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6 June 2012
at 7:33 a.m.
Actually nimrod, this newspaper is a private business and is entitled to its opinion on a variety of issues. If you don't like it, tough. Buy your own newspaper. The Daily Press got it right on this one, and I commend them for showing us what this fire department is all about. Good job CDP.
15 May 2012
at 7:52 a.m.
I don't think even rwarner believes the crap he posts, he just posts it. The next time you see a fire rwarner, throw yourself on it. Save a crane. Help our human gene pool out in the process. Let your words be your guide.
14 May 2012
at 8:40 a.m.
Disease, famine and human consumption do contribute to a species survival. Nature selects only the fittest to carry on that species, as cruel as we may think that is. Disease, famine and human consumption cull the weakest first, enabling the best of that species to survive.
I read today in the Denver Post that the US Fish and Wildlife Service, supported mostly by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps, just proposed making a 5.2 million acre Conservation Area in the southern San Luis Valley/New Mexico border area. It would encompass 3 National Wildlife Refuges, which were paid for by hunters, and add 530,000 acres of private land conservation easements to the proposed area. This area is an important stop for the migrating Sandhill crane populations that visit Colorado. There's your 20% rwarner. You can purchase your Federal Duck Stamp at the local post office and help fund this effort.
Let the hunt begin.
13 May 2012
at 9:48 a.m.
The National Wildlife Federation lists three threats to the Sandhill Crane:1. Habitat loss2. Wetland loss3. Development
Nowhere does it mention that hunting is a threat to these birds.
The International Crane Federation says, “Though Sandhill Crane populations in the northern boreal forest and arctic have likely been stable for a decade or more, Sandhill Crane populations in temperate regions of the U.S. and Canada have been expanding rapidly. This wildlife success story is possible because a recovering crane population has found available wetlands to nest in and agricultural lands that are suitable for foraging.” You can thank Ducks Unlimited for the majority of that habitat development in southern Canada and the northern US, not rwarner2012. Did you notice the words, “wildlife success story”?
For the record, it was the Division of Wildlife that closed the Slater Creek and California Park areas to motorized travel, whose salaries are paid for by hunters. Did you contribute to that fund rwarner2012? Did you contribute to that wildlife success story?
Of course not. You can't even answer that question, can you?
12 May 2012
at 2:42 p.m.
What was your contribution to the come-back of this bird rwarner2012?
Have you ever bought a Federal or State waterfowl stamp? Have you ever bought a Colorado Habitat Stamp? Have you ever cointributed to Ducks Unlimited, an organization that develops habitat for all kinds of waterfowl species? Have you ever volunteered your time and effort at one of the many wildlife refuges that protects these birds? My guess is that you did none of those. I have and so have millions of other sportsmen who quietly support wildlife conservation in the US and Canada.
Sandhill cranes are NOT endangered. You are absolutely incorrect when you state that they are.
It is because of God that this bird exists. We manage migratory waterfowl populations so that they can co-exist with man. You don't seem to understand that simple concept.
12 May 2012
at 10:17 a.m.
Sportsmen paid for the wildlife refuges that were established to give these birds stopping places on their spring and fall migrations. Sportsmen paid for the studies of their populations and habitats and helped establish rules that protect their nesting areas in the spring, a critical piece of this bird's recovery.
Sportsmen provided the money that paid for DOW biologists and game wardens to protect this species.
I have no desire to hunt this bird, but I know people that do, and respect that. It is a challenging bird to hunt and excellent table fare. Thanks to hunters, this bird has made a tremendous comeback. Hunters paid for it, and they have an interest in hunting cranes. The haunting call of a sandhill crane is not a reminder of ancient times, millions of years ago. It is a reminder of the present, of the successful efforts that sportsmen made to bring this bird back for all to enjoy. Conservationists everywhere should applaud that.
12 May 2012
at 9:02 a.m.
Thank you Mr. Chapman for having the wisdom of seeing this tower for what it is.
I've been paying close attention to the wind direction at the hospital for the last few months (look at what direction the flags are flying, the flags don't lie) and if it is built at that site, there are definitely going to be problems. I believe you are correct that this tower is more show and tell, than about training.
I would rather see this money spent on fixing our crumbling sidewalks, streets and infrastructure. Craig is an eyesore already. Do we need to add to it with another eyesore on the west end of town?
14 April 2012
at 11:05 a.m.
First the German fire truck (wink, wink, wink).
Now the fire tower. I'm surprised the chief hasn't arranged a trip to Costa Rica to inspect the cement that will be needed to erect this monument to humanity.
Lies, deceit? You said it editorial board - very well.
12 April 2012
at 7:24 a.m.
Build it at the dump. That's the only place it belongs.
5 April 2012
at 4:44 p.m.
I agree. How do we go about doing this? Is it too late to put it on the November ballot? If anyone is interested, I would be more than willing to help out, I just don't know anything about the process.
or see results without voting.
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