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Better than curbThis is in response to the tip on Thursday, May 13, “Not thrilled” about the skateboard park. This person being very unhappy about the skateboard park going in. Just like to let them know that if they would prefer, we could find where they live and session a little curb in front of their house into the wee hours of the morning or we could have skateboarding in a nice, controlled environment. It’s their choice.Impeach ’emPresidency? What presidency? Yes I think it’s about time somebody started impeachment proceedings against our President Bush and Cheney. Just like they did against Clinton and they did against Nixon. They really should be shaken up a little bit. It’s about time they got a little bit of their own medicine and good luck. Peace.We doI’m just calling regarding the gas prices in the valley. Just curious if you guys could list the gas stations that have the best or cheapest gas in the valley. That would be great for locals.Editor’s note: Most Saturdays the Daily runs a listing of gas prices in the valley and elsewhere. A little offI was about to call Tipsline and congratulate our kids for either number one not drinking or number two not getting caught, and I had just read the comment “We’re drinking.” That is awesome. Whoever thought all that up, you did a great job, and I’m real proud of you that you didn’t get in trouble. I’ve let my kids drink since they were 2. They’re not in high school anymore, and they understand that the cops are just out to protect us. They have nothing better to do. I think we need a few more doughnut shops around, just so we know where these people are, and I tip my hat to all the kids that did drink and did drink responsibly and didn’t get caught, because the police are not here to help you, they are here to hurt you. Just look at all the MIPs and DUIs we have nowadays. And yes, it is bad to drink and drive, I hope none of you drink and drive. At any rate, great job, and please be careful at graduation and don’t get caught. Because you people do have a life, and yes it is OK for kids to drink. You can go and give your life in a war in Iraq but you can’t have a beer? Come on, let’s be realistic, and keep those guys in the doughnut shop where they belong.

Why trucks there?I was wondering what is happening with the trucks all parked at the Eagle Town Park. It’s become a big truck parking lot. I wonder if the town of Eagle is making some money on the side or if this is something that the new town council members need to address is truck parking, because it is really causing problems with usage of the park, so maybe this is something the town could look into. Otherwise, maybe they should open up to all the trucking companies, like La Farge and all of them and let them park all the big trucks there. So just a comment and maybe the Eagle town leaders would like to take a look at that.Dumping their loadAre there any laws or rules or regulations requiring dump trucks to cover their payloads? You notice on the interstate and Highway 6 and roads in Eagle County, a lot of large dump trucks with either sand, dirt, rock, even the old Tivoli Lodge loaded in the back, driving down the expressway at 65 mph not covered. I was just curious if there were any laws in the books in Eagle County or in the State of Colorado requiring them to safely cover their payload, maybe trying to spark a little conversation or bring some attention to the fact that most loads are not covered, not that I’m doing a study, but most of them aren’t. The covers are there, but no one takes the time to pull them back over the rocks that could fly out the back. Just trying to make this place a little bit safer for all.Fresh startI think people should quit focusing on the old Minturn government and realize how miserable everyone was. Look at those old meetings and see what happened. Now look at the new meetings and see how happy everybody is. Minturn is a breath of fresh air now. Let’s go forward, let’s go positive, let’s go with our new and great government, and remember, harboring farm animals is illegal in Minturn.You pay for itIf the rabid environmentalists in the county want to save the Bair Ranch, let them put all their private dollars together and do it. This is one rathole I don’t want my tax dollars thrown down. …


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