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It’s not a fact of life that recreation requires subsidies

I read your recent editorial concerning the demise of the Keystone tennis program with interest.

As a full-time Copper Mountain resident, I found your suggestion of a recreation district intriguing. However, I disagree with your assertion that “Recreation requires subsidy, public or otherwise.”

In our short lives of 50 or so years, my wife and I have lived in seven states, often in one or more places in each state.

We, or our parents, have been members of tennis, golf or recreation clubs that were private and self-sufficient, not requiring any subsidy.

Several of these clubs were new and several had existed for more than 75 years.

In fact, subsidy of recreation is not “a fact of life.”

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