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Arrogance by the Gems

Dear Editor:

We have for some time been concerned by the tone of the Hidden Gems proponents that they will decide for us what public lands are to be removed from use by a majority of the public and there is nothing we can do about it.

The Gems campaign has been dismissive of contrary views, but Tuesday’s quote from Sloan Shoemaker (regarding some individuals’ lack of fire preparedness) that “communities must mitigate together. The communities that don’t mitigate together, burn together” reaches a new height of arrogance.

Is Wilderness more important than allowing the Basalt fire district the access it needs to save people’s lives?

Chris Trautner and Ian Long


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