As High Mountain Designs begins to put this directory together, the idea and intent is the hope of putting something on the internet that will benefit our area residents and businesses as well as tourists, vacationers, and travelers. Although there is no longer much industry in the immediate area to promote, there are many locations and buildings available that someone needs to put something in that can be promoted and advertised to the world. As it seems to stand presently, the hundreds of people who have lost their jobs recently (the outstandingly dedicated people that served so long in our area factories just to be left out in the cold) are the resource that needs promotion. Maybe more on this elsewhere in the directory. I won't deny that there may be hopes of monetary gain on my part. No one would be so foolish as to believe that a person would put this many hours into a project without getting something in return. (Just being truthful.) I would like to thank all of the contributors that have made this possible. I wish that I could list and thank each individually, but that would take another 6 months. And I'm not sure there's enough space on the web for that. Seriously, though, this project has taken much time and patience, many long distance and local phone calls, and many miles driven to speak in person with many of the proprietors in our Twin Counties. I apologize in advance as I am certain many will be left out or the wrong details will be posted the first time around. As I am only one man, please bear with me as this is an on-going endeavor. I need all the help I can get in locating as many stores and businesses of all types as possible. Please send an email with any additions or corrections. All assistance will be greatly appreciated.