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A Grinch in Emma

Dear Editor:

Emma, that pastoral rural ranch community, known for its historic buildings, open space, and bike path is trying hard to keep it that way for all to enjoy. The Christmas Grinch is trying to change that, however.

We urge the Pitkin County Commissioners not to settle with the Grace Church that would allow commercial/institutional use of the property they purchased at the entrance to Emma. As stated by a county commissioner in their first denial of the project: Once it is approved, how can the county deny further expansion and uses?

We applaud the comment of another elected official recently facing another land use lawsuit who said, “I will fight this to the last tax dollar.” We encourage the county commissioners to do the same.

The Grinch is not only suing the county but also each of the county commissioners. Now that is some Christmas spirit. The Grinch may not care about our neighborhood or county, but we must fight the good fight, the right fight, to keep this neighborhood as it is for all to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the “urban” areas of the county and valley.

Peace on earth, good will to men.

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George Newman

Emma

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