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Dear Editor:

As chair of the Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee, and someone who has volunteered numerous hours each week for over four years, my one and only goal is to see increased tourism in Pagosa Springs, which will create a healthier community for all of us.

I want to see the community’s efforts to increase tourism continued in a way that does not take away from the quaint and small town atmosphere that all of us as well as tourists currently enjoy in Pagosa.

The continuing increase in tourism seen over the last four years has helped to keep many businesses afloat during the current recession and through the hard work and research of the TTC, we know that we must find ways to keep tourists in Pagosa longer by giving them more things to do. The planned amenities for Reservoir Hill will help the town provide a broader base of activities for our tourists, as well as locals.

For two years, Hart Construction has donated equipment and labor for the hugely successful River Restoration project. Hart Construction has also been the successful low bidder on some town building projects in the past. All of the building projects that we have worked on were competitively bid and won by our company as the most capable company able to complete the project for the lowest cost to the town.

I would also like to set the record straight and I want to be very clear on this: Contrary to what anyone may have printed in the paper or what certain uninformed people may be telling others, Hart Construction will not provide services or bid on any work that has to do with the amenities that are being proposed for Reservoir Hill.

Bob Hart

This story was posted on January 3, 2013.
  • Bill Hudson

    Contrary to what anyone may have printed in the paper, Hart Construction has already been paid $7,000 for the delivery of a decrepit second-hand chairlift that was vigorously promoted and sold to the Town Council by… Bob Hart, chair of the TTC. That same chairlift — which at least two knowledgeable consultants have described as unsuitable for its proposed location on Reservoir Hill without substantial and expensive alterations — now sits gathering rust beside the Town sewer lagoons. Anyone can verify this information with a simple call to Town Hall; ask to speak with Town clerk April Hessman.