Printed letters, Jan. 5, 2010

Make example of dog killer

I am so furious at the story about Steven Romero being bewildered about the allegations against him. Are you kidding me? What planet does he live on that makes it OK to drag a dog to death?

If he is convicted, I urge the authorities to throw the book at this guy and make him an example for all other animal abusers who feel they can get away with torturing animals. My wish would be “an eye for an eye.” What is the matter with people?


Dragging death of dog was a monstrous act

The dog dragging death will haunt me for weeks.  I am so full of rage (and pain for the poor dog) at the person who did this monstrous act of a cruel death that I cannot find the words to express what kind of a horrendous person this could be.

Thank you to The Daily Sentinel for giving this horrendous killing the coverage it deserved. Also thank you to the National Park Service for the time and effort put into solving this case.

To the judge who will be trying the case: Remember, this is a man allegedly capable of inflicting pain, suffering and death on a living, helpless, innocent animal.  Where might his cruelty reach?



Why was the alleged dog killer out of jail?

Regarding the alleged premeditated dog killer, Steven Romero, why is this man free to kill anything? He had five arrests in 2009.

If he’s not happy in jail, he should try being dragged behind a car like he is accused of doing to that dog. He’ll then find what unhappiness really is.

He says he doesn’t “get it.” Hello!

If convicted, the punishment he deserves is “an eye for an eye” and it won’t take long for him to “get it.”



Many helped foster kids have a better holiday

During the holiday season, it was especially apparent to us at the Mesa County Department of Human Services just how many special people we have living right here in the Grand Valley.

While there are many folks struggling during this economic recession, it didn’t stop several organizations and generous individuals from giving selflessly to ensure foster children in our community had not only the basic necessities, but a few gifts to open this holiday season as well.

On behalf of the DHS staff and our community, I want to take this opportunity to thank the organizations and individuals who are committed to foster children not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year.

These very kind and giving individuals include numerous public and private organizations as well as the many individuals who sponsored foster families in our community this holiday season.

Representatives from local organizations and community members put a tremendous amount of work into organizing the gift-giving events.

Their goal was to ensure that foster children in Mesa County, who could not be with their families during Christmas, had a happier holiday season and the opportunity to receive a few gifts.

I would like to personally thank each and every individual who participated in these events to help bring a little joy to our youth this holiday season. It is caring people like you that make me proud to live in Western Colorado.




Bennet is the antithesis of the original Mr. Smith

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” tells the story of a newly appointed senator, a non-politician to that point, who fights graft and pork-barrel proposals once he arrives in Washington D.C. His efforts actually were pointed towards limiting spending.

On the other hand, you have a recently appointed Colorado senator, Michael Bennet, who, according to Bill Grant, has indicated he would vote for the health care bill even if it would cost him his job. This scenario, instead of limiting spending, calls on “the people” to absorb tremendously high costs.

And, of course, the Michael Bennet scenario does raise the question: Why would such an ideal gesture cause Sen. Bennet to lose his job?

Answer (for the Bill Grants out there): Because such a vote is against the will of the people!



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