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I’m not surprised that 71% of Americans haven’t heard of “Move Over” laws. (Commentary, EnCompass, Mar/Apr 2010) How were we to have heard of it? Radio and TV spots? Newspapers? I don’t recall hearing, seeing or reading of it on any of these media.

Bill F., Steamboat Springs

I read your column with great interest. In the segment regarding two-lane roads, it states the driver “must slow down to at least 20 mph below the posted speed limit.”

I came upon a policeman writing a ticket to someone for speeding. The speed limit was 20 mph. A dilemma — if I slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit I will stop in the middle of the road and possibly cause a traffic problem; or do I proceed past the emergency vehicle and violate the “Move Over” law.

What to do? I know, I will write to AAA and ask them. Oh wait, that is where I got the info. Hmmm!

Joseph T., Denver

Hudson Gardens Matchmaker

There was a nice photo of Hudson Gardens (Colorado Explorer, EnCompass, Mar/Apr 2010) and an appropriate mention of King and Evelyn Hudson. However, they didn’t just acquire the land and do the plantings. The Hudsons were also very well known for the restaurant they created on those grounds. The Country Kitchen was open only for evening dinners during the spring and summer months. When they were closed, the Hudsons traveled the country (and the world) to fortify their menu and smorgasbord offerings.

Evelyn ruled the kitchen, perched on a stool where the food trays left for the dining room. She required perfection! King (also known as Colonel Hudson) furnished the fresh vegetables from the gardens and kept an eye on the dining room.

I was fortunate to work there as a waiter in 1949, and as the dinner cook in 1950 while attending the University of Denver’s school of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

The Hudsons will always be remembered by me because Evelyn was the one who introduced me to Alice, the new hostess, at the end of my senior year at DU. We were married the following February.

Don A., Boulder

Driving with the brights on

Hundreds of people are breaking the law by driving with their bright lights on. They apparently think it is a safety factor, making themselves more visible, but ignoring the hazard of the glare to other drivers. The law states if using high beams, “you must dim them before coming within 500 feet of any approaching vehicle so that the oncoming driver is not blinded by the glare. If you are following another car, you must use low beam when you are within 200 feet of the car ahead of you as your high beam would blind the driver ahead of you by the glare in his mirror.”

Harold M., Greenwood Village

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