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Bring AVH up to speed

Dear Editor:

Not many of us have the privilege to call the Roaring Fork Valley home. But for those who do, don’t you just want to pinch yourself the majority of the time? I sure do. I am proud to be an Aspen native!

Despite our differences on what this valley should look like from the never-ending S-curve debate to this year’s election, we can all agree that we want this idyllic place, which we call home, to be the best it can be.

Like many of you, I have seen numerous changes in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley which have been dramatic, smart and sometimes even scary. However, when I miss things like the Golden Horn or the original music tent, I remind myself that in order for our community to be successful in the future, we must adapt and make room for necessary changes now.

I was born in room 102 at the Aspen Valley Hospital 30 years ago. Unfortunately, that room hadn’t changed since I was born … until last year. Thank goodness! Technology has changed just a bit since then, no? Now, the Aspen Birth Center is a beautiful state of the art facility, as it should be.

In our valley, think tanks attract provoking thought that in many instances influence the world, musical options are diverse from classical to the avant-garde, home and building design quality is the best and greenest, and we have some of the most dynamic options for maintaining well-being. All of this adds up to a sophisticated town which in many instances could rival any major city.

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Now, it’s time to have a comparably sophisticated medical facility embodied by the renovation at the Aspen Valley Hospital. Join me in making this happen by voting “yes” on 5A and 5B!

Carrie Marsh

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