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Letter from Fielder

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It was not surprising that Eagle County commissioner Tom Stone was the only commissioner to vote against protecting from development one of Eagle County’s most beautiful ranches, Bair Ranch. More than any other single individual, he can be held responsible for the visual blight that defines the corridor of the Eagle River valley from Vail to Glenwood Canyon. His tenure on this board since 1999 is defined by promotion of development without thoughtfulness or vision, and ignorance of open space and ranch preservation to complement such development. Arn Menconi and Michael Gallagher, may long be remembered for their foresight. Future generations will remember Tom Stone as the man who strangled the beauty, biological integrity, and economic sustainability out of Eagle County.John FielderEnglewood

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