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The difference is being reported or not...not everyone is going to report rocks coming down and that may be why the powers to be keep saying it is so rare. I only drive this route on Mondays so my chances of seeing something actively falling are slim. I do however see rocks down that were not there the week before, evidence that they are coming down. Maybe some see them and risk stopping to clear them out of the way, smaller ones that is. As far as house sized or even couch sized rocks coming down, I would agree it is a rarity. Obviously one the size of a basketball can be damaging enough. Using chain and netting is a good idea but it will not stop the larger ones from coming down, that method does have its limitations but it might prevent something such as yesterday from happening again. At least it is going to be addressed, what the outcome will be we will have to wait and see. It does seem that everyone, or most that drive that stretch of road are concerned, and with every right to be. Lets be proactive, just once.
My condolences to the family, I did not know this person but was shocked and saddened to hear about it. What a tragedy.
This spot and the part that hugs the cliff side about a mile away seem very susceptible to slides and rocks falling, which is something only nature itself can control. With the variable warm to freezing, rain and snow creating mud and loose debris, I'm very surprised a major portion of either place has not come down yet, might be just a matter of time before it does...this could be the precursor. I do agree however that more diligent monitoring of this heavily traveled area would be prudent but there seems to be no feasible solutions to bypass or control the rocks falling off of them without spending millions of dollars...which is not available (except if we all lived on the front range, then it would be fixed tomorrow).
I seem to remember a portion that slid into the road on the corners between the two long straights just after Milner, going west. A large piece of the hill slid into the road and its scar is still evident today if you know where to look, it is also guarded by several of those large concrete barriers.
I would not call it a "freak" accident and those that think rocks falling there are "very, very rare" are fooling themselves.
Oh the birthday club....and when there was a fire or other emergency, I remember that he would walk up to the street (the old KRAI location is now a parking lot across from Conoco on Victory Way) and give a "play by play" on the action going on. Growing up in Craig as a kid, I lived very close to the station and would always wander over to peer in the mirrored windows, wondering how the heck he worked his radio magic (I found out many years later how it was all done).
RIP Dick, your powerful voice will always be remembered in this valley by those of us that were graced with listening to you.
Clarification of above post:
Go into the article that this thread is about. The three options are listed in the left column, C was the one voted on. Definitely better than the original plan, in my opinion.
The wife just returned from the meeting. Apparently they have voted on option C. You can find it just left of the above related article.
Doesn't matter anyway, the bill has been defeated.
I think this argument is kind of like when Wal-Mart moved into town. Any "mom and pops" close down because of them? Unless the convenience stores are going to greatly expand their line of product beyond cheap swill, I doubt there will be much worry. Convenience store prices for anything are jacked up pretty high, where this concern comes from baffles me.
Great, this is one of those things, as a father, that keeps me up at night. I am with you 100% vic, why can't Craig pull it's head out of the sand and ban sexual deviants from even living here? We make ordinances to control everything else, some inane things at that, why not perverts?
GlacierDragon, good advice and to further bolster your words of wisdom, and quoting the paper, it is imperative that you sit down with your kids tonight and talk with them on what to do if ever in this situation.
My challenge to the rest of this forum:
Instead of sitting behind your screen whining about the sky falling, the world coming to an end or what the hospital did today, why not get out and make a difference and do something worthwhile. I went out today after reading this to find my child to warn her and educate her on what to do. I then proceeded to just drive around, observing and watching at various schools within town. If more of us would get out and participate in protecting our most precious possessions in situations like this, these weirdos won't stand a chance of nabbing someones kid. I am assuming that the law does not have the manpower to patrol as I did not see one police unit at, or around, any of the schools I observed today...I did not make it out to Ridgeview so they may have been in that area. It is in my opinion that we as parents, citizens, loafers and internet whiners need to get out and help the police so that a tragedy does not occur, it will do you some good to unglue your fingers from the keyboard for a half an hour each day after school.
I, like most people, have a job and cannot do it everyday, however until this is resolved I will be out there if not needed at work and I encourage the rest of you to do the same. Watch the bus stops in your neighborhood, walk around the schools, carry your cell with you and if possible a camera to maybe catch a photo of suspicious vehicle or license plate, anything to help the law bring this to an end. I for one am tired of this crap and am going to try to make a small difference whether anyone else deems it worthy or not. I am not a vigilante and am not stupid enough to approach or confront a mentally twisted individual, however, rest assured if I see something I will call it in and I will follow them until apprehended. This cannot happen in our town and maybe I'm overreacting but when it comes to the safety of our children, there is no overreacting.
That's strange, my daughter is being taught cursive...in public school...right now. It's a tough venture, and I will agree with the critical thinking comment about it, however, what would be the use of it when 90% of your work comes from a keyboard? Welcome to the 21st century.
I'm beginning to wonder if un-gluing yourself from the TV & internet and going outside for some sunshine and fresh air might do you some good.
Thanks Oliver21 for some very useful info. Not to circumvent your link, but here is a direct link to picture and description...for those pc challenged readers:
I have two of these "people" living in my neighborhood, and I know who they are and where they live. Diligence and keeping an eye out, along with frequent checking of the Police and Sheriff websites to keep up on them is important. I might go as far as to print their pics and info and post it on the fridge so my child can see and know who they are as well. Knowledge is power, take advantage of what we are given to teach our children.
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