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Why we live downvalley

Dear Editor:Another interesting column last Friday (“It’s all just down from Aspen,” Roger Marolt, July 6). I’m wondering if you got lambasted for it by us downvalley folks. I do agree with you on wondering how long this superheated stuff will go on. Actually, as you pointed out, there is a lot on the market now. As a property owner in Carbondale, I can only hope for an adjustment, not a full-blown decline.One thing, though, I will take issue with. While it may be hot and dry down here, there are actually some nice watering holes for the duffs, even in the middle of nowhere. Aspen Glen has it own (private) club, but that’s logical, as the course itself is private also. For us more lowbrow types, River Valley Ranch, a public course, has an attractive (also public) bar and grill. Plus a few upscale places in Carbondale itself (gasp!).As for a Sunlight base village, I’m with you. The altitude must have got to those Florida folks.Actually, the main reason I write today is just to make the point that some of us actually prefer to live downvalley: milder climate, shorter winters, less traffic and congestion. It isn’t all just affordability. Also, we have all the advantages that Aspen does, only 35 minutes away.Cari PotterCarbondale

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