Hope and the next shoe

Hope and the next shoe

There are 2 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Feb 21, 2011, titled Hope and the next shoe. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

I t`s just about a month until the European classics season begins. On March 19, the 102nd edition of Milan San Remo, La Primavera, will kick it all off.

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EstesQueer

United States

#1 Feb 22, 2011
Would someone explain to me the value of professional cycling opinion columns in the Estes Park Trail Gazette? Cuz I don't get it. Estes is not a hotbed of any kind of cycling. There are no end of sources, better informed, better written, first-hand ones, for stories on the topic. Anyone who could possibly care has already read the same news and opinion pieces the writer of these cribs from.

How about covering the thing ***NOBODY ANYWHERE*** is covering, namely Estes Park news and issues? I know it's a struggle to fill your paper with anything at all, but giving your photographer a vanity column does nothing for anyone -- not readers, not advertisers and not your viability as a business.

This paper is nothing but fluff. Pretty pictures, endless and tedious blow by blow accounts of meetings, totally credulous recitations of the positions of town officials -- or just letting Town Hall write the front page. That's it.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS PUBLICATION???? DO YOU EVER STOP TO CONSIDER THE FUNCTION AND PURPOSE OF YOUR NEWSPAPER???? OR IS EVERYONE THERE JUST TRYING TO HANG ON AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, IN THE LEAST TAXING WAY POSSIBLE, BEFORE THEY HAVE TO GO TRY TO FIND A REAL JOB????
Feedback appreciated

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2011
Could you leave some comments about yourself for statistical purposes? What level of education have you completed? How many people do you employ? Do you have any journalistic background? Do you think you could write a column on dental appliances in India? What about growing up in the Deep South?

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