The Richfield Reaper: Letters To The Editor

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Sharing the cost
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 9:04 am

Most of us realize that an increase in county taxes is necessary, but one wonders why it is all placed on the back of property owners.

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Wednesday 11/18/2015
Ample opportunity
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 9:20 am

I am responding to Marleen Chappell’s letter of Nov. 4.

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Detached from the real world
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 9:21 am

If Dante were around today, he might have watched the recent political debates. The words spoken by the presidential candidates could have stimulated him to write a new Divine Comedy.

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Drugs are illegal for good reasons
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 9:21 am

With other states in the west — including Washington and Colorado — legalizing recreational use of marijuana, it seems like the march toward national legalization is an eventuality.

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
No alternative
Posted: November 11, 2015 - 10:01 am

The Nov. 4 edition of The Reaper contained a letter to the editor from Terry Warner entitled “We cannot afford this.” Terry’s letter eloquently expressed a serious concern over the proposed 71 percent Sevier County property tax increase.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Measuring success
Posted: November 04, 2015 - 11:08 am

Richfield High School football has a new way of measuring success — it’s called the length of your hair.

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We cannot afford this
Posted: November 04, 2015 - 11:06 am

My wife and I left Utah a few years ago for my job and have always wanted to return.

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Deeply appreciative
Posted: November 04, 2015 - 11:07 am

To the residents of Sevier County and to Mr. R.K. Nielson, I am so deeply appreciative of the work and effort that the city/county has put into building trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, etc.

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Posted: November 04, 2015 - 11:07 am

If you are like me, you had to do a double take when you read Sevier County’s notice of proposed tax increase. A double take followed by a deep breath. A 70 percent increase for 2016 and beyond. Really?

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Wednesday 10/28/2015
Solution is at hand
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 9:32 am

Thank you Monroe City.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
It’s just a bump
Posted: October 14, 2015 - 3:02 pm

It is often said that “the Democrats never saw a tax they didn’t like.” The last I looked, Sevier County did not have a single Democrat in office and the vast majority of the state offices were filled with people that laughingly call themselves Republicans.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Still shaking
Posted: October 06, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Last Friday night, Sept. [25], I was going between Monroe and Richfield. It was dusk, and on my trip home it was dark. At first, I couldn’t figure out what the flashing lights I saw were, but as soon as I saw the first bicycle rider I knew — I later found out it was an organized bicycle event.

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Tuesday 09/29/2015
On the mayor’s shoulders
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Reference Reaper news Sept. [16], 2015. Our mayor decided to terminate Joe DeLuca as the golf course manager and hire Todd Mullen without posting the opening, going against Senate Bill 22 requiring all job opening[s] be posted. The mayor then gave Mr. Mullen $5,000 more in wages plus incentives, one of which could cause improprieties.

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Public appreciation
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Last week, The Reaper reported on the unwelcome excitement that our hospital [Sevier Valley Medical Center] experienced on Sept. 17, when we received a call about a possible security threat in the building.

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It takes a village
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. With the ever changing alternatives of education that are available for our children today, I have come to realize that the public education system we have, in the eyes of some, may not be perfect, but with the love and dedication of the administration and staff, the opportunity to grow and expand in knowledge and leadership are still the best.

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Heartfelt thanks
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm

The Salina Lions Club was honored to serve meals at the Rocky Mountain ATV jamboree at the Sevier County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 23. This was the final fundraiser for the club this year. It was very successful.

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Pit bulls vs. guns
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm

There have been at least two letters to the editor in the last two months concerning pit bulls. The letter published 23 September 2015 compared pit bulls to guns. Several questions were asked, leading the reader to form an opinion not based in truth. The relevant truth, as I perceive it, includes —

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Curved television
Updated: October 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

Generally, I’m OK with people who try to steal my money by using ridiculous claims.

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Tuesday 09/22/2015
What is the difference?
Posted: September 22, 2015 - 2:07 pm

The other evening two stories appeared on the news. One was about two dogs, the other was about a shooting.

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Tuesday 09/08/2015
Right on the money
Posted: September 08, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Bart Albrecht’s letter on the fires burning in the west was right on the money.

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Posted: September 08, 2015 - 4:21 pm

This last week in The Richfield Reaper, David Anderson reported on the discussion held in the Richfield City Council meeting concerning the Miss Richfield pageant. It was surprising to read his perception of this discussion, and I wondered where he received his quotes and facts.

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
God’s watching
Posted: September 01, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Who will stand against evil? How many think that if they lived in 1930s to ’40s they would have stood against the faces of tyranny and great darkness as Hitler’s National Socialists embraced their holocausts upon Jews, Christians, patriots, physically and mentally handicapped, old/infirm people and veterans and others deemed no longer of use to the collective whole of the new master race.

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Small town connection
Updated: September 01, 2015 - 2:23 pm

I have many fond memories of spending time in your fantastic town.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Savoring summer
Posted: August 25, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Each year, I hate to see the summers come to an end. My kids have loved the freedom the summers bring. They have participated in a lot of community activities over the past three months.

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Posted: August 25, 2015 - 3:01 pm

I am disturbed by the fires burning in the west. Funding for these fires should not be paid by the general population. The bill should solely rest upon these environmental groups — SUWA, Sierra Club, the likes.

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Tuesday 08/18/2015
Not a hobby
Posted: August 18, 2015 - 1:51 pm

In regards to the pipe bomb incident that occurred [Aug. 5], let’s get one thing straight — pipe bombs are not a hobby, they are IEDs like those set off in Iraq, Israel and Palestine.

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Tuesday 08/11/2015
Insulted and dismayed
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 4:08 pm

When I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, I was insulted and dismayed. It seemed everyone said there is nothing that can be done.

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It IS only once a year
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 4:08 pm

First, I would like to congratulate the Sevier County Fair board on another successful county fair.

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Three short seconds
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Walking down 100 West in Richfield, nothing seemed to be stirring. It was a hot and quiet summer day. “Klink,” I heard the chain link fence next to me on the sidewalk. Looking down, I see a pit bull attached to my dog, coming through the fence with the greatest of ease. It smells of a ripe, dead carcass.

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Monday 08/03/2015
Supporting marriage
Posted: August 03, 2015 - 5:59 pm

We have one more opportunity to support the Constitution and historic marriage as defined in [Article] 1, [Section] 29. The U.S. Supreme Court’s redefining marriage is false. It is a state, not federal issue.

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Temper tantrums
Posted: August 03, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Thank goodness for President Obama. He is the only adult in the kindergarten. All of the other kids are busy throwing temper tantrums.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 4:03 pm

What freedom means to me.

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Celebrating again
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Yes, we the class of Richfield, class of 1961, are celebrating again. Not because our alma mater just came crashing down, but because we have had a class reunion/birthday party every year since graduating from RHS — they seem to come a lot more often than they use to.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Not closing
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 3:04 pm

To inform our customers, we will not be closing. There has been a great deal of concern and confusion about the RadioShack Corp., filing bankruptcy in February of this year.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Free to everyone
Posted: June 30, 2015 - 2:40 pm

I would like to ask a question. How many of you parents and children know what Independence Day means? Or, why we celebrate the Fourth of July? Well, let me fill you in a bit.

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Tuesday 06/16/2015
Fire on the mountain
Posted: June 16, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Fire on the mountain … run, run, run … and that is what the volunteer fire department of Richfield, Utah, did on April 14, 2015.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Privileged visit
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 3:10 pm

After the Memorial Day breakfast, we were reading the veterans’ service records on the tombstones of the graves with flags. While there, we were privileged to meet a man of the greatest generation.

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Taking government cheese
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Eyes no longer see, ears no longer hear, mouths no longer speak. Such are the days we now live in. Have you lost your will or just no longer care about the quality of the future?

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Thank you for your generosity
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:52 pm

A big thank you to all the generous, thoughtful people that donated money for our veterans at our poppy stand in front of Kmart the days before Memorial Day.

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Amazing staff
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:52 pm

I just want to thank the special needs teachers. Mrs. Kristen Utley and her staff have been amazing. I cannot express enough how much Kristen has done for the program at Richfield.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
What’s up with Provo closing down?
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 3:30 pm

The Provo processing center is scheduled for closure July 2015. Central and southern Utah will be impacted the greatest.

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Posted: May 19, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Have you ever been snookered? No, you are too thoughtful and reflective.

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Angels among us
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 3:29 pm

On May 13, I locked my keys in the car when I stopped at Kmart to buy a birthday card.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Making America worthy
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 3:25 pm

I would like to publicly thank all those who again this year made the beautiful program observing the National Day of Prayer happen in our valley.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Because it matters
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 3:08 pm

For Earth Day this year, our OHV club did community service and picked up trash along roadways, neighborhoods and ATV trails.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Ship them the wolves
Posted: April 28, 2015 - 3:02 pm

I see on the TV news that the people in New Jersey are complaining about a problem they have with coyotes moving into their neighborhoods.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Greatest fear
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm

As an absentee Aspens at Fish Lake cabin owner and seasonal resident, fire is always our greatest fear. We were able to keep up with the event through The Richfield Reaper, Utah wildfires [websites] etc., and it was a nail-biter all the way.

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Truly blessed
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for the countless men and women who volunteered time, energy, and courage to fight the recent Fish Lake fire. We are truly blessed that through their hard work and dedication, our family cabin was saved.

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Biased coverage
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm

I have been a resident of the Sevier County area for over 20 years. I graduated from Richfield High School, Sevier Valley Applied Technology [Center] — now Snow College [Richfield], and have successfully ran my own business since 2001.

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Truly miraculous
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Our deeply felt and sincere thanks to you brave firefighters who came from the surrounding towns and saved our Fish Lake cabin from being burned up completely.

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