A time to come together | CraigDailyPress.com

A time to come together

Bad things seem to come in threes and Craig and Moffat County have not be spared their trio of trouble.

With the anger, disappointment and frustration over the closings of Valley View Manor, Burger King and Shiloh Home, it will be easy for residents to point fingers of blame at a variety of targets.

Some of it may be justified and some of it may not be, but the bottom line is that such activity is not productive and does no one any good in the long run.

We as a community need to pull together and try as best we can to heal the economic and social wounds that these events will eventually bring.

And while we heal, we must expect our elected officials and those appointed to positions of leadership to be proactive in their response to these incidents.

City, county and hospital leaders must continue to look at the Valley View Manor situation as well as reach out to any private enterprises that might be available.

Coincidentally, the Economic Development Partnership will be rebuilding its board and looking for a new executive director this month and it couldn’t happen at a better time.

It would be easy to slip into the blame game at this time but how productive would that be? We encourage residents and leaders to come together in search for solutions to these current challenges.

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