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Fri, Dec. 06

Letter: Dells important


I was born and raised in this beautiful community and have lived here for 62 years. As a long-time member of the Prescott family, I feel especially proud that our community has always recognized what makes this place special.

We value the natural beauty of our remarkable area and know that in order to preserve this gem for future generations we must continue to protect the natural resources that surround our lovely city. Too many unique, small towns have given in to the pressure of developers and as a consequence have lost what makes them desirable.

I am speaking now on behalf of our one-of-a-kind landmark, the Granite Dells. This area has been revered by many since Prescott’s inception, and before. My memories of swimming at the Dells pool are among some of my childhood favorites. The area of Granite Dells is largely pristine and a showpiece for all to enjoy. The 1.4-billion-year-old granite boulders are not just geologically unique, they are a very important part of our history!

As city officials make their decisions about how a development will alter an important part of our heritage, please consider the value of our Granite Dells. A dollar amount can’t be put on something as magnificent and unique as the Dells.

Please take a moment to visualize boulders being bulldozed and removed to make way for roads and a gated subdivision up against the surrounding Dells; this would completely and irreversibly change this landscape forever.

Laura Fields


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