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Just fix it

Dear Editor,
Just fix it!
Rocks to the windshield. Flat tires. Lost hub caps. Mag chloride stuck in my wheels. Suspension shot. Wheels out of alignment. Clamps missing from the exhaust system. Can’t even carry on a conversation driving down County Road 1 to Colona. The washboard is too noisy.
The cost to pave County Road 1 will be super cheap compared to the lawsuit arising from the first fatality. Where will you get the money then?  
Just fix it. Don’t tell us again, “We have no money.” Just fix it.

Sue Nally
Ridgway

Abbreviated process

Dear Editor,
The Ouary Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. in the 4-H Center to consider adopting a revised version of Section 9 - Visual Impact Regulation of the County Land Use Code.

Threats to protections

Dear Editor,
For the past five years, there has been a major debate in our county about the visual impact regulations that are so appreciated for the beauty they have preserved.
It’s a long and complicated story but here’s the bottom line. The (Ouray County) Planning Commission traded a number of desirable protections along our major view corridors in an effort to increase the number of protected roads.

Making myself a more balanced rider

When I was in college I never pulled all nighters. Many of my friends did in cramming for an exam, but I just wasn’t able to stay up all night studying. I also didn’t think it was very valuable. Sure, you fill your head full of facts, regurgitate them for the exam the next day and then promptly forget them. That’s usually the way it goes.

Trust in three simple words

When trust and faith intersect, you can bet you're ready for just about anything.
My son, Ross, the budding pilot, wanted to take me flying Friday at the airport at which he trains in Provo, Utah. My publishing partner, his mother, is a bit more discriminate in her desire to be aloft. You can't much blame her, really. The Diamond DA40 two-seater would be eclipsed by a Volkswagen Beetle with a long tail pipe.
When I helped Ross lock down the heavy, clear bubble that enclosed our cockpit, it didn't occur to me to question him about what we just witnessed.