Let’s be civil

Dear Editor:

After reading Ross Aragon’s letter to the editor last week, Who “Doesn’t Get It?” I have to comment, I have been involved with economic development in this county for many years, Region 9 and Archuleta Economic Development Assoc. and have served on the advisory council of the CDC, witnessing throughout the years the hard work of so many people, most recently, Udgar, Muriel, Morgan and Jason; all because they have vision and want to dedicate time to a community they care about.

This community has been struggling for some time, and just as we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, Mr. Aragon decides to jump back into the political ebb to give us his opinions. I feel his comments on Muriel Eason were totally out of line.

Why, when things are starting to turn for the better, in so many ways in our community, is it necessary to be so uncivil? Our newspaper and online news are read across the globe by people that are considering moving here. Did his letter reflect the good people of this community, those that give of their time and experience to make this a great place to live? I think not and I wish more people would speak out about the good people and things that are happening in this county.

I have seen CDC’s impact on the growth of tourism and business from the Gecko races, the growth of existing and new; breweries, stores, restaurants and lodging facilities. The information that CDC has shared with the community on opportunities of so many diverse companies to consider a move to our community.

I look forward to the new mayor and council, and decisions they will make that will benefit our community. I champion those that continue to volunteer to work for, bring and discuss their visions to make it a more healthy, beautiful and economically prosperous place.

Let’s quit this constant attack on the good people of this community and let’s work together and be civil.

Ronnie Zaday

This story was posted on June 19, 2014.

2 Responses to Let’s be civil

  1. reality

    June 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    As an Archuleta County resident and with a family with a Hispanic surname I am now more than scared. How do these folks plan on reducing the Hispanic population?? You cleansers better not stare at me funny.

  2. ajpagosa

    June 27, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I doubt you have anything to be afraid of. This is mainly the elitist horse whisper crowd of nitwits and their pawns who seem to think it is possible to transform Pagosa into another yuppie heaven like Breckenridge or Telluride, through shady debt binges at taxpayer expense. The CDC, anti-Walmart, and pro-rec center folks are largely the same bunch.

    They don’t get old school Pagosa and would prefer all the smelly peasants and local color be confined to a petting zoo. Their purpose in life is to make Pagosa safe for developers of high-end real estate.