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In redistricting process, contemplate music from other side of divide

While we fight the proposed redistricting of Grand County’s representation, it’s only right that we contemplate how we might communicate with a representative from the “Other side.” (Larimer County) Sometimes you need a face to face meeting, and other times they might not be answering the phone.

One possibility would be to arm every Colorado convict with a snow shovel and see if they could keep up with the snowfall on Trail Ridge Road. Not practical? How about bonfires on the Flat Tops? But they probably don’t speak “Smoke signal” over there.

Then there’s always pigeons, but they might not fly at 12,000 feet. Or we could put notes on rubber duckies and send them down the Grand Ditch. The best bet might be to put messages in bottles and send them through the Adams Tunnel. We could load the Tunnel with instant coffee mix. That might get their attention.

The point is that, despite the appearance on a map, we are a long way from what would be the main portion of our district.

Al Olson

Grand Lake

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