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Carbondale can’t be placed in a time capsule

Dear Editor,

I live in the rural area known as Carbondale and call this home, but I am without a voice on the Marketplace on July 15. For those of us who live in these rural areas, trips to town must be made as efficient as possible. For this reason most of my money is spent at Wal-Mart, Kmart or the Glenwood Mall. For one-stop home repair, it’s Grand Junction or Avon.

The one-sided thinking that Carbondale is a destination location for shopping with the businesses available now is foolish. Millions of potential dollars pass Carbondale by and for no other reason other than there is no draw of efficient or economic shopping.

Without people, you have no business, no income and no tax base. Carbondale cannot be placed in a time capsule or placed in a bubble without growth. We all don’t have the luxury of walking around town in sandals at any time of day banging the drums of no change.

Carbondale is the only place in the Valley with the potential for growth and with some foresight, it could become the economic hub of the entire Valley. As a worker bee, I believe in supporting my community at large and A.B.C., “Always Buy Carbondale” works for me. Just get me some place to do it.

Don’t forget that this is larger than Carbondale the town. Think of those with no voices as well!

Don Swan

Rural Carbondale

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