I would like to again raise the issue of the proposed waste transfer station on County Road 100 with the proposed Ross Montessori School that is seeking to build a new 14-acre campus at the Aspen Equestrian Estates, also located along County Road 100.
As an article in the Nov. 28 Post Independent states, the Ross Montessori school remains under contract to purchase the Aspen Equestrian Estates property.
It is clear that the very same conflicts and concerns regarding the proposed waste transfer station raised by the faculty, parents and administration of Crystal River Elementary located on Snowmass Drive, not only apply but are exacerbated for the Ross Montessori School at their future campus. With preliminary approvals from Garfield County planing and zoning, and all truck traffic planned to be routed past the future school camps along County Road 100, this is an egregious oversight that must be addressed.
With over 250 students today, and enrollment projected to surpass 300 at the new Ross campus, the additional traffic and safety impacts along County Road 100, Highway 82 and the frontage road intersection toward the Waldorf School must be considered.
All other conflicts aside, further studies are not needed. It's common sense that schools and waste transfer stations simply don't play well together.
Without further delay, I ask the Garfield County commissioners to deny MRI's application for a waste transfer station along County Road 100.
On July 6, 1999, I entered the company of Columbine Market in Rifle.
Sadly, on Dec. 7, 2002, I said goodbye to my colleagues and you, the shoppers.
I felt compelled to honor the 10-year anniversary of the store's closure.
To all of you, my co-workers and shoppers, thank you for the best three years of my life.
I'd like to thank three men who made those three years possible: Howard Tuthill, Bob Hendee and Shane Maebu.
To every one of you, my Columbine family, and you, the shoppers, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I was going to write in to refute columnist Ross Talbott's latest scare-mongering attempt at laying the blame for all our country's woes at the feet of President Obama's evil socialist agenda, which involves raising taxes on those poor, misunderstood rich folks, but I decided not to bother. Any man who leads off with an example citing a "steel mine" is not worth arguing with.