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The Nov. 29 Post Independent carried an article about someone being charged with embezzlement at Valley View Hospital. The article goes on to say that Donna Sandel, the alleged embezzler’s daughter-in-law, was hired by VVH as “a contract business consultant” and by September 2010 she was making $3,600 per week.

That figure astounds me, and my high speed abacus calculates that to be over $187,000 per year. Yet, by Ms. Sandel’s own statement, “she has had minimal training and experience in this field.”

In the Nov. 29 edition of the Denver Post, there is an article about the Denver City Council approving a contract for the new chief of police. Mr. White, the new chief, is to receive $167,466, including $5,760 per year in longevity pay for 39 years of service.

Somehow there seems to be something totally out of whack, when VVH can afford to pay an employee with minimal experience more than Denver pays its police chief with 39 years of experience.

I wonder what someone with many years of experience at VVH is making?

Carleton L. Hubbard

Glenwood Springs

I have been reading of late the discussions regarding evolution and creation.

I encourage those involved to read “The Language of God” by Dr. Francis Collins.

Both can co-exist in harmony.

Terri Terry

Glenwood Springs

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