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I'm happy to see a great teacher get recognized. He so deserves this -- John puts his heart and soul into his work, and he is able to instill his passion for music into the students who are lucky enough to have him as their mentor. Congratulations!
I agree with you 100 percent!! I was appalled when I read the comment by toomuchtime, as were my children, who range in age from nine to fifteen. You cannot get your point across, if you cannot communicate properly. You don't have to be the best speller, or the most grammatically correct, however you do have to speak proper English if you want people to understand you. This guy/gal not only misspelled many of the words, but used absolutely no punctuation at all!! Sadly, there are many adults in our society who lack basic English writing skills. I am not trying to be rude, but merely pointing out the obvious. If you won't learn to write properly, at least use spell check!!
Thanks for admitting the mistake you made with the name of the officer. I happen to know Trooper Bagley, and he is one of the most decent, upstanding officers you will ever meet.
Obviously you have a problem with all cops, but if you are going to list the wrong-doings of police officers then you should get your facts straight. The trooper who was arrested for driving drunk in the Denver area is named David Dolan, and he worked out of Colorado Springs. Trooper Bagley is stationed in Craig and has never been accused of any wrong-doing. The only reason I can think someone would cringe and feel threatened when they see a cop is if they did something wrong. I certainly don't have that reaction when I see a cop. I agree, there are bad cops, but there are corrupt people in every profession, ie. bad doctors, lawyers, auto mechanics, etc. It's ignorant to chastise all cops because of the wrong-doings of a few. By the way, I totally disagree with the sentence given to Ken Johnson. I think he should go to prison for the crimes he committed.
Has anyone put any thought into the source of this story-- a 17 year old kid, who got a ticket. There are two sides to every story. Gee, how likely is it that a high school kid might stretch the truth a little, while telling his parents about a ticket he got? We don't know the whole story. People are forming opinions about a state trooper based on this kid's version of events. It's kind of a double standard-- some people on this forum take offense to the personal attacks on this boy's family, without knowing them, but they have no problem attacking the cop, who they know nothing about. This kid got a ticket for not having proof of insurance. It happens all the time. I got a ticket for this once (from a state trooper as well). I went into court, and showed that I did indeed have insurance at the time I got pulled over--case closed, end of story. Get over it, and move on!
I'm very happy with this new calendar. I understand many parents will have difficulties with the early release, but I think that this is the best of the three choices. There are many parents, such as myself who work part/time (my spouse works full-time) and are able to help out with picking up friend's kids from school on early-release days. I commend the board for making the right decision for the education of our children.
It's about time they addressed this problem. There are so many cats running around our streets, that it's a constant nuisance. A lot of these so-called "stray" cat are actually are not strays, but have irresponsible owners. I've had cat owners tell me that cats need to roam to be happy and that it's cruel to keep your cats indoors. I live in the city and am the owner of four indoor cats that were all rescued from the shelter or from people wanting to get rid of them. My cats are well-cared for, visit the vet for regular check-ups, and have supervised outside time. My cats are also very happy. I'm tired of finding what these stray cats leave behind in my yard. Cat owners--Be responsible. You cannot let your cats just run wild. It's not only irresponsible but against city code.
I agree creationist_scm. I would also add that I don't agree with the position they placed Colorado Springs. I lived in Colorado Springs for over ten years before my husband and I moved up to the Yampa Valley and there is no comparison. Colorado Springs is a great city with lots of nearby outdoor opportunities, but there are also a LOT more people you are sharing the outdoors with down there. We visit family down there every and are so thankful when we are driving back home to Craig!
Good for you Keath! My daughter is a straight A student, who plays clarinet and tenor saxophone in the high school band, and I have often wondered the same thing. Why do the athletes at the high school get way more press coverage than other groups, like band, debate, academics, etc? In response to lgmillernl, I don't think Keith is being critical of sports players, he is being critical of the media's lack of coverage of other programs. Also, there have been numerous studies involving the effects of studying music on brain development. All these studies have shown that children who study music (i.e. piano lessons, school band, etc) perform better in many academic areas, especially math. Keath is merely stating the facts.
Here is a link to an article about one of these studies: http://www.socyberty.com/Education/Do-Kids-Who-Study-Music-Really-do-Better-in-School-and-in-Life.384021 The bottom line is that all the students involved in various programs at the high school deserve recognition and coverage equally, and the newspaper is not doing that. Kudos to you Keath for bringing this to their attention.
As a parent of 3 children at three different schools in this district, I so happy that we are getting some new blood in the system. I am especially excited that Mr. Petrone has a more "worldly" view going into this job. I grew up in a military family and attended most of my school years in a foreign country, so I have a different perspective on things. Because of his experience, I think Mr. Petrone will bring a much needed change to the district. I wish him the best in his new position.
Good Job Moffat County School board!!
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