Category archives for: Letters To The Editor

Horizon Drive project deserves support, but different from downtown

To the Editor: I commend the Business Times for its recent editorial in support of the improvements planned for the Horizon Drive Business Improvement District. I believe all businesses recognize the importance of well-designed, high-quality public spaces that complement private-sector investments. While it is natural to compare the proposed Horizon Drive project with recent improvements […]

Expedited oil shale development a matter of U.S. national security

To the editor: If I had talked at the meeting (an April 16 hearing of the Mesa County Commission on an oil shale resolution), I would have stressed the need for expedited oil shale development as being of the highest priority for national security. Thirty percent of the world’s oil comes out of the Persian […]

Reintroducing wolves not a part of agency’s elk management plans

To the editor: There has been some recent speculation that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to reintroduce wolves in the San Luis Valley to help manage elk and other species.  It is important to set the record straight: The service, in fact, has no plans and no intent to reintroduce wolves in the […]

Certified Development Companies actually do have “skin in the game”

To the editor: A recent guest column in the Business Times concerning the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 loan program requires both rebuttal and correction. SBA 504 loans are designed to provide small- and medium-sized businesses access to long-term capital for the purchase of owner-occupied commercial real estate and capital intensive equipment and machinery. […]

What’s with all the praise? Giving credit where it’s due

To the editor:Comedian Woody Allen once quipped: “What’s with all the awards? All they do is give out awards here. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolph Hitler.” Allen was speaking about the Hollywood crew and its tendency to stage a multitude of award programs, ensuring that almost anyone would receive an award. And people in the news […]

Labor director offers clarification on unemployment benefits issue

To the editor: The June 22 article, “State to bill businesses to pay back jobless benefits loan,” included several inaccuracies. It is critical that all employers fully understand the situation at hand, what must be done and why it must be done. That requires an open, transparent and accurate communication to everyone. Some important points […]

Water conservation a cooperative effort

To the editor: First of all, I want to thank the Business Times for their March 23 issue on water. Maintaining the quality and quantity of water will truly be one of the most important issues we face worldwide in the coming years, and educating our citizens about water issues is extremely important. I do […]

Health clubs victim of eminent domain, only without compensation

To the editor: My two cents’ worth. When the Delta rec center was completed, it put three privately owned health clubs out of business in just a few months. Anyone with any business sense at all could see it coming. The private entities just did not have millions of dollars and a wonderful piece of […]

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