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Hill: We’re all getting played

A Denver Post reporter spends nine months investigating a ski accident story that raises the ire of Summit County residents and sheriff.

Sheriff John Minor: “As the sheriff of Summit County, I read with interest the articles about skier injuries and fatalities…The ski patrollers we work with are dedicated, caring professionals…well trained and ultimately in the best position to respond to any on-mountain incident…The sheriff’s office works very closely with the ski areas, and we are proud of the relationship we have developed…”

Thomas Ide: “… the only thing I’m angry with the sheriff about is he beat me to the punch on ripping the ‘investigative report’ run by SDN.”

After reading Ms Crummy’s Denver Post series, Sheriff Minor’s opinion in SDN and the letters to the editor, I include the following quote from John Minor (Re: Sheriff calls new gun law ‘unenforceable’: Summit Daily News, March 21): “The way this bill is written, it cannot be enforced. This law was deliberately written to be unenforceable. It is a stepping stone to enact further restriction down the road. It is a game. Everyone is being played.”

Run John Minor’s insight up the proverbial flag pole as it concerns the enacting of an unenforceable gun law by the Colorado legislative management. What comes out is one can only go as far as the upper echelons of policy making and corporate liability allow. It’s the way those in control stay in control. In other words, it is a game. Everyone is being played whether it’s at ski resorts or enacting this Colorado law. Therefore, next time you buy a ski pass don’t worry about the small print on the back side it’s not there to inform you but to protect the industry.

Bud Hill, Breckenridge

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