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Every year Xcel Energy mails out post cards promoting the use of evaporative (swamp) coolers, emphasizing how much energy is saved over air conditioning and offering rebates on the purchase of them. This year we've received two cards! No doubt using swamp coolers is far more sustainable over a/c, the use of which has caused Xcel to beg residents to allow Smart Switch installation so Xcel can cut power temporarily during heavy summer impacts on the power grid. My question is, why does Lakewood still allow recreational fire pits? A single neighbor (who may live a block or more away) has the right to fill the air with smoke purely for entertainment value. Most municipalities on the Front Range do not permit fire pits. It's the ultimate in selfishness to pollute for fun and take no thought for the lungs of neighbors. What's worse, all the people who are sustainably using swamp coolers have no choice but to shut them off and swelter, or blow contaminated air throughout their home. When the air is calm the resident often cannot find the source of the smoke, and likely would have no influence with strangers on other blocks, so don't just tell people to work it out with the neighbor. It's apparent to me that City Council does not care about residents' health, since this is not the first time they've been contacted about this.
June 27, 2021, 2:07 PM
Denise M. Luepschen
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It seems as if crime in Lakewood is on the rise ([email protected], latest edition). Could we please get someone from the police department to address this issue? Thanks.
June 26, 2021, 1:06 AM
Drucell Davis
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In a state and city where fireworks are illegal and there are pending fire bans - why would you want to have the Big Boom Bash? There are so many people who chose to live here that suffer from PTSD and so many citizens with pets who just dread this night of the year. Why should we have to leave our homes for the night and go somewhere else where they understand this - to escape this stupidity of fireworks. Do you really think this is what your citizens want? Is this just for you - because it doesn't seem to be what most of the people want. Please respect the people who chose to live here and stop the fireworks. Thank you.
June 22, 2021, 6:16 PM
Larry Lahr
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