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Letters

  • Letter: Thanks to all who helped support the Brighton VFW

     Brighton has lost a longtime icon. The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars-George B. Williams Post #2841) on Main Street has unfortunately been forced to close their doors and the sign will soon be coming down, as the building will soon be sold.

    It is a very sad time for all our members as we will only have mementos, pictures and memories, but will still have the pride of everything we did for our veterans and our community while we were an organization. 

  • Letter: The final Richie Sena Poker Run was a success, thanks to so many

    The Richie Sena Memorial Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone for their generosity throughout the past 11 years.

    The Final Richie Sena Scholarship recipient is Nathan Morales who will be attending Bethany College in the fall and will be awarded a $4,000.00 scholarship.

  • Letter: Expect more of the same from the Adams County Sheriff's Office

    How do you define character and integrity? My husband just finished his second campaign in the bid for Adam’s County Sheriff. This is how one person summed up his race: “You are the persona of dignity, grace, class, integrity, determination and honor.” On the other hand, the man you voted for to go on to the general election is Mike McIntosh. His constant mantra was, “I’m third in command and I have character and integrity.”

  • Letter: Health hazards, pollution, declining property values from fracking are real

    Hydraulic fracturing is a fairly new technique used to extract natural gas.  This new horizontal drilling method is combined with liquid (water, sand, blend of chemicals that often includes radioactive tracers) and extremely high pressure to shatters underground rock formations, allowing natural gas to be more easily extracted.

  • Letter: Love and peace in the final hours

    Imagine your final hours residing on this earth.  Just as a newly expecting mother may fantasize their child will never run screaming through Walmart, many of us also would like to believe that we’ll die after a hearty night of BINGO, slipping away while asleep.

    That could happen. For the rest of us who had a child-vs.-Walmart episode, there is little reason to believe our passing would be so ideal.

  • Letter: Thanks from a grateful family

    To all the wonderful people that were involved in the care of Florence Conter, we want to thank all of you for the excellent care that our mother received from every one of you.

    All of the staff at Avamere (formerly Kindred Health and Brighton Care), our mother received excellent care during her short period of time there.

  • LETTER: Stan Martin for clerk and recorder

    Editor:

    I recently attended Stan Martin’s campaign announcement/kick-off. Stan is running for Adams County Clerk and Recorder. During this event, I learned Stan is a third-generation Adams County native born in Brighton, graduate of CSU, small-business owner with over 23 years corporate management, business and customer service experience.

  • LETTER: Giving thanks to the kindness of a stranger

    Editor:

    I would like to share an incredible act of kindness that occurred last month.

    I am a special education teacher with Brighton School District 27J. This year I have been assigned to work with the students ages 18 to 21 at the Transitional Learning Center. It is a program for special education students — usually those with significant needs — to assist them in transitioning from high school to adulthood.

  • LETTER: Michael McIntosh for sheriff

    Editor:

    As my career with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office draws to a close, I’ve had to seriously consider who to endorse to be the next Sheriff. I don’t believe it should be a political decision. The issues of law enforcement and public safety are too important to be based on politics.

  • LETTER: Mary Ellen Pollock for county commissioner

    Editor:

    It is with pleasure that I recommend Mary Ellen Pollock for Adams County Commissioner.

    I have known Mary Ellen for over 20 years and have always considered her to be a valuable member of our community. She is always willing to help and is quick to donate personally to worthy causes. She has always been easily accessible to all members of the community and has developed a true sense of what is important to Adams County residents.