Wyoming’s primary election is later than most. That means the focus is on state and local races instead of the big presidential prize.
Dennis Knight’s letter recounts the same old list of organizations who feast on Federal funding in exchange for their support of the Fed’s curious position on Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Their leadership leads them astray; consider that the American Physical Society’s leadership says that the AGW hypothetical is “incontrovertible”. This word, as any true scientist knows, has absolutely no place in the scientific lexicon. Many, if not most, members of these organizations are skeptical of the AGW hypothesis, as are all true scientists. After all, it is the skeptics that keep science honest and true.
Fewer firearms means more violence
Judge Neely of Pinedale, Wyoming is facing permanent removal from all judiciary responsibilities in the State of Wyoming as well as fines in the tens of the thousands of dollars for saying that her Christian faith prevents her from being able to perform same-sex marriages.
Tuesday was election day and there is no mention of this at all in Tuesday’s paper.
As a nation, we tend to give most of our political attention to presidential elections. But a majority of governmental decisions affecting us will be made within a 50-mile radius.
Regarding the meeting at the Lincoln Center and the issue of the council and county commissioners developing a collaborative relationship, I pointed out the city has a retreat once per year and then stated a joint city/county retreat could be helpful so that both sides could sit down and decide on what they could agree on and what they needed to disagree on. I also stated these meetings were required to be open to the press and the public by law.
I appreciate very much Mr. Kim Viner’s great efforts at rediscovering the roots of Laramie. I am also a fifth-generation Laramie resident (our family has had seven generations in the valley, ranchers, carpenters, opticians, politicians, moonshine runners, and more.
Regarding the article in Friday’s Boomerang on the County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting concerning the CAPP (Casper Aquifer Protection Plan): I agree with Chairman Cunningham when he says that the relationship between the city and county governments is dysfunctional.
These are trying times.
At the recent Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Commission member John Spiegelberg is quoted as saying that the City of Laramie’s “water report…shows none of the contaminant levels come close to exceeding the maximum.” Citizens can read this report by getting on the City of Laramie website and typing “Phase II” in the “search our site” box. Open the Phase II Report, go to page 17 and/or Figure 2-4, and you will see that nitrate, as N, concentrations at the South Well range from 7.5 to 8.3 mg/L. The maximum contaminant level (MCL) for nitrate in a public water supply is 10 mg/L. Subsequent sampling of the South Well has provided a nitrate, as N, concentration of 8.7 mg/L. The South Well is located near the northwest corner of the Sherman Hills Subdivision. In my opinion, these nitrate values are close to the 10 mg/L MCL. Natural nitrate, as N, concentrations in the Casper Aquifer are less than 2 mg/L.
Currently, our county government is broken and we are not in compliance with the state in many areas. We have outstanding individuals who care deeply and work hard doing their best to keep our county services going.
I urge voters in HD14 to vote for Erin O’Doherty on Election Day. I have known Erin for many years. I have worked with her on many community projects. She is deeply committed to social justice and equality. And to maintaining our air and water quality, keeping public lands in public hands, and public education meeting the needs of our children.
Every election year, the League of Women Voters of Laramie and the Laramie Boomerang publish primary and general election guides. You’ll find this year’s primary guide in today’s paper.
Recently, a letter co-written by a Dr. Timothy Considine of the UW (go Cowboys), co-wrote an article appearing in local North Carolina papers beseeching our government to repeal are renewable energy portofolio standards (RPS).
Social Security will be solvent for at least 20 more years. If left as is, benefits will be paid out 70 cents on the dollar in 2037. Part of this problem is Social Security rules haven’t been adjusted since 1983. Income and wealth are now distributed much differently than 33 years ago.