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Fri
11
Jan
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Retiree thankful for support

Dear Editor,
To the City of Ouray:  A big thank you! I would like to thank all of the folks who stopped in on Thursday, Dec. 20, for my "Retirement" Open House. It was truly a pleasure to serve as your Building Inspector for over 10 years. Thank you, also, to the Ouray City Staff for arranging this event. I will miss all of you, but you will see me around town.
Dennis Moyer
Building Inspector - Retired

Fri
11
Jan
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Food pantry thrives with generous help

Dear Editor,
The Ridgway Community Food Pantry would like to thank our wonderful community for their generous donations throughout this year. We have been privileged to serve 50 to 60 families per week and provide them with quality food to get them through a tough time. We could not do this without the generous donations of money, groceries and time that this community has provided for almost two years.

Fri
11
Jan
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Reporter has always been fair

Dear Editor,
I was disturbed by the tone and accusations against Beecher Threatt in last week’s letter to the editor from Susan Watson.
For years, Beecher Threatt has proven to be an invaluable and objective reporter for Ouray County. She provides us with both information and insight into important events and issues we the public need to know about. She does not editorialize and bias her information to fit the whims of individuals.
It appears this is not acceptable to Ms Watson because the information is not what she wants to see. Too bad. That is not Ms Threatt's job. I have reacted to many news reports over the years with letters to the editor and it has never occurred to me to "shoot" the messenger. Focus on the issues. Leave Beecher Threatt alone; she is serving us well.

Howard Greene
Ridgway

Fri
11
Jan
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Watson letter leaves wrong impact

Dear Editor,
I am responding to a letter to the editor written by Susan Watson, published in the Dec. 20 edition of this newspaper, which concerned the Ouray County Planning Commission (OCPC).

Fri
11
Jan
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Reporter missed the mark

Dear Editor,
Beecher Threatt missed an opportunity to educate The Plaindealer readers with her report on the Ouray County Planning Commission meeting held at the Land Use Building, Dec. 6. Those not in attendance missed the astute observations made by John Moss, Dudley Case and Jack Flowers regarding the direction the planning commission is taking our county, perhaps because it may have been perceived as being critical of Chair Ken Lipton; Vice-Chair, Sheelagh Williams; Karen Risch; and, Randy Parker. Curiously, Ms. Threatt had no problem casting Tim Currin and John Baskfield in a less than flattering light after both made excellent points about the onerous nature of these proposed changes to the visual impact regulations.

Sun
09
Dec
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Grateful to fire departments

Dear Editor,
We gratefully thank the men and women of the Ridgway and Ouray volunteer fire departments. By containing the horrendous fire in our shed, our homes were saved.
Sincerely,
Liza Clarke
Tyler and Katy Ferguson

Sun
09
Dec
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Babies come from banks

Dear Editor,
I was sorry to read about Dave Wood's death. Dave was what has in this era of sliced and diced derivatives become a rarity: a true community banker, who knew his customers as individuals. I did my first transaction with Dave at age 17, when he approved a business loan for  $700. Twenty years later, he approved a loan for a third in vitro fertilization attempt (the first two having failed). That attempt succeeded, and whenever I am in Ouray with my daughter Genevieve I never fail to point out the Citizens State Bank and remind her that is where her mother and I financed her.

Alan Hall
Albuquerque, N.M.

Mon
03
Dec
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Saving Thanksgiving

Just read the last Plaindealer on line.  You were very resourceful in saving your Thanksgiving dinner celebration for your large family.
Our son-in-law cooked our turkey at 475 degrees for 2 hrs. and it was perfect. I had my doubts at first but he had done a test run a few months ago to verify that Safeway's suggestion worked. Will mail you a print-out later but here is the recipe my husband typed.
Good luck in your next turkey venture.  Joy Junkert - by the way I am 82 also.

Joy Junkert

Ridgway

 

TURKEY TROT (Dick Court)

 

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