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Dear Editor,Enough Buster already! Here is my top 10 list of things we should be worrying about in this valley.1. Urban sprawl2. Killer Highway 823. Homelessness4. Traffic/road rage/noise5. Literacy: Spanish and English6. Substance abuse: underage and otherwise7. Retaining a strong downtown business district8. Abuse: spousal and child9. Valleywide transportation/our ecological footprintLast but not least…10. Keeping CARE strong and viableLet’s keep things in perspective and move on to more real and pressing issues.Mary NooneGlenwood Springs

This letter was originally sent to the Garfield County Commissioners.Dear Editor,We are writing to draw your attention to a dangerous situation on Four Mile Road, which we understand you are fully aware of and up to this point have done very little, if anything, to remedy. For the second time in as many months, we were witness to multiple accidents which resulted in the closure of Four Mile Road, a major artery to Sunlight ski area, which is as you know a popular local destination and is also widely visited by tourists. The conditions were hazardous at best and deadly at worst. Multiple cars were involved in accidents resulting in the closure of the road, which lasted hours. Traffic was halted at Oak Meadows, and it took three-plus hours for the plow/cinder truck to show up, despite repeated calls from the state police. It’s our concern that resources are lacking for road maintenance when it snows in that area. While we were delayed, many individuals, as well as the state patrol, expressed their frustration in regards to the way the county responds to the adverse road conditions on Four Mile. We were told that this is an ongoing problem, and despite the best efforts and repeated requests, the county is slow to respond with road crews when it snows. We all pondered, “What will it take – a bus load of our children dying? – to convince the county commissioners to dedicate more resources here?” We are writing with the hopes that tragedy can be avoided and the county will do whatever is necessary to ensure the safe and adequate maintenance of Four Mile Road for its citizens.Ken, Michele & Cole GangawareRifle

Dear Editor,I lived in Parachute in 1982 and 1983, and I’m writing to ask for your readers’ help.I cannot remember the name of the school I attended. I do remember 7-12 grades were all at one school, and there was a Taco John located nearby.If anyone knows the name of the school, please e-mail me at somethingpersonalized@yahoo.comAlso, if anyone attended the same years, I would like to hear from them.Carolee H. Lane Richburg, S.C.


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