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Keep Carbondale’s pure spirit

Dear Editor,

How will it be when every mountain valley is a subdivision with shopping malls full of blacktop and lights and goods sold to us by, not our friends, but someone who really is only here for the bottom line?

And how will it be when we go shop in the big box and no one recognizes us, or encourages us, or laughs with us or our children or grandchildren, because they do not even know us? They are tired, and underpaid and want to go home.

Something will have gone out of us as a community if we allow the planned development to go through as projected.

Something a developer cannot recognize and does not count: the spirit of community. Carbondale lies voluptuous, beneath the flank of Mount Sopris, bordered by the streams of the Roaring Fork and the Crystal. She remains pure and open to the future.

Let’s create a future more compatible than the proposed Crystal River Marketplace. Let’s wed her to higher ideals and standards. Let’s let this developer know we want a better plan!

This is the perfect issue to really scrutinize and educate yourselves about. Come see us at the old Hair Trix Salon and vote on July 15 to choose our future. Vote “no” on July 15!

Chris Worth


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