jamieb5691

jamieb5691 2 years, 4 months ago on Editorial: Fire district violated public trust

Another thing we could buy is "professional firefighters" who already have this training under their belt. I'll i'm saying is there are many other things you could use this money on besides a training facility that already exists less than twenty miles away. In such an economic slump and Craig wants to spend a million dollars on a training facility? Hell donate the money to single moms who need it. Greed killed the cat and the lawsuits will kill our fire department.

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jamieb5691 2 years, 4 months ago on Editorial: Fire district violated public trust

Did anybody think about where they are building this? Our winds come from the west or nw or sw. Meaning all this smoke will either go to the hospital or directly into town, covering the valley. AS far as saying they won't burn if the wind is heading towards the hospital, that's the stupidest comment I have ever heard. That's like saying you can control God! Winds shift oh bright ones. Oh and anybody who has asthma or any other breathing problems in the whole town of Craig are entitled to what type of compensation when they have to hit the ER because they can't breathe. You guys are going to get sued everytime you light a training fire. If you want a training facility that's fine but go to the opposite side of Wymans and build it. Not on the west end where the whole town will be at risk. Here's a better idea, why not use the sandrocks to learn repelling and use condemed houses around Craig for practices. Use the money for better equipment or more equipment such as NBC PPE for the public. Build or don't build I don't care but you will be sued on the first ER trip!!

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jamieb5691 4 years, 10 months ago on Matthew Beckett: Take a position on law

My child is not even old enough to use a rec center, I was stating a fact that was given by several teenagers living in this community. Also why dont they use the money supposely they got off our taxes that was raised for the hospital?? The general contractor who built the hospital quote unquote stated "If all the money was supposed to be from your guys' taxes, then why did 98% of the funding come from HUD?" (Don't you think he would know?) So if thats a fact, who pocketed the money? I'm sure any long time resident of Craig knows this answer! Why don't they use that money for a rec center or something else for these kids? TEENAGERS WILL have problems and turn to drugs, and/or alcohol if they cant even walk out the door w/o any type of harassment from local authorities. Reason being as we all know they do everything you tell them not to do, its just part of who they are at that age.....so why not help them by occupying their time with something legal and fun?? Growing up in this town, I know for a FACT that there has never been anything for teenagers to do w/o being harassed, I also know when WE were all teenagers that we BEGGED the city for some kind of amusement, whether it be rec center, game hall etc....All I am saying is that why can they take the time to have a meeting to make a new law on providing a party place for the kids but they cant take the time to try and fix the root of the problem?? I understand a rec center is expensive so how about an arcade place like grand junctions that is always packed. You dont think this wouldnt make money??? Probably tremendous amounts for OUR city! Local police of Meeker stated their crime and drug use per teenagers has cut in half since their new rec center went in!!

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jamieb5691 4 years, 10 months ago on Matthew Beckett: Take a position on law

I would have to disagree on this whole subject of it being illegal to provide a place for underage drinkers. I DO agree it should be illegal to provide them with alcohol. Would you rather your child be out partying somewhere you have no knowledge about?? Taking the chance of drinking and driving, or getting in a car with another teenager drinking? Well not me, I'd rather see my child not drink at all, but we all know teenagers do that. So I would rather my child be in a safe enviorment, know they cant drink and drive and an adult be there for safety reasons such as alcohol poisoning, passing out, fights etc... If this was capable when I was a teenager it would have saved numerous of my friends lifes from car wrecks, guns and overdose. If an adult supplies the "place to party" they can also supply a basket for everyone to put their keys in when they walk through the door, saving drunk driving. They could also call 911 if needed because we all know kids are not going to due to the fact they will go to jail for underage drinking. Me personally would like to see more for these kids to do, there is NOTHING in Craig for them to do so they turn to drugs and alcohol out of boredom!! That is stated by several teenagers speaking to me. A rec center, pool tables, roller rink, something..how about you address this issue FIRST!

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