Letters to the Editor

Mantel letter: Foothills

Ada County has put our peaceful Foothills in danger. Ada County P&Z approved an airport near Table Rock that will have a detrimental effect on hikers, wildlife and nearby neighborhoods. Low-flying aircraft taking off and landing so close to the Fish and Game’s Wildlife Management Area will harass wintering elk and deer already stressed by cold weather and deep snow. Hikers and Table Rock sightseers expecting the peaceful atmosphere of our Foothills will be bothered by noisy airplanes overhead.

People need to help the city and concerned citizens reverse the county’s poorly considered and haphazard airport planning. 1. Write or email your county commissioner. 2. Show up at the Ada County Commission meeting 6 p.m., July 27, at the Ada County Courthouse.

Burk Mantel, Eagle