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Carbondale’s pick-three

Dear Editor:

The candidates for the Carbondale Board of Trustees showed their true colors at the candidate forum Monday night.

Pam Zentmyer, John Hoffman and Allyn Harvey all expressed their willingness to do the work, listen to the people, be aware of the issues and represent us on the Board of Trustees. All had informed opinions on keeping our water, air and quality of life intact by fighting against drilling in the Thompson Divide area. All had thoughtful and imaginative ideas on how to move Carbondale along our path to being the vibrant, unique and progressive place we want it to be and to live in. All showed they understand what most of us want by having voted against the Village at Crystal River. They understood that Carbondale is a small town and can and should grow to be the best small town anywhere. There is a clear choice in philosophy among the candidates, and we should vote for Harvey, Hoffman and Zentmyer.

Three candidates showed themselves to be stuck in the past. Lamont, Esquibel and Cunningham all showed how out of touch they are by admitting to voting for the big, out-of-area developers’ vision for us, called the Village at Crystal River. They did not even have opinions on the massive gas development on our watershed. Where have they been? Why do they think they can represent us?

This is a critical election. This board will be dealing with a comprehensive plan approval and subsequent zoning changes that will guide our future. Vote for those who understand Carbondale and what we value. Pam is a native of Carbondale, John has lived here 40-plus years, and Allyn was raised in the valley. All have their minds, their hearts and

their roots here. They understand Carbondale.

Please join me and vote for Pam Zentmyer, John Hoffman and Allyn Harvey for the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

Russell Criswell


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