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Oncology treatment was outstanding

I'm writing this letter to let others know about the outstanding oncology center at Delta County Memorial Hospital. The treatment at the center is patient centered.

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An act of discrimination?

Last week I encountered a consequence of the Fair Housing Act when I attempted to place an ad for a female roommate in a local newspaper to find a woman to live in the spare bedroom of my house (I'm a widow). In wording my ad the ad taker insisted that I could not ask for a female roomer; I had to use the word person, otherwise the Fair Housing Act would call my request "discrimination."

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Master Plan process is ultimately undemocratic

It's not every day you hear a public official say he speaks for the silent majority. At least not since Richard Nixon.

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Stop sign is desperately needed

We have lived on the corner of SE Deer Creek Drive and SE Fairway Drive in Cedaredge since 2003. Cedaredge is a perfect place for us, but we do not feel safe!

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Planning commission bias affects Master Plan

The Delta County Planning Commission's final public hearing on the Proposed Master Plan was Wednesday, May 9, at Delta High School. During the public comment period, about 29 people chose to express their opinions.

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Investigation won't end soon

For those keeping track of Mueller's "witch hunt," I thought I'd give a current update. There have been over 100 indictments filed against 22 witches, plus one company of witches.

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'Phantom comments' should have no bearing

Flashback to November 2016!

The Federal Election Commission has just announced that Prohibition Party candidate Jim Hedges has been elected president of the United States.

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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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