Scott A. Adamson

The letters in the December 20 issue regarding Alan Prendergast's light-rail story all sound suspiciously the same--much as light-rail supporters sound the same at all the meetings they attend. Cars cost money, highways cost money, blah blah blah. May all these policy wonks take a right turn onto the light-rail tracks at just the wrong time.

Harry Rogers

A Real Museum Piece
Regarding Elana Ashanti Jefferson's "Going to Pieces," in the December 6 issue:
I first came to Denver as a child of half a dozen years. My father refused to drive through downtown, claiming that the places he wanted to visit were all gone. But skirting the edge of a city with a cloud of pollution being its only outstanding feature, a wonderful museum came quickly into focus. The Forney Transportation Museum was an exciting place for my whole family. There was nothing like it. Of course, the museums of today are more interactive, but the Forney still holds its own. I just wish I could play on the trains as I did a quarter-century ago.

Now, some labeled the museum's owner as a "character." I think of him as someone who showcased possessions of great character. As for the Denver Planning Office and its sheep--do they know what they are doing? I think not. Look at that project across the river, Elitch's, subsidized with millions of your tax dollars. Now the city wants to take back plans for a park in the valley--a view corridor, as it's called--to put another entertainment complex next to Union Station. Plans that took years to develop are tossed into the wind.

In the last two years I've seen enough broken promises and broken laws to consider the Denver Planning Office incompetent. Perhaps cuts in its staff could help pay for the sixth runway at DIA. Or perhaps the city would allow the Forney to move into Concourse A. But that might go against plans for a museum of government employees!

Jack Simpson

Class Dismissed
Regarding Kyle Wagner's "Class Acts," in the December 13 issue:
In the caption for the review, you say that "Assignments passes the taste test," yet the body of the review doesn't really have a preponderance of good comments. I had a very lackluster meal there, and it took forever to get our food--which looked beautiful but was as bland as paper with no color added.

Let us head up our articles with truth, not misleading blurbs.
Paul Kupler

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