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Dear editor,

I strongly agree with Nancy Anderson of Rib Mountain. No changes should be made to the footprint of Granite Peak Ski Hill.

As Nancy says, “The purpose of a state park, per the Wisconsin DNR, is to provide outdoor recreation and education on nature and conservation. They should not be primarily concerned with driving economic gains for the surrounding community or private entities.”

In other words, The natural ares of Rib Mountain should be protected, managed and nurtured primarily for the use of the people of the area and Wisconsin, not to increase profits for a private business.

Barbara Geier, Wausau