Letters to the editor
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Letter: Prioritize Coloradans impacted by Alzheimer’s and related Dementias

Today, 76,000 Coloradans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to rise by 21% in the next few years. Congress is considering ways to help and I urge them to take immediate action on some important policies. more

Letter: Dismaying behavior by two local candidates

As I begin to look at the election for Arvada City Council this fall, I find that two candidates have chosen not to sign the voluntary code of fair campaign practices. more

Letter: It is not the guns that are the problem, it is the criminals

As I drove by the Arvada West students who were protesting, I could not help but think that this is just a small part of what is happening. We had plenty of guns out there before the 1980s, but we didn’t have the type of violence we are seeing now. more

Letter: Nuclear energy advances

There are over 50 commercial nuclear reactors being built in other countries around the world right now. more

Letter: In response to Fabyanic’s “Phubbing” column

Thanks Arvada Press for Jerry Fabyanic’s recent editorial “Phubbing: A social disease.” more

Letter: Who are we waiting for? We should pass HB 1230 now

After another tragic and predictable school shooting, I am asking – begging – Rep. Daugherty to vote YES on HB 1230. more

Letter: The Arvada Chamber should have a little more class

Once again the Arvada Chamber of Commerce wants citizens to nominate women for the “badass” award as they have had for the past three years. more

Letter: The numbers behind electricity and gas

Take a look at your utility bill. You probably have a section for electricity and for gas. more

From the Jefferson County Treasurer

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons. The County Treasurer’s Office does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law. more

Letter: We need these programs

Some elected officials have signaled they want to eliminate so-called “entitlement” programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits. more

Letter: In response to Feb. 16 letter on homelessness in Olde Town

I have too have encountered uncomfortable experience at the Olde Town Light Rail Station. However, the majority of my use has been mostly pleasant and certainly very utile. more

Letter: Homelessness in Olde Town

I believe the problem with the addicts and the homeless can be directed directly at the RTD G Line.  more

Letter: The Rocky Mountains need wolves

Wolves need Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and the Rockies need wolves. That’s the essential premise and promise of Proposition 114 – restoring a natural balance that has been lost since the 75 years of their extirpation from Colorado.  more

Letter: Third-party vendor fees for property taxes

Happy New Year! As you know, property taxes fund critical services from Special Districts such as our Jefferson County school district, fire departments, public works, water, sewer, city services, public safety, etc. more

Letter: Thank you, Link Strate

Thanks to the Chief, Link Strate, for a job well done. I appreciate his candor about our city and the issues regarding Arvada and its past, present and future. It has been a rough two years on our police department.  more

Letter: Let’s do some critical thinking about the air quality guest column

By EPA’s own data, since 1980, carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and sulphur dioxide levels have dropped an average of 84 percent. Even the EPA’s new villain, ozone, has dropped 29% in the same time period. more

Letter: Apply to be on a board or commission

When I read my city council emails, people are usually expressing concerns about their city and don’t know where to start. There is a desire to get involved and see real change. Well neighbors, I am excited to share with you, there is a way to get involved, and the time is NOW!  more

Letter: Lost trust in Jeffco Public Schools

Thank you, Colorado Community Media and Andrew Fraieli, for your story “Jeffco Board of Education Votes to Close 16 Elementary Schools” on Nov. 17. more

Letter: Is it really all plain and simple?

In the Oct. 27 Op-Ed, “When Roe v. Wade Was Overturned, Colorado Democrats Fought Back,” authors Sen. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, Rep. Lisa Cutter, D-Littleton, and Sen. Tammy Story, D-Conifer stated, “access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, should be the fundamental right of all Americans, plain and simple.” more

Letter: 2022 leaf recycling drop-off disaster

Another Leaf Drop Off that turned into a pain. more
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