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Valley is becoming inaccessible

Elaine Bohman

Dear Editor,

Your article “Public barred from Prehm Ranch Road” is a good example of what the Roaring Fork Valley is becoming – inaccessable.

I was born and raised in Carbondale, and that is one of the main reasons why I moved, first out of town, then out of state.

People like Mr. Neiley and Marlin Colorado Ltd. are there for the ride while they can get it. They are no better than the CEO’s of Enron and WorldCom. It’s pathetic that they are selling property for $650,000 per lot. Mr. Neiley has everything to gain sitting on the fence chasing locals away, especially in his pocket book. (So now they don’t want to see a bunch of sweaty locals in their jogging shorts passing through their neighborhood?)

Once everything is overbuilt in the Roaring Fork valley, I’m sure Mr. Neiley and his friends will move on to the next Colorado lots they can sell off for a hefty price and at the price of the locals losing access.

The freedom to run, walk, or ride to enjoy the mountains is a thing of the past in the Roaring Fork Valley. It makes me sick that the local government doesn’t put a stop to these outsiders polluting the valley. Where’s Scott McInnis’ input on this? I thought he was trying to preserve Colorado.

The whole state is overcrowded and ruined. I think it’s too late to stop it. Somebody is making a lot of money at the expense of the locals.

Elaine Bohman

Appleton, Wisc.


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