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Allen -- You are just flat out wrong -- this company never had my permission. I guess in their minds they got it by default. That's not how the law works -- you cannot take someone's money up front and say "sorry, you didn't opt out when we gave you the opportunity.” That is the most ridiculous argument!
I don't care how many articles, radio announcements, or Facebook posts they put out -- they cannot take someone's money without their permission.
You just assume that everyone listens to the local radio and reads the local paper daily and should have seen or heard the announcements.
Just because I live in Craig doesn't mean I get all of my news from local sources. Unlike you, I don't read the CDP every day, nor do I listen to KRAI every day or go to the YVEA FB page or website. I never got an email notice or I would have opted out. I did not know about this program and that's my point, and it’s not my responsibility to know about it either.
For you to insinuate that I'm some kind of irresponsible whiner because I have the audacity to complain is insulting. I never judged anyone personally in my comments; I merely stated my opinion on YVEA practices. You don't know me at all, yet you sit behind your computer and make judgments. My husband and I are both busy, hardworking citizens of this county and the fact that we were not aware of the "opt out" program is by no means our fault at all. By the way, YVEA sent me an apology email and will be crediting my account- so all is well-- again this is not about amounts of money, it's about permission not being given for them to take any amount of money.
Based on your ignorant comments about me, it's quite obvious that any further discussion on the subject would just be futile, so I will bid you adieu.
I am totally aware of the situation relating to them changing from an opt-in to an opt-out program, and I think it's totally wrong. I have been paying my bill via auto-pay for years as do many other customers. I don’t go on the website to pay and I don’t get bills in the mail. I get an email from YVEA each month notifying me when the payment has been made and the amount of the payment.
Nowhere did I imply that I expect a personal phone call, but if they email me every month to let me know when my bill has been processed, they could have notified me that way.
Like I said in my initial comment, it's not the dollar amount that is the issue at all. Our family donates regularly to a variety of local and national charities. My issue is with someone taking my money without my permission. You seem to be hung up on the amount of money rather than the principle of the issue. Whether or not they notified anyone is a completely moot point. You don't notify people that you are taking their money and expect them to opt out. That's asinine!!
I happen to think it's a great program and I commend YVEA for assisting nonprofits in the community but the way they are collecting donations by requiring people to opt-out is just wrong.
We pay our bills via auto-pay online and we don't get our bills in the mail so we wouldn't have received any notification that way. As far as reading it in the paper, I apparently missed that announcement as well. I don't read the Craig or Steamboat paper every day. YVEA has the responsibility of notifying me personally if they are planning on taking my money. A simple email would have worked just fine. I check my email multiple times daily.
The only one to blame here us YVEA, not the consumer.
Thank you for questioning this Cindi. I had no idea YVEA was doing this. My husband and I are very charitable, but don't appreciate someone taking our money without our knowledge.
Their claims that they notified members that they would be requiring us to opt-out is ridiculous. That's like saying that as long as you tell someone ahead of time that you will be stealing their money, then it's okay. It's not okay. I'm sure there are other members like myself that are completely unaware that YVEA is rounding their bill up each month.
It's not the dollar amount that concerns me, it's the fact that they are taking my money without my permission. I donate to several local and national charities, but I do it of my own volition.
Shame on you Yampa Valley Electric. I will be emailing to officially opt-out and want my account credited for any amount you essentially stole from me in your forced charity program.
This is one of my favorite stores in Craig. They always have something unique and different, and the prices are amazing. And did I mention how sweet the ladies are that work here? They are always so friendly and helpful. Even my teenage children love coming here. :) This is their go-to store when they need to buy a gift for someone. If you've never been, it's definitely worth your while to stop in for a visit. :)
I totally agree with batman. If we ever have to bring a stray to the shelter, we actually make the drive to Steamboat Springs, because their shelter is so much better equipped than the one here. This is in no way a reflection of the dedicated, caring staff that work at the shelter either. I just don't think the shelter in Craig is the best place to leave a stray due to the general state of the facilities. They are lacking in space and equipment. The current location is just not ideal and not the best place for the animals, especially cats. I would love to see a shelter in a new location that is more visible and accessible to the public.
The speed limit at that location is 45 mph, and based on the minimum details given, it appears that speed had nothing to do with causing the accident. It seems this was caused by either impatience or inattention on the part of the driver turning left. I will agree that there are a lot of careless drivers in town, but not anymore than other towns across Colorado. I lived in Colorado Springs for years before moving up here and there are some scary drivers down there, and a lot more of them. :)
I personally think a recreation center would better serve this community. As Tom said, our summers here are short, so why not build a facility that could be used year-round? It would also bring people and money into the community. We drive to Meeker to use their rec center and spend our money in Rio Blanco County. I'm sure it would also be a great incentive for prospective businesses or those looking to relocate or open an office in Craig. I know a rec center would have to be paid for through tax dollars, but I believe it would be a great investment for the future of Moffat County.
"My outlook isn't effected by who its commissioners are" is not correct. The word used should be affected, not effected.
For those who are just reading these comments, Wrestlinrockies had left an insulting, hate-filled comment to cach22. I felt the need to stand up to this anonymous bully. Apparently, he couldn't take the heat, so he got out of the kitchen. What a cowardice move.
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