Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is July 28, 2014
home news sports feature opinionhappenings society obits techtips

Front Page » December 31, 2007 » Opinion » Letter to the Editor: Condolences for families
Published 2,401 days ago

Letter to the Editor: Condolences for families


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

By LARRY KIMBLE
Gunnison

Editor,

To whom it may concern, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families that have been affected in the tragedy in Emery County at the Crandall Canyon coal mine. Both for the rescuers and those they were desperately trying to save.

The heroism that was displayed by all the rescue efforts and individuals participating in those attempts, show that people really do love and care about each other. It shows that the basic principles on which this country was founded do still in fact exist, that we do care about our neighbors, friends, co-workers...

We are 48 individuals that in our own small way are having a bump in our road on life's journey. Nothing compared to the struggles that you have just gone through or are going through at this time in your life.

We would like you to know that you and your family and friends are in our prayers. We have followed your story every single day, ever since the collapse at the mine. It has brought an enormous amount of empathy and compassion for all of you. We wish we could help as unselfishly as those who gave their lives tying to save your men.

We have an evening meeting with the serenity prayer. We would like you to know that we take a moment of silence for you and your families in the hopes that you will be comforted in your losses. We sincerely want to express our condolences. Please know that you are in our prayers.

We are convicts doing time for drug offenses. We are in a program called HOPE. Your tragedy has touched us deeply. It has shown us that our drug addictions can be beaten. Whereas, your losses cannot be replaced. Please accept our sympathies and condolences.


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Web Poll  
April 25, 2011
Do you you think the national deficit that Congress has been struggling with can be better solved by increasing taxes or by cutting spending?
Increasing taxes
(35.28%)
Cutting spending
(43.18%)
Combination of both
(19.26%)
Don't know or don't care
(2.28%)
2103 total votes

Opinion  
December 31, 2007
Recent Opinion
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us
z