After five deaths in five years, should Craig city officials move forward with safeguards and/or improvements to the sandrocks area in Craig?

Correct: Yes, changes to the area could keep future tragedies from happening. 86 votes

23.18%

Correct: No, the area should be preserved as is. 273 votes

73.58%

Correct: Undecided 12 votes

3.23%

371 total votes

Comments

onewhocares 2 years, 2 months ago

Unfortunately, blocking the trail will not stop people from killing themselves, so why take away one of the only really nice hiking places in Craig due to others carelessness or lack of desire to live?

You can't try to keep saving people from themselves. It's their choice to live or die.

Secondly, I know from working in a gorgeous State Park, people often go to their favorite beautiful spot to kill themselves and sadly these cliffs happen to be one of the few pretty spots around Craig - thus explaining why so many die here. Living near them is a hazard of the territory & deaths here will probably continue to occur. Sad times, when so many want to die, instead of living.

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bout2bubble 2 years, 2 months ago

first of all,why do so many assume the death of some one is always a suicide? stop being like the rest of the idiots who spread rumors.a death at the sand rocks does not mean suicide.to know the person is to know the truth of a sad tragedy! DAVID BURNS WAS A GOOD LOVING MAN WHO BELIEVED IN GOD AND LOVED ALL!!! UNCONDITIONALY!!

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David Moore 2 years, 2 months ago

OK, coming from someone who likes to take the truck out for a climb every now and then (and it ain't very good at it after 17 years), all I can say is close it to motorized travel and leave it open to hikers and bikers. I happen to know several people that live at the base of the rocks that would agree 100% with this idea. Time for it to become what it should be, a hiking and biking trail only.

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nostrashawnus 2 years, 2 months ago

I can't believe there is even a debate on this......

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Colette Erickson 2 years, 2 months ago

Impossible to protect people from themselves. But, no reason to allow vehicles up there. Hiking and biking only should be allowed.

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oneopinion 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with bout2bubble!!! Suicide is not the only and most common cause of death on that point! People talking about others stupidity should not throw stones when they themselves are acting so ignorant. I say keep the sandrocks beautiful and block the trails from motorized vehicals but allow us to continue walking and biking these trails. And for those who like to be ugly remember the saying think before you speak and if you have nothing nice to say dont speak!

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jeff corriveau 2 years, 2 months ago

The last I knew the top of the Sandrocks was private property. If that is still correct, the City cannot close access to it.

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