Recreation center would benefit Colorado Northwestern Community College, education programs

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To the Editor:

Colorado Northwestern Community College is excited about the possibility of a new recreation center.

Several points of discussion have come up during the election campaign.

One of the things CNCC is looking at is, by sharing services and infrastructure costs, the college will actually save money. It's a given that the college will be locating on that site, it's just a matter of when.

If the recreation center is located on the college property, there is the potential to save the college several hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure costs and that will allow the college to spend that money on other things.

Community colleges, from the state level down, are always involved with economic development and that's one of our charges from the state.

Right now if someone buys a car in Craig, they pay a 2.25 percent sales tax. Referendum 2A, if approved, raises it to 2.75 percent. That raises the tax on a $30,000 car by approximately $150.

Use tax is only for people who purchase vehicles out of the city limits. If we are really concerned about encouraging people to shop in Craig, this evens the playing field so people who purchase vehicles out of town will pay the same as people who purchase vehicles in town.

Along with allowing college to be involved with many other activities, a recreation center just makes sense and will be a real advantage to the college.

There are many ways for the rec center to promote Craig, Colo., and to make Craig a great place for people to come visit and to live.

Please vote Nov. 4 it's a right Americans have earned and those fighting in Iraq are still protecting.

I have a son and son-in-law who have both been injured while serving in Iraq and I'd hate to see that be in vain.

Our right to vote has already been paid for and is still being paid for.

Dean Hollenbeck,

Craig resident

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