mustang 6 years, 6 months ago on Some parents displeased with proposed redistricting plan

I agree with the statements above that change can be a good experience for kids. The suggestion that I thought made absolutely no sense in the article was the one stating that the kids that live in town should be relocated because the commute would be shorter than for those who live out of town. When we moved to this town we looked at buying homes out of town, but when it came down to it we bought a home that is centrally located. We have all of our children's schools within walking distance (except for the high school). Where we live busing service to their school is not an option, because we live so close. It would make no sense financially for the school disctrict to move lines in town and send children like those in our neighborhood who live 3 blocks from the school to one further away, so that busing the children would be necessary. Honestly is an extra 5 minutes to get across town all that big of a deal? I could understand it we lived in a large metro area that across town meant an hour long drive, but we live in Craig, I have not found a place here in town that takes more than 10 minutes to get to.


mustang 6 years, 6 months ago on Joanne Lighthizer: Hospital staff is the problem

Thank you Craig_gal, I couln't agree with you more. I am sure that there are many positive stories out there about the TMH staff, but like most of us we only voice our opinions to everyone when we are dissatisfied. I know if I go to the store and I find everything that I need and the service is great, I don't say or even think anything about it. If the opposite were true, then I would have a lot to say. I myself would love to hear some of the good stories and experiences that people have had at TMH. Can you imagine being one of the employees there? How would I feel if I was trying my hardest and working till I was exhausted and still have all of these negative things written in the paper? I would be frustrated.


mustang 6 years, 7 months ago on MCHS boys basketball falls in second round to Golden

This is not the first time that the paper has printed the wrong name of a mascot. If you go back to the story about the homecoming football game, the article was printed on October 9th, they listed Rawlins mascot as the Broncos. For as long as I could remember they were the Outlaws. Anyway long story short the newspaper must have realized their mistake because in the next article they were the Rawlins Outlaws. Anyway, I would like to congratulate the boys team on their basketball season and for making it into the state tournament.


mustang 6 years, 7 months ago on Bulldogs girls basketball outlasts Jaguar in overtime, 53-49

Amankra, I am not sure how to take your comment. It sounds a little sarcastic and very rude. I would like to congratulate the girls, it was a very exciting game! I wish you all the luck on your next game and hope you come away with another win for MCHS. GO Lady Bulldogs!!!!!


mustang 6 years, 7 months ago on Elkhead bass unhealthy for children

I heard a guy talking today about the increased number of indivduals who are heading into the surrounding mountains panning and mining for gold since gold prices are so high. He said that many people who want to find gold easily will take mercury and put it into their pans and the mercury combines with the gold so it is easy to spot.

Since I had never heard of this I thought he was an idiot until I googled it and found out he knew exactly what he was talking about. A single pound of mercury can polute a whole region. I found out that mercury is almost completely unregulated and can be purchased quite easily in the US. I hope our state forrest, wildlife, BLM, etc are on the look out for miners who are trying to use mercury in our streams and lakes to look for gold.


mustang 6 years, 7 months ago on Rebekah LaDue, shown here in November 2008 at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, is scheduled to arrive home

Lonely one you said it exactly right!!! Welcome home to the soldiers returning and thank you for your service. My family and I appreciate your willingness to serve in the military and to protect us!!!


mustang 6 years, 7 months ago on Tylawn Smercina: Money left at ATM

How did this forum go from complimenting the good deeds of a child to calling someone filthy names? "Cantstand", I understand that you don't like walmart as well as most things in life, but this is not about you!!!!! This is about saying good job and we are proud of you to a child. A famous movie quote comes to mind, I believe it was Thumper from the movie Bambi who said it "If you can't say something nice then don't say nothing at all". (I hope I got the quote exactly right, if not then I apologize in advance)


mustang 6 years, 8 months ago on Unwed pregnancy still 'high' in Moffat County

arewesure, you are right in that a lot of my comments were towards teenage pregnancy, but a lot of it applies to many 'older' unwed parents. There are many single women that do a wonderful job raising children on their own and they should be congratulated. My biggest concern is for the unplanned pregnancies of unwed parents. I am not necessarily angry about the situation I think that it is a sad situation. I have been there for a friend whose husband left her when she became pregnant. Seeing the sadness that she felt because the father had no interest in her or the child growing inside of her was awful. Bringing a child into the world should be a happy and exciting time, not one of sadness or regret.


mustang 6 years, 9 months ago on Unwed pregnancy still 'high' in Moffat County

freeman, I agree with you that preventing these pregnancis comes back to the parents and the family. Parents need to be able to have "the talk" with their children. Of course I believe in abstinence and teach that to my children as the best way to prevent pregnancy, disease and many other problems, but they have also been taught about birth control. As we all know we can teach our children abstinence, but children have minds of their own. My friend works at the VNA and has told me that they have condoms that they give away for free on their front desk. How many teenagers know that this is available to them, and for free?

This situation affects all of us. The baby suffers because they are born into a situation that they did not choose. The parents of the babies suffer because they are not quite grown up themselves and now they are having to take care of an infant. And this affects all of us as a society because each of us are having to pay for the healthcare of many of these mom's and infants. Sometimes it is difficult to afford the health care for my own children, let alone another.