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Letter: Be heard on the bridge

Cheryl Cain
Glenwood Springs

While you are busy with the holidays and visitors, don’t forget to stop and write your comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Grand Avenue bridge.

You hear others speak and read some letters regarding this, but remember how important your voice is — whatever your belief. Do not be intimidated or be afraid to speak — this is our most primary right.

Many have suggested and demanded a vote. There is little progress on that project, but your comments on the Environmental Assessment are a quasi-vote. Perhaps they will mean nothing at the CDOT level, but they will mean nothing if you do not use your important voice to speak.

Silence says nothing. Don’t worry if you feel you cannot write well, have great grammar or spelling. Don’t worry if someone else has said what you believe to be true. You say it too. This is the core of democracy and a value we must exercise to keep. You have until Dec. 31 to get your voice heard.

Additionally, remember this is a regional issue. You may go to http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge for some information and to http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge/sh-82-grand-ave-bridge-environmental-assessment to make your statement.

Do not negate the value of your thoughts and beliefs by your lack of action or the silence of your voice. Be your best and engage yourself in this critical process.

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