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Popish Valley too pristine to develop

Dear Editor:

Today I read the most disturbing news concerning wildlife in the Roaring Fork Valley since I left in 2009 (“Snowmass begins talks of annexing Popish Valley,” Feb. 20, The Aspen Times).

The fact that Snowmass Village is even considering annexation of the Popish Valley would be the most detrimental action taken against wildlife in the Roaring Fork since the implementation of the land-use code.

The Popish Valley is an intricate part of the entire life cycle of deer and elk in the upper valley and Wildcat Ranch. They calve and winter on this property that provides them solitude and nutrition that is vital to their existence.

Approving development here would be the single most detrimental action taken against wildlife that ever occurred in the upper Roaring Fork.

If Sandra Mosbacher had dreamed that this was proposed, she would cry out, “No!”

Randy Cote

Sedona, Ariz.

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