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I agree that the planning and zoning regs need to be changed. If they are preventing companies from growth or coming to Craig than something is wrong. I thought everyone is for growth and change and job opportunity but if the regs we have are preventing that than why aren't they changed. Whatever happened to the proposed Sonic or other possible fast food resturants that were supposed to come in? What about any other "big box" corp that wants to establish business are the rules and regs going to prevent that?
oldsage why don't you leave your opinions about the hospital somewhere else. This is not the story to leave them one, especially when you and the paper don't print the whole story.
I am very sorry for the loss of this young man. I remember him from Carellis, he was always nice. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
No surprise there. Drink and drive do something stupid and get rewarded for it. Thats the American Judicial system for you. And you wonder why no one is afraid of going to jail. Infact most criminals would rather be in jail, no job, no responsibility, free food. I think you drink and drive there should be harsher penalties, you get caught your car is impounded and sold, regardless of who owns the car. There are two many people out there that regardless of how many times they have been "convicted" of DUI, DWI, or without a vali DL or insurance or registration. The rule applies to them too, you get caught you go to jail on the spot and the car gets impounded and you don't get it back. It gets sold and the money goes back to the community.
Though many of you may not see the need for 24/7 coverage for the ambulance. The fact is the hospital went to 24/7 coverage was so that the ambulance crew could be out the door within ONE minute. Has anyone looked at the statistics for how long it takes as well as the increase in likely hood of an accident when responders both fire and ems memebers respond from home? Facts have shown for most emergency cases the sooner care is given the higher the chances of a full and benificail recovery for the person is. So in the middle of winter these people (both fire and ems) are having to drive safely, yet quickly to the station to respond to a call. Where as when the ambulance crew is staffed at the hospital they again are out the door within one minute regardless of weather conditions. Luckily we haven't yet but I am sure it is only a matter of time before someone is involved in an accident responding to a call. Thus possibly causing a further delay in a persons care.
Does the community really want yet another tax increase to support the ambulance service after the hospital, school district, as well as fire district have already recieved tax increases within the last two years? Yes I as well as everyone else know that times are hard, but should we sacrifice the care that is available to our friends and families because people no longer want the ambulance service staffed 24/7? If you no longer see the need for 24/7 coverage then what do you suggest? You all agree that we need coverage but what is the answer? Have the ambulance crews work monday thru friday 8-5? Then what? What about the rest of the time?
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