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There is nothing wrong with building a 2nd station and spreading out the fire department, they are overcrowded somewhat in the current building. A training tower is pushing it a little and I agree they can drive 17 miles to train for that once a month.
I'm all for a 2nd station, safer for all of us.
Must have been standing outside sucking in some ChemTrails.
I still don't understand the issue. Would you feel the same way if it were 90 out and the principals were letting them outside instead of staying inside in the air conditioning? We're talking 20 minutes for recess, and maybe 10-15 in the morning waiting for the bell to ring, they're not going to freeze to death unless you send them in shorts and a t-shirt. Those who have lived here long enough know how to prepare and survive in the cold, growing up in Meeker you should know better.
And yes, my family does like being outside, cold or not, being cooped up indoors will drive anyone nuts after awhile. We went sledding the week it was so cold last month and we had a blast. It was -10 one day and -9 the other, we dressed properly and went out to have a little fun. Stayed out for 3-4 hours at that.
Bundle your kids up right and they will be fine.
That is what boots, hats, gloves, coats and scarves are for. Just being outside in the cold is not going to make your kid sick, keeping them cooped up indoors will. And yes, if my kid wants to go out when it is -10, she does and bundles up accordingly. If you've lived in this part of the country long enough, you know what is necessary to be outside in the elements. Personally, if properly equipped, I want my kid going outside, even when it is colder than 10 degrees. Now, if they kept them outside for hours on end, then there might be a problem, but for a 20 minute recess, no problem at all.
Maybe it's time to abolish the "no child left behind" rule.
"Fact; Every school in Moffat County is on a state performance plan, except East!!!!"
Please elaborate on this without the usual post structure, I am not sure what you are getting at.
Pipe down, I never called you a liar and I don't claim to know it all but your "report" is false. I have ridden and walked the very trail you say is "torn up" and I just don't see it that way. I use it to bike to work in the summertime, I may not be on it 3-4 times a week but have been on it plenty to know it is ride-able, walkable and ski-able. Torn up means it is destroyed beyond use, which it is not. There may have been some work done to provide utility access to the hospital but it has been filled in. How much more torn up can a marginal at best dirt trail get?
As far as knowing it all, never claimed to but thought some common sense might do better than the insensitive banter that was going on here before. I also know what I see, and I don't see it like you do, sorry, excuse me for providing my point of view.
Als362, I went out and looked at the site today and thought out how a path might work. However, I think I have said enough on this subject and I am going to move along. It was only a thought, an idea, and it will probably remain that way.
I think you are on the right path (so to speak) with your idea, but again, it's the shortest path between two points that will drive people to stick to the highway. The route you propose would add distance and time to ones travel as well as having to walk uphill, most people probably would not walk that way. Making pedestrian traffic unlawful along the highway is probably not going to happen either, you would have to change the laws to reflect ALL highway use by pedestrians.
And lastly, I have yet seen any mother trying to push a stroller through the snow at any time. Have you? Just curious, not being snide.
Your idea is not a bad one and it would not take much to connect the loop with Ridgeview, I just don't see people going that far out of their way to get from point A to point B in the shortest time that they allow. I'm guessing here, but I'd bet if two people left Columbine at the same time, one on the Highway and one going your route, the highway traveler would arrive at Murdoch's 10-15 minutes before the other. That is a lot of time to some people in this era of rush, rush, rush.
The logical, sensible idea, as xrsareus posted previously, would be to widen the area of the hillside that brings people closest to the highway and connect it to the frontage road in front of Tri-State equipment to keep them off the stretch before the turnoff, which is where this accident occurred.
Keep thinking of ideas, it's much more productive than what was happening on this thread beforehand.
'The Trail of Bliss'
Excellent thinking, however I think it would be prudent to connect the widened portion with the east and west ends of the frontage roads, thereby minimizing the time spent close to traffic.
I'm going to go look tomorrow, I think that hillside might be too steep to support a trail or path and it is nothing but soft dirt, reinforcement would definitely be needed. To bad there is no way to just make a path up the hill to the south end of the motel parking lot and back down the Signal hill side. I think it might be to steep for that. The widening idea seems the most logical as long as it utilizes the existing ends of the frontage roads.
Isn't this discussion better than judging and blaming people who have had their lives changed forever?
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