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The wildlife was here before the birdies; elk harassment is an outrage
Editor:
Maybe the citizens of Evergreen need to protest the Hiwan Golf Club for the elk, deer and other animals in Evergreen. We live in the mountains of Colorado, and the wildlife have been here first. We need to live with the wildlife. If you do not want to live with the wildlife, please leave Evergreen — that is the bottom line. The elk or wildlife do not care about your money or wealth, so leave them alone.
I could say more, but I better stop there!
Barbara J. Miller
Evergreen

Column backing Rick Perry another example of GOP slant
Editor:
I initially thought that the Courier’s inclusion of Russ Campbell’s recent article promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the best choice for the Republican nomination for president was simply an attempt to add some comedy to the Courier. After all, Perry’s most famous “accomplishment” has been the execution of more than 250 people. But after further thought, I realized that the use of Campbell’s article was simply as a complement to Rob Witwer’s continuing Republicanism and just another solidification of the Courier’s apparent chosen role as the “Republican Bugle” of the local foothills. Actually, your bugle is becoming deafening.
Jack F. Salter
Evergreen

Removal of traffic light in Bergen Park was a foolish move by Jeffco
Editor:
I travel through the Bergen Parkway/Bergen Village intersection probably two or three times a day, and I can’t honestly tell you it has ever saved me one second of time. Instead, I have waited many a minute while drivers try to decide who should go first. Let’s see, is it the car on the right or the left?
I have also sat and took a deep breath a few times when I was almost hit by a driver that did not even stop at the flashing lights. I must say that I more than agree with the Candid Curmudgeons column about avoiding an accident for a pedestrian by repairing the existing lights. But I have to add that not only are the pedestrians in danger, it is also the drivers!
I would like to know who in the first place was complaining about needing to travel faster on Bergen Parkway. Perhaps it was just another way that the traffic department could justify its expenses by trying to fix something that wasn’t broken. Maybe we should not have spent so much money replacing signals on Evergreen Parkway this summer that didn’t seem to need replacing.
I agree that the Jeffco traffic department, before taking out our signal, should call for a public hearing to find out what those of us who actually walk and drive through that intersection on a daily basis need.
Cynthia Makowski
Evergreen