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Dear Editor,

Once again hunting season is upon us. I have very mixed feelings regarding this time of year.

My husband is a hunter; however, he uses a bow and arrow, and the animal is used to feed our family and the families of others.



We are Colorado natives and are very distressed to see headless animals in the highway medians and other dumping spots where “trophy hunters” have dumped the headless carcasses of animals who have died solely for their heads and antlers.

I believe that people who hunt purely for a trophy to put on their wall should not be able to hunt, and if they are caught tossing an animal away because they either do not know how to process it, are incredibly lazy, don’t like to eat it, or can’t even donate it to Lift-Up for poor starving families, should be banned from obtaining a license.



Hunters argue that there needs to be population control, however, hunters take the biggest and the best. Who should be left to propagate a stronger healthier herd?

We need to take better care of our animals and our environment. This is from Ecclesiastes 3:19: “for that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth the beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.”

DeAnne Doudy

Parachute

Dear Editor,

Life certainly has its little twists and turns. I’ve realized this morning (Oct. 8) why so many Californians have transplanted to Colorado – they must be fleeing the obvious drug contamination of their water supply. What other possible reason could drive them to elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as their new governor, other than the fact that he’s married to a Kennedy? I expect Bruce Willis will be running for the job in Idaho. And while we’re at it, how about Hunter Thompson for Colorado? Jessie Ventura needs a new home.

Dana Andersen

New Castle

Dear Editor,

With all the positive propaganda statements that have been released by school officials in regards to how soothing to the taxpayers this bond issue would be, I believe I have a smarter attitude having heard how good it would be to cast a yes vote. So with a clean conscience I can now vote yes on the override, then sell my house and move as far away from this country as I can get.

Higher pay, OK, we could all use that; financing for sports programs, sure, we don’t have hockey yet so maybe we better add this in for the future and plan the funding. Heaven forbid students’ parents in these programs must foot some of the expense.

You folks on fixed incomes or otherwise will have to support more extracurricular activities that pertain to an adequate education. You know, sports programs in schools that take precedence over the ABCs?

Funding for programs that would take care of children after school? Sure, parents will have to work longer hours in order to pay the taxes that they are being subjected to. Why shucks, folks, don’t you worry none, it’s only pennies anyway.

Walter Gould

Rifle


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