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In the blink of an eye

On Saturday, April 4 my wife and in-laws took off for a trip back to Clarion, Iowa. It was just a quick trip, up and back, to see some friends and for my in-laws to consider moving back. I could bachelor it for a week, as they would only be gone for a blink of an eye.

Vincent Laboy
  • Vincent Laboy
  • Publisher
Bruce Grigsby
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Scott Rizzo
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The Montrose Daily Press welcomes “Letters to the Editor” and recognizes the publishing of them as an important forum for citizen opinion. We encourage participation. To that end, we have set as few rules as possible. They are:

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Our mailing address: Letters to the Editor, Montrose Daily Press, 3684 N. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.

Friday 04/24/2015
In support of ‘another gravel pit’
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

In response to Holly von Helm’s letter about “Another gravel pit,” I would like to point out that this project will be required to spend $500,000 to $1 million on Highway improvements to this intersection. 

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Straight answers thwart corruption
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

Does real or intellectual corruption exist in Montrose?

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No one has ever really cared about nearby pits
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

Both the city and county of Montrose have operated gravel pits on the eastern edge of the Hogback (excuse me, “Sunset Mesa”) for more than 50 years, in full view of essentially every residence in town.

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Easy to help environment
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

Each year the world is reminded on Earth Day about the threats to the survival of the planet and all life on earth. There are still far too many Americans, including many in Congress, who deny that humans have anything to do with warming the global climate. 

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Go for gravel pit
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

I am 100 percent in favor of the proposed gravel pit.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Legislature should consider straight and narrow
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 2:00 am

In politics and Christian religion, straight and narrow is the way to go. Casting too wide a net in life and lawmaking can have unintended consequences.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Use common sense with controlled burns
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 2:00 am

It is unfortunately so common you can almost set your watch by it — every spring, a controlled burn slips free of its shackles and causes damage.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Montrose County policy is troubling
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 2:00 am

Montrose County commissioners’ decision to strip volunteer members of county-appointed boards of due process rights is a troubling one.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
On bullying
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 2:00 am

No one knows for sure whether bullying alone led a promising Montrose High student to take her life early last week.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Disappointed in state law about fetuses
Posted: March 29, 2015 - 2:00 am

The recent news of a Colorado woman having her fetus cut from her womb makes us sick. Dynel Lane is accused of luring Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her home with a Craigslist ad selling baby clothes before cutting the baby from her womb, an Associated Press report says. Wilkins, who was about eight months pregnant, survived and left the hospital this week.

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