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Thursday, July 12,2012

Letters | Patriotism defined

Ambrose “Bitter” Bierce, one of America’s most popular humorists, authored the justly famous Devil’s Dictionary. In it he defined patriotism (noun) as: “Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. [Samuel] Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel.
Thursday, July 5,2012

Letters | Oil wells vs. subdivisions

I was impressed with Paul Danish’s June 28 column “Oil wells vs. subdivisions” (Danish Plan). Where many pundits must resort to comparisons of apples to oranges to sidle up to their point, Mr. Danish attacks straightaway in a frontal assault of massive logic.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Letters | Prairie dogs are pests

Ms. White raised the point that it is difficult to find a relocation site for captured prairie dogs. This is likely true, that adjoining counties restrict the dumping of prairie dogs. Where are they taken? I wonder this as I see more prairie dogs now in colonies on open space lands of Estes Park.
Thursday, June 21,2012

Letters | The true cost of fracking

The article “Fracking Lessons” by Joel Dyer (cover story, May 31) is a painful, tragic warning for us all. It shows vividly how the theoretical knowledge we call “capitalistic economics” is fatally flawed.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Letters | Missing link

Missing link (Re: “Watching (local) sausage being made,” Cuisine, May 31.) [Michael] Callahan’s article about Don’s and Boulder Sausage had a huge hole in it.
Thursday, June 7,2012

Letters | Nice fracking article

I had my house on the market, but after one buyer backed out of a full-offer contract, and with two more with two other houses in my neighborhood backing out of contracts, I realized we need to stand our ground and make people aware of what’s coming. We are willing to stay and fight this monster at our doorsteps.
Thursday, May 31,2012

Letters | Hypocrisy in Boulder

If Mr. D. is so enamored by fracking and modern petrochemical exploration, production and distribution processes, then why does he not move to take advantage of his swoon? Buy a farm where the mineral rights have been leased to Big Methane, move your family to Cushing, Okla.
Thursday, May 24,2012

Letters | Brigham brouhaha

I’m suggesting that if the papers wanted a good story, they should go through the minutes of past meetings and interview frequent speakers at council meetings like myself. Ask them what they think about this restraining order and if they would support council members who advocated this.
Thursday, May 17,2012

Letters | Garden Wars

(Re: “Garden wars,” cover story, May 3.) I believe that dogs in the community gardens is a violation of state law, for the same reason that dogs are not allowed in places selling food.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Letters | Fossil fuel apologist

I am sure Paul Danish considers himself a global warming/climate change/fossil fuel realist. After all, our modern world is currently completely dependent upon the burning of fossil fuels, and that is not going to change at any time soon.