Pat Randall

Pat Randall 2 days, 11 hours ago on 328 How can we resolve the Fossil Creek problems?

There has probably been several decisions, but all changed. Govt. at work. Meetings, meetings, and more meetings.

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Pat Randall 2 days, 11 hours ago on The Forest Service has proposed a plan for Fossil Creek that would ban swimming at the waterfall and other areas; keep the parking permit system and eventually let off-road vehicles use the road from Strawberry into the canyon. What is your opinion?

Bruce, At last we agree on something. To begin with it would cost a fortune to make the road safe. And probably a bigger fortune to have F.S. or who ever to watch it. I don't think they should have taken down the wooden ditch that was built long, long ago to get the water to the power plant. That was part of history. The road down to Fossil Creek was built back in the 1920's. A bit of history if you didn't know. Hagen Const. co. in Globe built it. My dad worked for him. They worked for about 2 weeks then would come out to get more supplies and then go back. I have letters my dad wrote to my mom when he was working there. No phones.

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Pat Randall 2 days, 12 hours ago on Roundup to publish online poll results in paper

A lot of people don't post for fear of losing their jobs or making someone mad. Remember when they could use an alias? A lot of big mouths that didn't know what they were talking about posted then. I have always used my real name. I don't have a job to lose and don't care if I upset someone. Or maybe they check out my remarks and find out they are true so no sense in discussing it?

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Pat Randall 2 days, 12 hours ago on Broken branch, pile of scat & Mogollon Monster

Chuck, I think you and your friend are full of scat. Did he ever occur to either of you an elk or bear could have broken off the branches walking thru? You said his experience told him the branches broken off were done by a monster. What experience ? Did he ever see one break a branch? Does he have pictures?

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Pat Randall 3 days, 3 hours ago on Nelson appointed county manager

Will Mr. Nelson be collecting retirement from Gila county along with his salary? Did the article mean his starting salary would be what it was when he retired?

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Pat Randall 3 days, 3 hours ago on Resale Store is main funding for humane society shelter

Why will the humane society not take animals that people find and they can't find the owners? I have had several people tell me over the last few years that they have found animals and the society refused to take them. My daughter found a dog on the highway and when she took it there, they refused to take it. She said she would leave it outside and they told her they would call the police. I went there a few years ago to find a dog to replace the one I had that had died. I have never seen such a bunch of old terrible, sad looking animals in my life. They should have been put to sleep instead of spending all the money on rabies shots and all the other things they do to them.

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Pat Randall 3 days, 11 hours ago on 328 How can we resolve the Fossil Creek problems?

Tom, How can you say overnight camping, but no swimming? Why restrooms to contaminate the water? Leave it wild. No overnight camping. No new roads or trails. If you want it to be like it was in the twenties. Don't do anything except stop vehicle travel. Think about all the money that was spent on the rest stop at the turnoff to Tonto Basin. A beautiful place but has been closed for a long time now and going to rack and ruin. They have restrooms there but had to stop using them because of contaminating the ground and creek to the south and east. Leave nature alone. If someone wants to see the creek, let them walk in. Stop giving it such a buildup in the papers. The people that go there don't stop in Payson for shopping. Payson is Payson and the more the town tries to improve it the worse it gets. STOP spending money on the event center. It is becoming a big joke. If the town doesn't do something about all the fire traps around town there won't be a Payson if a fire gets started. The biggest improvement to attract people is clean up. Enforce about half the restrictions on buildings and keeping a decent looking piece of property would be a wonderful thing. That includes the town yards around town, the airport and McLane roads would be two to start on.

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Pat Randall 4 days, 13 hours ago on 328 How can we resolve the Fossil Creek problems?

Don't fix the roads or build camp spots. Leave the people to walk if they want to go there. The farther they have to walk the fewer to tear up things and leave trash around.

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