Put the golf clubs


back in the closet


How is it possible that the majority of us still are abiding by Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home order, but all these golfers are hanging out in groups and most are without masks?


Our high school seniors are missing out on their final year of memories, sports, dances and graduation ceremonies, yet the golfers are allowed to golf and be in large groups. I guess it's more important to hit a hole in one than for seniors to be able to see all of their hard work recognized by at least being able to receive their diplomas.


We need to figure out a way for our seniors to be able to at least be given that final high school memories of receiving their diplomas with their fellow classmates in person. The class of 2020 put in the hard work for 12 years, so let's figure something out.


Just another example of how it's not what you know, it’s who you know.


Elaine Estrada, Pueblo


More irony


Some people may not know that the president of our country, notwithstanding whatever wealth he still is able to boast, had terrible credit when he entered office. For decades, no U.S. bank would lend him money due to his record of disastrous business deals.


Now, this same fellow manages to get his name printed on the relief checks that our government is sending to people in need as a result of the coronavirus, as if he somehow were the endorser of this money. But the source of these trillions, all borrowed, really is the good credit of the hardworking American public.


By co-opting the American public`s good credit, the man in the White House further proves that there is no depth to which he will not stoop to improve his status and that he remains one of the greatest frauds of all time.


Let us hope that his name does not forebode the same fate to our country as it has so many of his businesses.


Tom Simms, Pueblo


Earth Day, 50th anniversary


At a time when public health depends on our individual commitment to social distancing, finding some time in Colorado’s great outdoors can be the best way to refresh our spirits. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s critically important to realize the significance and purpose of April 22 ― the protection and preservation of our natural habitat so we can continue to enjoy its wonders for years to come.


Environmental innovation starts with the products we consume in our local communities and America’s beverage companies are designing our plastic bottles to be 100 percent recyclable. Last year, the Coca-Cola Co., Keurig, Dr Pepper and PepsiCo, in collaboration with Closed Loop Partners and The Recycling Partnership, launched a new initiative called Every Bottle Back.


The Colorado Beverage Association is working diligently to support community efforts to bolster the resources and infrastructure needed to get more of our valuable bottles back and share information with consumers that help us protect our planet and our pristine outdoors.


Please join us in thanking our members and community partners who are committed to keeping our neighborhoods, parks and great outdoors clean ― especially now, when we all need a daily dose of sunshine and fresh air.


Mary Marchun, Denver


Executive director


Colorado Beverage Association