With regard to the quotation from Fort Lewis College history professor Duane Smith (Herald, March 7) saying, today's
(county commissioner) board is for a modern era in contrast to the old days when good ol' boys guarded their narrow
interests and spats with the city dominated the agenda": Problems are to be dealt with in every era. Obviously, with a
larger population, there are larger problems.
There also is a much larger salary, as was pointed out. To discount former commissioners' efforts is not only unfair
but inaccurate and a sweeping generalization. In 20 years, perhaps a current young local historian may put today's
commissioners in the good ol' girl and boy category.
Ah, revisionist history.
Elaine Slade, Hesperus