Why not improve the Midland retaining wall?

After spending over $25 million improving South Midland Avenue and achieving a truly first class result, I can’t believe nothing has been done about the existing retaining wall. It’s old, faded, cracked, missing pieces, overgrown with weeds and looks like hell. There are beautiful wooden slat fence sections on each side. Why didn’t they continue to cover up this horror? Hey, city council, why don’t you spare a few bucks and finish the job? Or maybe Gould Construction would be willing to donate a small portion of its profits to eradicate this scourge.

Emile CimaGlenwood Springs

A workaholic or a show pony for Congress?

The Urban Dictionary (urbandictionary.com) defines the workaholic as “a reliable interpreter; a stable and responsible worker who takes on a heavy workload” and presents the pony as “a person who seems to perform well, but who has no real ability. All style, no substance.



This unaffiliated voter participated in webinars, telephone town halls and a candidate forum to learn more about our congressional candidates, Adam Frisch and Lauren Boebert. I also reviewed Lauren’s voting record to see what she did for us.

She voted against the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) Act, which: expands the list of toxins veterans have been exposed to and gives them access to Veterans Administration (VA) care; expands health care eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans; and adds presumptive conditions for radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War toxins, and burn pit exposures (VA.gov).



The VA provides the number of veterans by county: Delta 2,799; Eagle 1,530; Garfield 2984; Mesa 11,816; Montrose 3331 (va.gov/VETDATA/GDX2021). I would like to know what they think of his vote. How could she vote no on something that helps our patriots?

Lauren also voted against the Reducing Inflation Act, HB 5376 (congress.gov) which “allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices so patients receive the lowest price; caps drug costs. insulin at $35 a month and drug costs at $2000 a year I would like to know what our seniors and diabetics think of his vote It will save them a lot of money every year!

These are just two questions that Adam Frisch would have supported. And I believe that if elected, he will truly represent all of us and support other common sense legislation. To learn more about this workhorse, visit adamforcolorado.com.

Do your own research and see if you agree that it’s time to put the show pony out to pasture.

Claire Hydockdelta

Protect our community and take your time

Our roads ahead of us, working with the numbers, are you ready?

School will be back in session from Wednesday August 17th. Combined students/teachers and staff from Aspen to Rifle = 12,500.

Please plan accordingly. The 8:30 a.m. departure time may coincide with daily trips. As the ratio of asphalt to vehicles decreases, allow more time to reach destinations. Take a minute, think about it, our ride isn’t what it used to be.

Diane Reynolds, member of the Take a Minute/Slow Down in Town committeeGlenwood Springs

Colorado’s climate impacts will worsen if the Trans Mountain pipeline goes ahead

On the second anniversary of the Grizzly Creek fire, we must remember the role of climate change in the multiplication and devastation of wildfires – and the role of fossil fuels in driving the crisis. The Cut Inflation Act contains major giveaways to the fossil fuel industry that will allow dangerous construction of new climate-polluting projects. Now more than ever, we cannot allow any new fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States or around the world.

For example, the Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline in Canada would release up to 590,000 barrels per day of one of the dirtiest forms of oil. Compare that to the 350,000 barrels per day that the Uinta Basin Railroad would allow. Indigenous communities that do not consent to Trans Mountain’s expansion on their lands have resisted the project for more than a decade. The Trans Mountain Pipeline may seem like a distant problem, but the climate crisis is global and Colorado is feeling its worst impacts.

There is a crucial intervention point to stop Trans Mountain’s expansion project: its insurance. Trans Mountain needs at least $500 million in insurance to operate. Yet 18 insurance companies, including some of its former insurers, have ruled out covering the project following outcry over the pipeline’s threats to climate and Indigenous rights.

One household name hasn’t done it yet: Liberty Mutual. The same company that can insure your home or your car, or whose nonsensical ads you see, insured Trans Mountain in 2020. As more insurers rule out involvement, Liberty’s silence on Trans Mountain grows more suspect . Indigenous communities have repeatedly requested a meeting and called on Liberty to publicly sever ties with Trans Mountain, requests the company has ignored.

If you’re a Liberty Mutual customer — or anyone who cares about the climate — call out the company to demand that it publicly abandon the Trans Mountain Pipeline, respect Indigenous rights, and end support for all new fossil fuels. A habitable planet depends on it.

Hannah SaggauGlenwood Springs

Thanks to law enforcement for their response to the Glenwood Springs shooting

Many thanks and applause to Law Enforcement, Glenwood Police Department, Garfield Sheriff’s Department, State Patrol and Fire Department for a great job done in the Midland Neighborhood Shooting Avenue in Glenwood last month. Thank goodness the first PD officer who responded was unhurt with 50 bullets fired as far as Veltus Park. Thank God that our communities have common sense, not in the brainless mob of “fundraising police”, so that law-abiding citizens have protection and can enjoy our freedom in our safe environment, all thanks to our brave law enforcement to maintain law and order. . Thank a law enforcement officer today.

C. JacobsonCarbondale

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