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Great letter, very well said! I agree and that's why I am voting for JEAN WHITE!! She's an amazing legislator!
It was a huge eye-opener for me to read the reports that blatantly stated how unhealthy Moffat County is. I, sadly, am one of the residents who contribute to these negative statistics, and I now, more than ever, am taking steps to better my health. This is such a difficult process, and one that takes commitment and a GREAT deal of effort. If there is a committee formed to help get our community healthier, I would love to become a part of it. There are some underlying problems with our community that should be addressed.
Sidewalks, or lackthereof. There are spotty sidewalks in this town. Me and my girlfriends "joke" that we don't dare wear expensive high-heeled shoes in Craig because they will be ruined in 1 day. All jokes aside, I feel uncomfortable walking and/or jogging sometimes because there aren't sidewalks. This really isn't a problem in the warmer months, but in the winter with the ice and snow on the roads, it's very difficult to exercise outside with there being no sidewalks.
Attitudes of the community. I debated getting a bicycle to ride to work and such to burn some extra calories, but I was hesitant to do so because I didn't want people in Craig to think I HAD to ride a bike because I got a DUI and lost my license, basically I was afraid of being judged. I saw my eye doctor riding his bike in a suit and it made me feel better about the situation. I have heard MANY people throughout my years in Craig express similar opinions. It's sad that people in Craig are afraid to obtain healthier lifestyles by walking or biking because they are afraid of judgement. All I can say there is that please people, don't be so quick to judge others. To those who are afraid of the judgement, WHO CARES! Empower yourself and please stop caring what others think if it means compromising your health! I LOVE my new bike (which I purchased locally from J & R, they are great!) Every time I ride it I feel exhilarated!
Substance Abuse. Again, I am guilty here of drinking too much alcohol, too regularly, and I smoke cigarettes. We all know that Craig has a substance abuse problem whether it be drugs or alcohol. BTW, both alcohol and nicotine are considered drugs. I don't quite know how to change this dependence in Craig, obviously this is a huge feat, but I am going to do my part by decreasing my alcohol use, and by quitting smoking!! There should be A. More recreational activities available in Craig to try and off-set the dependence on alcohol and drug use, and B. There should be local support groups for people quitting abuse. It doesn't have to be huge, but SOMEthing. How about a book club? Folks could get together that have issues with smoking, or drinking, or eating disorders, or obesity problems, and read a book per month (like a motivational book or something) that pertains to their mutual issues.
There are a variety of things that can happen here, and I completely support any efforts anyone in this community makes.
It makes me sick how Craig shuns business development and economic growth. We are always scared about this place becoming a ghost town, yet the few new businesses that actually try and establish themselves are pushed away or run scared from the miserable nay-sayers that live here.
I dont get it.
I completely understand the folks that say that they don't trust this business person after he lied on his initial application. Okay, yes that makes perfect sense and if that really is such a huge issue I understand why you would not be in support.
It seems as if, for whatever reason, the residents in this "community" look at new business as outsiders and want to keep everything exactly the way it is.
The nice thing is, the members of the Good Ole Boy club in Craig are aging, aging quickly.
The fresh blooded youngsters can't wait to take hold of OUR town and make it the exciting gem it always has been. We all know the reasons we live in Craig. Some have a dynamite job, some enjoy the simplicity of the town, some cherish the beauty. It really is too bad that all of you middle-aged and older people act like a vengeful pack of wolves, constantly showing their teeth while foam spews out of your pursed lips. You all need to chill out and welcome people that see the beauty of Craig.
Bottom line: this man and his business will have to pay local taxes, it will create at least a couple of jobs, and they will bring revenue in from neighboring counties whose residents will come up to utilize the nightclub. With all of the commotion this guy has created for himself, you KNOW he will be watched like a hawk. Let him bring our county some revenue and some job creation and leave it alone.
p.s. I do not plan on going to the nightclub, but I am an avid supporter of local economic development. It's too bad very few others in this community support this cause for a greater community. Boo :(
I was wondering when this was going to happen. Everyone knows Miller is "Doctor Feel Good!" I went to him when I moved here because I didn't have a doctor, and this guy was crazy. He got in my face, screamed at me, belittled me and told me that "HE is the doctor, and HE knows best." This guy has anger issues, and he seems to be bipolar. I know certain people that he totally flips out on, and certain that he prescribes everything under the sun to. I hope that he gets whatever he deserves.... whatever that may be.
Oh no, trust me I fully understood what you were saying ranger520 (YOU obviously don't understand when someone is trying to be sarcastic and get YOUR blood boiling....HA!) And no, it isn't ME who thinks it is a good idea, it's me AND quite a few other community members.
Get off your high horse and get a life you trolls.
If they decide to fix this lot up, I WILL essentially be paying for it, thank you very much. I am a taxpayer, and I am perfectly open to the idea of them using my taxpayer dollars to restore this :)
YES YES YES!! Best editorial I have seen in a while, and I completely agree. To lonelyone, I think the reason it is different than the lot next to J.W. Snacks because that lot is smoothed over and has gravel; it is a legitimate parking space which many people utilize on a regular basis. I agree with the editorial; that dirt space is in a prime part of our town, it's in the historic downtown area and could be used for SOMEthing, whether that be parking, a grassy spot to relax etc. I just feel like the owner is basically just being stubborn... why wouldn't you want to use your space for the good of the community? There are a few businesses right there that I visit frequently: Blush Salon and Carelli's, as well as the Popular Bar. I can tell you that it is very difficult to find parking on the street along Yampa and I am always having to park in the Mather's parking lot. Not a big deal whatsoever, but the point is that there is a dirt lot right there that I COULD park in, if there weren't holes large enough to swallow a Mini Cooper.....Kudos CDP. I love how you post prevalent issues in your Editorials that are pertinent to the entire community.
I am so happy for Amber that she can move on. As for that creep.... why waste taxpayer dollars to keep him in prison? A bullet only costs 50 cents and will be much more effective!!
Hey, Rebelgirl, get a life!
While you're busy taking yourself much too seriously, I think I'm going to get a few chuckles out of our otherwise bland and dreary news. Yeah, the fact that people are dying and causing themselves to become synthetically psychotic is a problem. Let's face it, it is not the bath salt, or the manufacturers fault, they are merely capitalizing on much larger societal substance abuse problem- and they are doing so illegally and in an unethical fashion.
I am going to have to blame this gentleman's wrongful actions on the only reasonable explanation.... he MUST have been high on bath salts.
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