Smoke shacks are the worst-kept secret in Colorado

The legendary, and lavish, Leo's in Breckenridge.

"Secret Stashes," William Breathes, March 1

Bowled Over

About time! Among my friends who ski and board, the smoke shacks are the worst-kept secret in Colorado — but I'd never seen a story about them. Thanks to William Breathes for finally doing a piece, and keeping the locations just hidden enough. This should open some eyes to just how cool Colorado can be.

Marty Fine


Whoa! People in Colorado ski and smoke pot? Yet another fine bit of investigative reporting by this crack team of go-getters. I got a tip for you: There's these things called dog parks that not many people know about. Oh, and someone could write about a kid who plays canasta, way edgier than bridge.

Dave Garner


Sometimes you gotta have medical marijuana to ease the pain in those knees or back in order to enjoy being on the mountain just like before the pain/injury happened. Now, if there was just a medical marijuana dispensary or caregiver set up in some of those shacks...

Brian Elements


Lemmings in Gore-Tex, indeed. I've been skiing and climbing for thirty years. Nothing new about this "story." Smoke if you want. Or not. But there is no value in this piece. Just because the backdrop is snowboarding does not mean that it is not a story about drug use. But then, given that 80 percent of the ad revenue for this rag comes from dispensaries and "self-employed models," it fits quite nicely, I suppose. I've got a red card, but I don't agree with romanticizing controlled substances for the sake of pandering to the hedonistic, narcissistic droves.

Petr Czestiv

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"Still Going," Michael Paglia, March 1

Comic Relief

I thought I'd impart some knowledge that you cannot have because Michael Paglia is too young, like all present art critics. Clyfford Still's early works and Philip Guston's later ones share this: They borrow from the funnies of their youths — "Popeye," by E.C. Segar, in Still's case, and "Mutt and Jeff," by Bud Fisher, in Guston's.  

Eugene Deikman Denver

Ask a Mexican, Gustavo Arellano, February 23

More Comic Relief

In his February 23 column, Gustavo provided tips for Altruistic Alabaman for learning Spanish. Here's another: comic books. Read them at your own pace, and see the actions or things represented by the words. I did this for French, although in that language there are larger, hard-cover books aimed at wider age ranges (e.g., Tintin, Asterix). It helped me a lot.

Dick Hess


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