Letters

Wed
01
Oct
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Black swifts need room at Box Canyon Falls

Dear Editor,
 
I recently visited your wonderful town as part of my summer vacation to the western states. It is indeed a beautiful and special place. The townsfolk are warm and inviting. While in Ouray, I visited Box Canyon Falls in hopes of seeing the little black swift that nests there. I am an avid birder and have long hoped to see this marvelous bird. I was not disappointed! With the help of Sue Hirshman, I was able to view four nests with chicks! I was truly elated. The black swift was my 1000th bird to be seen and identified since I began birding 39 years ago. What a fitting species to mark this “bucket list” goal.

Wed
01
Oct
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Real men don't shoot cows

Dear Editor,
It takes a real man to shoot a cow in the face with an arrow. I'll add $200 to the reward Cristy Orvis is offering for information leading to the arrest of the guilty idiot. Anyone else want to chip in?

Kyle Ronemus    
Ridgway

Wed
03
Sep
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What a weekend!

Wed
27
Aug
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Can't live up to this

Dear Editor,
Let me rest in peace knowing the Plaindealer is like God — always present and available.
Your friend and nuisance,

Charm Kaiser
Ouray and Ojai, California

Wed
27
Aug
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Rodeo weekend ahead

Dear Editor,
Oh, how I love this weekend. I would encourage everyone to come experience some of the many wonderful aspects of my all time favorite local event, the Ouray County Fair and Ranch Rodeo. There will be a lot going on at the 4-H Event Center, the  Barn and the Arena from Thursday through Saturday. The open class is really fun. Most all entries are accepted and most all entries win a ribbon! Bring any of your fine entries to compete from 9:00 a.m.- noon on Thursday.
The new grandstands will be officially unveiled Thursday afternoon, followed by the wonderful antique tractor pull that evening. By Friday, the resident barn swallows will be in a terrible twitter over the invasion of their space by lowing steers, talking turkeys, sleeping pigs, growling sheep and at least one crowing rooster.

Wed
27
Aug
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Marijuana not needed in Ouray

Dear Editor,
It is so thrilling to see the streets of Ouray bustling with tourists and locals shopping in all of our wonderful businesses and enjoying the cuisine in our restaurants.
Their faces are in awe at the surrounding majestic mountains with their cameras capturing the view, children's voices and laughter fill the mountain air with glee.
Truth again that Ouray is such a special place.
We do not need the sale of marijuana to lure visitors to our city. Thank you to everyone that is providing such healthy and memorable experiences to our guests. May God continue to bless Ouray.

Dodie Drechsler
Ouray

Wed
06
Aug
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Political road signs need to come down

Dear Editor,
I share the views expressed in Mr. Todd’s July 24 editorial regarding the three road signs that grace the roadsides of Colona, Ouray and Log Hill. They are a hideous eyesore with a political message that is often a rambling, disjointed rant. True, we have a constitutional right to express our opinion. However, that doesn’t mean that we are mandated to exercise that right, especially when the exercise of that right sticks a metaphorical thumb in the eye of the community. I have a Constitutional right to use vulgar and profane language in the presence of young children with legal impunity. However, I exercise restraint in the greater interest of setting a good example and being a decent member of the community. The road signs are a perfect example of narcissistic self-indulgence. They should be taken down in the interests of the greater community.
Kevin Kennedy
Log Hill

Wed
06
Aug
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An opportunity to serve

Dear Editor,
There are many ways to become involved in your community but have any of our citizens thought about serving on the RSA (Regional Service Authority) Board? There are three seats up for election, Districts 1, 2 and 4. The districts represent voting precincts by the same number. This Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6-7 p.m., there will be a short informational open house at Mountain Medical Center in Ridgway to explain the purpose of the board and answer questions. We invite all who may be interested in this opportunity to come.  
Linda Ingo
Ridgway

Wed
06
Aug
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Let's do it again in 10

Dear Editor,
Please extend my thanks to Karen, Jack, Terry, Jenny and everyone who came to my 90th birthday party, Sunday, Aug. 3.
I will never forget it.
Let's do it again in 10!!

Frances Talbert
Ridgway

Wed
16
Jul
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Tribute to one of Ouray's best

Dear Editor,
What a fine service of tribute was held July 7 at the United Church of the San Juans for George Moore. George was a remarkable man, a most knowledgeable geologist, generous contributor to the Historical Society, spiritually deep and dedicated man of faith as well as a friend to many of us. He loved the San Juan Mountains and knew them as few have. Wouldn't it be great if one of the currently unnamed mountain peaks about us could be named in his honor: Mount Moore? I can think of no greater tribute to someone who has given so much of himself to us and our beloved county.
Dick Engdahl
Ridgway

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