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Get to know your REALTOR®

Do you know who your neighbor is and what they stand for? Many times we find that what we think about someone is vastly different than reality once we receive all the facts about that person.

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County planner plays a vital role

When a decision goes contrary to your opinion, I suppose it's natural to suspect conspiracy. However, it's important to understand the role that the county planner has (see letters to the editor, page A2, Nov. 7 edition).

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The Grinch is trying to spoil Christmas!

It appears that the Grinch has been trying to spoil Christmas for the Delta Food Pantry and we need your help! Apparently, the Grinch stole the pantry's Christmas Tree and ran!

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The dangers of marijuana

It seems like there is a mixed set of emotions about marijuana. Mr Ziegler made some good points as I as a Christian hope to do (letter to the editor, Oct. 31).

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Keep our kids safe by stopping for school buses

As I listened to the radio early this morning I was not sure I heard the news accurately, so I asked my wife and she also heard the same statistic: Every day, 80,000 cars illegally pass a school bus.

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Let's reaffirm our commitment to America's heroes

Since the founding of our nation, millions of men and women have served our country and defended the freedoms Americans enjoy. Veterans Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation for those who have selflessly answered this call to serve.

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Who does the county planner work for?

On Oct. 17, there was a joint meeting of the Crawford Area Planning Committee (CAPC) and the Delta County Planning Commission (DCPC) to discuss an application for a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) -- in this case a 20,000 hen egg laying facility on Fruitland Mesa. There were about equal numbers of public comments for and against this application.

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Planning system is broken in Delta County

Planning commissioners, last week, voted 7 to 1 to recommend approval of a new chicken barn on Fruitland Mesa. Some 60 residents attended the open meeting; nine spoke in favor and nine against.

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The Midnight Mining Company

In 1916 a new mining company was organized with many of the investors from this area. The mine was located in Pitkin County close to Aspen.

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Use and dispose of prescription meds properly

Strategies for addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic often include discussions of reducing or restricting access to opioids. It's important that conversation however address community members who have a genuine need for prescription pain medications.

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Too many trick-or-treaters!

I am a senior citizen residing in the Cedaredge Golf Course community. We had an overwhelming number of trick-or-treaters last night.

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Women have indeed come a long way

Nov. 7 will mark the 125th anniversary of Colorado women winning the right to vote and also the right to run for office. That date in 1893 saw passage of the first state referendum granting women's suffrage in U.S. history, and the amendment was co-sponsored by a Montrose County representative, J.T. Heath.

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Believe in the promise of America

With everything happening in our world today and the upcoming election, things can seem overwhelming. Our hearts break over the senseless hatred that took precious lives in Pittsburgh.

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Thanks to our local election officials

As Election Day was looming I heard a lot of talk about "voter fraud." Well, how about here in Delta County?

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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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