Wear a mask and vote for Biden
Would someone tell me what Trump has accomplished? Oh, I mean what good has he done for us? The only things I can think of are negatives: trying to eliminate the Obamacare Act; nominating Barrett for Supreme Court Justice after his party said they would not do this in an election year; not using the Defense Production Act to ensure all have PPE, COVID-19 testing equipment, etc; interfering with the election (mail in ballots); not helping states with funds to pay for equipment regarding COVID-19, small businesses; denies climate change, etc, etc. Then we find he pays little ($750 last year) or no taxes, and says he is a smart man.
He accepts no responsibility for loss of lives, jobs, spreading of covid-19, and refuses to wear a mask even when he finds he has COVID-19.
He has lowered income taxes, which, if he eliminates the payroll tax, will lead to the end of Social Security by 2023 and cause states to file bankruptcy, as this is how most states receive funds for their states.
How many of you had to pay taxes and not get a refund? Trump made it sound so good, didn’t he? Tariffs with China caused food, building material and other things to sky rocket.
How many farmers and ranchers and other businesses have gone out of business just from this?
How can anyone believe he is good for our country?
Joe Biden, on the other hand, will do his best to get our country back on its feet and COVID-19 under control! He is going to do many of the same things Trump said he was going to do, (Pence said Biden was plagiarizing) but he will actually get them done!
Biden is going to win!
Please, wear a mask and practice social distancing!
~Carmen J. Lara
The upcoming election on November 3rd, will prove to be the most important election in our lifetime. We will decide the future and direction of Las Animas County and most importantly our great nation.
There are factions in this country that want to control our lives, tax our productivity, and put a stranglehold on our freedoms! Vote for our great slate of Republican candidates who are committed to uphold your freedom, your rights and your way of life.
Ballots have been mailed out. Please reach out to family, friends, and neighbors to discuss what is at stake in this election. As November 3rd draws near, it is up to us to lead the grass roots effort, stump for our candidates, and inform voters about the ballot initiatives and the impact they could have on our everyday lives. We are encouraging voters to drop off ballots at one of the two designated drop boxes located at either the Las Animas County Courthouse or at Trinidad City Hall.
If you would like to vote in person, that option will be available on 10/19/2020 at the Las Animas County Courthouse. Please be prepared and plan for a wait time as the courthouse will be following all COVID 19 protocols upon entry.
Finally, if you must mail in your ballot, make sure to place two stamps on the return envelope (it will be given First Class status with 2 stamps) and get it in the mail no later than October 26, 2020!
America needs your help! We urge you to vote for the party of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, of freedom over mandates, who stands and doesn’t kneel, of jobs not mobs, of opportunity not handouts, and most importantly the party of God, family, and country!
Thank you and God Bless the United States of America.
~ Ty Winter
Orange Man Not Bad
Orange man upset the world, daring to win the 2016 Presidential race. That isn’t the way it’s done in politics! How could someone win by not following the rules? How could orange man defy the corrupt politicians on BOTH sides of the isle and dare expose their rottenness?
That is exactly what Donald Trump did in 2016. He shined a highbeam on such vast corruption, and the plot to expell him started immediately. Politicians who have been in Washington all of their adult lives realized their gravy train was about to leave the station and that couldn’t happen! So bad orange man had to be ousted at all costs; even at the cost of the American people.
President Trump has had no wars, has condemned racism (check out Jim Acosta’s tweet from Aug 17, 2017 saying Trump condemns KKK and white supremecy), has made the economy one of the strongest even though Obama said we would never be able to return to those days, has allowed governors to rule their states (as it should be) during COVID-19 and then has taken the heat for their mishandling of the situation, and was tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered in three days (along with his staff and family), proving the CDC stats that 99.98% of those who test positive recover.
When politicians who have been in office for 40-50 years try to tell you they are going to fix America (like Biden says, yet he hasn’t for 45+ years and has had two failed attempts at the presidency but dropped out because of corruption) you owe it to yourself to take a good hard look at those career politicians and ask why they haven’t done something already? Look at their districts – they are a mess.
Orange man not bad – orange man just upset the apple cart.
~ Karl Sporleder
Make a better world for the babies
I want to clarify that I will vote for Prop 115 to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks. I don’t kill babies.
My little girl weighed just three pounds at birth at 24 weeks. So tiny, but perfectly normal. She grew up beautiful, and a devoted person to others in need. She’s a nurse.
I can however understand why couples don’t think it wise to raise kids in a broken and divided U.S.
The younger generation know baout climate change and the deadly consequences and its denial, especially by President Donald Trump.
He has done more environmental damage than any other president, ever.
The science cannot be ignored. The world is burning, temperatures are becoming unlivable. The Arctic ice is melting. Unheard of temperatures have been recorded in Siberia, and Arctic ice the size of Rhode Island broke away from glaciers. The oceans are warming. 500 year extreme storms are becoming one-year storms.
Behind closed doors, while we are thinking of the coronavirus, he has lifted restrictions on clean water, air, methane leaks, coal ash, and more.
On June 4 he issued an executive order (another one) directing federal agencies to set aside environmental requirements. These changes can allow projects such as new pipelines and mines on OUR public lands.
Trump has spent over one billion to revive coal power.
Good luck with that, Mr. President. Coal is dead, renewable is here.
We all need a healthy environment, not a dictator interested in only the stock market!
Vote for Sandy White & John Galusha
As I read the Democratic ad on Oct. 8th in the World Journal I was even more sure about voting for Sandy White and John Galusha. As a senior citizen I have had the privilege and experience for many years to determine by my votes, who is best suited for government jobs. I felt the Democratic ad disregarded my generation as being incompetant and not up to doing the job. I always understood that with age came wisdom.
Sandy and John have proven records of takng our county in the right direction. They are seasoned, experienced and accountable leaders.
They will hit the ground running – no need to be “in training” until they catch on to which direction our county should take in critical matters that they definitely have had experiece with.
Sandy has saved our water from not being sold to other counties, which has upset people like Lindsay J. Case from Colorado Springs (see editorial on Oct. 15th) He must have been involved in the 2 Rivers deal. He cannot even vote in our county, like others who wrote editorials – he should not have the gall to put Sandy down like he did.
John has successfullly served the City of Walsenburg as the Administrator for a number of years.
Arica and Amos are young and need to have more experience on how to govern our county and the issues it faces before taking over with their proposed new revitalization, fresh outlook and ears and new viewpoints. In this period of unrest in our world, we need candidates that are seasoned and grounded in the issues. New viewpoints have gotten us nowhere so far.
I urge you to vote for experience and dedication to the full time jobs Sandy White and John Galusha are seeking. They are the right choice for our next commissioner positions.
Dear Mr. Arends,
Re: your letter about Concerned Citizens for Huerfano County printed in the World Journal newspaper October 15th.
The inspiration for the ad was mine. Together, several citizens who live in different parts of the county, three-quarters of them over sixty-five years of age and I, who am 90 years old, chose to voice our desire for some of our great young leadership to be elected to the county commission.
One of the best lessons I have learned in my over sixty plus years of my political participation and long career is to welcome new approaches and embrace new concepts, and new ways of thinking.
I learned that supporting, mentoring and valuing the energy and wisdom of younger people coming up can pay amazing dividends for everyone.
This is what I hope the voters of Huerfano County will understand.
Sometimes the old ways are not necessarily the best ways, even if sometimes we wish they were. We, here in Huerfano County, have the amazing gift of younger leaders who want to share their intelligence, skill, knowledge and clear vision in helping to lead our county. They want to bring new energy into our county government. There are many rural areas that are not so blessed. We need to build and support this leadership so that our county thrives and we have the vibrant future we all deserve.
Huerfano County is very fortunate to have younger families who want to stay here and help the county prosper.This is not always true in other areas. We should value them.
Two Term Member of the Colorado House of Representatives, 1975-1979 and Former Colorado Lieutenant Governor 1976-1984
Thank you for the article in last week’s issue of the World Journal pointing out that Sandy White leads the pack of commissioner candidates in fundraising. According to the Secretary of State’s records, Sandy’s campaign has received over 70 donations ranging from $10 to $1250, the legal maximum. I know Sandy and I are both not surprised that so many people trust him and want him to lead our county. Indeed, if candidates cannot raise money for their campaigns, they have no business running for office. Mike Bloomberg tried the self-funded route to the Democrat presidential nomination and was rejected because he tried to buy an office. So I congratulate Sandy on his successful campaign and will cast my vote for him as will many others.
~ Stan Mann
Clarifying La Veta Village’s position
Re: Advocate for John Galusha, letter printed 10.15.20 in WJ.
“The above referenced advocacy is from Jeanne Schwarz, private citizen of La Veta and does not represent an endorsement by La Veta Village, Inc. La Veta Village, Inc. does not engage in any political action and is not an advocate for any political candidate”.
~ Jeanne S Schwarz RN
La Veta, CO
Please allow me to respond to Lindsay Case’s letter attacking my character
Which you published on October 15th. He is entitled to his own opinion but he is not entitled to his own facts.
His water right priority was abandoned for non-use by the Water Court after first being listed by the Division Engineer. Although notice was given to him by the court, Mr. Lindsay failed to object. Neither I nor the water conservancy district participated in that matter. Furthermore, sales of La Veta water rights to Pueblo did not occur.
I am not familiar with the bankruptcy of Two Rivers. It did, however, attempt to move water from the Robert Rice ditch from Huerfano to Pueblo County – a move defeated in water court by your water conservancy district, of which I am a director, and Huerfano County. Mr. Case is a proponent of a new municipal district which, working with Two Rivers, would take Huerfano Water to Pueblo County. As might be expected, the water conservancy district opposes those plans.
Questions about the involvement of the water conservancy district should be directed to its president, Scott King.
As for me, I will always oppose sending Huerfano water out of the county.
paid for by Sandy White
I would like to clarify the inaccurate accusations made by Jose Baros in his recent Letter to the Editor published in the World Journal.
This letter states, “Our Democratic candidates are in support of both selling water and supporting such events”.
Here are the direct questions and responses from the KSPK forum in which Mr. Baros is referencing:
The following question was asked by the moderator,
“How would you as a County Commissioner protect and conserve water in Huerfano County immediately and in the long term? Would you consider selling water to another state or community and if so under what circumstances”?
The response from Arica Andreatta,
“When I was choosing a major I thought about becoming an attorney and my father said, “You should become a Colorado Water Attorney” and he chuckled. I didn’t really know what that meant until I got into real estate and married a rancher who spent many years in Water Court. I don’t know many people who would consider selling water to other communities or other states and I sure hope that wouldn’t be the case here! I have always been told “Water is like Gold” and that has been proven to be true this year more so than any year in the past besides maybe the year of 2002. I know we have a Conservancy District that works for the County and I hope we can count on them to continue to conserve our water”!
The following question was asked by the moderator,
“Do you support bringing concerns like the Sonic Bloom Concert that took place in the summer of 2019 to Huerfano County? What would you do to mitigate the problems seen at the Sonic Bloom Concert that effected other landowners and residents of Huerfano County”?
The response from Arica Andreatta,
“I believe economic development is very important but I also think it needs to be well thought out and planned. I certainly empathize with the homeowners on County Road 650 as it must be a very frustrating challenge year after year. I do know that Sonic Bloom has been in effect much longer than just 2019 and the crowds continue to grow as it’s a very popular event. I know Huerfano County depends on tourism dollars, however, so I think there has to be some great combination of bringing these events to the county and also lessening the impact on those who live around them. I actually took the time to speak with a member of Sonic Bloom Concert Production just to see what can we do to detour more of that traffic to the town so they can spend more money and help our local businesses. So that is in the forefront of their mind and we are hoping to accomplish that in the future”.
I do not believe the responses were interpreted correctly by Jose Baros nor did they warrant a letter to the editor with such inaccurate and misleading interpretations.
You can listen to the forum on Facebook by using the link below. https://www.facebook.com/foxtheatrewalsenburg/videos/332313074550847 The Water question was addressed in the video link below starting at 31:20 to 32:11
The Sonic Bloom question is addressed in the video link below starting at 1:13:35 to 1:15:00.
As always, I urge all candidates and candidate supporters to focus on what their candidate CAN DO, HAS DONE, or WILL DO for our community rather than making false allegations with attempts to slander the opponent.
Sincerely, Arica Andreatta, Candidate for Huerfano County Commissioner
paid for by Arica Andreatta