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Super-sized out of the valley

Dear Editor:I love the angle of this story (“Super-size my house,” Aug. 7). Drawing attention not only to the ridiculousness of building such a huge home but also the effects these homes can potentially have on the environment in which we live.However, why not get some good quotes from your average Joe living in the valley? I think it would be great to allow some of those who are forced to live in trailers or pay rent or a mortgage payment that takes nearly every cent they make to voice their opinions. I’ve only lived in this valley for a few months, but I can’t help but see how different it is from the rest of Colorado. And what a disappointment that is. These people have moved to Aspen or purchased their vacation homes here to enjoy Colorado, when in actuality, they never see the real Colorado because they’ve turned this valley into a tiny LA. I grew up in Colorado and find it terribly upsetting that we have allowed these people to turn one of the most incredible parts of Colorado into such a pathetic reminder of Beverly Hills or the Hamptons.I love everything about this valley except for the fact that I can barely afford to live here and outsiders have turned it into something that we natives are disgusted by.Catie FlemingBasalt

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