I HAVE TO SAY BESIDES ALL THE FALSIFIED STATEMENTS IM MORE DISAPPONTED THAT THE JOURNALIST DIDNT FACT CHECK BEFORE SHE SENT IT TO PRINT. NOR DID SHE INTERVIEW ONE TOWNS PERSON ONLY INTERVIEWED ONES AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER WHO HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA
Bridgeville goes up the mountain a ways and almost down to the swains flat store store but in the town yes there maybe 25 folks& children.the picture is just bad editing on the JOURNALISTS part. I didn't care for the article except Jesse Wheelers part about the past history other than that it seemed dark and gloomy,i don't know who would want to buy the town after reading that. There was some miss information and of course Jennifer bishops part& what she thinks should be done with the town. If you get 10 different investors you will get ten different cooks in the kitchen but she wants them to give her the money and she says she will improve it and pay the investors back in time, explain to me how that will work. yes, times are once again changing so maybe there could be( country not city, family life brought back into the community. but with no jobs in the area the people are moving closer to town and the school enrollment is failing as is the Bridgeville community center is as well. The new ones coming in the area are industrial size marijuana growers and especially as it gets closer to legalizing it, so that will be a whole other crowd . Bridgeville doesn't need to be like Garberville or Densmore with all the trimanaters and homeless that is bringing nothing but crime to their area.
The cemetery is not falling into the river, its actually quite a ways away from the river. yes, the houses needs things but they are not in total disrepair,and better than it used to be. Sorry its not Hollywood and im thankful the owners haven't sold it to just anybody. The things that Jennifer bishop mentions will turn it into a city and that opens a whole other can of worms and more money to maintain and would have to make it water district& would bring crime. You can go to fortuna or swains flat or dinsemore for all that...i agree it needs some repairs and money put into it but being rural is what makes it special and from what i hear its better now than it was in the 60's 70's & 80's & 90's..also.from my recollection jennifer bishop did not start the alien festival but correct me if i'm wrong.
Basically (jennifer bishop) has invented fictions to make her vision be grandeur. its says they want to make it a community but it already is and has been longer than she has been here. i would like to know what her plans would be for the tenets that already live here would be. She doesnt live there. i enjoy the town of Bridgeville and the new owners and the management team has worked hard to clean up the town and riff raff and drug addicts that has gone on there for decades.
Low income housing would be nice to move some famlies here to save the failing school.
but hey thats just my opinion. To bad they interviewed the crazy lady! The famlies that live there have for over 10 yrs and most volunteer their time at the bridgeville school or the bridgeville community center or bridgeville fire dept and their children or grandchildren go the very same school as her daughter. Too bad jennifer bishop could spend that wasted energy on the current town now.
Hopefully the next article this journalist writes she gets the facts right. MAYBE EVEN A FOLOW UP!!!
The cemetary is not next to the river.
It's an agreement in principle. Just like the 18 treaties negotiated with Califfornia Tribes.
I enjoyed this piece very much. Thanks. The only other comment I have is it's nice to have a dream, but flatland is even better,( Dinsmore ).
Local Yokels keep electing the development industry candidates and then wonder why their city's and county infrastructure exceeds capacity?
Follow the $$!!
A greedy money grab. Legalize it.
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Feb 4, 2016
vol XXVII issue 6
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