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firstofthefallen 1 year, 1 month ago on Do you think recreational pot shops should be allowed in the same areas where liquor stores are allowed?

A search of the Colorado Department of Revenue will lead to several documents pertaining to the regulation and management of retail marijuana. Considering the deadline was July 1st, 2013 much work has been done in regards to framing a set of regulations. They appear to mirror the regulations for medicinal sites. Several citizens, state representatives and law enforcement officials have participated in creating these regulations so one could reasonably assume that there has been a great deal of thought put into this effort. Many things are covered and if a person took the time to read and understand these regulations then a different opinion may be formed other than outright prohibition.

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 1 month ago on 2 Moffat County residents charged with dumping on BLM land

It's really unfortunate that so many of these comments were deleted by the Daily Press. I read most of them before their removal and didn't find them to be offensive. I didn't necessarily agree with most of them but it sure is fun sometimes to read people bickering back and forth. When comments get removed it spoils the entertainment value. I know a lot of us come here for that.

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 1 month ago on Do you think recreational pot shops should be allowed in the same areas where liquor stores are allowed?

I believe that the state has already set forth regulations for retail marijuana and the location of these sites in relation to schools, parks and other places minors are typically present are included in those regulations. If not then it would be fairly easy for the City to come up with something beside complete prohibition.

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 2 months ago on No injuries from explosion at Herod Industries in Craig on Wednesday morning

I believe more important than looking at their equipment would be a serious review of this companies safety practices. Taking short cuts or oversights such as this could lead to another fatal accident.

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 2 months ago on Confusion swirls around ambulance service in Dinosaur

The people of Dinosaur should at least be able to use the Tom Mathers Amphitheater as a place to hold memorials for their lost loved ones at a reduced fee. That's a way to give back to the community.

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 5 months ago on Church of Destiny to give away van on Mother’s Day

This is just like giving bicycles to kids that attend bible schools during the summer. Bribe them with a material object to entice them into joining the flock

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firstofthefallen 1 year, 6 months ago on Routt and Moffat county sheriffs say they won't, and can't, enforce new Colorado gun laws

It is hard for me to understand why this is such an issue. Law enforcement practices discretion every day. When an offender gets pulled over for some sort of traffic violation it is often the officers discretion that determines whether the person is ticketed or given a warning. Roadside evaluations are the officers discretion as well. I myself have been given roadside tests after have a couple beers and the officer let me go because he determined I was not impaired although he knew I had been drinking. The same could be said for drug related offences as well. If a person were to have some small personal amount of an illegal substance, many times an officer may choose to warn the offender or confiscate the substance and send the person on their way.
I agree that our law enforcement officials should make the proper decisions when it comes to the new sales that would violate this law but as far as everyday citizens acting in a reasonable manner then I believe this is the right choice for our elected officials to make.

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firstofthefallen 2 years, 4 months ago on Charges filed against Meeker bank robbery suspect

Did this kid think that's how we all dress around here? The spurs with his costume is a really nice touch. I'm willing to bet the horse managed to realize that most bandits flee town after the big heist.

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firstofthefallen 2 years, 6 months ago on Is downtown Craig fine the way it is or should a concerted effort be made to improve the district to attract more visitors and businesses?

Parking and snow removal are certainly issues on Yampa Ave., although Ron Schaffer seems to have no problem at all keeping his sidewalks and curbs clear of snow and ice. It is not his responsibility to clear the curbs and gutters in front of and around his business but he takes on the responsibility. If other business owners accepted the same responsibility in front of and around their own locations then discussing the matter with road & bridge would not be necessary and the appearance of Yampa Ave. would be greatly improved. I've been into all of the stores on Yampa at one point or another and none of them have been so busy that the employees or owners couldn't spare a little time for snow removal and sweeping.
Diagonal parking seems like a good idea on Yampa and could probably work. It is a wide street and without any snow accumulation in the way would provide an ample amout of space for this type of parking arrangement. As far as directing people into downtown, that begins well before many travelers even come close to Yampa Ave. A good example of this would be the signs at the north and east borders of Craig directing traffic to either traverse first street or the by-pass in order to get to Woodbury Park and Loudy-Simpson Park. When people take these routes they are completely missing Yampa Ave. and exposed to a very dismal representation of what our town acutally consists of.

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firstofthefallen 2 years, 8 months ago on Craig car theft suspect sentenced in district court

It is incredibly unfortunate that some people have trouble with either drugs or alcohol and it leads them into making bad decisions. For many of the people that do experience these struggles it is often a very drastic incident that opens their eyes to the fact that changes need to be made. For this particular person it seems as though this has been her wake up call. It is never too late to begin changing one's life and habits and it is never too late to start making the correct choices. I wish good luck to this young woman.

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