Call it what you want, but keep ‘Cops and Robbers’ |

Call it what you want, but keep ‘Cops and Robbers’

To the Editor:

Whether you call it “Cops and Robbers,” “Cops and Courts” or something else, we don’t care.

What we do care about is the crime that is happening in our community. While the Grand County rumor mill is infamous, it has been the Manifest and Sky-Hi News that has kept us informed.

We care deeply about one another. Besides our family, friends and neighbors, we know our law enforcement officers and judges by name and face.

We have seen all of us be human … this means BIG mistakes and BIG triumphs as well as run-of-the mill, everyday humanity. No matter what, as a community, we understand that all of us have the potential to be stupid or brilliant or average.

As an editor, it is your job to communicate with professionalism and sensitivity the “stuff” that happens in our community. We do not need sensationalism or national news from a local paper. We can turn on the television or the computer for that.

What we want and need from a community newspaper is information about what is happening right here in Grand County, reported with sensitive consideration for the humanity that is happening to all of us.

Brilliance and stupidity, champions and butt heads … we have all behaved in all these ways. In such a small place, our behavior and how we view it affects all of us.

For years, we have been spoiled by human/community reporting. They were brilliant and made mistakes too. While we are adjusting to the changes you are bringing, we sigh and question “why are you fixing something that wasn’t broken?”

While you’re at it, would you consider bringing back the real estate section along with the real estate transactions and our beloved Builder Dogs, please? We want to know what our neighbor sold their place for.

And, one of the most prolific comments I hear from visitors is “I love it that every pickup truck has a dog in the front seat.”

Thanks for asking us what we want.

Beth Tisdel


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