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An invitation to see what it’s like

Dear Editor:

I am all for participating in conservation of our wilderness and national forests. I personally believe that we do not do enough. It’s what I thought of when I took the oath to defend this country. My home.

However, veterans in this state do need that funding from the Colorado Lottery scratch game that is proposed. We need that funding very badly. Commissioner Rachel Richards, before you ask that veterans not receive this funding, I would like you to please be patient and try to see the other side of the fence.



I have to drive several times a month to Grand Junction for treatments due to injuries from service. I have appointments Monday, April, 16. It will be an all-day long trip. Three hours there, four hours of treatment, three back.

Why don’t you ride along and see with your own eyes before going forward with your decision to take away funds that disabled veterans desperately need? That is all I am asking.



You have to remember: Without veterans to defend our freedoms, we would not have our forests and schools. We would not have those freedoms or services without veterans. I hope you accept my invitation.

Russ Williamson

Woody Creek


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