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Do the right thing

Dear Editor:

Mid-day Friday I stopped my car on Frying Pan Road just above Basalt. Melting snow and ice had let a decent size rock free from the hill to the side of the road and caused it to fall directly into the middle of the lane headed toward Basalt.

It’s an all too common problem in and around mountain towns, and one that is easily solved. Evidence of wet tire tracks showed that several cars had veered over the double yellow line and into the oncoming lane in order to drive around the rock and continue on with their day and I – I took the one less traveled by … I parked my car, put my hazards on, and took an extra 30 seconds out of my day to pick up the potentially harmful rock and throw it off the side of the road. It seemed like the snow-cially right thing to do. It makes all the difference.

Chris Mullen

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