Todd: More ways to define Coloradoan

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Before I get to reader submissions regarding our request to participate in last week’s “Foxworthy-isms,” let’s talk about submissions for letters to the editor.
Didn't see your letter to the editor today? It could be because you submitted it well over our 500 word limit. Or, it could be because you didn't provide your first and last names. And, it's very possible you are reading this now and thinking "why didn't they just call me?" It could be, too, that you didn't provide your phone number when you submitted your letter, so we have to get our message to you this way.
You can call me at 325-2838 if you believe your letter should have been here. (Hint: there are two of you out there!)
We publish these rules of engagement fairly often. Here they are again:

We publish all letters that comply with the following terms:
• 500 word limit
• Signed with full name and residence area
• Focuses on issues, not attacks on persons
• May not involve an individual’s personal dispute with another individual or business
• We reserve the right to limit publication to one letter per person per month
• Edits may be required of writer prior to publication
• Phone numbers are required with submission to assist us in contacting the writer
Send all letters to: atodd@ouraynews.com

Last week we ran several “You know you’re a Coloradoan if...” and asked our readers to send in their favorites. We received submissions from Bruce Gulde, Barb Morss, Chuck Merling and Bonnie Bowmer. Here are some of their favorites:

• You know you are from Colorado when you pass by road kill and wonder if it is fresh enough to throw in the back of your 4x4 pickup truck.
• You've seen it snow on the 4th of July
• You can spell ‘Uncompahgre’
• You remember when there was no Blue Mesa Dam
• You remember when the Air Force Academy was located at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver
• To live in the mountains you must be willing to trade 4 1/2 months of green and two weeks of gold for gray, white and brown the rest of the year
• The wife tells the husband to pick up granola after work so the husband stops by day care on his way home
• When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt.
• ‘Humid’ is over 25 percent
• You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day
• You always know the elevation of where you are
• You know what a ‘trust fund hippy’ is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder
• A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you
• Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders
• You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels ‘sticky’ and you notice the sky is no longer blue

atodd@ouraynews.com