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Doom and gloom up for sale

Dear Editor:

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, I mean Honey Bee, to get my green smoothie from precious Kate.

I ran into owner/staff mascot Dave Danforth of the Aspen Daily News. I thanked him for the Sunday edition of his newspaper, complimenting him on the brilliance on photo choices. Expressing my opinion about the images of Mr. Chip Comins giving Gov. Ritter an “award,” I said, “if anyone deserves recognition for their commitment to action, it is Daryl Hannah,” who just happens to be on the next page with Mr. Comins in the Sunday paper.

I have been on the front lines with Daryl and Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who I love dearly and respect for their courage to take action.

Dave said to me, “Why don’t you stop thinking about it?”

I said, “Why don’t you stop printing doom and gloom?”

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He said, “I’ve got to make a living.”

Thank you, Dave, for some departing wisdom. I got it … bottom line … “money” is what it’s all about. Like the T-shirt I saw on the young lady walking down

Hollywood Boulevard, “No Money! No Honey!”

Nothing has changed for me in the last 50 years having sincere concern for clean water, air and the environment. Stopping war … that’s not going to happen.

Back to Gov. Ritter, if you want to see what drilling for natural gas and making compromises is all about, just drive from Glenwood Springs along the Colorado River to Grand Junction, a water source for a lot of people, and see for yourself.

Hinton Harrison

Aspen

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