Open Letter to the Hospital District Board
As residents of Huerfano County we all are aware of the scarcity of jobs within Huerfano County and we are also aware our largest employer in the county is the Spanish Peaks Hospital District. That being said why is it we don’t see hospital district jobs advertised in the local newspaper, the World Journal?
A while ago the Hospital District Board came to the voters in Huerfano County and asked the community to work with them by granting a 100% increase in the mill levy for the hospital.
The District said they wanted to work with the community and continue providing quality hospital services in the County. They stressed the funds were required to maintain our community medical facility. Because we are all part of the community and should all work together, the voters responded yes and granted the increase.
Since that vote the hospital has been advertising jobs on their web site and hiring employees but not advertising in our community local paper.
I just looked today on the hospital district web site and there are 28 open hospital positions to be filled yet the latest copy of the newspaper has no help wanted ads from the hospital.
Is it because the hospital doesn’t believe there are qualified workers in the County? Or is so they can bring in workers from outside the community? What is the reason?
So my question to the Huerfano County Hospital Board of Directors is a very simple one – why won’t you advertise hospital jobs in the local newspaper? I’m not saying the World Journal should be the ONLY place to advertise but it sure seems to make sense to advertise in the ONLY newspaper in the County.
Please explain this to me
I know two young adults. One has asthma and has to have lifesaving inhalers which he pays for out of pocket. The other has an allergy to bees for which he also needs a lifesaving medicine which is an EpiPen for which he too pays out of pocket for. Both these young gentlemen work so they do not qualify for medical assistance. There jobs do not offer medical insurance.
Meanwhile illegal drug users get their lifesaving medicine free of charge. Not only are they using illegal drugs, they are breaking the law. The drug users are making a CHOICE to use a drug that could kill them for which they need the lifesaving medicine.
These young men did not choose their medical issues, it chose them. Yet they pay sometimes up to hundreds of dollars for their lifesaving medicine, while law breakers using illegal drugs get theirs for free.
Along these same lines are school children who have to pay for their meals while people in jail get their meals free.
This world we live in and the people running it are so backwards.
Where is the help for the good, the citizens of society, those who help themselves?
Why is it this way?
~ Jamie Zeman
Awareness needed: illegal dumping is in people’s yards even if the land looks vacant
Something needs to be done about all the illegal dumping on county roads. On June 5, when we went to town (we are seven miles out on CR 340–Bear Creek), there were four different piles of trash along the road. Included were a toilet, old plastic kiddie pool, pallets, and bags of trash.
People don’t seem to realize that even though there may not be a house visible, this land is someone’s yard!
I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t like me depositing a toilet or other trash in their yard! The dump here is very reasonable in price.
Please use it.