Vail Daily letter: Save the views
Vail, CO Colorado
Please help save scenic byway U. S. Highway 24 and historic Camp Hale! Scenic byway Highway 24 is about to become the not-so-scenic byway if the Red Cliff Board of Trustees passes a 30.33-acre annexation applica-tion for the Moltz Quarry on Monday at 7: 15 p. m.
The quarry will be extracting rock for 15 years and will be able to build as many as 10 residences after mining operations have ceased. Extraction will decimate a gorgeous cliff band right next to Highway 24. Unnatural 7.5- by- 15- foot benches will be all that remains of that cliff band.
If the quarry application passes, the Nova Guides annexation appli-cation for 79 acres at the north end of Camp Hale will be con-sidered. Nova Guides wishes to build 24 resi-dences, each on 1- acre lots, as well as increase its existing operations from 4,500 square feet to 15,000 square feet.
Despite much opposition to both of these annexation applications, there’s a very strong possibility that the Red Cliff Board of Trustees will go ahead and pass these annexa-tions. I believe that both properties are national treasures and should be protected. Is this the legacy we wish to leave to future generations?
Please come to the meeting Mon-day at 7:15 p.m. at the Council Cham-bers in the old school on Pine Street in Red Cliff. If you cannot attend, please send letters to Town of Red Cliff, Box 40, Red Cliff, CO 81649 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help!
Barb Bomier Red Cliff