Furthermore … | PostIndependent.com

Furthermore …

… and recognizing can mean a number of things.

Yesterday’s Post Independent editorial on recognizing the victims of the Dec. 16, 1985, Rocky Mountain Natural Gas explosion failed to point out that there’s a plaque on the Two Rivers Park band shelter with the 12 names of the victims.

It’s a nice way to recognize these victims. That along with the memorial on Devereux Road where the explosion occurred, and the naming of the Two Rivers Park softball field for Teri Luetke, and the naming of Joslin ski run at Sunlight Mountain Resort for Jim Joslin are all fitting reminders of that tragic day, and a good way to remember those victims.

But as the editorial pointed out, all the small things, including the plaque on the band shelter, are nice, but are they enough? Are small tributes to 12 people who were killed in a disaster that occurred right in Glenwood Springs enough?

There are a number of larger memorials recognizing disasters around the region. We believe the Rocky Mountain Natural Gas explosion deserves something a little larger, too.

Something a little larger would be better.

” Dale Shrull

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