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Gosh, where is the love? Monday can be a little rough but this one was pretty intense. You’d think that with the beautiful weather we are having peace and joy would reign supreme, but apparently not.
First off the newspaper got a call from someone who told us to quit sending them renewal notices because they weren’t going to renew. Now for all of you out there in readership land: when your subscription is about to expire you get a notice the month before, the month of, and one month later. It’s a program in the administration site and has existed forever. So if you get that first one and don’t want to renew and don’t want to be reminded two more times, give us a call and we’ll take care of it.
Then we got the “Letter to the Editor” about our integrity, etc. I believe strongly in the right of free speech so we are printing it but when my integrity is questioned, I feel a strong need to respond.
For whatever reason this person has been mad at the paper for six years (we haven’t even owned it for three), and apparently a friend wanted him to read the article about the Metro District. He seemed to question where the new library was going and wrote in the margin “Why? No B.B.S.” I’m not sure what that means, but apparently it means that reporting exactly what happened at the metro meeting shows a lack of integrity and breaks the rules of journalism? Gosh, maybe I should have made stuff up. After I finish this I’ll break out my journalism 101 books and check.
Or maybe our lack of journalism (integrity) is from the mast head where we list every community that has ever existed in Pueblo County for the last four thousand years. I am sure the writer didn’t know we followed the lead of the Westcliffe paper on that list. It makes it possible to run legal notices in a newspaper. It has nothing to do with incorporated or non-incorporated, it has to do with advertising. But who knows, they may have been mad at the Westcliffe paper for six years also.
Then to make it a trifecta, someone else called and due to a computer glitch he was a little upset. Now that one I probably understand a little better. I had a conversation with a local business very early in the morning and expected them not only to have no problems of there own, but to solve mine as well. I apologize in print if I was rude, although I don’t think I was.
All of this saved you from my original Viewpoint. One of these weeks will tell you what a heart surgeon says about lowering your cholesterol. Those of you who still believe in man-made global warming (another myth) may not want to read it.