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I hear this not by people with a police officer's knee on their neck, but by people complaining about wearing a mask. I've also heard it's too hot, we're breathing carbon dioxide, people are getting acne, they're taking our freedoms away.

COVID-19 heralds some good news for this Independence Day. We won't be facing heavy traffic. And, the scarcity of meat will keep our outdoor grills safe.

At the June 2020 meeting of the Delta County Colorado Republican Central Committee, participants decided to issue a position statement on the ballot issue concerning the reintroduction of wolves to the State of Colorado. After discussion, the members voted unanimously to oppose the reintrodu…

I think the next challenge for our leaders will be to listen to the protesters. Send out the police, but with explicit instructions, to really hear the information that is imparted. Perhaps It’s time to talk to the terrorists too. Ask them, what is the message they wished to impart. Could be…

I would like to know why Delta County Memorial Hospital has “musical chair physicians.” Currently, I am with the sixth family doctor and only one transfer was made because of my own choice. We all know the Delta County Memorial Hospital played a role with some of the family doctors that left…

Vitamins? Water? Come on — COVID-19 is increasing in 19 states. Half the country won't follow guidelines ("government can't tell me what to do"). Maybe you should focus on the consequences of our collective behavior — at least news-wise or even editorially rather than feature/filler.

Thank you, Orchard City Trustees Cook, Gage and Keller for your hard work this past term. I know it was hard to "stay the course" with water rates, budgets and drought when you do not have a majority vote of the board. I am hopeful, this new term, that things can change. I'd like to see the …

I just got through reading Nicholas Orros' opinion in this week's edition about cleaning up the county. Boy, is he right! We were there last week, visiting and with an eye to move there. Driving around the area, I noticed a lot of trashy properties and wondered, why is this allowed to happen…

Looking forward from these challenging times it is clear that we are in a great position to look after ourselves. We can ensure that the future American economy supports Americans. I encourage all my neighbors to research all companies that they are writing checks to and verify that they are…

At a time in which our country is embroiled in a horrible health crisis, regardless of which side of the political aisle you may sit, one thing we should be able to agree on is the incredible sacrifice some folks are making in order to perform essential services for us. The healthcare worker…

As of this date (04/24/20), 98.4% of infected survive. The 1.6 % (tragic) are over 90%, 80 years old with at least two other serious health complications. # Dr. DAVID KATZ. As of 04/26/2020, California medical doctors and disease statistical experts, using California COVID-19 data, states th…

If I had the power, without infringing danger of punishment for exercising my freedom of speech, I’d share this: COVID-19 is proven nothing to fear. Want proof? Medical experts said it here: coronavirustruths.godaddysites.com/

Even with this virus, we want to go back to work. We also want to live long enough to enjoy our efforts. I, as a retired person, totally understand why everyone wants to go back to work. Families starving, bills unpaid, goals put on hold and plain old idleness driving us mad.

In last week's Delta County Independent (April 29) edition, I scored a hat trick. Three guest column titles contained my name, “Terry O’Brien.” A fourth column mentioned me indirectly as a “disruptive bomb-throwing hothead.” Three columns were negative towards me and one column was positive.…

I don't agree. The support of people everywhere has allowed us to dodge a bullet. Stay put for another week or two rather than risk going through this again.

As of today, the 26 of April, over 25% of the world’s deaths from Covid-19 have occurred in the U.S. By the time a vaccine is available to put an end to this pandemic, we will probably have half or more of all worldwide deaths. Why? Because so many of us refuse to do one simple thing. We ref…

I read your paper because I grew up in Delta in the early ’60s and have a lot of great memories.

The Earth Day 50 celebration has given myself and many others in our country an opportunity to reflect on the global challenges we all face. Although the coronavirus pandemic may only be a forerunner of greater challenges in the future due to the climate crisis, it can serve as a wake-up cal…

In this unprecedented time, the staff of Delta County Memorial Hospital have done a commendable job in preparing to react to the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, DCMH, like most other rural hospitals, has been under financial stress in recent years. With a 75% Medicare/Medica…

Please let me get this straight, those of us who have businesses must get permission and display what amounts to a license to operate subject to the whim of unelected bureaucrats whose pay and livelihoods are totally exempt from the consequences of their actions? Did I get that right?? Pleas…

I was interested to read Gary Hubbell's recent real estate column addressing how the current pandemic affects the local real estate market. His comment astounded me: "CoVid-19 has caused a disruption at least as significant as the Great Recession of 2008, but in some ways, it looks a lot mor…

Casting a vote in favor of electing Terry O'Brien to a position on the board of directors of Delta County Memorial Hospital would give an opportunity for the hospital district to retain an internal, certified CPA monitoring the fiscal health of the institution and suggesting monetary directi…

A heart-felt "Thank You" goes out to all who participated in the welcome home drive-by parade for Shad Lewis. Organized by one of his good friends and carried out by countless wonderful family, friends, neighbors, the Olathe and Delta first responders! Thank you for making this community by …

Not allowing large groups to congregate in city parks is a reasonable and appropriate move. But closing parks to any use is ridiculous, in my opinion. Recently, a father was handcuffed by police in Brighton, Colorado, for playing T-ball with his daughter in a park. They were the only ones th…

I was truly dismayed that a letter was published in the DCI on April 15, titled “Elderly Sacrifices.” This article stated that President Donald Trump as well as the Lt. Gov of Texas “believed the elderly should sacrifice themselves for the good of capitalism,” adding “then perhaps they need …

Mr. Terry O'Brien's guest column in the April 8 DCI worries me. He favors immediate enforcement of top-down, one-size-fits-all policies. He seems to think we all need New York City or Chinese computer-based discipline imposed in the open air of Delta County. He is one of those executives who…

We have been viewing Socialism work, at its finest. Rapidly destroying our rights and

In this strange time in our society it becomes more and more apparent why we live in our wonderful area of Colorado.

A friend of mine wrote a great response to a 4/15 letter. It was not published. In fact, the 4/22 DCI had no letters to the editor.

I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the first responders — local firefighters, police and our own staff — who diligently worked together recently to put out a fire around our memory support courtyard.

Deer Creek Villages Owners Association would like to thank the Town of Cedaredge for all their hard work on the Surface Creek Trail.

Spring! Three more weeks and willow leaves will be sprouting. And wonderful green fields and hemp growing.

I recently joined other interested city/county residents and business owners for a sit-down with Delta City Council candidate Ryan Crick. I left that discussion feeling listened to and excited about Ryan’s vision for his hometown, and his focus on moving our city forward, yet protecting the …

Delta Voters! Let me get this across to all of you voting in the upcoming city council election. I am a native of Delta, Colorado. Born, raised and lived the first 25 years in the city and for the last 35 in the rural Delta area.

National columnist Thomas Friedman recently proposed that Democrat presidential candidates “Form a team of rivals” to ensure winning the Presidency. He suggested that the Democrat candidate (‘probably Sanders or Bloomberg’) choose Klobuchar as vice-president, Joe Biden as Secretary of State …

Bloomberg early on sidestepped the DNC’s visibility race — poll popularity, voter donations — in favor of operating from the shadows. He opted out of early debates, which come with the scrutiny of questions and peer review. This demonstrates his elitist perspective, operating from the balcon…

Deer Creek Villages Owners Association would like to thank the Town of Cedaredge for all their hard work on the Surface Creek Trail.

Did you know there are no scientists on the U.S. Senate’s commerce, science and transportation committee? Most are lawyers, including Colorado’s committee member Cary Gardner. Trish Zornio, a scientist, is running against Gardner to add a scientist’s voice to the Senate’s science committee.

I’ve grown gardens. But I just found out I could have been a farmer all this time! Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said all you have to do is put a seed in dirt and give it water. And he’s a billionaire, so he must know.

In 1763, a group of politically active Boston city elders met in chilly garrets to choose assessors, tax collectors, wardens, fire ward captains, and state representatives. Founding Father John Adams called these citizen meetings “Boston caucus clubs.”

Nancy Harcourt in her LTE on Feb. 12, stated that big cities can’t control a vote. Here is some interesting information to counter her assertion. When considering the wisdom of the electoral vote, remember the short parable about two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. The …

The two primary alternatives considered at the Constitutional Convention regarding selection of the president both proposed that Congress elect the president, and the convention initially voted in favor of that method. This was not surprising because in most states at the time, the legislatu…

February 26 marks the beginning of Lent, the period leading up to Easter, when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.

Just in case you have not heard, Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, who represents many ranchers and hunters abiding in Western Colorado, is “championing” her own bill to reintroduce gray wolves to the state. This in addition to the ballot issue approved to be presented to voters in Colorado. What …

Over 150 million Chinese locked down! Twenty-nine countries affected! Fifteen confirmed cases in the U.S.! These dramatic headlines announce one more pandemic caused by our abuse of animals.

I was moved by Republican Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial. He took an oath to be an impartial juror seriously. What he did — to stand alone against his party — took tremendous courage. He voted his conscience. Obviously, other senators did not rise to this leve…

Great letters in the Jan. 29 DCI. Thanks Mike Mason and Leonard Maki! And I really like Michael Cox’s columns.

One of the myths that has been used to oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is that big cities would control a nationwide popular vote for president. Looking at 2010 census figures, only about 15% of Americans live in our 50 largest cities and only 20% of Americans live in our…

While the article (DCI Jan. 22) concerning county’s camping restrictions at the Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss did highlight the issue, it does need some corrections and clarifications.

Kristina Savoy, your letter to the Delta County Independent published Feb. 5, is correct in reference to our annual meeting of the North Fork Lateral ditch as not boring; democracy in action seldom is nor should be. Considering you were not in attendance, I’ll surmise you relied on second ha…

In response to last weeks DCI caption, “Why did the turkey cross the road?” I would like to voice my dream, of someday living in a world where turkeys can freely cross the road without having their motives questioned!

Like many Americans, I am really tired of “impeachment, impeachment.” After years of investigations, hearings, and testimony (and of denying Republicans witnesses, questions and attorneys), “impeachment” resulted only in two articles so weak that any future president can easily be impeached.…

Thank you for printing the text of the prayer delivered by Cedaredge’s Pastor Joe Agne of the Community United Methodist Church to the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 8.

Would like to weigh in with Larry Head of Hotchkiss about lost etiquette. The hats on in so many places does show disrespect. But also lacking is the opening of doors for each other, spitting on the sidewalk, gross guttural noises from folks clearing their noses, blowing your nose without a …

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