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Carl K. Chapman: Empty promises for Highway 13 rebuilding

— Empty promises for Highway 13 rebuilding

Dear editor,

I’ve read all of the articles on Highway 13 north and I thought I’d bring folks up to date on the history of that road.

I was a high school student in the mid 1950s, attending what is now the middle school, when the Colorado State Highway Department began the rebuilding job on that highway.

They bragged about how they were going to work on that project every year until it reached the state line.

Here it is 50 years later and for you folks in your 20s and 30s, you might be a little concerned. I won’t see it done in my lifetime unless we get some of our money back that’s been spent on the Front Range highways.

The last time I went to Denver, I came back by way of Berthoud Pass. To my amazement, all of the fancy brick walks and super wide highways with nice guardrails made it to the summit. When I dropped over the top, the west side was lucky to have a road, let alone guard rails.

Then I realized – Front Range and the Western Slope.

So folks, it’ll be years before they do anything here.


Carl K. Chapman

P.S. To all of you good Colorado Republicans who helped vote in this Democratic governor, that was the same as leaving the chicken house door open so the fox could get in. You’ll still have chores to do – just with fewer eggs in the basket.

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