In defense of La Veta

Letter from Ryus Coffee Club

La Veta – October 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine


This letter is in response to the letter from Mr. Daniel G. Jennings, published in the July 2005 edition of Colorado Central. While most of us agree that the average price of residential real estate seems to be spiraling out of the reach of the ordinary citizen, especially in large cities, there seemed to be much in the letter that left us shaking our heads in wonder: in general, the idea that people in the service industry (sales, publishing, banking, artistry) are part of some “hype and speculation” conspiracy and in particular, that Mr. Jennings used our home town of La Veta, Colorado, as a prime example of what he seemed to think was wrong with America.

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