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No new skateboard park

I strongly support the position taken in Donna Jensen’s letter to the Aspen Daily News of June 12.

The last thing the Crown Mountain Recreation District should do is bend to the will of the former members of the Mt. Sopris Skateboard Association in their efforts to bully the district into building a new facility.

They don’t seem to comprehend that a young boy was killed when they failed to make their park a safe and secure place for kids to play. It’s even more appalling that, to this day, that not a single responsible adult is willing to admit they made the 200-pound steel beam that killed Jamie Close.

This was truly was an accident waiting to happen and a tragedy that should have been prevented.

I, therefore, don’t believe plans should ever move forward on any new facility which involves those individuals who failed so miserably in the past.

It’s truly unfortunate that a loophole in state law has allowed them to completely avoid any personal responsibility in the matter. It’s even more incredible that they could ever expect us to trust them again with the lives of our children.

Bob Guion

Old Snowmass


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