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Cheers and Jeers

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

CHEERS: To all the area high school graduates who will be tossing their caps this weekend. Many people will be wishing you luck, and we are just one of them. We hope you carry the values you learned from this community into the world, and continue your education as long as you feel inspired. Congratulations.CHEERS: To area firefighters who traveled to the southeast to help control the enormous wildfire that spread through Florida and Georgia. Not only is this an act of goodwill, it helps them understand how to control large wildfires. Simply put, they will return to this region with more expertise, which at some point, could save one home, or an entire neighborhood.JEERS: To local property management companies that have decided to turn on the sprinklers, despite the snowmelt that’s still pouring off our mountains. In many neighborhoods, backyards are muddy and wet, and still being watered. While we understand the want of green grass, we do not understand the enormous amount of waste that watering during mud season creates.CHEERS: To Gov. Bill Ritter’s office, for venturing into the mountain resort region to sign three different bills sponsored by our own representative Dan Gibbs. The bills, ranging from chain laws to forest health, are important to the vitality and safety of the region. Rep. Gibbs should be given credit for pushing for the governor’s presence, and for scheduling the bill signing on the peninsula, one of the areas viciously hit by the pine beetle infestation. There is much satisfaction in giving the governor’s office an up-close-and-personal look at this subject.


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