Letters to the Editor

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I am writing in response to the county commissioners giving one week for public comment to change the zoning on the now-named Cattle Creek Crossing. First off, let me say I believe this to be a very limited time frame for public comment, given the magnitude of what the commissioners are considering. Next I would like to state for the record I believe a development of this size, 979 homes, very out of keeping with the rural area.This area has a large herd of elk. I have not heard anything from either developers or the commissioners on this consideration.When this area first came up for development, 600 people showed up at the commissioners meeting in defense of the land. We don’t want high-density development on the 82 corridors. The challenges of roads and bridges are already inadequate for the current population. Adding 979 new households will drastically magnify these problems.Greg Chandler, 30-year valley residentCarbondale

Those of us against this war and the proposition of a new war in Iran need to keep focused. Sixteen of our intelligence agencies concluded Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program in 2003, despite the current rhetoric in Washington. The lie of Hussein’s nuclear arsenal that got us into the Iraq war and is bankrupting and killing our children is rearing its head again with Iran. War costs are in the trillions now, and we are becoming vilified among nations. The solution is to become energy independent. We should be funding research into solar and other forms of renewable energy. The cost is not just about the war, but oil has peaked and the downward slide will be a steep one, not a gradual one. If we invest in this war and not our future, then we will not be prepared for the inevitable.Alice GustafsonGlenwood Springs

The caption for Thursday’s front-page photo was in poor taste.As an owner of three bassets over the years and a former member of Basset Rescue, I think “pitiful” was a mean thing to say about that basset hound.Bassets are sweet and loving dogs. I would never use the word “pitiful” to describe a basset hound.The only thing pitiful about that basset is that he is at CARE, not in a loving home. If I could, I would adopt him in a heartbeat!Wendy MeadNew Castle

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