To Heidi Walters: This is a great piece of
writing! Your choice of words had me right in
the woods. You dug up the answers we
wanted to hear.
I have lived through this horrible time and my
heart has been so sad for these trees. I won't
go into detail but know that this article had me
crying and still does.
To think that we've come to the end of greed
and mismanagement of the forest, and that
RIGHT WON OUT. I am ecstatic. I don't
have a paper copy of this, but I will get one
soon before they are all gone.
At long last, Humboldt County and the trees
are free of Maxxam's grip. There is one
left-over here in Fortuna that I would like to
see go back to his homeland tho.
This story is so sad it almost makes me cry.
I used to LOVE to go to Lazio's. The food
was so wonderful and the ambiance was so
great. I loved to watch the Pelicans and
seals while I was eating.
when Mayor Fleming was in office, I had such
high hopes for a vibrant waterfront, but even
hopes were dashed to the ground.
The stumbling block seems to be the City of
Eureka. We speak of it like it's an entity that
cannot be overcome. The city government is
made up of people who work for the City.
The governing bodies work "at the pleasure of
the Eureka citizens".
How can a government be so "locked up"
nothing gets done? It seems to me that if
those specific people in the government that
are hindering the future of Eureka were
brought to light (so they could be voted out,
or fired), then maybe the city would grow.
I have a few people in mind who have a
choke hold on that town. I will say no more,
but there must be a way to remove their vice-
grip and give it back to the people who want
prosperity and growth for Eureka and not
stagnation and iron-fist control.
I have to add my 2c, in that I also love to go
up into the city trees whenever I get a chance.
My reason is for prayer and meditation.
It is the Lord's Cathedral and a very special
place for prayer. I pray for this town, because
there are so many changed taking place.
I liked it the old way best, the home-town
atmosphere. But We all must grow and
change I guess. I just hope and pray our
City Council will not make this another
Santa Rosa (or large, impersonal city).
I am really praying the OUR trees get to
stay and we can either repair or rebuild
another water tank in another location.
When did the bottom line become the
"It's all about money" line?
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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