With 270 bills introduced in the first eight days of the session, it sounds like we left the starting gate at full sprint, but in reality, this is how it is supposed to work.
The first round of bill titles has been filed and special interest groups are going into “Helicopter Mode,” as they hover around the Capitol searching for reasons to support or oppose bills.
It has been good to see some comments on my recent writings, even when they don’t agree with me. The purpose of these articles is to get people thinking and talking, so that’s good. I would like to point out that I never said anyone was above the law; I’m simply one of millions of Americans,…
The Friends of the Fairplay Community have been honored to serve Fairplay and surrounding communities since 1938. Our mission was to improve learning and technology opportunities in the community by providing a location where residents could access educational resources.
Wow -- What a first week of the second session of the 72nd General Assembly! A lot of “Pomp and Circumstance” was packed into the first two days. However, as I like to say, there was a lot more pomp and very little circumstance to be had in those 48 hours!
Our representative Congressman, Joe Neguse has voted to impeach our President for charges that do not meet the standards as set out in the U.S. Constitution. He has a safe district, and Eastern Park County is just a footnote in his representation.
I write to thank Bob Seay (Democratically speaking, The Flume, issue Dec. 6, page 6) for his baseless preaching which falsely alleges the pure motives of Democrats attempting, without either sufficient evidence or due process, to reverse the result 2016 presidential election.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley testified at the House Judiciary impeachment hearing, and was asked about actions taken by previous Presidents. His professional opinion is that each of these would be considered an impeachable offense given the wide latitude now bei…
It was another great Cowboy Christmas in Bailey, thanks to an amazing group of volunteers who worked so hard to put this annual event together for the community. You all are so appreciated and I’d like to thank each and every one of you:
I am writing to express my concern related to the Intermountain Rural Electric Association cooperative that provides power service to our area. I am a customer, and thus a part owner in the business, as are many of Park County’s home owners.
On Saturday, Nov. 30, our daughter was traveling alone from the Four Corners area of New Mexico to her home in Denver. She was caught in the windstorm, resulting in whiteout conditions on U.S. Highway 285. Arriving in Fairplay alone, frightened, and unable to obtain a room for the night, a l…
On behalf of Park County Cares, we would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful nonprofit fundraising event that was hosted by South Park Chamber. A special thanks to those businesses and individuals who donated time, food and auction items.
We would like to thank Mr. Peterson for his summary of the last legislative session. We were not aware of most of the bills he listed, so the summary was very informative.
The Destination Imagination Mountain Eagles Team at Elk Creek Elementary School recently completed a long-term project to support the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The team planned and executed a fund-raising and item-of-comfort collection at the school to provide assistance to the Troop Suppo…
In an Oct. 23 press release, the Park County School District RE-2 Board President Bundgaard announced that the district and teachers’ union had reached an agreement to end the strike. She concluded: “Overall, the board and SPEA will continue to endeavor to have positive relations and communi…
Why do 70 percent of Americans support the single payer, universal healthcare system known as Medicare for All (Reuters–Ipsos survey, August 2018)? Partly because the current system is broken, but also because a growing number of people see healthcare as a human right.
Once again, this community has outdone itself in its level of support of the annual celebration of Halloween at South Park City Museum. Thanks to all of you who donated candy, cookies and cash for the treats part of “Trick-or-Treat” and a big high-five to the folks who guarded the donation j…
I mostly hear or see on social media negative comments about the three commissioners here in Park County. I believe it is time they receive the thanks and appreciation they deserve for the time, dedication and efforts they put forth on a daily basis for the betterment of us all here in Park County.
In this article, I would like to take a look back at some of the legislation passed during our previous state government session. The legislature met for 120 days and passed 598 bills involving $32 billion of your money. These bills encompassed parental authority over the family, administrat…
A huge thank-you from MRHI (Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative) to all the volunteers who helped with the 2019 Annual Buckskin Cemetery Moonwalk. A thank-you to all the people who volunteered to be characters to tell their stories, the guides who led the tour groups and told their stories, a…
Proposition CC, a legislative referral on the upcoming November ballot, would allow the state to keep all excess revenues that are currently returned to the taxpayers under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
Tax money is fungible. Under TABOR, Colorado legislators have to go before the voters to approve new taxes. Prop CC allows that over collected taxes can then be spent on transportation and education that they underfund.
We really enjoyed the story “Take a walk with the Living Dead” (The Flume, Oct. 3, 2019) by Mr. Newton. The history interwoven with actual excerpts from The Flume from the 1800s made for a wonderful story. Great job
I have lived up Deer Creek valley for 39 years. I was the chairman of the Park County Planning Commission when the 2002 Colorado Department of Transportation U.S. Highway 285 Feasibility Study was assembled and plans were made to create the “MidWay Intersection,” now known as County Road 43A.
Thank you to Platte River Outfitters, GNG Construction, Pikeview Construction, and Twin Summits Realty for sponsoring the Platte Canyon High School class floats for the parade.
You can help Park County Schools by voting “yes” on Proposition CC in November. Prop CC will allow the state to keep more of the revenue it already collects without raising taxes.
Over the Labor Day weekend, there was another mass shooting in Texas. You can expect renewed calls for gun control, of course, but the issue is not now and never has been the gun.
While the American Aging Act has provided no assistance to Park County Seniors, the Older Americans Act has provided programs in Park County since 1977. Beginning with transportation, and adding programs through the years, this act has been instrumental in assisting Park County residents ov…
To all Park County residents who abide by the laws and do not abuse the Land Use Regulations. Question? Why does Park County have LURs if no one is going to enforce them? A resident in Bailey has violated and is violating five LURs.
The Park County School District RE-2 held a productive work session with a financial focus on Sept. 19, at which the South Park Education Association and other members of the public attended.
Sunday, Sept. 15 was the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative’s 13th Annual “Tour de Fairplay” Mountain Bike Poker Ride. It was a huge success. We would like to thank the following businesses who supported us with monetary and merchandise donations: Pearl Izumi, New Belgium Brewery, Salado Re…
Several articles have appeared recently in the Park County Republican and Fairplay Flume supporting higher pay raises for the teachers of Park County School District RE-2. The Sept. 6 edition of The Flume has an article, “RE-2 the teachers and the district – an opinion,” by Skip Kunst. He ci…
This November, Colorado citizens will see Proposition CC on their election ballot. It begins simply “Without raising taxes … ” Proponents of the initiative argue that Prop CC does not increase the 4.63 percent Colorado individual income tax rate, therefore it does not “raise taxes.”
We hosted family for a few days, so we rented a large cabin at Glen Isle. I highly recommend them, I’m so glad the resort is back and it’s better than ever. The cabin was wonderful and clean, prices are reasonable, it was very comfortable. The staff and owners are fantastic.
This Week's Mountain Guide
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- People’s Choice Profiles
- Park County hearings on camping and storage container ordinances set for Feb. 6
- A matter of back country survival
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- Good bye from Friends of Fairplay
- January Guffey Community Charter School school board meeting
- Mardi Gras tickets on sale now
- PCHS swimmers set personal-best marks at Woodland Park Invitational
- PCHS speech team fares well in Limon
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