Cheers and Jeers
CHEERS: To the Summit High School debaters who recently qualified for the national championships. They work as hard as any other student on their extracurricular skills, and it’s showing.CHEERS: To the Summit County Pine Beetle Task Force, for their work in publishing the 16-page special section you’ll find in the paper today. More education is needed in the community on how pine beetles are affecting our quality of life and threatening the safety of homeowners, and the Task Force’s Howard Hallman and Sandy Briggs deserve kudos for all their work.JEERS: To another semi truck driver who took the corner on Loveland Pass too sharp on Friday. The chemicals spilled into the river and forced multiple law enforcement and government agencies to respond. Again, this wasn’t the big one … but we know it’s coming.JEERS: To mine owners who refuse to clean up their mess. The recent spill into the Blue River in Breckenridge proves huge liability from these abandoned mines still exists, and still can be harmful to the people who still live – and take care of – our towns.CHEERS: To Colorado College for recently hosting the State of the Rockies Conference, an opportunity for intellectuals and researchers to discuss topics at the core of where we live. The result? Many of the premises for land management were questioned and reviewed, and rural towns like ours became the focus of a Front Range discussion that didn’t involve I-70. Now, if we could only move the talk into the Legislature …
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