Glenwood close enough to buy underwear |

Glenwood close enough to buy underwear

Dear Editor,

I wanted to let the developers of the Crystal River Marketplace in Carbondale know that no matter how much they spend on newspaper ads urging the public to vote for their plan, there is one thing that they cannot do, and that is to create community.

I for one did not move here for the great shopping, I do not need to shop for underwear more than once a year. I am quite satisfied with Wal-Mart being in Glenwood and not Carbondale, although that feels too close at only 17 miles away.

Our streets are already overrun with cars and attendant pollution. Have you tried crossing Main Street or Highway 133 lately?

I moved here because of the small town and open vistas, I moved here for the clean air and low crime and the mom and pop feel that is the small town, I moved here because it’s a great place to raise my children.

But most of all I continue to live here for the great and passionate people that make up my friends and neighbors, people who want something better and people who know that building a mall will not add to the character that is Carbondale.

I urge you to vote “no” on July 15, and I urge our town trustees to look at alternative sources of revenue.


Mark Burrows


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more