Letters to the Editor – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:14:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Thankful for Alan Farrow http://www.pagosasun.com/thankful-for-alan-farrow/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:59 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195399 Dear Editor:
I am thankful to be someone fortunate enough to have known Alan Farrow and to have attended the memorial service commemorating his life Saturday at the Community Center. It was an occasion that gave the building a real sense of being a center of a community. One that it is a privilege to be a part of; and I think the many people who traveled from all corners of Alan’s life to be a part of it as well, came away with an understanding of our town that would make Alan proud — or perhaps it was just that Mr. Farrow brings not only the best out in people, but the best people out.

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Iran’s most important American asset http://www.pagosasun.com/irans-most-important-american-asset/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:53 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195403 Dear Editor:
Iran has been terrorizing and killing people for decades. They especially hate us as anyone would know by watching the decades long mass demonstrations with signs saying “Death to America” and “Kill the Great Satan.” What thinking American could not believe that Iran is our sworn enemy? This was apparent 50 years ago when Iran took 66 Americans hostage. Our president then, Democrat jimmy Carter, did nothing to prevent this disaster and when the Iranians saw how weak he was, they held the hostages for 444 days. What finally caused their release was the election of Republican President Ronald Reagan who promised to get the hostages released when he took office.

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‘Shortest war scare in history’ http://www.pagosasun.com/shortest-war-scare-in-history/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195405 Dear Editor:
Well, that had to be the shortest war scare in history.
After Trump turned a terrorist mastermind into a shoe box full of fragments, the media and the left (but I repeat myself) went into overdrive warning of Trump starting WWIII, the draft being reinstituted any crying “We’re all gonna die.”.
Then Iran backed down.

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Our coach, Scott Anderson http://www.pagosasun.com/our-coach-scott-anderson/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195401 Dear Editor:
No one could’ve played such a unique and powerful role in our lives as our coach, Scott Anderson. He began coaching nearly twenty years ago, and since then has shaped the lives and the futures of so many of us by being our leader, our friend, our running partner, our anatomy teacher, our motivator, and our guide. But all of these roles pale in comparison to his greatest quality: Coach is our example. He’s who we look up to, and I can’t think of a single person on our team, or even any person at all, that doesn’t want to be a little more like him.

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Tipton and HR 40 http://www.pagosasun.com/tipton-and-hr-40/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195409 Dear Editor:
I have been reading a good deal recently about the depressing situation of people of color in the United States. The more I dig into our history, the more I find signs that in addition to being a representative democracy with embedded principles of liberty ours is also a society constructed by fallible human beings subjected to, and subjecting others to, great and grave error.

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Left-handed http://www.pagosasun.com/left-handed/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:01 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195407 Dear Editor:
Ahhh, the “United States of America” … “One nation under God” … Yes, we are God’s children, God is the Father of all. As God’s children, we are expected to grow with goodness and love — “God is love.” Almost a Century ago, my parents were presented a darling baby girl — by all appearances, she was normal. However, as she grew, it became obvious that they were raising a little one who was born left-handed.

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Historic anniversary http://www.pagosasun.com/historic-anniversary-2/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:48 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194549 Dear Editor:
This week, on January the 8th, we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans which ended the War of 1812 with the British. That war was not popular at the time, and has been treated negatively by American historians since, as a conflict that accomplished nothing and was a huge expense in money and men. I think that is an extremely short sighted view, especially now with the advantage of hind sight.

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‘Shark hysteria’ http://www.pagosasun.com/shark-hysteria/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:41 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194547 Dear Editor:
As a biology teacher , I once had a 15 year old student who had a circular scar around his upper left arm caused by a non-fatal shark bite. I thought it was the coolest mark I had ever seen on a human body, far more interesting than any tattoo could be. This boy wanted to join the military. He took a phobia test in my class that indicated that he had no fears of anything, because of surviving the shark attack.

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County budget http://www.pagosasun.com/county-budget/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:37 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194545 Dear Editor:
Your December 26th article, “County approves 2020 budget”, notes Commissioner Wadley comment that, “We’re appropriating over $38 million dollars this morning and there not one member of the public other than the newspaper in the room”. A reasonable person might ask why the people that are being taxed to pay for all of this don’t seem to care enough to participate in how that money is going to be spent?

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‘No more war for oil’ http://www.pagosasun.com/no-more-war-for-oil/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194543 Dear Editor:
To divert attention from his Impeachment, the “Liar in Chief” and reality tv star is threatening to take the US into another war in the Middle East. We were lied into war with Iraq by many of the same Republican, neocon, “chicken hawks” in the Bush Administration that are pushing for war with Iran in Trump’s White House. We are now to believe that there is an imminent threat from Iran, while all along it has been this administration’s policy to provoke that country.

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