David Moore

David Moore 5 years, 11 months ago on Betty Lackey: Not a courageous act

Als362, I'm not an authority on hunting, but I have been around long enough to know right from wrong, like don't look down the barrel, don't bang them bullet thingy's with a rock, and (from the CDP article): "you don’t shoot ducks on a pond — you wait until they are in flight. You don’t shoot turkeys out of a roost and you don’t shoot bears in their dens.” I was taught that when I was 8. I don't have any "sour grapes" about hunting or killing animals when done with some thought, fair chase and the possibility of escape...kinda like....hunting. For the record, I don't like wine either, which technically is a case of sour grapes, which makes you wrong twice in the same sentence. In addition to that, I could care less about having my "chance" at the kill...I never would have taken that chance in the first place. I don't need a big game head on my wall, my trophies go home everyday to their families, doing better than when they came in. I'm beginning to think Taxslave (I can't believe I am going to say this) might be right about the chemtrails...you know, the ripply clouds (caused by wind) that hang over the plant? Somethings gelling up your gray matter and reacting with your grump center, or it's just your nature. Based on your lack of empathy about any subject, person or thing, I have come to the conclusion that you Als362 are the one with sour grapes my friend, bushels of them. Because I, or anyone else doesn't agree with you does not make us tree-huggers, thick headed, ignorant or sour for not going out and killing something and getting a charge out of it...or being jealous of someone who does. Had all this gone differently, in a dozen other ways, there would have been nothing said at all and we'd still be talking about killer deer, the weather or the upcoming Dateline NBC show on TV. Speaking of TV, I must say your Archie Bunkeresque comments do provide for some laughter when needed most, so at least for that, Merry Christmas Als362, and a happy, or happier, New Year.

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David Moore 5 years, 11 months ago on Craig resident nabs 703-pound bear, possible state record

Read the article in today's edition from the DOW, they are questioning the act themselves. From the article: “Hampton said there are several other states with regulations against shooting bears in dens or caves. “People support hunting because it is, for the most part … based on sound principals of wildlife management and is based in the ethic of fair chase,” he said. Fair chase, Hampton said, is one of the founding principals of modern hunting. “There are many things with ethics of hunting that are not regulated,” he said. “For example, duck hunters will tell you that you don’t shoot ducks on a pond — you wait until they are in flight. You don’t shoot turkeys out of a roost and you don’t shoot bears in their dens.”

Again for the slow ones...You don't shoot bears in their dens. What was done may be legal but ethically (and you don't have to be a “tree hugger” to understand ethics and morals) is where the line has been drawn. This story, and subsequent commentary, is making our town out to appear to be full of ruthless, beer drinkin' bubbas that posses no regard to nature, or other people who might have an opinion about an unethical killing. We are now in the national spotlight because of this story, that is why people from all over the country are responding, unfortunately instead of voicing their opinion on this public forum, they receive the standard treatment when disagreeing with certain posters. Well, news flash for you, not everyone in this HUNTING town is a hunter...or a killer, but some of you sure are making us look that way to the rest of the country tuning in to this issue. Google search this story, it is on the first page, it's in hunting magazines of all sorts, and local newspapers from as far away as Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina and Washington state have published it in one form or another. We are looking foolish not only for the act itself, but for the replies that are stating that if your not a hunter and don't like killing, shut your face and move!! Thanks a lot for that.

To those from outside the walls of Craig, please do not think that some of these posters above represent what the mentality of our town really is, we are not a bunch of shoot em' up foolish hicks with a killing fetish. We are a hunting community and we base a lot of our livelihood on it, and, despite what some of these posters are saying, nobody is anti-hunting or against taking trophy game. What HAS fired up this town, and apparently the rest of the country, is the WAY this bear was taken, nothing else.

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David Moore 5 years, 11 months ago on Betty Lackey: Not a courageous act

I don't see why anyone would want to come to this town in the first place after reading some of the rude and insensitive comments thrown at those with an opinion. You might want to come down off your high horse(s) and read the article in todays edition with commentary from the DOW, they are questioning the act themselves. A quote if I may:

"Hampton said there are several other states with regulations against shooting bears in dens or caves. “People support hunting because it is, for the most part … based on sound principals of wildlife management and is based in the ethic of fair chase,” he said. Fair chase, Hampton said, is one of the founding principals of modern hunting. “There are many things with ethics of hunting that are not regulated,” he said. “For example, duck hunters will tell you that you don’t shoot ducks on a pond — you wait until they are in flight. You don’t shoot turkeys out of a roost and you don’t shoot bears in their dens.”

What was done may be legal but ehtically (and you don't have to be a "tree hugger" to understand ehtics and morals) is where the line has been drawn. I respect, and agree, with most of what you say als362, but you and some other posters, with your rude and insensitive commentary, are making our town out to appear to be full of ruthless hicks with no regards to nature or other people who have an opinion . Hunting is one thing and after living in a hunting community for 42 years, I support it 100%...ruthless killing without the hunting concept in mind I do not support at all, legal or not. This story is now nationwide, we are in the spotlight because of it and that is why people from all over the country are responding. Stop making ALL of us look foolish with your rudeness, you don't represent me nor do you represent others who disagree with this issue. Not every single person in this town is a hunter or a killer, please cease from making us look that way to the rest of the country tuning in to this issue. Thank You.

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David Moore 5 years, 12 months ago on Sports Spotlight

Why is the CDP featuring a student at a school 90 miles away? Why not feature our own athletes from our own town? Just wondering......

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David Moore 6 years ago on Boys & Girls Club of Craig names 2010 People of the Year

My guess is that he has held countless festivals and events...all free to the public. He provides a place, free of charge, to children to learn and realize how good they have it in these days. Maybe it's because Lou & his wife are just darned nice people who don't have to give a darned thing to this community, but they do in the way of culture, something sorely missing from children these days. My daughter loves the place, Clyde the elk, and all the fun stuff that goes on every year...we attend all of it. As far as the fee to see the museum, I have been there at least a half dozen times just in 2010 and never once was asked to pay to see the exhibits. A donation is greatly appreciated but not required. Unless they have changed that in the last two months, I'm not sure where you get that type of info from.

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David Moore 6 years ago on Craig resident nabs 703-pound bear, possible state record

"If a few deer scare these people half to death, what will bears do for the fears they have?"

LOL, no kidding. They think the deer are a problem. Fortunately, unlike Steamboat, Craig is far removed from a national forest in our backyard and I don't see bear invasion as a problem yet. Although, a few years back one was spotted roaming town, maybe looking for small dogs to eat that the killer deer missed. I totally understand hunting and the principals behind it, but to crawl into the home of a bear and shoot it twice is cowardly in my book. That's not the definition of hunting that I have been taught. Next time he may not be so lucky, which is just what that was...luck that the bear did not have him for dinner.

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David Moore 6 years ago on Erik Plate: ‘ER will run you dry’

Taxslave: "Heart attack, two days at memorial (stints installed), almost 15K." If your friend had "stents inserted", it was not at TMH and he got one heck of a deal for 15K. In the history of TMH there have been no cardiac catheterization procedures(aka Angioplasty) performed nor have any stents been inserted in any patients. Prices for angioplasty range from 30K all the way up to 108K, depending on the severity of the blockage and the implants used during the case. Location will also play into the price, have it done at a newly opened heart center and you will pay more than if you have it done at a well established center.

As far as the letter goes, it is my understanding that TMH pricing is competitive with critical access hospitals of its size across the country. Medical care is not cheap, despite only getting an X-ray and a brace, your paying for the modern X-ray machine, the new treatment room your sitting in, and the salaries for the patient representative checking you in, the Doctor who saw you, the Nurse who took care of you, the ER technician who initially helps before your seen by the Dr., the Radiology technician who took the film and the Radiologist who reads your film. The brace was probably 60 bucks, but it is what it takes to come to that conclusion that is what costs the $760. I'm not slamming the letter writer one bit and I am grateful that they chose TMH for their medical needs, that's what we are here for. I am however trying to point out that no matter where you go, Craig, Steamboat, Vernal, Rifle, Meeker, Glenwood, Denver, Vail, Aspen...you will pay the going rate and it does not vary much (although it does seem higher in the resort communities) from hospital to hospital.

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David Moore 6 years ago on Stove causes house fire in Craig

"God bless our Firefighters, EMS and Law Enforcement. They are here for us." Agree 100%...bravo xsareus.

"I don't think you have a clue as to what Just the facts are!!!!!" Agree 110%. That's two votes off the island.

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David Moore 6 years ago on The Memorial Hospital Board authorizes CEO to hire Kinder

"Is Dr. Kinder leaving his practice and building to go to the old hospital and join that clinic"? Yes "And if so why? Why would he give that up?" To provide better continuity of care for the patients he sees, and the patients that are seen by other specialists at the TMH clinic. Several specialties occupy the TMH clinic: Orthopedic, General Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, and now add Internal Medicine. Being two blocks away(I know, it's not far)inhibits the ease of being there when another physician needs a consult from Dr. Kinder or if one of his patients needs a consult from one of the other specialists. It's a convenience factor that will benefit the patients most of all as they will no longer need to travel between the two locations, being centralized has many benefits. Its a win-win situation for him as well as the clinic. His wife, Dr. Pamela Kinder will still be at the Kinder Family Clinic. I'm sure there are other reasons but I am not going to speculate on what those might be.

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