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Letters to editor for November 06, 2008

Dear Neighbor,

    I am glad the election is over.  As I write this I don′t yet know who′s won.  I do know the American ship of state will have a new Captain and new Officers; but we are still the owners, the passengers and the crew.  These new representatives have their jobs because, at this moment in time, a majority of us believed that they have the wisdom to help guide us through the storms ahead.  They have to perform.  We have to make sure that they do.

     Where do we want to go, and what will we pay to get there?  Here in Huerfano County we want to step out on our own back porch and breathe in the vistas of snow capped peaks through crystal clean air.  But we have to pay the mortgage on that porch.  We need jobs.  We need commerce.  We want our children to enjoy those last few places that still preserve the feeling that the world is new.  But our children also have to have a world class education to compete in this new information age.  We have great health care professionals in our community but the business of health care is broken.  We have valuable resources we must utilize, wind, sun and hydrocarbons, but we must preserve our quality of life.  We need security.  We need freedom.

     It is the job of our new executives, from County Commissioner to President of the United States, to weigh these needs and chart a path that leads us to the calmest waters and the greatest good.  We have a job as well.  We must make sure that they know we are watching them.  We must be good citizens.  Share the effort with your neighbors. Go to public meetings.  Write to our Congressmen, our President.  They work for us.  We pay them.  Make them earn their keep. 

    Thank you for participating,      

    David Gnaizda, Chairman

    Huerfano County Democratic Party

Dear Editor,

    I would like to direct this to all my friends in the Democratic party.  I moved here after spending twenty three years in Michigan, so any place would have been an improvement.  Three days after I arrived, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven… and it has been getting better ever since then.  I am writing this before the election, but by the time that you are able to read it, the election will be over.

    So let us put it behind us, and work together toward a better America for all of us.  Let us strive together to overcome the tragedies of the 1910-1914 era.  America needs us all.

    Jerry Price

Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz 5/30/1922 ~ 8/6/2020 World War ll US Navy veteran, lifetime Trinidad resident is survived by his wife, Flora Ortiz; children Cynthia (Margarito) Ortiz

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