Letters: Former CR vice president left without explanation

August 09, 2007 12:00 am

Wow. So, former College of the Redwoods Vice President Dave Throgmorton, makes an appearance, via a letter in The Triplicate.

Not to explain his leaving the job, but to defend and perhaps champion the worthy cause of saving College of the Redwoods-Del Norte from losing its charter.

Of all the people to defend this possibility from occurring, I do not believe that a former College of the Redwoods-Del Norte vice president is who I would want coming out of the woodwork to speak on this matter.

While Throgmorton may be credited with implementing a College of the Redwoods charter in Klamath, it also brought to mind that under his watch at the college, myriad problems existed.

I seem to recall an editorial in which Throgmorton mockingly chastised the Del Norte community for its faux-proud, redneck heritage. He proudly proclaimed his personal knowledge of true redneck heritage, having relatives in Wyoming who have couches and fridges on their porches–traditions going back several generations.

Well, it seems that Throgmorton has returned to his roots: Rawlins, Wyo., land of petrochemicals, cows, sheep, and The Wagon Wheel Campground. Perhaps the former vice president may have a new calling in "Blue Collar Comedy." He may be christened, "Dave the Ler-ned."

Dave, we now know where you went, yet we still want to know: Why?

Katkua Gardner

Crescent City