Sift Through The Sarcasm
Instead of poking fun at an event (“Ollying the Bible,” September), we should appreciate that local churches are willing to pioneer new means of connecting with younger generations. In a country that raises its eyebrows disapprovingly at the name “Jesus” thus an uphill battle for the church to interest youth. I think that meeting kids where they are at is indeed a great marketing strategy. When there are so many other directions vying for a kid’s attention, why shouldn’t the church compete even harder? I hope some readers were able to see through the sarcastic tone of the article and value the creative effort of the church to engage in kids’ lives.
—Amy Helling, Lafayette
Erie Trying To Grab Too Much Land
If the Town of Erie was going to build an attached trail along County Line Road (“Boiling Point: That Evil Word: Condemnation,” August), within their existing road right-of-way, don’t you think it would actually already be built? What the town is not telling everyone is that they want an additional 30 feet from the existing right-of-way for it to be a “detached” meandering trail. That’s a big difference for the homeowners who live along County Line and only have a 45-foot setback from the road.
Additionally, there are other options Erie has yet to explore for a truly Safe Route to School, located on the boundary between the proposed Lost Creek Farm and Osprey Development.
I think if we want what’s truly best and safest for our children, let’s demand a look at all the options.
—Marie Lin Gabriella, County Line Road Resident, Unincorporated Boulder County
We Loathe That You Loathe Us
I loathed that The Yellow Scene found a resolution opposing the Iraq War “meaningless” (“Slumber Session,” June). Your obvious hostility toward taking a principled stand promotes apathy. Chalk one more publication up to being part of the problem and not the solution. I now loathe The Yellow Scene.
—Amy Meier, Longmont
Editor’s Note: We loathe getting hate mail, but in this case we stand by our position that state lawmakers should be more concerned with Colorado’s education, roads and healthcare than bickering over a bill opposing President Bush’s Iraq War.
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Corrections: They Might Be Giants have done a lot of things in its career, but they never wrote that catching Istanbul song as we reported (“They Might Still Be New Wave,” September). They just sang it into pop culture history. Also, in an ad for Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch, we gave you the wrong website.