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Les Mis was great

GSHS put on a wonderful performanceDear Editor, We were lucky enough to be in the sold-out audience last Friday night for the Glenwood Springs High School’s production of “Les Miserables.” What a treat! The singing was accomplished and the staging professional. These young people (and we didn’t know a single member of the cast, so we are being perfectly objective) were just bursting with enthusiasm. We have seen the Broadway touring company of “Les Miserables” three times in Denver and thought that the high school production compared quite favorably. Glenwood is lucky, indeed, to have teachers, community volunteers, parents and students who will tackle and succeed at such an ambitious undertaking.A special mention goes to Alpine Bank for the new auditorium curtains. Alpine is truly a good neighbor to the Glenwood Springs community.John and Lee Sanne BuchananGlenwood SpringsDon’t further enslave less fortunateDear Editor,Recently, City Council voted to cut Ride Glenwood Springs to south Glenwood and Cardiff Glen. In their shortsightedness, Mayor Emery and council members O’Donnell and Christensen sided with the heartless and compassionless Chris McGovern in ending this service in favor of a different Ride Glenwood Springs bus service to other parts of the city. At the second meeting, several residents expressed support in keeping this service unchanged. I heard nothing at either meeting in favor of changing it. As a Christian, it’s my understanding that Jesus identified with the needy and poor, and made the cause of the poor the cause of his disciples. And for those in the church, it is their duty to encourage and engage in the economic affairs of one’s community, and to denounce those councils that work to further enslave those less fortunate. We live in an affluent community in Glenwood Springs as compared to other parts of the country. To further marginalize those mentally and physically challenged, and those who can’t afford to drive, or aren’t able to drive, isn’t in keeping with my understanding of the Gospel. This bus service is the difference for some in keeping their jobs. I don’t know if any of the above are Christians. If they are, then they are nominal Christians at best. Merritt and Beckwith are to be commended in supporting the previous Ride Glenwood Springs service. Next election may the above four be voted out! The Rev. Tom HolslagFirst Presbyterian ChurchGlenwood Springs Dog shooting clarificationDear Editor,Concerning the recent story on the front page of the March 14 GSPI on a dog shooting by an officer of the Division of Wildlife: The incident did not happen in Westbank, as stated in the story, but across the river from Westbank. I live (in Westbank) across the river from the area and witnessed the “little” 35-pound dog harass the herd of elk for a couple of hours before it was shot, and I agree with the response of the officer in killing the dog. The owner had tried to get control of the dog a little earlier and couldn’t. We think it was the same dog that harassed the elk on at least two previous occasions we have observed. It’s too bad the dog was the one to suffer from a lack of training and control by its owner.Dog owners do need to take responsibility for their pets.Fred RowlandWestbank


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