"Hot Spot," Patricia Calhoun, June 6
I hope someone makes copies of Patricia Calhoun's latest column about Rocky Flats and posts them at Candelas. The people looking at that development need to know that the open space to the north might seem like an amenity, but could be a deadly hazard.
I've always wanted to live in a nuclear test range.
Posted at westword.com
It's always exciting to hear about the ongoing injustice that defines Rocky Flats. The day the truth comes out (assuming it eventually will, as someone will no doubt profit from that information) will be a very exciting day. Sadly, justice will only be served if that day comes before the guilty die of old age in luxurious surroundings and the victims just conveniently die.
Thank you for the fine article regarding the Candelas development.
In the fifteen years my sister Susan Hurst and I worked to get the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant closed and cleaned up, we hoped and prayed they would not try to reuse this property and draw young people to that area who are more susceptible to the biological effects of ionizing radiation.
"Tokyo Dreaming," Off Limits, June 6
I just finished reading this article and was quite surprised that there had been a Japanese internment camp in Granada, Colorado. I recall driving through northern Wyoming and reading a highway marker that "talked" about the huge internment camp that was in the Big Horn basin. I think this is good historical-movie material.
One thing I did notice in the article was the omission of any reference to the Domo restaurant, museum and garden. I think it warrants an eighth addition — not in numerical order of importance — of things to see and know in Denver about Japanese culture.
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I was surprised that in the lineup of seven ways Japanese culture has affected Denver, you didn't mention Domo: the Japanese restaurant, garden and cultural center down the street from the Tenth and Osage light-rail station. If you've ever been, you know it's a gem in the city — there's nothing else like it. If you haven't been, you need to go!
Was there any particular reason why it wasn't mentioned in an article about Japanese culture in Denver? I'm curious.