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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Oh, boy! Here we go again, paying for another State Highway 82 study to be stacked onto a nearly floor-to-ceiling collection of reports dating back as far as 35 years. Of the alternatives mentioned to be included in the new study, only the last one, a relocated four-lane Highway 82, is worth consideration.

The goal of the city should be to get traffic off of Grand Avenue.

Dick Prosence


The American people may be divided on unionization but we respect tolerance and condemn heavy-handed arrogance.

SkiCo’s efforts to silence dissidence would be better served by helping those that are affected by this statement from the Snowmass Sun: “The fight being waged in the Skico isn’t just about instructors. It’s about reconcentrating wealth so that all who contribute to the product that Aspen and Snowmass provide our guests are rewarded with a decent living, not just the top 1 percent. It’s about economic justice.”

SkiCo, it’s time to move the ball forward. Give the guys that you pay $69 for a product you charge $625 a raise. It seems only fair.

Rick Bosman


A recent letter to the editor from Planet Rifle promised some real fun on this forum taking the “deniers” to task. So let the fun begin.

Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT said in a recent editorial, “The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the Earth or any other planet with a fluid envelope. The fact that the developed world went into hysterics over changes in global mean temperature anomaly of a few tenths of a degree will astound future generations.

“Such hysteria simply represents the scientific illiteracy of much of the public, the susceptibility of the public to the substitution of repetition for truth, and the exploitation of these weaknesses by politicians, environmental promoters, and 20 years of media drum beating.

“Ice ages have occurred in a 100,000-year cycle for the last 700,000 years, and there have been previous periods that appear to have been warmer than the present despite carbon dioxide levels being lower than they are now.”

Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace and author of “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout,” states, “There is no cause for alarm about climate change. The climate is always changing. Some of the proposed “solutions” would be far worse than any imaginable consequence of global warming, which will likely be mostly positive. Cooling is what we should fear.”

The interest of the environmental movement in acquiring more power, influence and donations are clear. So too are the interests of bureaucrats and politicians. After all the taxation of carbon dioxide, a product of breathing, will be necessary to save the planet. With all that is at stake, a sense of urgency is understandable, especially if the warming has ceased and the case is disintegrating.

Well meaning individuals have allowed propagandists to convince them that by accepting anthropogenic climate change, they are displaying intelligence and virtue. To assume that climate was perfect 60 years ago or so is not a sign of intelligence or virtue. It is a sign of their psychic welfare being destroyed.

Fools rush in where fools have been before.

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs

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