Citizens of Hotchkiss -- you have a big decision to vote for on April 5. We are going to vote on permitting marijuana facilities in our town. When you vote, I hope you will think about if you want a pot shop or a grow facility next door or down the street where you live. Our town is not a big town, and no matter where these facilities are, they are going to affect you.
We have a responsibility to our young people to protect them and I don't think selling or growing marijuana in our town is doing that.
Don't forget what a great community we have and this decision you make affects the whole North Fork Valley.