Don’t let sales tax dollars go to Glenwood |

Don’t let sales tax dollars go to Glenwood

Dear Editor,

I was going to lay off the letter writing, but all the letters “anti-Marketplace” stirred up my Oklahoma dander.

I am a mother, grandma, and great grandma. Well, at the rate the Marketplace is going, I’m not going to live to see it built, much less shop there.

Why don’t the people who are in favor write and express their wish to have a shopping center not go to Glenwood, or to Rifle to Super Wal-Mart.

You “Mothers” that are so against the Marketplace, why should you not want the town to have some revenue for improvement, like our streets?

I have lived here 50 years. I love Carbondale and the view of Mount Sopris. I look out my south window every morning to see what the weather is going to be. Sopris is good at predicting the weather.

Carbondale will never be a small town again. Why should you want it to be? Charming, yes. You want “old town,” but you don’t want progress. That does not make sense. With all the houses being built and golf courses, we need a shopping place. Why should all the sales tax go to Glenwood?

We also need a grocery store for competition. Maybe the price of groceries would go down, or don’t you “Mothers” have families that eat? Prices keep going up.

Please get out and vote “yes” on July 15. I am going to vote “yes.”

Mildred Baumli


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