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We pay, you play, not fair

Dear Editor:

We do not want to pay for nor share the cost of a mid-valley recreation center.

At the risk of being a doom and gloomer I suggest you just read headlines about pay freezes, job losses, foreclosures, cost increases and all such economic news.

The retired like us cannot afford to support a recreation center. The retired like us probably cannot afford to add an item to the personal budget for going to a rec center.

How about just enjoying the bike trails, hiking trails, fishing, rafting, walking trails, all the relatively inexpensive natural exercise methods. Enjoy the beauty of being outside. Buy yourself an exercise machine or bike for indoor time.

If one must use a rec center or exercise facility there are choices from Aspen to Glenwood.

Let the private sector build a recreation center, though I doubt anyone would be interested in a break-even or money loosing proposition.

Why do you who want the center want someone else to pay for it? Why do you who want the center expect that most of downvalley wants it or could even afford to use it?

Grant exemptions for those who do not want it or can’t afford to use it if you must go forward. Stop trying to spend our hard earned money for your own pleasure.

Sue Driggers


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