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The Denver Post’s off-track coverage

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As was noted in this week’s Off Limits, the glitch-ridden Georgetown Loop railroad didn’t open in time for last weekend’s Railroad Days celebration in Georgetown. Some travelers must have showed up in Georgetown expecting otherwise, since on Friday a Denver Post article written by John Wenzel encouraged Memorial Day revelers to “Ride the steam-operated historic Georgetown Loop Railroad” at the festival.

Whoops. If only Wenzel or his editors had read the newspapers (specifically their own paper) the day before. Then they would have seen Post writer Steve Lipsher’s report on how the train celebration was missing its train. Instead, the shoddy coverage made it look like the Georgetown railroad isn’t the only operation around here that’s malfunctioning. – Joel Warner

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