I am not sure which is more exciting — the new midvalley Weekly Journal newspaper for El Jebel, Basalt and midvalley or the request for proposals that the Town of Basalt has put out for improvement to Basalt's swimming pool at Arbaney Park.

Thanks to The Roaring Fork Weekly Journal for kick starting the midvalley summer swim season with last week's article on swimming activities in the midvalley (page 2) "Water activity picking up as temperatures rise" by RFWJ correspondent Chris Lougeay.

Thousands of kids live in the midvalley with the Basalt swimming pool being the only pool that is close to home.  Soon the public process will begin to find out what improvements would be best for the thousands of kids and families who live midvalley.

Wouldn't it be great to have a hot tub/warm water pool for kids and families to warm up in on those chilly morning and afternoons? Swim lessons would actually be fun knowing that when  the teeth start chattering — there is warm water to stop the chilblains.

Please check the The Roaring Fork Weekly Journal for updates.

Toni Kronberg