EDITORíS DESK: Sprinkling some views on the news

       Some intriguing news this issue:
       How the city handles the Palmer House redevelopment will be critical to the future of the Fillmore Street traffic corridor. It seems plain that the future alignments should be accommodated in the plan. But how, exactly, when the state doesn't have the money to buy the easements the developer is expected to honor? In any event, all of us who drive that road regularly will be watching what happens with interest...
       The all-permit, Montessori "magnet school" proposal by Buena Vista Elementary Principal Dr. Jade Amick is a thought-provoking document. At first glance, a person might think it is a slap at the neighborhood, but a careful read reveals compelling arguments otherwise. The point is, Buena Vista made the decision four years ago to transition to a Montessori format. Amick's proposal merely details what has to be done to make Montessori truly work at the school and why the democratic, we'll- take-any-student-who-walks-in neighborhood-style makes that impossible. In any case, those in the attendance area who want to take advantage of Montessori will get first dibs on preschool openings. So it's not like the door is closed or anything...
       The Easy Park card is, I think, the first time a parking meter has ever seemed like fun. It remains to be seen how many get sold for Old Colorado City usage (it having three free parking lots and all), but a card might be handy on those odd occasions when you'll only be parked in front for a few minutes, and you know that's always when the meter maid materializes...
       And last but not least, how about that refurbished Rock Ledge Ranch sprinkler wagon? It may have taken 25 years, but there it is at last - living history that the ranch can actually make use of. Just what we'd expect of the place!

- K.J.