Side effects: Trash trucks, 17th St. traffic
       I have been a homeowner in the 1700 block of Saint Vrain since 1978 and as many others, have concerns about the closing at the end of this block. As an added issue, the garbage trucks are turning around in the street and/or backing down the street after turning around on 17th street. After all these years, I do not recall any accidents or problems (except maybe a pothole now and then). The closure also increases traffic onto 17th Street.
       Thank you for reporting on the issues and facts concerning this unfortunate situation. We always appreciate the role the Westside Pioneer has played in our Westside community.

Nancy Herzog

Editorís note: An update on the St. Vrain-18th Street controversy appears in this issue.