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A tough decision

It took a lot of guts to convey the Marolt property to the Colorado Department of Transportation to complete the Entrance to Aspen. There was simply no other workable choice.

Two 90-degree curves would always impede traffic flow, unless there was condemnation of expensive residential and commercial properties at a prohibitive cost.

We all hate to lose the beautiful open space of the Marolt ranch, but it was imperative that we do so for the safety of citizens and tourists alike.

No one should blame Helen Klanderud and Terry Paulson for voting against the final conveyance. It was a really tough decision – and they are excellent leaders.

We have a great City Council and must admire them, even when we disagree with them.

Another age-old divisive controversy is now behind us. Wow!

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Taylor Gamblin

Aspen