Letter: My top three concerns
To the editor:
The article in Wednesday's newspaper, "A Principal Issue," about the Moffat County Commission exploring options for a potential lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior concerns me.
Who wants them to spend an unknown amount of money on gaining control of Vermillion Basin? Not me. Leave Vermillion alone.
It seems to me this is an ongoing battle between the local commissioners and the Federal government. Here we have pumped up egos of local government saying the feds can't tell us what we can or can't do with our county lands. They are willing to spend the county's money to prove a point.
I don't know how much the commissioners are willing to spend on this fight, but I think that money could be put to better use, like maybe promoting tourism.
My second concern is about the city's willingness to spend more than $24,000 to have Mitt Romney come to town. I think there are many local groups that could have put that kind of money to good use. We could help out Horizons Specialized Services, or bring Romney to town.
I certainly would not have chosen Romney.
My third concern is the constant parade of these water trucks, or quicksand trucks, I see heading east and west all day long on U.S. Highway 40.
Where are they filling up? Where are they going? Is the county selling our water to some oil company?
With the big concerns about water flow in the Yampa, and the levels at Elkhead, I hope we aren't selling what water we have left to oil companies.
I learned many years ago that if you are silent about wrongs, it is the same as condoning them.