Maybe now that the Fort has new leadership, it could finally update the Welcome to Fort Lewis College" entry sign on
Fort Lewis Drive with its references to construction projects to be completed in 1999." I seriously doubt that
impresses any prospective students or their parents. - Not Living in the Past
Of all the rotten luck.
When Action Line visited Colorado's Campus in the Sky to investigate the situation, the outdated sign was gone.
Seems that FLC successfully completed some spring cleaning.
That sign was up for a long time while another sign was supposed to be in the works," said an anonymous source
familiar with the situation.
And no, the source was not Mrs. Action Line.
Just for the record, the snitch is a well-connected guy at the Fort who likes his job so he doesn't want his name in
the paper. Smart fellow.
Someone higher up finally had it and told crews to remove the old sign before its replacement was ready."
So now, the FLC billboard's Our Future" section is just a big vacant area.
Some people might get the wrong impression, but the college has a bright tomorrow despite the gloomy budget
An open billboard is an apt metaphor. Higher education is all about discovering potential, right? What better
represents a limitless future than blank space?
As they say in school, you have to use your imagination.
What is the elevation of the snow mountain at the BMX track, and when is the mountain going to leave town and go down
river? - Old Mountain Climber
Mount BMX is composed of 1,100 dump-truckloads of snow removed this winter from Durango's streets.
It's a modest lump by San Juan standards, but it's a treacherous peak nonetheless.
Shrouded in icky black dirt and slicker than you know what, the towering summit tempts none but the most intrepid
In other words, ain't no way Action Line is going to climb that pile of slop to take a GPS reading!
Not that any height measurements would be accurate.
The elevation changes with every warm day," said Dave Grey, with the Durango office of the U.S. Geological Survey.
With all the dust and street grime, it melts a lot faster than you think."
The anticipated disappearance date is anyone's guess, he said.
Last year, we thought the snow mound would be gone by August, but it melted by the first of July," he said, adding
that readers should start their own betting pool.
Action Line predicts Mount BMX will revert completely to its liquid state and be on its way to Farmington at 3:17 p.m.
The Mea Culpa Mailbag could see this one coming a mile away.
The column that brashly pooh-poohed season pass price hikes for skiers age 70 and older was rude,
insensitive and condescending,"
says a reader named Senior Skier Sympathizer.
Do you have something against seniors?" she asked.
OK, so you outlined all the (pass holder) benefits, noting that $149 is still a bargain price. So it is, but that's
not the point. Senior skiers had all these benefits last year at $99. The point is the 50 percent increase,"
You're very presumptuous to think that senior skiers have all this disposable income and could easily afford it," she
Many seniors live on a fixed income and have a hard enough time as it is. Perhaps on a limited fixed income, skiing is
the only pleasure this person has."
The reader adds: By the way, I pay full price for an all-season pass, but I have compassion for seniors, something you
don't seem to have."
By way of rebuttal, isn't compassion making sure that no senior goes hungry, shivers in the cold, lacks human dignity
or lives in penury?
Advocating for a cheap lift ticket is not an act of compassion, at least not in Action Line's book.
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