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Can you imagine the pressure that she is under? Can you comprehend the challenge that she is facing?

This may well be yet another historic “career” moment for our Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.

Not to worry, this highly professional, talented leader has proven time and again that she is capable of handling the immense responsibilities of her position as the “guardian of our nation’s security” during these very dangerous times when threats from abroad are prevalent.

Janet Napolitano, is a member of the Democratic party and former governor of Arizona. That pretty much covers her qualifications to serve in this highly sensitive position to which she was appointed by our immensely popular and competent President Barack Obama.

Her “claims to fame” include serving as an attorney for Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas trial and her overwhelming victory in the 2002 Arizona gubernatorial race, winning with 46 percent of the vote over her challenger’s 45 percent.

Her performance on “border security” and “immigration” as governor of Arizona are matters of record. What is really important is how she has grasped the challenges of her Homeland Security responsibilities – and this happens to be a matter of record, as well!

During her first two months in office, Napolitano “wiped out” terrorism – yes. As she explained during an interview, she refused to use the word terrorism in her first address to Congress because she “redefined” these acts to be “man caused disasters.”

This brings us to the task at hand. Can you imagine the immense pressure she faces, along with her staff, in regard to the recent discovery of two bomb-laden packages that were shipped on U.S.-bound jets? As the facts have unfolded, this “near disaster” was caused by a woman who shipped these powerful bombs from Yemen.

So with the crisis that has resulted, Napolitano faces a very important decision. Will she “re-redefine” terrorism as a “man/and or/woman caused disaster?

In accordance with her penchant for handling top priorities, this decision is expected within the next few months.

God bless America!

Richard Doran


I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all those involved with the Glenwood Springs Community Garden. First, thank you to the City Council, I applaud your vision and support for this community resource. After reading the Letters to the Editor this past weekend, please continue with this support as commercial interests surface, shouldn’t there be enough room for both?

My appreciation also to all the volunteers and gardeners who work our short growing season, you give back to our community in so many ways. I was lucky to receive some of this fresh food from neighbors, good food from great people, more reason to support our local garden. Please support Glenwood Springs Community Garden; green thumbs need a place to go.

Dana Beebe


We are unhappy to learn that the Glenwood Springs City Council is considering the removal of the Community Gardens from its present location in the meadows.

Many organizations and individuals have invested a lot of money and physical effort to establish this successful project. People from all backgrounds have enjoyed the opportunity to garden and harvest food. Local grown food saves energy.

In addition, other less tangible benefits are valuable. We strongly encourage the City Council to continue supporting this green project.

George and Ginny Morris

Canyon Creek

I think that it is so wonderful to see the quantity and quality of snow that we have to start off the ski season. I believe that it is fitting to give thanks and praise to the one true “God who causes the sun to shine and the rain/snow to fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45.

Thanks, God, you really know how to decorate.

Jim DeBerge


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