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Bob Buresh: Rail will ruin our mountain towns

Bob Buresh
Silverthorne

In regard to the I-70 Mountain Corridor revised draft: The real issue as I see it is do we want to maintain Summit and Eagle counties as more of a quaint destination resort community or evolve into an overcrowded recreation area made possible by an easy commute through a rail system and expanded freeway from a large Front Range population?

Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, golf, hiking, biking and fishing in this relatively quiet mountain retreat setting will change forever. Residential property values will not keep pace with other ski towns as overcrowding takes over and we evolve into a suburban setting.

The ski resorts, restaurants and other businesses in Summit and Eagle counties are sure to benefit financially. However, the residents and destination tourists will lose something forever.


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