Let’s understand from history
I am compelled to respond to Patrick Hunter’s disturbing letter “Vaccine Refusers Fallacies” printed in the Jan. 7 Publish Independent. It is anathema to me that someone would connect with for our government to established up focus camps in which to imprison our fellow citizens.
Be cautious what you would like for, as you could not always have a government with whom you agree or which approves of you, your way of life, faith or political beliefs. Potentially now is a good time to revisit the phrases of Martin Niemoller, circa 1937, in his poem “First They Came…”
1st they came for the Communists
And I did not communicate out
Simply because I was not a Communist
Then they arrived for the Socialists
And I did not talk out
Due to the fact I was not a Socialist
Then they arrived for the trade unionists
And I did not discuss out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they arrived for the Jews
And I did not discuss out
Due to the fact I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no just one left
To speak out for me
Remember to allow us learn from history so that we do NOT repeat it.
(Editor’s note: The Jan. 7 letter referenced earlier mentioned has been unpublished on-line thanks to its questionable and inappropriate written content.)
Slight dialing annoyance
On July 16, 2022, community phone calls in Colorado’s 970 and 719 space codes will have to include dialing these area codes to call locally. Why? These place codes in Colorado, and presumably each and every other state, have neighborhood 988 prefixes that coincide with the new national Suicide Warm Line number 988.
Which is good that it’s a three-digit number, uncomplicated to bear in mind, but in dialing a regional phone within an location code with a 988 prefix, just one would attain the hotline, unless of course the spot code is also dialed.
So, what is the huge offer about it, particularly with pace dialing from your phone? The truth is that most calls are acquainted phone calls and never need to have to be seemed up. The vital strokes and time it requires to get to speed dialing exceeds the 3 area code strokes it requires to dial a friend, so suck it up.
On a scale of one particular to 10, the annoyance is medium and will go on to drop as individuals get utilised to it, but it’s a step backwards in benefit.
Charge of nursing treatment
I was excited to vote to establish a new nursing household facility in Rifle, and it experienced very long been overdue for the seniors of Rifle.
Nonetheless, that excitement dimmed when I realized that the value of placing an unique in that heart is $397 for every day or $12,000 per thirty day period or $144,000.00 per 12 months. Who could possibly pay for this for their liked types?
Voters ended up duped into voting for a facility that only the abundant can afford.
(Editor’s be aware: According to Grand River Health, prices are not set by Grand River but in its place by the point out of Colorado primarily based on the price tag of providing 24-hour health-related treatment, as well as room and board.)
Comment for cleanup
Having obligation for your steps and cleansing up just after your self are critical lessons that most of us find out developing up. Sadly, these values have not often been a element of the oil and gasoline industry’s get the job done ethic. In the course of Colorado, there are hundreds of unplugged oil and gas wells that have been deserted by operators, venting poisonous air pollution into our air and threatening to leak crude into our groundwater. If the enterprise does not clean up them up, taxpayers have to foot the monthly bill for plugging the wells and reclaiming the land all around them.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Fee is thinking of procedures that would maintain oil and fuel operators accountable. Operators would be necessary to established aside sufficient funds to clean up their mess right before they start off drilling and get started plugging wells that are approaching the conclude of their usefulness. The procedures would also outline which wells will need to be cleaned up and when so that operators are not able to video game the program by professing their wells are nevertheless effective.
This rulemaking is an essential stage to assure that oil and gasoline creation in our point out is done in the most secure, most accountable way possible. There are numerous who are actively striving to weaken the proposed principles so that oil and gas operators can continue to do small business as typical — which is why our condition commissioners want to listen to from you.
Make your voice read and explain to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Fee that the industry requires to just take duty and cleanse up right after by themselves in the course of the public comment period Jan. 20 and 21.
Thanks volunteer school board associates
January is College Board Recognition Thirty day period. Each yr, the Roaring Fork Schools requires this prospect to publicly thank our board users for volunteering their time and expertise on behalf of our educational facilities. Board associates have an unbelievably important and challenging career — a position that does not occur with any compensation. Their decisions specifically impact our 5,300 learners, 1,000 staff associates and the neighborhood at large.
University boards across the country have confronted unprecedented worries and uniquely contentious moments for the duration of the pandemic. We recognize Jasmin Ramirez, Maureen Stepp and Natalie Torres whose tenure as board members has been just about completely in the course of COVID. They’ve confronted each individual difficult minute with stability and grace and have observed many successes — which include the passing of 5B — despite chaotic situations.
We also appreciate our two new board associates, Kathryn Kuhlenberg and Kenny Teitler, who joined the board all through a pandemic knowing whole nicely that what they would deal with would not be effortless. Thank you for stepping up.
Currently being a board member is never uncomplicated, and it unquestionably has not been during COVID. Thank you to each of our board associates. We are grateful for your support and leadership.
If you see a board member, you should bear in mind to thank them for all that they do for our school group.
On behalf of the Roaring Fork Educational institutions Executive Workforce