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I agree with the native_craig_guy as I also shop out of town for major purchases. I try to find what I need and want locally but availability, price and sometimes customer service force me to do my shopping elsewhere.
Here's my most recent dilema:
I am looking for a small mountain bike for my kid for her birthday. I refuse to purchase bikes at the local discount stores because the price is not the only thing that is cheap. I want something durable that will outlast the punishment she will dole out to it, something made by a reputable company. Anywhere locally (including Steamboat) I have looked is either asking for an arm, or a leg, or they just don't have the selection to choose from. My next venture will be Junction and I am confident I will find what I want for the price I am willing to pay chosen from a large variety of decent brands.
I'd rather shop here, I hate going to Denver or Junction, but given the choices we have to deal with locally, what is one to do?
I am not in disagreement with you, as a matter of fact I thought the very same thing, should've known ALL the rules, not just the two dozen or so we went over before my ride.
I do not deny the necessity of the park staff, but like I said, a simple warning would have curbed my lawbreaking, and possibly fed a different image. Where is a little discretion?
The treatment received by the author of the above letter is not proper parks enforcement, leave people be to have some fun and hassle the ones truly acting inappropriately or blatantly breaking the law.
From the above letter:
"No wonder everyone I had been talking to about Elkhead told us not to bother going there anymore,next time we will listen."
Not something you need to hear when trying to attract tourists.
A well put letter.
I too have run into trouble with the over-zealous ranger staff at Elkhead. Years ago some friends took us out to ride their waverunner(or jetski or whatever they are called, the kind you sit on)and to enjoy some quality time with friends on a beautiful Saturday. Now I am no expert on the operation of these crafts so I took it easy and just putted around until I felt comfortable with the operation of this machine. As I approached the "no wake zone", I slowed down to idle speed to cruise through it. A boat came charging out of nowhere, creating a substantial wake in the "no wake zone", only to pull alongside of me to ticket me for creating a wake in the "no wake zone". Cost me $105.00 and has kept me from ever going out on that lake again. A simple explanation with a warning would have been sufficient, especially for a first time user who was not even the owner of the craft.
All this type of attitude will accomplish is people staying away from Elkhead and going elsewhere.
I can understand Mrs. Etzler, the stalking behavior will ruin a good time and make people think twice about ever returning. I realize enforcement of the rules is necessary, but to this extreme?
Death would be the easy way out.
Is it me or am I missing something here?
If he is so innocent, why did he dismember her and hide her remains on his property? I can understand a killing if it is truly in self defense, but cutting her up and disposing of the remains is in no way self defense, it is cold blooded murder, he got what he deserved.
Self defense is calling the police immediately after it happens and letting the investigation sort out the facts to prove your innocence, NOT cutting someone up in the bathtub, stuffing limbs in plastic bags and transporting them 40 miles out of town and hiding them on private property, that is called murder and abuse of a corpse....guilty in my book.
It just does not make sense anyone saying he was innocent and she should be the one in prison, maybe I don't know the whole story but the facts remain, he messed up...big.
Kudos to the system for doing the right thing.
I'd love to buy a house and very soon will be in the market to afford one. However, home prices in this town are WAY over the top compared to some other places we have looked at. Lower the home prices to match the rest of the country and you might sell some.
Seriously Daily press, isn't there any way to filter the spam that appears on this board? It's obvious this "person" did not even read the article, therefore I am flagging it for removal.
This is a great idea for an event to teach our younger ones, and even us old ones, to wear helmets for all activities involving wheels(bikes, blades, boards, scooters, motorized anything). No matter how goofy one may look or how much guff they receive from the non-wearers, it can save you from a nasty fall.
In addition and not to detract from the article, I have observed many of our new-found street screaming ATV users not wearing helmets, what gives? I thought that was supposed to be part of gaining this "right"?
Helmets save lives, period.
Well said Als365.
Strange that we have a large herd of them living 200 yards down the road from us and I have yet to see one in my yard eating my shrubbery or flowers. Plant a delicacy, expect it to get eaten.
In my opinion, the best solution may be:
1. Don't feed them...at all, starving or not nature will play out for them.
2. Keep your pesky pets from disturbing them and they may not get hurt. No offense but poodles are pesky little creatures and I can totally see a deer getting annoyed by one.
3. DO NOT approach one to "chase it off", dumb move and you deserve what you get. Leave them alone.
4. Hefty fines for those supporting the local herd. No food for them, no deer to worry about.
5. Plant deer resistant shrubs and plants...again, no food, no deer.
It's really pretty simple if you think about it.
I just don't understand why people in Craig won't leave this subject alone. I have spoken with residents of Meeker, Steamboat, Hayden and other communities where I know somebody and they all accept having deer in the yard as part of living in Colorado. Nobody has been killed or gored(maybe because they are not foolish enough to approach one or they don't own a pesky pet)in any of those towns, therefore our problem is not unique or special in any way...it is a part of rural life. There are many countermeasures to keep deer from eating plants and being on your property, I suggest you try some. Accept the reality or move where they do not exist...problem solved.
I am somewhat confused on this one as well. Anyone with a phone line has internet access. If you can manage to afford satellite TV, you have internet access. The article mentions community, like in town, which makes one believe that the problem is not only in the county but in the city as well. What are we so far behind in? What else is there that we don't have access to?
I have no trouble using Quest DSL which is instantaneous as far as web surfing and purchasing, so I am not sure I understand the problem and the need for a committee to solve it.
What am I missing here?
bigrred1576 & als362,
Hospital Loop Road was paved before construction began if I recall, so it would've been dug up before connecting with something on the other side of the street. I use the south entrance on the loop and there is asphalt patching across the span of the street where the drainage work crosses. Als326, I agree...chip sealing and protecting it now would be the wise way to go.
Something I don't get though...Steele street from Victory Way to Industrial Avenue(in the middle of town) has not been paved since the inception of Craig...yet we chip seal the same streets over and over every year, why?
I realize streets and gutter-work can be pricey, but how much do we pay for them to squirt oil on the street, throw down some gravel, sweep it up and get rid of it? Every year?
My guess would be a couple years worth of chip sealing. Same goes for the mag chloride sprayed on the county roads, stop that nonsense and throw in a couple years worth of chip seal cost and there you go, a proper street for the residents that deserve one.
Anyway, please be aware that one entrance will be closed each day of chip sealing, your route to the hospital may be slightly altered from what you had planned. If one entrance is closed, simply use the other, you will still get there.
And as always, open 24/7/365, chip sealing or not.
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