Hats off to the Herald for cutting though all the political games and identifying two important local reasons why Congress needs to start working together (editorial, “Lame duck business,” Herald, Dec. 6). Hermosa Creek and the San Juan Mountains are why so many of us choose to live in this special place. It’s also why so many people from across the region have come together to work on legislation that ensures the future of these places.
We are fortunate to have two senators who are willing to fight to protect these places, even when the rest of Congress is more interested in fighting with one another. I know Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet will push for Hermosa Creek and the San Juan Mountains until the bitter end. I just hope other lawmakers will join them and get something done.