. On the o…

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Mr. Shishim’s 1/19/22 letter proposed that in addition to my requests that we communicate civilly and quit worrying over constantly-hyped ‘catastrophes’, I should resolve to tell the truth, which to him means accepting that the 2020 election was fair.

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In response to Chanda Ouimet’s letter in the Jan. 12 DCI accusing the Democrats of lying, gaslighting and low morals:

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I sent Don Coram a list of questions to help me understand where he stands on various issues. Because he didn’t reply, I am repeating a few of those questions here in hopes of getting a response.

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The January 12 edition of DCI included three letters to the editor (LTE) that were long on passionate narrative but short on corroborating facts. In paragraph after paragraph, these letters rattled off wide-ranging topics such as the insane, dominating/lying Biden administration (2 letters),…

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To address the “Cedaredge Board of Trustees meeting briefs, Jan. 6” by Lucas Vader, I would like to add that the updated wage scale was amended to include MUCH MORE than specific job titles.

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After reading Ms. Many’s letter to the DCI of January 11 wherein she requests we “resolve to keep discourse civil and to quit worrying over ‘catastrophes’ that are constantly hyped to keep us afraid,” I agree and propose that we begin by resolving to tell only the truth.

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I read Laura Pritchett’s (Writers on the Range) editorial in the Jan. 5 edition of the DCI. I was especially taken back with what she calls the “Gen Dread” group of her readers that are acutely aware of this man-caused climate “chaos,” or climate “disruption” as she puts it. And then I read …

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Breaking news — the border collie found dead in Jackson County Jan. 9 was killed by wolves according to Colorado Parks/Wildlife. Per the wolf statute, this trained and working cattle dog has NO VALUE because compensation for predation caused by wolves is limited to “cattle, horses, mules, bu…

Over the past few months, I have thoughtfully listened to the stories, thoughts, and concerns of constituents and residents. The Western Slope and high-country have made it clear, we need to work on housing, we need to save people money, we have to make sure folks can be healthy physically a…

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It is important for readers of LETTERS (and headlines that may be associated with those letters), to realize that they are reading someone’s opinion, and/or point of view. Letters to the Editor are an opportunity for people to express their opinion and/or position on subject matter that is i…

When all of your policies are proven unworkable and distasteful to the American people, and when your incompetence is obvious, what does the Biden administration do? They lie, project, and gaslight. Even the mainstream media now admits the Russian hoax was a sham, but Adam Schiff is still un…



So Jan. 6, 2021 is comparable to the 911 and Pearl Harbor attacks? I don’t think so. Although Jan. 6 is a black mark on America, it has no similarity to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. I fear the extreme left is doing their best to magnify the event and to place the blame on someone other than themsel…

I agree with Henrie that Democrats in power are, unbelievably, working to destroy this country. And now, after flooding the country with unsolicited ballots in 2020, they’re trying to nationalize elections to further increase chances of fraud. They’re leaving our southern border open, lettin…

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Nobody wants to bury their family dog. I had to say goodbye to my border collie this past spring and it was one of the hardest things to do. When I see a picture of a wolf dead from gunshot wound, I look at the face. That’s not the face of a monster. In fact it looks remarkably similar to a …

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Hispanic voters are abandoning the Democrat party in droves — for good reason. Biden has set out to destroy oil companies, spend trillions of dollars we don’t have, and dramatically increase our taxes — resulting in the worst inflation in forty years. Meanwhile, the Biden White House views t…

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The latest GJ Sentinel wolf-related article informs the public that the Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is facing a complaint by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, regarding the issuing of a $496,000 contract concerning wolf reintroduction to the Keystone Po…

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Imagine passing a law requiring taxpayers to reimburse all assault victims and then exempting the perpetrators from prosecution. Isn’t that analogous to Colorado Parks and Wildlife using revenue from hunting and fishing licenses to pay for livestock wolf predation? Colorado has its first doc…

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Democrats continue in their attempts to label anyone believing the 2020 election was stolen as a conspiracy theorist. Here is a partial list of “unbelievable” things Democrats have actually done recently that make it very believable that they are also capable of stealing an election.

Delta County Libraries offers many informative, educational, and entertaining programs for you and your family to enjoy. For more information, visit the events calendar at www.deltalibraries.org.

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How? By voting for her Republican challenger in the primary election next year. Not a registered Republican? No problem! Go ahead and register either as Republican or as Unaffiliated. It’s easy to change your affiliation either online or in person.

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The Affordable Care Act has helped over 8 million people get health insurance in spite of the fact that there is not a public option. Many millions more Americans would have health insurance if the Republicans had agreed to vote for a public option! They did not want a public option because …

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re: Dennis Anderson’s disparaging editorial on ‘Boebert’s antics’: I love Representative Boebert’s ‘antics’! She, Marjorie Taylor Green, and President Trump have really exposed how corrupt, hypocritical, and despotic our government has become and how those establishment Republicans Anderson …

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I am a Catholic and I understand that abortion is a very important issue to my church. However, I disagree with the church on the position that abortion is wrong in virtually all circumstances! I also disagree with the majority conservative Catholic hierarchy that focus almost exclusively on…

There must be an awful lot of people in the town of Cedaredge who are extremely hard of hearing. Either that or they're extremely inconsiderate! Either way, the town ordinance regarding “nuisance barking” is being mostly ignored, and the local police have been mostly unable to help. It sure …

I live in the Pioneer Place subdivision. I have lived here for 21 years. I want to thank all the kind and concerned neighbors that helped me with my yard work through the spring and summer. I am homebound now, using a cane and can’t do any yard work. This is the first year that my yard looks…

I have decided to put off re-staining the house and mending some fences to concentrate on acquiring more infrastructure for the family. If things work out, there will soon be a bright shiny new 2 bedroom smart TV equipped motor home sitting in the driveway and the great news, taking my cue f…

Our country isn't just polarized by the Left and the Right, but also about the COVID vaccines. People who haven't had time to research on their own about the dangers of these vaccines, uneducatedly take a strong stand for them because vaccines protect one's body against diseases. Right? Vacc…

After 13 of our military were murdered in Kabul due to Biden's malfeasance, our president made a speech threatening the killers. When a few days later it was announced that an ISIS terrorist on the way to another terror attack was hit with a missile, I suggested to my wife to take that with …

Sorry the DCMH Hospital is one mile too far from Montrose Memorial to be profitable. Ten years ago, prior to Board President David Lane and CEO Jason Cleckler, and the expansion into the clinics, the hospital did not show operating losses.

I’m writing to urge citizens to vote NO on Prop 119.

Today I read our latest copy of the DCI and decided it was time I wrote my first letter to the editor. I want to thank the 39 Delta County Medical Personnel for emphasizing the importance for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This week the Delta County Dashboard shows that 10.7% of all COVID cas…

RE: The COVID-19 vaccine letter to the editor DCI Sept. 22, 2021

We are current, former, and retired medical providers that have devoted many years to the health and well-being of Delta County. We have counseled you in times of illness, cared for you during medical emergencies, delivered your children and grandchildren, and treated your parents and grandp…

This is the administration the media sold us in 2020 —“the adults are in charge again,” “return to normalcy,” blah, blah, blah. It was all a gigantic lie of course, and it only took Biden a few months to prove it. Biden's military fled in a disorderly panic from a weaker enemy without notice…

Can all thinking people please acknowledge that Lauren Boebert's explanation that she “just plain forgot” that her husband was paid more than $400,000 a year as an energy consultant in 2019 and 2020 is so “the dog ate my homework”? I don't know about you folks out there in District 3 but if …

A 10 mile trek uphill to the Cedaredge Fire Station, that my sister did with me. It took us just over two-and-a-half hours. The run was to honor all those that we lost on 9/11 to terrorists, and a fundraiser for baby Sawyer. The run started at 8 a.m., the morning was cool. We started at the …

From the February 17, 2021, addition of the Delta Independent we learned about the so-called “rebranding” of Delta County Memorial Hospital and associated clinics to Delta Health. The “price tag” of CEO Matt Heyn’s and the hospital board’s re-imagining would cost “roughly half-million dollar…

I listened in to the City Council meeting last night, Tuesday Sept. 7th, and there was extensive discussion about the proposed mural at the Pocket Park. With the Grand Opening of the West Legacy Park and the addition of a mural depicting history of the sugar beet industry in Delta, discussio…

On a recent backpacking trip near Mendicant Ridge, two friends and I were greeted by the wild scenery I always hoped for on this kind of trip. For three days we had the pleasure of hiking along Curecanti Creek, traversing wild meadows, and hunting for views of the West Elks. Gazing into the …

Recently, a friend of mine experienced an accident on Highway 133 on his way to work. As a result, I went to visit the owner of the business closest to the location of the accident.

Ironically, every two years we are inundated with new friends. They call themselves candidates for some elected office. With one hand they shake your hand, and with the other hand, they are digging into your pocketbook. Then when the smoke clears from the manipulation of the vote counting, w…

I wonder how many of us are grateful to live in a country founded on a Judeo/Christian basis. If we would think about it, we may feel fortunate. We enjoy freedoms other nations just dream about. Unfortunately, these freedoms are slipping away due to a regime that wants total power and they'r…

I read a letter published last week about how a mask and vaccine are infringing on your rights as an American. When you think about your rights, you also need to think about how your rights have been protected by men and women, throughout history, who have sacrificed for the good of our coun…

August 26 marks the 101st anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by which women won the right to vote.

Trying to "force" others to think like you or behave like you, (wear a mask/get a vax) … it's completely wasted energy. The second we're born, our Creator breathes into each and every little soul, the God given gifts of life, liberty/freedom and happiness. These three things can never be tak…

I want to sincerely thank John Allen and the Road Crew who have kept the North Fork roads safe during this past month of unusually powerful monsoons.

In the matter of the Shafer’s vs the owners of RV Horizons/Impact managing over 250 parks in 30 states. We have been living in a cesspool environment since March 18, 2020, in violation of the Colorado MHP act that became effective in June of 2020. From that act addressing the warranty landlo…

As we all know by now, a person’s chance of contracting COVID-19 is far greater if that person is not immunized. And, we now know that children under 12, who are not yet able to be immunized, are able to contract the disease from unvaccinated adults. So, there is more than enough reason to g…

I welcome the occasional letter writer who challenges my opinions. Unfortunately, few make any attempt to refute my statements but rather attack me personally (call me a liar, accuse me of being divisive, or say I am “gaslighting.” So, I don't give them much credibility.

The spread of disease threatens everyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you are not fully vaccinated you are likely to infect others with the COVID virus even if you have no symptoms. This is a clear violation of the rights of others in your community. As yet there…

Enough is enough anti-vaxers and anti-maskers! I believe one person's rights end where another person's rights begin. Yes, you have a right to not wear a mask or get vaccinated; but you do not have a right to expose other people, or send your children to school to expose other people’s child…

Whatever happened to the work program at the Delta Correctional Center? You used to see them everywhere working, helping different entities all over the Western Slope. Now they are nowhere in evidence, so much of the work they used to do no longer gets done because entities can’t afford to p…

Marx taught that workers (the proletariat) would overthrow the owners of capital (capitalists) and establish communism – a “workers' paradise.” Unfortunately, Marx wrote nothing about how this “utopia” actually works. History gives us a very clear and simple answer: It doesn't work — period.…

Someone recently said that climate benefits from more trees, not fewer. This is not always correct.

As the old adage goes, “If we didn’t have cops, then everyone would have to be one.” But isn’t it remarkable that there are those in our society who feel that life would be better without them, so let’s defund them and replace them with social workers with clipboards? One can run from them w…

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Shame on you (DCI) for the front page of your paper last week making one of Delta County’s most outstanding citizens look like a common criminal and for such an insignificant mistake.

Each week when I pick up the paper to try to be as informed and engaged as I can, I am consistently disheartened to read letter upon letter, by the same handful of folks, who believe that putting other people down and passing on propaganda is somehow their patriotic duty. Yes, your free spee…

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