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El Jebel has its own forum

That’s funny. I don’t feel like a person living in a “decentralized suburban infill,” but maybe that’s because, as Larry Yaw suggests, I’ve been infected with a dreadful “suburban mentality” and a “surgical placelessness.”

I thought I was just a retiree without enough money to live in Aspen or Old Basalt and so had chosen the El Jebel area, where my poor “forum for dialogue and encounter, commerce, education [and] leisure time,” has been the aisles of City Market, the Willits strip park, Breakfast in America and the Movieland lines.

Stupid Wal-Mart me, who thought the Basalt town powers would support a civic amenity for their neighbor rather than use their money to fight it!

Vote yes on library initiatives 4B and 4C on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Ann MacLeod


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