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Glenwood Springs beats Beverly Hills

Emzy Veazy III

Dear Editor,

Since Aug. 20, I have experienced the wonderfulness in Glenwood Springs after leaving Aspen so many years ago in late 1979.

I continue to let many know in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale (Calif.), the San Fernando Valley and other places about the splendor of Glenwood Springs.

Although there have been demographic, economic and physical changes within the Glenwood/Aspen sphere of influence, Glenwood lives and practices the American frontier community spirit and “The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism” by Max Weber.

In comparing Glenwood Springs with the Los Angeles area, three things are evident.

First, the Glenwood Community Center puts Beverly Hills efforts to shame.

Second, the Glenwood Mall’s indoor public seating furniture is plush when compared with major southern California indoor malls like The Beverly Center and The Glendale Galleria.

Third, many Glenwood Springs folks show an unusually high degree of civilized thoughtfulness, hospitality, sincerity, consideration, cooperativeness, helpfulness, good manners, respect for Americans and foresight, which are the hallmark of greatness that are rarely found in the Los Angeles area as common practice or expectation.

I believe in the near future the Hotel Colorado will have greater patronage from the Hollywood/ Aspen celebrity crowd, who are used to hanging out and making multimillion-dollar business deals at The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The best possibility of this happening will be through a trunk line railway from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. For several years, the federal government has encouraged the development of short trunk-line railroads to further economic development in America.

Also, I believe Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Mike Piper may be very fortunate in the near future to be able to hire more needed firefighters. A special utility tax on either the fire district’s customers’ telephone bills or electric bills could finance firefighter salaries to significantly increase this community’s safety and quality of life. The cooperation of both the Glenwood Springs City Council and the Garfield County Board of Commissioners is necessary to achieve this public safety need as soon as possible.

Emzy Veazy III

Bisbee, Ariz.


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