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Cats are an invasive species

I would like to comment on the Article "Cedaredge launches cat trap." I am sure that the individuals involved in this initiative are very nice and well meaning.

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Climate change is real

This is in response to the letter "Trump plan pushes fossil fuel expansion, undermines climate law."

All of us agree we have to have clean air and clear water.

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Your mayor's perspective

Your comments and compliments to these articles are a true inspiration and validation of your sincere interest in being a part of the process. It is very exciting to be able to pass along progress reports and letting you know that we are making a difference.

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An update on Sam Jahani

Maybe it is time to inform the citizenry of Delta County as to the whereabouts and situation surrounding a former local and noted physician felon of the past decade.

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The future of climate

Climate scaremongers claim the world is on the verge of extinction in the next 10-12 years, yet make dire predictions 10, 20, and up to 100 years into the future. Nonprofit groups continue to make tons of money with these outlandish predictions.

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Celebrating Randy and Pat Sunderland

The purchase of the Delta County Independent by Wick Communications may have an official date of April 30, but graciously, former owners Randy and Pat Sunderland have stayed on after the sale to allow for a smooth transition. Drawing from their own experience when the Sunderland family purchased the DCI in 1987, the importance of an amicable change of hands wasn't lost on them.

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Beware of those who would restrict public access

In the July 3 issue, on the letters page, titled in smaller print at the top OPINIONS, an unsigned and unverified but obviously biased and slanted piece appeared under letters to the editor, all signed. The position of the piece suggested that it was probably another letter to the editor, but since it was not signed, it's not a big stretch to assume it was an editorial opinion.

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Stop the National Popular Vote law!

You have just a few more days to sign the petition to bring the National Popular Vote law to Colorado's voters.

In 2016, as in all the previous years of Colorado's existence, electors voted for the presidential candidate who won the most votes in Colorado.

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Keep the wolves at bay

We have had three different groups in my almost 84 years that have used their powers to get something or someone out of business in the North Fork Valley. The fourth is on the horizon.

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Thanks, City of Delta, for toddler activities

I would like to take a moment to send out a heartfelt thank you to the City of Delta Recreation Department specifically, Tyler Schumacher (coach) and Whitnee Fraser-Lear for their efforts in creating programming for our kids that are 5 and under. We recently completed our second session of LAPS (learn and play sports), a program introducing team sports to toddler-aged children.

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It's time to face facts

Recent reports of surge in coal production in the Appalachian coal fields. Amazing how fast a horse can run when you stop jerking on the reins.

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Empty pews

There are lots of empty seats in our churches today. Christians who should be sitting in those pews are absent.

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Marijuana is in keeping with our ag heritage

I have two, no three reactions, to the article "Timeline details marijuana votes and regulations" by Matt Soper (DCI, March 1). First the majority of the article is correct as it relates to the timeline of events and what occurred.

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A big victory for the West

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that was issued by the Obama Administration was one of the most onerous federal water and land grabs in history -- it undermined state water law and priority-based systems, inserted federal control over western water rights, and put decisions about our water in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.

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Tipton urged to focus efforts on renewable energy

I am writing to ask you to withdraw your co-sponsorship and support for HR 167, Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017, and instead concentrate your efforts on stopping global warming by bringing renewable, non-polluting sources of energy online as quickly as possible.

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Energy policy and America First

Since the OPEC oil embargo in the 1970s, America's energy policy has appropriately (though ineffectively) been focused on energy independence for decades. Now, with the fracking boom providing abundant natural gas (NG) resources plus some oil on top of it, the United States finally has the opportunity to, if not completely achieve, come close to achieving energy independence.

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Politics and friends

There have been many articles lately by people who disdain our current president. That doesn't bother me a bit.

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The deliberate corruption of climate science

What a travesty that the public at large has been deceived, yes deceived beyond comprehension by masterful propaganda. Unfortunately, this has been essentially a worldwide scheme backed by huge monetary gifts and orchestrated by a very successful but small number of politicians and scientists.

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Ambulance service is vital to our community

There seems to be quite the debate lately regarding our local ambulance service. I was very disappointed when our community failed to vote in favor of a mill levy for the ambulance personnel.

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Tipton's presence surprising; his answers familiar

Saturday I went to the town hall meeting in Paonia. Hopefully this report will be of interest to a few readers. What interested me was the following:

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This is no time for complacency

I hope the public will wake up to see that the misguided Republican party agenda is to cut taxes for the wealthy and eliminate much-needed services for the public and the planet. Choosing this agenda equates to the public shooting themselves in the foot.

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Tax exemption should be transferable

I'm responding to your article (Feb. 15) "Seniors, disabled vets eligible for property tax exemption." One problem -- even if you have lived in and owned your home for 10 years you can NOT transfer that exemption to a new or different home.

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