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A number of viewers have written KSL to offer differing viewpoints on some of our recent editorials. Here are a couple of them.

In one editorial, KSL said the Utah State Fair is a tradition worth preserving.

Richard Cheney of Roy disagrees with what he called, our "nostalgic" view.

" . . . declining attendance is evidence of waning public support.

It may be time to recognize that relevance of the fair is entirely in the hands of its perceived worth and not in its nostalgic value. The value of nostalgia, after all, is a fondness for times and places that cannot be revisited but in memory."

In another editorial KSL lauded a decision to keep Hogle Zoo in place, while expanding the operation nearby in cooperation with This is the Place Heritage Park.

Stephanie Stinson of Kearns disagrees and favors "a move to a more favorable location."

"Hogle Zoo is too outdated, in the field of animal comfort and welfare, and accessibility, to continue to try to improve the facility. To expand across the road and attempt to continue to update such an old facility is throwing good money after bad."

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