Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,The Aspen City Council declined to pursue a resolution to call for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. They said they had better things to do, and wanted to use their time to deal with the people’s business. They then took up the issue of a pay raise for members of the city council. It is not that I would begrudge them a pay raise, they probably deserve it. And the time they spent on the “canary” initiative, for example, was commendable; even though energy savings in tiny little Aspen will not make a drop of water in the ocean difference in the overheating of the planet.How much impact would a statement by Aspen against the Bush Regime have? Of itself, not much. But momentum is growing. One thing is for sure, the U.S. Congress will do absolutely nothing that is not either promoted by lobbyists, or that mobs of screaming voters will demand. There are two things that motivate members of Congress: money, and the possible loss of their jobs.I say: tell the city council that first they do the Resolution for Impeachment, then they do the pay raise. Patrick Hunter Carbondale
Dear Editor:Many people involved in the dance community in our area feel a certain lack of interest in their passion for dance. Whether they dance for pleasure, for exercise or because they have a vision of some day becoming a professional dancer it is disturbing that they are routinely ignored by the local media outlets and the community in general.A prime example is the upcoming visit to Glenwood Springs by Mr. David Taylor. Mr. Taylor will teach a two-week ballet intensive at the Glenwood Dance Academy Aug. 6-18. Mr. Taylor will teach ballet for intermediate and advance level dancers, a pas de deux class and a dance history class. Mr. Taylor has been involved in the Denver dance community for 37 years. He brings a wealth of experience not only as a dancer but as a dance teacher and choreographer. He has created over 100 original works and is the founder of the David Taylor Dance Theatre. He is an Adjunct Faculty member with the Dance Department at Colorado State University where he teaches dance history.Have you heard about this before? Probably not. There was a brief mention recently in the Community News section in the Post Independent, but it only stated he would be teaching at the “GDA.” Did you know where that is? Probably not.This is a big deal to the local dance community. Granted it does not affect 85 percent of the populace, but then again neither does kayaking and look at the coverage it gets.Dancing, especially dancing as a performer on stage, takes a tremendous amount of work. The dedication required to excel as a dancer would cause 95 percent of today’s younger generation in particular to drop out and just hang at the mall. Hopefully Mr. Taylor’s effort to help instruct some of our communities dedicated dancers in ballet technique and dance history will not go unnoticed.DeAnna AndersonGlenwood Dance Academy
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