February 10, 2016

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A sweet SB 50 win

When your team is a 5.5-point underdog in the biggest game, your opponent has just received most valuable player and coaches awards, when 9 out of 10 sports pundits pick the other guys and their flashy 17-1 record, when the other guys’ quarterback is supposedly the next Superman and acts the part, walking away with a win is sweet indeed.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
‘Religion about Jesus, not of Jesus’
Posted: February 09, 2016

Dear Editor:

I was certainly glad to read a letter from the Rev. Bill Cate, First Lutheran Church in Salida, in The Mountain Mail concerning the editorial by MJB in which Merle said that God was the same person in Judaism, Islam and Christianity, only a different name.

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How about building apartments?
Posted: February 09, 2016

Dear Editor:

Workforce housing or affordable housing? On Dec. 1, Joe DeLuca gave a presentation on workforce tiny home rentals. He stated average rentals in Salida are $800 to $1,300 and there is a shortage. This is true. 

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Monday 02/08/2016
Chaffee Red Cross offers thanks
Posted: February 08, 2016

Dear Editor:

Our Red Cross disaster team was called to assist the owner of a mobile home that caught fire on Tuesday evening.

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‘Please don’t bash Hillary’
Posted: February 08, 2016

Dear Editor:

This is another letter addressed to Democrats only. Again, I’d ask my Republican friends to stop reading at this point – please go back to dreaming about President Cruz/Trump/Rubio suppressing voting rights, until registered Republicans only are eligible to vote in general elections. 

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Friday 02/05/2016
Chamber director offers thanks
Posted: February 05, 2016

Dear Editor:

“Taking Salida to the Top” was the theme of the Salida chamber’s annual Community Awards, signifying recognition of our communities’ peak performers. 

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Reader praises Mellsop column
Posted: February 05, 2016

Dear Editor:

I woke up feeling the urge to write something about the life I share with a wonderful woman, an extraordinary dog, a sparkling community and a dawn that was in the early stages of exploding across a snow-covered front yard. 

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Thanks for making reader’s day
Posted: February 04, 2016

Dear Editor:

I’m not sure who to send this to, but I had a wonderful experience today and wanted to share it. 

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FCRJ offers thanks for move
Posted: February 04, 2016

Dear Editor:

As the executive director of Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ), I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and great gratitude for the outpouring of recent support that we experienced throughout our recent move to the county courthouse.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Readers list what Salida means
Posted: February 03, 2016

Dear Editor: 

For the past several years my husband and I have spent winter months in Salida. 

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Thanks for family support
Posted: February 03, 2016

Dear Editor:

The family of Phillip Micklich would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who sent condolences in the form of cards, calls, contributions and personal contacts. 

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Appreciates Monarch Park trail
Posted: February 02, 2016

Dear Editor:

Thank you to Salida District Ranger James Pitts with the U.S. Forest Service for supervising the creation of a new trail into Monarch Park. 

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Reader is ‘appalled and disgusted’
Posted: February 02, 2016

Dear Editor:

I was totally appalled and disgusted after reading the Loyal Duke article by LaRue W. Johnson in the paper today. It was a “tribute” to his dog that was killed on the highway because the good doctor was fishing next to U.S. 50 and, instead of doing what a responsible dog owner would and keeping his dogs on a leash or within sight, let his dogs run loose. 

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Thanks for Christmas program
Posted: February 02, 2016

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the people who made it possible for me to refurbish bikes for the Salida Elks Lodge’s 2015 Christmas program for needy families. 

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Monday 02/01/2016
Offers reaction to locker rooms
Posted: February 01, 2016

Dear Editor:

Attention all male swimmers. For those men who have not been swimming at our beautiful pool lately, you may be in for a surprise on your next visit. I went swimming today for the first time in a couple of weeks and was angered at what they had done to our locker rooms.

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Glad to see Mellsop’s column
Posted: February 01, 2016

Dear Editor:

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Responds to MJB editorial
Posted: February 01, 2016

Dear Editor:

I had intended to ignore this topic, but after MJB reinforced a common misconception in his editorial on Jan. 29, I feel compelled to respond. 

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Friday 01/29/2016
Reader offers thumbs up to Hersch
Posted: January 29, 2016

Dear Editor:

Refreshing!

Congratulations to Zeke Hersch (Mountain Mail letter to the editor Jan. 28) for bringing into focus the dissonance between our current young people and the adults who pretend that their own adolescence was somehow substantively different.

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Only peace can give time to heal
Posted: January 29, 2016

Dear Editor:

Some may argue that earth had been messed up by human arrogance, which thinks it has the right to kill and destroy.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Agreeing with Bishop’s letter
Posted: January 28, 2016

Dear Editor:

Kudus to Dan Bishop for his recent letter entitled “Seeking truth amidst chaos.” 

Dan mentions the necessity to think critically about what we hear and read. 

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Young reader talks about sexting
Posted: January 28, 2016

Dear Editor: 

To say the least, I am disappointed in the last article about sexting. 

To start off, I know plenty of things about sexting, and I know some of the problems it has caused in our modern world. I get why it is a big deal and people are getting in trouble if it is unwelcomed by a person, but if both the people are engaging and are welcoming it, why are people making such a big deal out of it? 

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Reader urges picking up after dogs
Posted: January 27, 2016

Dear Editor:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I love living in Salida, as I know many of you do. I use our many trails, parks and roads year-round, just as do you. 

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Small town, big hearts
Posted: January 27, 2016

Dear Editor:

Lucky residents of Salida know how special this small town is, the connections you make for your entire lives. Students connect with teachers, teachers connect with families, and the circle continues with students being supported by a large community of parents.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
‘The last refuge of a scoundrel’
Posted: January 26, 2016

Dear Editor:

Samuel Johnson wrote, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” And a scoundrel has bullied and taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore.

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Reader encourages votes for Felt
Posted: January 26, 2016

Dear Editor:

For some time, I have been meaning to write a letter to the Mountain Mail to compliment Greg Felt on his Fishing Report column. I don’t know why I started reading about fishing as I neither fish nor hunt. 

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Monday 01/25/2016
Seeking truth amidst chaos
Posted: January 25, 2016

Dear Editor:

The human brain is the one physical characteristic that most distinguishes humans from other animals. Though not the largest brain among mammals, it is the most functional. 

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‘Desperately need health care clinics’
Posted: January 25, 2016

Dear Editor:

The following is an excerpt from a recent PERA newsletter titled “The Cost of Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits.” 

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Friday 01/22/2016
Can’t say enough about hospital
Posted: January 22, 2016

Dear Editor:

I just had a local awesome experience I want to share with our community. 

Basically, I visited our Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center for a quick test. That test led to others, followed by a 5-day stay at the hospital with concerns about my heart, kidney, prostate and lung conditions. Wow! That’s a lot to get caught up on.

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