Vail Daily letter: It’s time for Hidden Gems to pass
Vail, CO, Colorado
We returned to the Eagle River in 1968. At that time Vail had just started and the remaining valley was strictly agricultural. Vail, of course, started the trend in development which started in Avon and after 42 years has spread to Gypsum.
While development is expected on private lands, Eagle County seems to have had more than its share. Population pressure in these developed areas has the potential of influencing a degrading effect on our public lands.
While the remaining wilderness areas have not yet suffered from any major or long-lasting damage due to popular use, it is only a matter of time until they do so since our population continues to expand.
We support the Hidden Gems project and all the work that has been done by our fellow citizens.
Nancy and Mauri Nottingham