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People with ZL license plates are the real survivors in Summit County

Vicki Cook - 35-year local with no ZL plates, Silverthorne

In response to Mr. Herb Briggs’ elitist letter Dec. 1: It’s not a matter of who cares, it is a matter of who is a pioneer and a survivor.

The people with ZL plates are real survivors. We were here when there was no City Market, no Wal-Mart and no real theater.

You had to sit in a Quonset hut with a blanket to stay warm.

To see a doctor, you had to go to Denver or take your changes in Leadville or just tough it out.

To have a baby, you had to go to Denver and that was a trick with fast driving over Loveland Pass because the Interstate 70 tunnels did not exist.

It was hard making friends because people left after six months.

Out of touch with the nation and the world, who are you Mr. Briggs to evaluate my patriotism?

I cried when the Twin Towers fell and I cheered when President Bush said we were going after the terrorists.

Maybe what the “real” locals are tired of is the tree huggers saving our land and the out of towners that move in and want to make everything wonderful and just like the big city.

Hello – you are in the mountains with bears in our trash and deer eating our pansies. The smoking ban is wrong and I don’t smoke. Next, they’ll ban dark people in blond bars.

The “real” locals probably don’t golf because we have better things to do with our $200 than hit a ball around on the greens. My mom is a great golfer, but not here. If the big boys want to spend their hard-earned money golfing, go for it.

The rest of Mr. Briggs’ issues had to do with Highway 9 where nobody wants to do anything but sit and holler and wait for some bureaucrats to make up their spineless minds.

Also, the town of Breckenridge, which was a kingdom for a while, still does its own thing.

Obviously, you are on a rampage and you need to move some place else because you’re not happy with the locals’ attitude.

Vicki Cook

35-year local with no ZL plates


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