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Other mothers favor Marketplace

Dear Editor,

Let’s hear from the other Carbondale mothers.

The mothers with children under 18 years old. The mothers who work all day, come home to find that one of their children needs some special item for school tomorrow, and then face the decision of either sending the child to school empty-handed or driving all the way to Glenwood to pick up the necessary item.

The mothers whose teenagers can’t find work in town and therefore spend the bulk of their earnings just paying for the transportation to get to their out-of-town jobs. These mothers would welcome the addition of those low-paying jobs if their teens were able to walk or bike to work to earn the same wages they currently earn elsewhere.

Let’s hear from mothers who don’t have transportation and have to wait for their husbands to get home from work to drive them to Glenwood, where many stores are already closed for the evening.

Let’s hear from mothers who don’t think that the Highway 133 corridor is particularly attractive now and don’t see how adding the Crystal River Marketplace would diminish Carbondale’s character.

Let’s hear from the mothers who figure if they have to drive to Glenwood Springs to purchase one or two items, they might as well stay there to do all their shopping. Let’s hear from the mothers who want to see Carbondale prosper, with enough revenues to support its infrastructure.

We urge these Carbondale mothers to vote “yes” for the Crystal River Marketplace.

Robin J. Jackson and Kathy Lechuga


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