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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.
Asking for the deer to go away is just as dumb as asking that we get rid of bees because they sting people. Let's be real here, we live in rural America and at one time we were known as the elk capital of the world, you don't get that designation when you don't have any deer or elk around. onewhocares had it right, and with all due respect, if you don't like wildlife in your yard, move to the big city where they don't have that problem. I don't like them either, but what are you going to do about it? Hunting them is out as that ignorant solution has been brought up before, the last thing we need is people shooting guns, or arrows, within the city limits.
So, lets hear some solutions, other than firing weapons within city limits, that would control this problem.
Way to go girls, we are all proud of you. A big round of applause for all the 9-11 year old's, everyone did well and showed marked improvement over the course of the season.
Nice post Rebelgirl, hit the nail square on. I'd be happy to drive it home but I have better things to accomplish than to argue with a poster that gets their "facts" from the Good ol' boy table at the Cavvy(no offense whatsoever to the Cavvy, just a quote regarding the rumor mill within).
Wake up justthefiction, you don't know your columns of Morgagni from a hole in the ground.
And THAT is a fact!!!
The man in the portrait is Dr. Ray Whitham, longtime area physician and Dr. Told's mentor. I don't know what the communt under the picture of Dr. Told is trying to get across.
I respect your viewpoint and I am with you on the fact that the economy is bad, however business at TMH is good, at least in my world it is...we are busier than ever before. The choice of where you receive your health care is ultimately yours, but it would not make much sense to speed to Steamboat while your having a heart attack when you can get the same care here. TMH has saved countless lives, delivered numerous new humans into our world and repaired many broken or malfunctioning individuals. I am very secure with the thought that if any member of my family needed health care, we would have it here, and we do.
A replacement facility was the best option as remodeling of the old was not cost effective due to it's structural defects, it would still have cost millions to bring it all up to code, which then people would have complained "why didn't we just put all that money into a new one". Besides, the neighbors were tired of hearing sirens all the time and the landing of the helicopter was not a pleasant awakening at 3 in the morning for them, now we only bother the deer and field rodents. It all lies under the same concept that brought the new school, except they don't seem to take the beating that TMH does for the same reasons.
Occasionally I wander through the halls of the old building and I have to wonder how we did it for so many years, how did we stuff all that equipment and people into the trauma room in ER, how did we deliver babies in the OR...cramming in 10-12 people along with all the necessary equipment and instruments. I'll tell you how, we were just good at getting the job done with what we were given and we kept it to ourselves until the time came that the job became tougher to do with the expanding technology required to do it. I don't think there is one employee that misses that old place, maybe for sentimental reasons I'll buy but for functionality, not one.
I'll buy you lunch OG, come on up and tell our concierge that I sent you, let me show you around in both places, it's quite an eye opener. Hopefully you will at least come away with the feeling that you got your moneys worth, I know I did.
Exactly, well put 1340.
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