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Carbondale growing in a positive, productive and responsible manner

In response to Mark Burrows’ letter (June 5), I wonder how many business owners, workers, future entrepreneurs and just folks in general feel about locking the door on Carbondale?

I lived in Aspen from 1970 until I opened The Pour House in 1984. Yes, I saw Aspen turn into the very opposite of what I moved there for. The ’70s and the early ’80s were something very special. The problem was that no one visualized or seemed to care what was to come

I feel that Carbondale has learned from Aspen’s mistakes. Yes, we are the subject of many laudatory articles from National Geographic to Outside Magazine and many more. Carbondale has a core group of citizens looking at our future with great insight. We have so much to offer in the realm of the arts, music, outdoor activities and much more. Do we deny this to the rest of the world?

I don’t know when Mr. Burrows arrived in Carbondale or what his circumstances are, but I see Carbondale growing in a positive, productive, responsible manner. We business folks don’t want irresponsible growth either, but we do want to survive and prosper. Join us Mr. Burrows and work for positive growth, rather than voicing all the negativity. Thanks for listening.

Skip Bell

Manager, The Pour House

Carbondale


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