Dear Editor: “Here’s a dime, call somebody who cares!” Is this the new motto for Ridgway? Last Thursday we went into the Conoco station and found the two people behind the counter to be mask-less. We asked them to mask, and they said, “We don’t have to!” As we left, they said, “Be safe out there,” and they got a good laugh out of that.
Dear Editor: I feel a special closeness to “superhero” John Lewis because of similar age and very different but interrelated careers. We know a lot now about his outstanding fight for civil Rights and I’ll try to show how my police, sheriff and public safety career paralleled and interconnected with his by more than just time frame and why now really can be a history changing time — long overdue.
Dear Editor: I would like to offer the following statement in response to Steven Scheu’s (”Our freedoms are waning”) disturbing analogy: The Taliban lashed women (and threw acid on them) for not covering their faces as an act of violence and control based upon principles of misogyny, male-supremacy, and patriarchy. Public health professionals, doctors, and elected officials have ordered all people to cover their faces in order to promote public health based upon principles of epidemiology, public health policy and infection disease data.
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Ridgway Parks Committee, the Town of Ridgway and all the residents and visitors who have benefitted from the enjoyment of the amazing flowers in the boxes near the town sign in Hartwell Park (and in other areas over the past several years), we wish to send a huge and heartfelt thank you to Vicci and Charlie Spencer — the folks you see planting the boxes, watering, and tirelessly caring for the flowers each year. They have been incredible volunteers and the town literally would not have been as beautiful without their tender, loving care.
Dear Editor: I see a similarity, do you? In zooz, the Taliban tore down statues and destroyed monuments; women were lashed for not covering their faces. Nov in zozo, people are tearing down statues and destroyed monuments; you can be fined $5,000 for not covering your face.