letters to the editor

County Clerk Candidate Thanks
by Kathleen Erie
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: This is from Kathleen Erie, now officially the Democratic candidate for San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder. Today all I want to do is thank people.     Firstly, I do want to thank Rube Fe...
'Somewhere the Founding Fathers Are Weeping'
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Gus Jarvis wrote a series of Ridgway briefs (in The Watch , July 29). The one against issues 60, 61, and 101 contained several errors. Of course, we're all anxious to find out if a group of...
Please Don't Pick the Wildflowers
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Over the years, many of us who love our native plants have observed an increasing number of people walking trails with handfuls of wildflowers they have just picked. I hope you will publish...
‘Small, Working-Class’ Ophir Should Be Exemp From Power-Line Undergrounding Surcharge
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I recently read in your newspaper the statement from a San Miguel Power Association communications executive that the new 7.474 percent electric power line undergrounding surcharge was a “c...
Climb to Conquer Cancer Thanks
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped in the American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer event that took place on Aug.7. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with this ev...
More Severe Mudslide Impacts If Ballot Initiatives Pass
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: In talking with several citizens throughout the last two weeks, it seems the mud slides and delays on Norwood Hill are on everyone’s mind. Even though the rain is making everything green an...
Endorsing Kathleen Erie
by Raine Williams
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: With the upcoming election our thoughts should be on the best-qualified persons to fill the positions. I was a Deputy County Clerk in 2001-02 and am quite familiar with the responsibilities...
IRS Tax Exemptions on the Wane
by Kathleen Erie
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: The IRS has begun a program of revoking the tax-exempt status of not-for-profit organizations that have not filed information returns (Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990, or 990-PF) for the last three...
Ouray Hot Springs Pool Manager’s Farewell
by Katherine Jenkins
Aug 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Thank you for your support over the last fifteen months! I will be leaving my position as Pool Manager at the end of the week (due to an incredible opportunity that I couldn’t turn down) an...