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Yes, Mr. Christensen, you might be a weirdo pervert today, but remember, in time you will do as you please and society will love you for it. There's light at the end of the tunnel...

Fred Webber
Denver

A Real Boom and Bust Cycle
Regarding Richard Fleming's "Hot Property," in the June 14 issue:
The boom in growth that Colorado is currently undergoing is bad enough. But when developers start talking about building almost on top of Rocky Flats, it is time for people who truly care about this state to speak out.

I can remember a time when real estate agents were required to warn people who wanted to buy houses that were close to Rocky Flats. And now we want to build them even closer? Years from now, who will remember to tell them what's in the ground?

In fact, years from now, will we even know what is in the ground? Will we know what is in the water? Will we know what is in the air? Will we ever really know the extent of the damage that resulted from the insanity of the Cold War and this country's military-industrial complex?

By all means, go ahead and develop the land around Rocky Flats. But do not be surprised by what might follow.

J.T. Dyer
Adams County

Speaking on behalf of many in our Blue Mountain community, we wanted you to know how pleased we are with the professional way your reporter Richard Fleming represented Westword while working on the article "Hot Property."

The many concerns we have had during the past several years as various facets of this project unfolded were reported factually and fairly. Richard Fleming is a very skilled writer, as well as a patient listener who endured the many lengthy explanations and concerns shared by the area's residents.

We feel Mr. Fleming is a credit to his profession, and we appreciate the willingness of Westword to write articles such as this to expose the truth. Thanks!

David DePenning
Concerned Citizens of Blue Mountain

The Wolverine's at the Door!
This is in reference to "Wildlife on the Move!" by Robin Chotzinoff and Eric Dexheimer, in the June 7 issue, and specifically the section on wolverines.

I don't believe I've ever heard of the Biodiversity Legal Foundation of Boulder. However, I would be willing to bet that they get their information from the Division of Wildlife and gather research from behind their desks. The Division of Wildlife is not any better. They say they would like anyone who has actually seen a wolverine to file a report with them. Good luck!

They are not interested in hearing about predators in Colorado. I've tried to tell them. Within the span of two years, both my hunting partner of thirteen years and I have seen these animals on separate occasions within a thirty-mile radius, not twenty miles from a popular ski area!

The wolverines are probably much better off without all these so-called experts knowing their whereabouts. They seem to be getting along just fine without them. They all want you to hand them absolute proof before they will even consider getting their lazy asses out of their chairs. You mean actually go out into the mountains and look for these animals? God forbid!

Well, I know I would just as soon you Division of Wildlife people stay right in your chairs where you belong. I thank you, my hunting partner thanks you, and I'm quite positive the wolverine thanks you most of all.

"I don't believe there's any evidence we have any wolverines in Colorado," says Jasper Carlton, director of the Biodiversity Legal Foundation. You know, now that I think about it, I haven't seen one either the whole time I've been at my desk typing this letter. I stand corrected.

Michael Dafni
Lakewood

A Class Act
I really enjoy reading your paper, as I refuse to follow the dailies. However, I was very disappointed with the article regarding Rita Montero, a lady who has turned her life around and has worked hard to accomplish her goals (Arthur Hodges's "Educating Rita," June 7). I also was raised during this era and knew some of the carnals and carnalas mentioned in the article. I also think if it were not for people like Corky, Kiko, et al., our Raza would not be where we are today. Through the efforts and sacrifices of these people, our children were able to rise academically and to realize the dreams we never could. God bless you, Rita.

Daniel C. Martinez Sr.
Denver

Keep It Quiet
Steve Jackson's article "The Quiet Man," in the June 14 issue, was the best thing I have ever read in Westword. I think it's worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.

Usually the only thing I read is the restaurant reviews, which are also very helpful and well-written.

Congratulations!
Mary Johnson
Denver

Gallo Scores Again
It was truly a moving experience to read Bill Gallo's account of Roger Maris's role in baseball's annals ("An Asterisk Is Born," June 21).

Gallo somehow immerses himself into the being of his subject. I recall his sensitivity in a past article he wrote about the Lady Buffs at the beginning of basketball coach Ceal Barry's renaissance of women's basketball at CU.

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