Letter: Let’s not break the bank on water
After reading both letters in the Oct. 3 edition of The View regarding the debate over the cost of watering the Desert Hawk Golf Course (“Facilities enhance towns,” and “Let the people speak,” The Pueblo West View, Oct. 3, 2013), I would also like to comment.
There is not a lot in the way of beauty to look at here inPueblo West.
When my step daughter came to visit the first time, she said shewould “have to take a depression pill everyday just to live here!”
I was born here in Pueblo and spent most of my young years here so it is home to me.
However, I have lived in many places across the United States so I know what real beauty can be.
My point is this: that this place needs all the help it can get in the way of aesthetics.
To let the golf course go to ruin because of a few bucks increase in your water bill is not really solving a problem butactually in the long run would cost money.
The trees around the golf course are large and valuable for being not only visually pleasing but providing coolnessin this ungodly hot area. Large drought killed trees can not be replaced in two human generations.
The grass also puts moisture and coolness into the air, besides giving a welcome change from looking at all the brown dirt and tumbleweeds.
I think the folks who do not want to spend the money have not thought about the actual long term damage to our neighborhood.
Because they don’t use it, they think they should not have to pay for it.
I don’t have children in school anymore, but I plan on voting for a tax increase so our schools can be the best we can give our young people.
The letter enhancing towns hit the nail on the head when she talks about tax money being used for the greater good of the whole population.
We should want to make our community the best that we can make it.
I don’t think watering the golf course is going to break the bank for anyone.
If one is worried about “these economic times” and making “prudent decisions” perhaps one should move to the area around Tuba City or Keyenta and into a Hogan.
Then you wouldn’t have to worry about paying for water, or anything else for that matter.