Editorial: We want to hear from you

Whether you are happy, or disappointed about something in the newspaper or within the community, write in and let us know.

I feel very fortunate as an editor this week, having two local Letters to the Editor to print in the Golden Star. This is quite often not the case, and I find myself struggling every week to fill the opinion pages.

We love to hear from you, and whether you are happy, or disappointed about something in the newspaper or within the community, write in and let us know.

You never know how many other people in Golden are thinking the exact same thing, and often appreciate it when they see a like-minded opinion published in the paper.

If you didn’t know, Letters to the Editor and Stars and Stingers are free of charge. And the more we get the better.

We have decided to implement a new policy at the Golden Star that we will not publish any letters that do not directly affect or involve Golden.

If we don’t receive any local letters, that means that we will have to fill the page with our own opinions. So if you’re tired of hearing from us, write in.

The Golden Star has been part of this community since 1891. It is your newspaper, and ideally will reflect the diverse opinions that make Golden so interesting. But the only way for it to truly reflect the community, the community must be involved.

Page 6 belongs to you, and as long as letters are not libelous (making unproven accusations towards an individual or organization), or are advertising, they will be printed.

Last week I wrote an editorial that I knew would not be well received by everyone around town. The response I have received has been mixed, about fifty/fifty, some agreeing and some adamantly disagreeing. Either way, I was thrilled to hear the feedback.

Everyone who spoke to me was very clear and respectful. And even though not all of them wanted to put their names forward with a Letter to the Editor, I still appreciated all of the discourse.

It showed me that people here really do care about this town, and pay attention to what goes on around here.

So if there’s anything you care about, we’d love to hear about it. Send any Letters to the Editor, or Stars and Stingers (Stingers may not identify any individuals or businesses because they are anonymous) to editor@thegoldenstar.net.


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