Friday letters: Consuming habits, faculty board endorsements, Crimson Flag Legal guidelines, speaker of the home

Friday letters: Consuming habits, faculty board endorsements, Crimson Flag Legal guidelines, speaker of the home


Assume earlier than you eat

Please, assume earlier than you eat. I noticed the Publish Impartial’s headline {that a} trailer with over 100 cows turned over on a freeway in NW Colorado. That was so far as I acquired. I can’t learn tales like this. However my thoughts is popping, questioning, “Why have been there over 100 massive cows in a single trailer?” And “What ache and trauma was inflicted on these sentient beings from this traumatic occasion?” These animals do have emotions. Have a look at your canines and cats. These cows are usually not completely different. Please, assume earlier than you eat.

Laura Van Deusen, Rifle

Lastly. It’s Betsy Time.

As the daddy of a 13-year-old younger man and center schooler, I’m paying shut consideration to the candidates for the Roaring Fork College District Board. I’m on the lookout for a confirmed and considerate chief able to information RFSD via its subsequent chapters of curriculum upgrades and a brand new 5-year strategic plan for 2024-2029. I’m thrilled to assist Betsy After in her candidacy for District B.

Betsy’s expertise in fiscal administration and dealing with massive, complicated budgets as a neighborhood nonprofit chief has already helped the Basalt Regional District Board, and the Mount Sopris Montessori Preschool Board. Now, we’re lucky that she has chosen to show her consideration to the RFSD. Betsy’s 5 years working as a librarian, and a Masters Diploma in Library Science from the College of North Carolina, exhibits that her choice to run for the Board has little to do with a political agenda however is fairly proof of a love for studying that runs deep. It’s no marvel that the Roaring Fork Group Schooling Affiliation (RFCEA), the native affiliate of the state lecturers’ union, has endorsed her.

The RFCEA should see the identical factor that I do: Now’s the time for one of the best of our neighborhood to sort out the challenges in entrance of us and Betsy’s dedication to the success of all college students is obvious. Everyone knows there may be an achievement hole between Latino and white college students which dims our collective future and requires the open communication and deep neighborhood engagement that Betsy brings — her endorsement by Latinos Unidas speaks volumes (in two languages).

So for my son, for Betsy and her husband’s two children, and in your children – let’s get out and vote in assist of Betsy After for the Roaring Fork College District Board!

Seth Goddard, Carbondale

Vote for Betsy by Nov. 7

Betsy can be a wonderful addition to the Roaring Fork College District Board of Schooling. Betsy is a neighborhood chief who has been engaged with the District for a very long time. She served because the President of the Board for Mount Sopris Montessori, the preschool my kids attended. We have been fortunate to have her management and dedication throughout a tough time throughout COVID. Betsy is aware of find out how to handle a finances, helps lecturers, and can make sure that each pupil is supported and has the instruments to attain within the RFSD. These are all values and priorities I agree with. Betsy is somebody I belief to characterize me and make nice choices for the District. Don’t overlook to vote by Nov. 7!

Colin Quinn, Carbondale

Crimson Flag Legal guidelines

Excuse the pun, however clearly we now have “dodged a bullet.”

Do Lou Vallario and the BOCC nonetheless maintain the identical view towards enforcement of “Crimson Flag Legal guidelines?”

Sherry Younger, Carbondale

Not in a position to stay and let stay

There are two sorts of individuals: individuals who assume there are two sorts, and individuals who don’t.

This is without doubt one of the maxims that helps me get via troubles; it informs my viewpoint, serving to me settle for variations of opinions. I’m of the group that accepts there are various completely different POVs, and maintains a live-and-let-live philosophy. However the different group maintains my manner is the one manner and all of us will likely be dominated by my manner. That POV works nicely in a disaster state of affairs, like emergency response to wildfire. It doesn’t work nicely in each day life, like fixing dinner and serving to children with homework.

You will have the liberty to go to any church or watch soccer on Sunday. Are you able to be OK with me going for a hike or fishing? You will have the liberty to drive a full-size pickup. Can I’ve the liberty to drive a Subaru? You will have the liberty to look at a slasher Halloween film. Can I’ve the liberty to look at Barbie?

The non secular proper has assumed the place that every part is a disaster requiring my manner or the freeway. Utilizing such constructive sounding names as Mothers for Liberty (pushing for e book bans and squashing LGBTQ rights) and Alliance Defending Freedom (aka ADF, pushing for Christian fundamentalism in authorities), they’re something however. Our new Speaker of the Home — and the second in line for presidency — is an ADF chief and constitutional lawyer. Our consultant, Ms. Boebert, is seen fawning over the brand new speaker as he’s sworn in. I’m afraid.

I’m very afraid. I’m afraid I won’t be able to stay and let stay, that I cannot have the liberty of impartial thought, freedom to not have any non secular interference, freedom to belief my authorities will work on the great for all, freedom to know my grandchildren will be capable of stay and develop in a wholesome surroundings. I’m asking you to stroll in my footwear, to struggle for the security and flourishing of all of us. In case you respect my POV, I’ll respect yours.

Susan Rhea, Carbondale

Betsy After for Roaring Fork College Board

With an vital election in our neighborhood quick approaching, I wish to spotlight the bins that Betsy After checks for the Roaring Fork College Board:

  • Betsy has two younger kids attending an RFSD faculty, making certain her involvement and long-term dedication. Test.
  • She desires to extend guardian participation in choice making. Test.
  • She brings expertise in native governance boards (Mount Sopris Montessori and Basalt Library). Test.
  • She’s managed budgets for each native nonprofits and her household enterprise in Carbondale. Test.
  • She’s dedicated to tackling the cussed achievement hole between Latino and white college students. Test.
  • She’s earned the endorsement of each RFSD’s lecturers union and Voces Unidas. Test.

Betsy After checks all of the bins and deserves our assist on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Invoice Anschuetz, Carbondale

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