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Keep mining out

I write you as an avid cyclist. "Mountain Biking."  I bought a house here in 2008 for the cycling opportunities. I lived here 30 years ago and remember the shape of the land at that time. Since the development of the mountain bike trails I have become an exuberant mountain biker, 10,000-plus miles a year with much of that on the trails.

I have met people from many states that come here to ride. What a delight to meet parents and their children enjoying the beauty of the trails.

Good paying jobs are nice but at what cost? The biking and sightseeing and water sports will last forever. Keep the money grubbing mining companies out, please.