Trial by fire


Like a person, sometimes a community will only get one shot to make a lasting first impression.

The abandoned drive-in theater may have been quaint in its day but we agree with the Moffat County commissioners that something has to be done to get rid of what has become an eyesore located at the east entrance of Craig.

The idea that it could be turned into a training exercise for firefighters is novel and should be explored.

But the project would need resources from the city whose officials have expressed some concerns about expending taxpayer money to clean up private property.

We believe that private property owners should be held accountable for maintaining their land so that it does not become a detriment to the community.

The county needs to develop a policy to hold accountable those property owners who would let their land slide into unsightly conditions.

The drive-in theater scenario would not only be a good testing ground to develop such a policy but a chance for city and county officials to come together and develop a partnership that would benefit both entities in the future.

While city and county governments have their own priorities, the aesthetics of the entrance to the county seat should rank high on both of their lists.

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