Especially in light of recent downsizing (and I assumed, maximization of content), why did you publish Don Gale’s opinion on the editorial page Aug. 10?

His credentials are listed as “Don Gale believes thoughtful human beings should be just that — thoughtful.” Really? Well, me, too, but I don’t think my opinion (which would be based on at least as well-informed a background as his) should appear in the newspaper.

Yes, good points — use technology, thought, science, the military; you can say that about a lot of things, including any disaster relief efforts.

Next time, an opinion from someone in forest science or someone in government with a viewpoint why we are not doing such intuitive things would be much more appreciated.

Elwood Longenecker, South Jordan