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Winston Jagger: Dealing with deer, gas

To the editor:

Having lived in Northwest Colorado since 1977 and owning a house in Craig since 1994, I feel I should express my thoughts.

I have never written to any newspaper in either Steamboat Springs or Craig.

When I arrived in Craig, people would make sure they gassed up because going east, it was more expensive.

Now it’s just the opposite.

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I had to go to Steamboat on Monday, and filled my car at $2.60 per gallon, granted it was 10-percent corn.

Both Conoco stations on the west end of town had unleaded for $2.67.

So, for a tanker truck to drive through Steamboat to Craig with 9,000 gallons of gas they can sell for $2.94, it is an extra $2,430 per truck, or $54 a mile.

That is a tidy transportation cost.

The deer problem seems to be a larger issue.

There are only two solutions: Put a fence around your flowers or move to an area where there are no vicious animals that eat flowers or attack dogs.

The sad part is, the powers that be will side with the minority, not the majority.

Winston Jagger

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