Christina Oxley: Message skewed |

Christina Oxley: Message skewed

To the editor:

Like the game “Telephone,” a message often becomes skewed as it travels from brain to mouth to print, which was the case during a Craig Community Assessment meeting.

I absolutely did not mean to imply that Craig doesn’t boast a “good” movie theater, because that certainly isn’t the case. Given the size of our community and the advances in technology that make it more and more difficult for small theaters to remain open, I think that our town is lucky to have an asset such as the West Theatre, and that the theater plays an important role in providing a consistent, family-friendly activity. Theater owners have invested in upgraded seating and an extremely expensive digital projection system.

When we think about what can, and does, make Craig a hub that draws from neighboring communities, I think that not only are high-quality retail opportunities critical, but a strong lineup of alternative activities is just as important. Those include things like movies, bowling, parks and, of course, the Western Slope’s only wave pool.

I apologize for any misunderstanding and hope that positive conversations about strengthening our community and economy continue, that participation grows and that these talks lead to tangible results.


Christina Oxley


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