Letters to the Editor: Oct. 28, 2021

Thanks from Hejl/Noel families

Dear Editor:

We would like to thank everyone who helped us with our graveside service and celebration of life at the Elks Lodge for Pat Hejl, and who sent cards, flowers and sympathy. We will miss Pat, but our great memories will bring us healing and laughter for years to come. We are grateful to have had her in our lives.

The Hejl Families and the Noel Families

Grand Junction/Rangely

In support of RSD’s Ballot Issue 4A

Dear Editor:

I am writing in support of Ballot Issue 4A, General Obligation Bonds for Rangely School District. Voting “YES” will allow the district to address many critical repairs and upgrades in our school to provide our children with a more safe and secure learning environment. 

Although the campus appears well-maintained, there are many problems with our buildings which require financial help if they are to be repaired. The Rangely School District website has a link for the bond election which describes all of the issues: leaky roofs, poor drainage which leads to foundation problems, failing HVAC systems, plumbing issues, asbestos, and broken sidewalks are only a few of the many concerns.  If we are unwilling to help fix these problems now, they will only get worse and the price to repair will only increase.

Good schools are directly linked to community success, and our children deserve high quality buildings to enhance the quality of their education.  No one enjoys paying taxes, but we all enjoy the benefits: decent roads to drive on, police and firefighters to help us when we need them, libraries, parks, and healthcare services are only a few of our benefits. Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged on how it treats its weakest member.” The same can be said for the greatness of a community. Many people choose to live in Rangely because we believe it is a great place to reside and raise a family, but right now the foundation of our future is weak and is literally crumbling away. If my meager contribution of a few extra dollars in taxes will help, I am happy to pay it to ensure my town continues to thrive. Please do your part to help our students and our community continue to be safe and successful by voting “YES” on Ballot Issue 4A Bonds for Rangely School District.


Rangely Colorado Education Association Members

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