Goodbye night sky |

Goodbye night sky

Joan Chovanec

Dear Editor,

When did my neighborhood become such a high-crime area? Apparently the hospital seems to anticipate some problems, otherwise why would they be asking for a variance on the current lighting ordinance?

It seems they feel the need to increase the lighting for improved personal safety. My question is who are they afraid of – the nurses, doctors, the patients, our neighbors?

Please do not misunderstand me, I truly believe that personal safety is of utmost importance, but is lighting up a parking lot that is mostly empty at night necessary?

Are there alternatives to keep the night from becoming day? Perhaps motion sensors could be in place so that the area being used is lit when needed. Why is the lighting that was originally approved not bright enough?

Fellow Star Gazer

Joan Chovanec

Glenwood Springs

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