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I still like it when it rains. (Very eloquent,Rhys.)
Now Rhys, you know that there is still a drought,and a serious one at that. No need to try and sell it. It sure is nice to see the rain.
Two first-class coaches and a great rivalry;makes it lots of fun to watch. Go Sailors!
I think it would be fun if we watched this duel,and then all of us jumped in the lake (which would satisfy the suggestion to "go jump in the lake.")
I have also heard Yur-ray as a pronounciation,and on it goes. Usually when I go to one of these places where I have no idea how the locals pronounce something,I wait until I hear someone pronounce the name,thus saving me from appearing too "furrin". (Sure does confuse many visitors to these places.)
Most of the native Coloradans and locals in Buena Vista that I know or have encountered pronounce it "Boona Vista." I always got funny looks if I pronounced it in proper Spanish. You can have all kinds of fun with the pronounciations of various places or things in this state. (How would you pronounce Yampa,for instance?) I think the policeman you encountered in Vancouver was actually right,strange as that may seem. I go with YOU-ray myself,but don't know if that is considered "correct" or not.
Don't forget,Tom;a 225 inch winter tends to skew the average too. If you threw out the high and the low for the past ten years or so,I'll bet our seasonal average would be closer to 325-330 inches. which seems more accurate to me. In any case,we have had a very good season,and it's sad to see it come to an end.
I wouldn't expect anything less from you,Mark.
I would have to agree that the above comments are not helpful and seem to be either irrelevant or ignorant for the most part. To be fair,I wonder what sort of comments were received in favor of Alternative 3? My experience is that ignorance and arrogance runs on both sides of most arguments,particularly ones having to do with such a sensitive topic. Just exactly how "tolerant" are those that favored Alternative 3? Might have to file a FOIA request myself to find that out.
I should have given you more credit for the research work you have done as an advocate for the motorized users of the national forest. I confess that I have not read many of the comments regarding different areas in contention. (I've sent in a few myself,which you may have read;hopefully you will have found my letters to be well-reasoned and not vitriolic as some of the others you've seen.) I imagine (but don't know for sure,obviously) that there have been some pretty nasty comments from both sides of the argument,and perhaps not many that are reasoned and actually interested in a fair solution;everybody just wants to win. It IS possible that the same complaints keep coming in because nothing is being done about them,regardless of whether they are reasonable or not. I'll concede that you have a right to feel paranoid,but I doubt that you are losing the battle. It will go on and on,and you and I will still continue to ride and ski powder,just like we always have. I have to thank you for giving me some other points to think about, and although we are not likely to agree on much, I really do appreciate your point of view. Think snow!
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