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Put us to work, for everyone’s sake

Dear Editor:

As a carpenter (many would say a good one) who is in imminent danger of losing everything I have worked hard for in my 21 years in this valley, I believe I can speak for many others in construction when I say this. If you are one of the many homeowners who has been thinking about an upgrade to your kitchen, a remodel or an addition, and you are also one of the many who can afford it, now is the time to step up to the plate and put to work some of the people who are relying on you. I honestly believe it will pay off in the long run for you and the community of which you are a part.

I understand that the current economic climate is worrisome to you, but to people like me it is downright frightening. I have a large investment in my business, and seeing my tools and myself sitting idle is very distressing. My dogs are concerned as well. They somehow pick up on my anxiety and constantly try to console me, not knowing that their fate means more to me than my own. Letting them down is not an option.

You loved this place enough to move here so please do your share. Invest in your community. Put us back to work. For our sake and yours.

Gene Kopecky

Carbondale

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