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Letter: Rec center not a vital service

Rec center not a vital service

Laurie Soliday contends that people pay taxes all the time for things they never use like fire protection and ambulance service (Campaign heats up over proposed midvalley recreation center," Sept. 27, The Aspen Times).

So it's OK if we all pay hundreds of dollars yearly to pay for the Crown Mountain Rec Center? There is a big difference between the two, Laurie.

Most if not all people consider fire, ambulance, schools, etc., necessities for any community.

The $25 million and counting Crown Mountain rec center is one big luxury that a lot of people in the district simply can not afford.

Vote "no" on Crown Mountain.

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Tom O'Keefe

Carbondale