Rainbow Gold decision was wrong



By Sally McCollum

I was extremely disappointed to read about the Blaine County commissioners’ decision to reject the conditional-use application by Camp Rainbow Gold. I had to work that morning so couldn’t attend the meeting, but the newspaper account made me feel ashamed of my community.

I have several good friends who oppose Camp Rainbow Gold’s plan to build its campus out East Fork, so I know that there are sincere, well-meaning people who applaud the denial. Despite this sincere opposition, however, I believe the denial is fundamentally mean-spirited, notwithstanding the assertion by the commissioners that “we all support the camp.”