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We must respect one another

Barbara Keller

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to Erin Williams’ letter “Yampah not that type of school.” Most certainly, she is aware by now that GSHS has its fair share of “problems” also. GSHS’s problems did not make it to the Copshop, but it made the headlines. Hopefully, all individuals, those at Yampah and those at GSHS, will be held accountable. I doubt that citizens of this community feel that the few problem students reflect the whole of any particular school.

I am very pleased to learn that Yampah has an “environment based on respect: respect for ourselves, respect for our teachers and respect for our peers.” There is something missing from that equation. What about respect for the taxpayers and community members who make your experience at Yampah possible and, in particular, what about respect for the neighbors of Yampah Mountain High School? Hopefully, the new and much sturdier stop sign and no right-hand turn sign will last longer than the continually uprooted post before it. Hopefully, the students at Yampah will obey both signs on a regular basis. Hopefully, the students will form work crews to landscape and maintain the appearance of the campus. Maybe one day the fence will finally be completed so that a “No Trespassing” sign may not be required. Maybe the unattractive wooden shed and partially constructed “whatever it is” that can be seen by all who drive down Midland Avenue will be demolished. The above problems may apply particularly to Yampah, but I am sure GSHS, along with every other private or public school, has their own set of problems to be addressed.

In conclusion, it would be wonderful if all individuals showed one another respect and civility, adults as well as the children and young adults. Erin, you keep up your good work and good luck to you!

Sincerely,

Barbara Keller

Glenwood Springs


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