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Novel Tea Book Store is closing our doors. Our last day official day is September 11, but we would like to be finished by Aug. 31. All our inventory and equipment is for sale for all those interested in taking advantage of the sales. In September the Sopris Sun will be featuring an article on the current closure of Novel Tea Bookstore. To all our dedicated patrons, we are so sorry and we will miss the honor of being your local book provider.

Lori Hutchens

Carbondale



In a recent Voices letter, Ms. Maggie Pederson took to task a portion of the masculine population for not joining Ms. Tresi Houpt in backing a paid vacation day for County employees to match the Federal Martin Luther King Day.

There is no rationality connected with this holiday enacted as a politically correct move. It was partly motivated by an erroneous guilt feeling in the white majority. Without that segment of lawmakers, the measure would not have passed. For some it also secured votes from a minority constituency.



It always puzzles me (maybe that’s easy) why women so much admire men like Bobby and Jack Kennedy along with Martin Luther King. All of these men used women for their gratification and ego building. In that context, why do women think one of these men deserves a National holiday set aside to celebrate his life? It might be more appropriate for women to propose a holiday to celebrate the patience, tolerance and loyalty of wives who knowingly stood by their man.

Speaking of holidays, why does Washington, D.C. shut down for so many paid holidays? There is no organization except a tax-payer funded Government that could afford salaries and overhead for so much down time.

We don’t need a nationwide holiday to celebrate any of the above mentioned men or women. What we need is a return to an individual and governmental work ethic that doesn’t demand holidays but welcomes them as a respite to spend time with their families. Congress members and the President might even have time to read the pending bills instead of waiting to see what effect results from enactment.

Jack E. Blankenship

Battlement Mesa

What a sad choice of a political cartoon in your Monday, August 16 publication. It was tasteless, inappropriate, insensitive and basically mean-spirited.

Nancy McClellan

Glenwood Springs


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