Letter: PI should be distributed in Parachute
I read the opinion expressed by Michael Bennett in the March 4 edition. I was quite upset that his goal to reach readers does not include Parachute. I have this to say about that: Is not Parachute in the Garfield County boundaries? Does not the majority of the gas wells that provide revenues for the county surround Parachute?
If Glenwood Springs does not want to acknowledge that Parachute is part of the county, then why doesn’t the town of Parachute keep the gas well revenue for our town and enhance our area of the county? The county commissioners don’t like to spend any of the gas revenues in Parachute to make it more pleasing to the travelers coming through our town. All we have ever heard is, if you want improvements, then the gas wells should pay for it. Parachute is the first town in the county that is seen by travelers heading eastbound. If Parachute doesn’t look pleasing, then what kind of first impression are people getting?
I can almost bet that Michael Bennett has a relatively easy job being publisher of the Post Independent. He has an inside job that is not physically demanding, unlike many of the people who live in Parachute and Battlement Mesa and work upvalley just to make a living. Next time, when you state your goals for the paper Michael, make sure you include Parachute. We are part of the county whether you like it or not.
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