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Creating a safe space for victims to be heard

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:55AM

In the last five years, crime stories we report on are indeed becoming more disturbing. In the last six months we have seen a slew of crime involving sexual assaults. The most upsetting story that has ever come across my desk was this week's article involving the severe abuse of a toddler. (Read more about this story in this week's edition). These stories beg the question, why is this happening?

 

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Hospital District supports EMS levy

  • Today at 12:22PM

Voters of San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 are encouraged to vote YES in favor of the emergency medical services (EMS) property tax levy on their August 2 ballot replacing one that expires on December 31.

Support for Bill Watson - letters

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 9:13AM

I'm voting for Bill Watson to make sure 2017 is the year San Juan County begins to seriously work on several important issues. Bill began his life in San Juan County working with the Economic Development Council, and he is committed to helping create a sustainable local economy. The revision of the agricultural ordinances is a beginning step. He believes after that there is much more to do to help agriculture remain part of the landscape and our culture. The extreme shortage of affordable rentals is another step that begs for county leadership and action in 2017.

Look at the numbers - letters

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 9:13AM

After reading Mr. Bucholz (July 6 issue) letter, I got to thinking about this new EMS levy and its 43 percent increase. This has already been voted down twice, but instead of addressing the issues, the proponents seemed to have simply returned with a strident campaign and a not-so-subtle threat to approve the levy or lose all EMS services. That smacks of a gun-to-the-head approach to me, but look at their issues:

Wild nature and braving it

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 27, 2016 at 9:12AM

Submitted by Steve Ulvie

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