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Cheers and Jeers

Editor’s note: Cheers and Jeers is a feature that will appear occasionally on the Post Independent’s Opinion page. Readers may contribute to it by sending a cheer or jeer to letters@postindepdent.com with cheer or jeer in the subject line. Comments should be no longer than 100 words and need not be signed. As always, submissions are subject to editing.

Cheers: to the Post Independent for adding this section to their Opinion page. We have lived in several cities that offer this humorous section and we have missed it! Cheers to more Cheers and Jeers.



Jeers: to the Commander In Chief of the armed forces and Secretary Hagel for their cruel and inhumane treatment of grieving military families.



Cheers: to Glenwood Springs City Councilman Todd Leahy for calling it like he sees when it comes to the Garfield County commissioners’ decision to ban retail pot businesses in the unincorporated county. After saying he believes the county “overstepped its bounds,” he suggested the council be careful not to zone retail pot businesses out of existence. Hmm, some people on the losing side of Amendment 64 seem intent on doing just that. Lot of that sore-losing going around these days, from Colorado to Washington, D.C.

Cheers: to DA Sherry Caloia for recognizing in a timely manner that prosecutors didn’t have a case against the alleged accomplice in the July 31 murder in Glenwood Springs. Dropping charges against Josue Joya was the right thing to do, no matter how difficult it may have been.

Cheers: to the Western Garfield Education Association for conducting a candidate forum for Re-2 board candidates.

Jeers: to the Western Garfield Education Association for not acknowledging the elephant in the room during the forum, namely Amendment 66.

Jeers: to people whose idea of a good time is sitting around drinking, snorting coke and playing with a loaded gun.

Cheers: to whoever put the Post Independent’s return address on a box full of “magic mushrooms.” We got a good laugh out of the story.

Jeers: to the U.S. Postal Service’s drug-sniffing dogs for missing the shrooms. Oh, wait, maybe they’d been furloughed.


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