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Build a whitewater park

Ben Guska

Dear Editor,

There is not one thing I can think of that is bad about a whitewater park. Not only does it help the natural habitat of the river, but also helps the community as a whole! Last year they built a few drops in the river that created a lot of recreation for many locals, and upon further investigation found that many different types of fish were in the eddies behind the new structures.

They held an event last weekend which brought people from the Front Range and as far as Montana. Many people were present from all around. This alone brought in money to the hotels, the fast food restaurants, and the whitewater park itself.

If Glenwood were to build a whitewater park, it would be like no other. We have some of the best resources in the country to have a world class whitewater park. If done well, we could have all kinds of events.

Since Vail put in their park, they have been the host of the Teva Mountain Games, which aired on Fox Sports. This brought in thousands of people from not only the country, but even the world. Steamboat Springs has been host of many events including the Stohlquist Go Pro event. The possibilities are endless. Like I said, a whitewater park in Glenwood Springs is only a benefit!


Ben Guska, 17

Glenwood Springs

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