kp81625

kp81625 2 years, 9 months ago on Editorial: Downtown’s dirt lot dilemma

Correct me if I'm wrong here: As a property owner, if I own a lot, as long as I am not bending or breaking the rules or zoning, then I can do or not do whatever I want to with my property. That's my decision to make...so if I am correct, then the owner of this lot, according to the editorial, is not breaking any rules or zoning. He doesn't have to do anything with this lot. If you don't like it, then give him a fair market value offer and see what he has to say about it.

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kp81625 2 years, 11 months ago on Do you believe changing locations of the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous from Craig City Park to Loudy-Simpson Park would be positive or negative for the community’s biggest annual event?

I agree that this is probably going to move to Loudy Simpson Park and if I had to guess, I would say because of the non agreement between the city and the vfw. What a shame...one of the things I love about Whittle the Wood is that it is right in town. Not out at Wyman Museum, not out at Loudy Simpson, right where it should be, in town. The park has shade and is right by the creek and the playground. I have always loved attending this event and will have to think twice about going if it is moved. I am a citizen of Craig and not a business owner. I have loved being able to tell my grandchildren about how this started and showing them the previous years' sculptures. The small town feel of this event has drawn me to it time and again.

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kp81625 3 years, 2 months ago on Which fast food chain restaurant would you most like to see come to Craig?

Personally, I would love to see a good steak house in Craig. I can't eat mexican out because of an allergy to cilantro but that's my own thing. I rarely eat out any more in Craig because either the prices are too high, allergies, the quality of the food served is poor or the service is poor. I will not spend my hard earned dollars on a country fried steak that costs too much and the service stinks. I do like going to the Op occasionally and believe that it does serve good food and the service is always good there. The Cavvy, well, nope it's just not for me.

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kp81625 3 years, 3 months ago on Colorado Northwestern Community College has a $50,000 budget for artwork at the new Craig campus. Is the budget appropriate or excessive?

I honestly feel that all the local artists should have the opportunity to show their work at the new college as a kind of donation. The college would not own the works but the artists could show there and have the opportunity to possibly use the college as an outlet for getting better known. Sort of advertising. It wouldn't have to cost anything to the college or the artists except the time to make the art work and the college's time to choose which pieces would be shown.

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kp81625 3 years, 4 months ago on Irene Beard: Too much criticizing

I have certainly felt the same pinch in this town. I spend my hard earned money where it is appreciated. If I walk into a shop and am ignored, I leave. Pam at Sundrop framing always has a nice word to say. The new thrift store, M & M 2nd hand, has a wonderful owner who is quite helpful. These kind of business owners understand that their customers are the people who make the business run. I will not buy gas in this town unless it is absolutely necessary. Today, Steamboat's prices are .40 lower than Craig's. It's absolutely ridiculous. The new owners of the Cavvy are certainly proud of their new menu and not so big on customer service, either. The cost of a burger in their establishment costs more than I am willing to pay. I cannot spend my money in this town at businesses that do not appreciate the fact that I have money to spend in their establishment. I boycott several businesses in this town because of these reasons. Let's bring back good old fashioned customer service where the owners appreciate their customers and at least try to satisfy their needs.

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kp81625 3 years, 5 months ago on Editorial: Retool over rot

For all the working people out there, my question would be would the bands be playing during the week as well? I know I go to bed awfully early in order to rise each morning at 4 am to prepare for my day at work. I wouldn't want to be one of the residents who live near the park and have to listen to a band playing anywhere after a reasonable time in the evening. I think the children's day is a great idea.

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kp81625 3 years, 6 months ago on How did you feel alcohol sales — instead of bringing your own — went at this year’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous?

I went and had a good time. Loved all the carvings this year. The alcohol seemed to be overserved and I wonder who regulates the serving or they were going to their vehicles and taking a nip here and there. Also, one of the people who were supposed to be checking coolers that were being brought in, blatantly said they weren't checking them, so there seemed to be a way to get it in anyway. All in all, I had a great time as I do every year. People watching when you are sober and the other people aren't is just good fun.

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kp81625 3 years, 6 months ago on Whittle organizers: New alcohol policy had little impact

It would have been nice to see someone regulate or at least oversee how much people were drinking. I had one woman who was sitting in front of me for the live music, who had obviously drank too much and was falling down drunk. Bars are not allowed to overserve and I dont' see why it should be any different at a public venue.

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