For more information, see the
Service Web site for
the Colorado Roadless Rule
for writing a letter-to-the-editor
Be concise. A letter-to-the-editor should be
150-200 words long.
A letter is most effective when you talk about
your personal experiences and concerns.
Make sure you follow up. After your letter has
been sent in, call the editor in charge of letters and ask when
they're going to print it.
Reference and respond to a recent article in the
paper. Newspapers are more likely to print letters that do this
because it shows relevance and timeliness to issues the paper is
If you e-mail your letter, do not send it as an
Make yourself available. Many papers will not
print a letter unless they can verify the author's identity via
Check your local paper's opinion section for
Re: "Colorado, feds start
work on state roadless forest rule," Denver Post, 9/5/2007.
TEXT OF LETTER HERE
CITY, STATE, ZIP