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Marvin Stephens
Marvin Stephens

A celebration of life for Marvin Stephens will be held Saturday, Aug. 11,

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Jacobson twists GOP positions


The Aug. 1 letter from David Jacobson was interesting. Almost like it was scripted instead of a regular letter.

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What is there to be afraid of?

Before you THINK about voting Republican in the upcoming election, turn off the noise of distractions about Russia and fake news and North Korea and take a long LOOK at what the GOP has been doing to America.

We successfully fought to keep the ACA and health care for 32 million Americans.

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Paonia issues prompt a response

Paonia has been one very busy place this past month, so I have multiple items to address. Having attended every town council meeting for the past eight months with few other hard-core audience members, I was less shocked by Mayor Stewart's ejection of Suzanne Watson at the July 10 meeting than the reaction to it exhibited by Bill Brunner and whomever else he could stir up.

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Playing with the bank's money

President Trump recently announced that his war on trade was supported by the fact that the stock market was at near all time highs. Since stock prices are so high, he says, we can endure a little "pain" that may be caused by his tariff and trade policies because he is "playing with the bank's money."

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Howard Tidwell

Farmer and former Delta County assessor Howard U. Tidwell died July 27, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 84.

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Donald Smith
Donald Smith

Donald L. Smith of Austin died July 27, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 82.

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Republicans: Stand up for the values we share

To all my friends who are proud and honored to call themselves Republicans, I want and need you to know that I like you. I work with you, I have meals with you, I watch movies, plays, outdoor concerts with you.

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Please be respectful

This year during the Farm to Fiddle Festival, the Hotchkiss Town Council has given Mike's Barber Shop permission to have two designated parking spaces in front of my shop for customer parking. These two spots will be on Bridge Street directly in front of my shop.

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Commissioners don't speak for community on oil/gas

As the DCI reported on July 18, the Colorado BLM has posted notice of its intention to offer nearly a quarter of a million acres of public lands for oil and gas leases. This proposed lease sale spans Colorado, and includes parcels in Delta County, Gunnison County, Mesa, Garfield, Moffat, Weld, and other counties.

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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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