Paradise, Hedman, Chaplin stand out |

Paradise, Hedman, Chaplin stand out

Dear Editor,

I’d like to share my views of the Carbondale candidates after last week’s debates.

Though I felt that Chris Kelsey sounded good, I am concerned about his association with the largest residential development in Carbondale, River Valley Ranch. Many major decisions the town is likely to make will have an effect on his employer’s business. Further, I’m afraid that his view of Carbondale’s future includes far more development than the town can afford.

I was most impressed with Krista Paradise’s range of experience and her knowledge of our town. I appreciate her level-headed approach to the town’s current fiscal status and applaud her stand that we do not need to rush out to court whomever wants to develop here, but should pursue a long-range plan to cultivate and develop local businesses.

I appreciate Russell Hedman’s methodical and rational approach to planning and managing Carbondale’s future growth. As his ideas are consistent with the town’s comprehensive plan, he will make an excellent trustee.

Finally, I was impressed with Scott Chaplin’s careful research and knowledge about the issues. He clearly has an appreciation for what Carbondale is, as well as a vision for how the town can retain that character, continue to grow, and be a place where working families can afford to live.

Marc Bruell


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User