Sunday, November 22, 2009


The article I read was called "Springs girl, 14, dies in Breckenridge ski accident" by Kieran Nicholson which stated that a girl skiing at Breckenridge died while skiing, this is important to all who ski or snowboard in Breckenridge. This is important to me because I snowboard at Breckenridge and I need to know that I need to be safe where I snowboard. If I'm not safe, I may end up seriously hurt. Many people ski and snowboard at Breckenridge but some also do not know the dangers on snowboarding or skiing. Even at other spots to do those things. But Breckenridge, happens to be one of the places that are not the safest.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PLN 23

In this article, "Greeley police say crime is down in 2009" by Howard Prankratz, it explains the change in crime rates which is important to our safety. It has been said that the rates in crime have no decreased greatly. This is important because we as people need to feel safe in our homes and know we are protected. If crime decreases, we get more of a sense of security. If this continues, more people will begin to feel safe and there will be less of a panic going around in their homes. Safety is a priority for America, and it seems we are now beginning to overcome the crime. And we are slowly moving away from the fear of crime, as it decreases.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


In the article "Trooper hit, injured at crash site in Mesa County" by The Denver Post, it speaks of how a state trooper got hit by another driver as he was inspecting a crash site, this shows how important safe driving can be. This officer was doing nothing wrong, he was helping others. And this careless driving injured him greatly. Careless driving is horrible. Many people have been affected and they were not even doing anything wrong. I believe we must fix this world of careless driving.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


In this article, "Put fourth our best writing skills," What does it mean you may ask? Douglas Hesse's point is to tell us all how important our future in writing is.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

PLN 21

Gunman kills 12, wounds 31 at Fort Hood


The article I read was called "Gunman kills 12, wounds 31 at Fort Hood" by MSNBC and it was speaking about the shootings of which were done down in Fort Hood, Texas, which is the 1st Cavalry Division; this is important to me because one of my recruiters, SGT Zapata, used to be stationed in Fort Hood. On Thursday when I saw him at Future Soldiers Training, he seemed in a total daze. He knew many stationed down in Fort Hood, this also shows that we can be attacked at any moment. It was almost worrisome to see the state Zapata was in. He wasn't talking to anyone, and staring at his desk. The most he would do was go onto his computer to find out more news about the fort. His wife came in to talk to him and he still was in a different world. This fort was attacked without warning, and it harmed many people throughout America.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I happened upon an article called "Gang ringleader gets 32 years in prison" By Howard Pankratz which was speaking about how a gang leader has been arrested and has 32 years in prison, this is important because many of us want safety in our city. And with gang leaders being put in jail, it is just getting us closer and closer to getting gangs limited. Gangs have always been a problem in this world. And they are dangerous and make others feel unsafe. What this means with this leader being arrested, we are coming closer to ending the gang. Once the gang is ended, some fear is ended, with that fear being ended, without fear, comes safety. I am proud of our police force and that we can live under the eyes of Denver's finest.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I read an article today called "Silverthorne approves rules for pot dispensaries" which was made by The Associated Press; this was speaking about the new laws for the production and sales of marijuana which can affect many of us because marijuana is a powerful drug and if someone was to get cancer, they would probably get a medical marijuana card. The laws are now changing. A few years ago, the thought of marijuana being legal was totally out of the question. But now, it is becoming legal. We are living in a new world that is becoming worse. Marijuana may be becoming legal, but it's still a drug. I believe that alcohol is more intoxicating than marijuana though. Maybe marijuana should be legal instead of alcohol though. Alcohol can get you hung-over, it can give you alcohol poisoning, it can have affects on your liver, it controls you. It can kill you, it makes you more daring. When was the last time you heard about a driver that crashed and killed someone but the driver was stoned? You don't. Because marijuana just makes you want to sit around and watch Ren and Stimpy all day. When was the last time you heard of a drunk driver killing a family? I don't know maybe... a week ago? Marijuana is now basically legal but I believe the alcohol laws should be relooked.