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Stay positive about rafting season

Dear Editor:

Recently, there has been a lot of negative press about the low snowpack and how that is going to affect our summer activities. While it is quite evident that we did not have an epic winter and we do not have big water rushing through the valley, I think it is important to clarify something in regard to the upcoming rafting season.

Rafting is an activity that is vital to the town’s tourism, and while last year the high water levels scared many people off, it is imperative that we don’t scare away people this summer with reports of low water. Because it is dam-controled, the Colorado River is pretty much raftable year-round. Shoshone and Triple Shoshone trips are a blast any time of the year. So while it might be a shorter rafting season on the Roaring Fork River, our valley’s rafting season is not going to be shorter overall.

I hope that all of those involved in the hospitality industry will please share this with this summer’s visitors and dispel the rumors of a bad rafting season. We are looking forward to a really fun summer with plenty of good times on the river!

Mar Naibi

Snowmass Village

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