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Dear Editor:It sure feels like the Continental Divide splits Eagle County into two parts. No matter how well-intentioned and committed to representing all her constituents a county commissioner may be, it’s unreasonable to expect a commissioner who lives in Gypsum to fully represent our concerns here in the Roaring Fork Valley. OK, she no longer has to hike over the mountains to get here, she can use I-70 and Highway 82, but still.We can solve this dilemma by voting for Home Rule for Eagle County in the upcoming mail-in election. With Home Rule, we’ll be guaranteed a commissioner who lives in our part of the county. She or he will be someone with regular office hours in El Jebel, someone we’ll probably run into at City Market, Crown Mountain Park, Breakfast in America, or Cafe Bernard, someone who’ll know firsthand our concerns about land use, RFTA, trails, recycling efforts – you name it.Vote yes for Home Rule in Eagle County.Ann MacLeodBasalt


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