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Wasting taxpayers money

The large wildfires we have experienced in Colorado and across the West “threatening our homes and risking the lives of residents and firefighters” are the result of high temperatures and drought compounded by climate change, coinciding with strong winds. And the two most important actions we can take in response are: 1. Make houses Firewise. 2. Preserve our carbon-storing forests.

Appallingly, Sen. Michael Bennett, Sen. John Hickenlooper, and Rep. Joe Neguse are spending $3.3 billion in taxpayer dollars (as part of the 2021 infrastructure bill) that could fund Firewise programs to cutting down our national forests under the guise of “wildfire hazard”. reduction”.

A quick look at a number of studies shows that logging cannot prevent the big fires that are once again threatening our communities, a byproduct of hot temperatures, dry conditions and high winds. On the contrary, logging can actually dry out forests by opening up stands to the sun and wind, and even spread flames more quickly.

Yet right now, 3.5 million acres of your Front Range public lands are threatened by this fraudulent scheme that degrades natural ecosystems, worsens climate change and gives a false sense of security that puts homes at risk. and life of the Coloradans.

If you value human life and the natural world, please reach out to your congressional delegation and demand that they stop wasting your tax dollars on the logging of our living climate buffers and instead dedicate every dollar to making our communities Firewise .

Josh Schlossberg


do something denver

Once again, as Alan Gottlieb points out, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education (DPS) is obviously so much more focused on furthering the personal ambitions of some of the board members and listening to their own voice, that they have lost sight of the true purpose of the board’s responsibilities.

To provide quality education to every student in the DPS school system! And to protect every student in this system from being excluded or overlooked because of their ethnic origin, religion or gender.

These constant squabbles between board members are an annoyance to this community, students, teachers, and parents.

It’s so sad that there are board members who are more concerned with their own ambitions and hearing their own voices, that they have completely lost sight of the responsibility they promised to fulfill.

Do something in Denver! Fire each of them and find leadership that commits to the students and not their own agendas.

Tom Gunther


Can we agree?

Political rhetoric and tribalism have reached extreme levels. The other side is seen by many as an enemy. Still, there are perhaps some things we can agree on:

1. That we all have a duty to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I took this oath twice, like many of you.

2. That we would like our children to live in a better world than the one we live in now.

3. That good decisions are based on a clear picture of reality. We need to gather facts from a variety of hopefully unbiased sources and ensure their credibility.

What about? Are we in agreement ?

thomas thomas


Not the f

last chapter

The recent Supreme Court ruling ending the legal right to abortion is wrong in many ways, but I’ll spare you the essentials. What matters is that the decision will not be the last chapter in this fight.

What matters now is that voices of reason and compassion prevail in Congress and in state legislatures. And I’m not saying that as a partisan. I am not and never have been a Democrat, but I know it is not elected Republicans who will right this wrong. If you are alarmed now, consider what a Republican majority in Congress would mean: inaction where we need action, and action that only makes things worse.

Sixty-one percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while only 37% say it should be illegal in all or most cases (Pew Research, 2022). Even many Catholics think abortion should be legal. The Supreme Court decision ending the right to abortion expresses an extremist position. It is now up to Congress to act to restore our rights, and it is up to us to vote for candidates who do not try to impose extremist views on all of us. Register to vote, plan to vote, and vote for determined pro-choice candidates.

Anne-Marie Holen


Let’s move on

As the January 6 investigation into the insurrection (or mostly peaceful protest) continues, it might be time to take a look at 30,000 feet.

Does anyone believe that this puppet court will render an impartial judgment? Isn’t it preordained that people will be found guilty and severely punished? Does this cancel culture prohibit peaceful dissent? Does this investigation further divide our Republic?

Can you see the tears flowing under Lady Justice’s mask?

Were the 2020 elections rigged? Dinesh D’Souza has just released a captivating documentary, “2,000 Mules”. His video shows evidence of ballot box stuffing and harvesting. If the Democrats continue to fish, what about having the Gazette sponsor a screening of “2000 mules”? After a public screening of this documentary, we were able to participate in a respectful discussion on the veracity of this film. A small supplement to attend would be appropriate. Wouldn’t it be great if our “impartial” media also investigated D’Souza’s claims?

Regardless, what’s been done is done. What are the Democrats saying put this investigative charade to bed so we can move on.

Bill Raven



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