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Letter: Wille gives from the heart

Jann Mills
New Castle

I am writing about the recent character assassination of Kim Wille in your two past damaging articles dated April 22 and April 26 posted on your front page.

I’ve known Kim Wille for almost 40 years. I grew up in a small mountain town where community and reputation was everything. That town was Aspen. We were raised to believe in people and give them the benefit of the doubt. We were not very sophisticated kids. Raoul Wille brought Kim Doyle into his circle of childhood chums and married her. She fit right in.

I’ve got a bookkeeping background and worked at the Pitkin County DA’s office in Aspen in the early 1980s. After reading your small article buried in the back pages of your rag on 5/29, I’m still confused. Kim was full exonerated by the DA’s office and those issues should have never been aired in public.

On June 4, I saw once again on your front page that the organization Kim created has again turned on her and dismissed her. That’s what I mean about being unsophisticated. We weren’t raised mean-spirited, nor was Kim. Apparently she was swimming with the sharks — the board of Growing Food Forward. And now a pure idea with incredible momentum — Growing Food Forward — is tainted and so is Kim Wille’s reputation.

Kim has devoted a lifetime of service to non-profit organizations to her personal financial detriment. She always gives from the heart.

Good job, Post Independent and board of GFF. You treated her cruelly and shamelessly and it’s been pretty ugly watching.

Editor’s note: The Post Independent in print on May 30 and on Postindependent.com on May 29 published news of Ninth District Attorney Sherry Caloia finding no criminal activity related to Growing Food Forward. The story received our most prominent display in print and digitally. No articles on the topic appeared in print on May 29. The PI will report when the board of any nonprofit, particularly one that receives government grants, asks authorities to investigate its bookkeeping or other activity.

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