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Today is Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Consider the term 'great'

Arguing in abstracts and superlatives is not something that is at all convincing to some of us, as it is all too frequently used to conceal very base, selfish and self-serving motives. Two of those terms encountered are "hero" and "great."

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What does 'opting out' mean?

At Delta County Memorial Hospital we will be "opting out" of Colorado's End-of-Life Options Act (Proposition 106) but what does that mean?

Let us explain what that will mean to our community:

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It's time to privatize Delta County's golf courses

Last week, Angie Many of Eckert expressed an interest in a financial analysis of Delta County's golf courses.

I can't speak with much confidence about the Cedaredge golf course, because I haven't looked over the figures quite yet.

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Volunteers, sponsors made dinners possible

I would personally like to thank the many volunteers who helped serve Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to over 280 members of the North Fork Valley. With your help and support you made many people very happy.

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Who's the foolish one?

The City of Delta spent some $30 million on an overpass so that ambulances would not have to wait at the railroad crossing. The voters turned down an ambulance district request for additional funding so there would be no additional delays in ambulance response to an emergency.

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Work is more rewarding than a handout

I left home with a suitcase and a sleeping bag one day after graduation. No one helped me nor did I expect help -- even from my parents (who did NOT help me).

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Kind souls made Christmas joyful

I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to all the kind souls who stopped to offer help, or agreed to make phone calls for me when my car broke down on McClure Pass on Christmas Eve,

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Taxes, taxes, taxes!

Recent letters have discussed taxing internet purchases, funding ambulance services, the financial drain of golf courses, etc. So of course I want to put my two-cents' worth in!

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