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Dear Editor,

Following are the concluding paragraphs of my letter to City Engineer McDill regarding the City Confluence Plan meeting of Sept. 27. Participants spent considerable time discussing potential/preferred uses, density and height of buildings to be located in the area:

“I have heard concern and objections raised against high density and high rise development in the Confluence and generally in Glenwood. I can recall that in the mid-1970s during the planning for growth and development in the Avon-Edwards areas of Eagle County, the great desire and choice was made to have development spread out in low profile, small building to retain the rural character of the area, and to oppose urban-type tall buildings. But it was not imagined then that such a vast amount of growth and development would occur in the area as it has. Now, with hindsight, there are those who feel that high density development in concentrated areas with more open space in between might have been the better choice.



“While it is difficult to foresee the future very clearly, we can certainly learn and benefit from past experiences, and that future will be showing up soon.”

Michael Blair



Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor,

We Mormons are a peculiar people, aren’t we? I could expand on many aspects of the Mormon religion, but I’ll try to keep it simple.

Even though I’ve been taught all my life that marriage can be eternal, it slays me to hear others say Jesus taught the opposite. Does the Bible then just tell us to “play house” for a while because once it’s all over with, we’ll all just be brothers and sisters in the hereafter? What’s the purpose of having an earthly father and mother and children and grandchildren if we all wind up the same once we return to our Heavenly Father?

I don’t know why God would think something as important as families should exist on earth (Genesis 2:18, Genesis 2:24 and Genesis 1:28) but not in heaven. I remember how tight my father held me, two days before he passed away, I thought I was going to break. When I get to heaven I want to know him as my father again, just as I want to know my children are my children, and likewise with my husband.

There’s got to be more, and that’s what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches. Joseph Smith not only translated the Book Of Mormon, but we also have some of his biblical translation (though we primarily use the King James translation), and that he received many revelations pertaining to us in those latter days (the Doctrine and Covenants). We have 13 Articles of Faith, and No. 9 states: “We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.”

I’m glad I’ve been taught these things, because it gives me the strength to continue when things get tough here in the game of “playing house,” since I have so many roles. It’s not like reality television, once the game is over, you take your million bucks and go.

Gyla Stark

Glenwood Springs


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