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Dear Editor,

At a time when we are facing another season of severe water shortages, it appears to me that the use of water pumped from a well just to fill the decorative lagoons at Red Feather Ridge is an unacceptable waste, and possibly illegal.

Perhaps the Water Resource Board should be contacted to see if the well permit that was issued by the state included such a wasteful use of water.

It took me almost a year to get a permit for the lot I owned in Chelyn Acres (just up Four Mile Road) and when I did get it, it was restricted to domestic use only and was not supposed to be used for lawn or garden watering.

Bill Hiort

Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor,

Ms. Perrin’s letter on June 8 is a bit perplexing. The article I read did not put a fourth witness present at the attack. Apparently, Ms. Perrin saw the entire incident and heard the conversations between Mrs. McSwain and the caretaker to be showcasing so many “facts” to the public.

Although I was not there, I do know the following are facts:

– Every owner claims his pet is gentle, regardless of breed.

– The prior nuisance in the neighborhood was reported as “howling,” not attacks.

– The wolves have not mysteriously jumped the fence and left the yard once in their four-year residence in Glenwood. If they could do this freely, why did they choose the day McSwain accompanied her daughter?

Ms. Perrin should be more hesitant to relay hearsay to the public. Even the police have not published a clear outline of the “facts.”

Jason Alexander

Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor:

It amuses me, since the Grand Canyon has never been more delightful for boating than right now, that our environmentalists are saying, “The Grand Canyon is in deep trouble.”

The Grand Canyon is the product of many, many generations of erosion. Actually, most of our dramatically beautiful canyons, like the Grand Canyon, are products of much faulting and harsh erosion.

The article in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (Wednesday, June 9) on the Grand Canyon reminds me of a University of California professor, Dr. Alexander Horn from Berkeley, whom I met in Antarctica this spring. He was violently opposed to mining and to dams.

He contended that all dams will be removed from rivers, and that he and his crowd from academe will see that it happens! Dams hurt fish! He didn’t hate dams ” dams just shouldn’t be placed on rivers. With this kind of mentality running loose, you can see why the environmentalists have wasted so much of our tax money ” in idle, but expensive conjecture!

The fact that the canyon has changed since John Wesley Powell sailed the river in 1869 is unimportant. Just look at how highways have changed in your lifetime!

John C. Schmidt of Utah State appears to have the same marginal mentality that Alexander Horn has. It is not unusual among environmentally oriented professors! They just don’t belong to the real world.

Sincerely yours,

R.T. Moolick

Glenwood Springs

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