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CLEAN UP DAY
Just happened to see two ladies (Mary and Gigi) carrying garbage sacks so I stopped to give them a ride. The Clean Up Day went very well. Filled up two dumpsters with everything from a couch to washing machines and a stove. There are some homes that have more room to play in. Many thanks to those who helped.
Sheriff Sheppard talked to the board and the audience about our valley, below are his comments.
Presentation by Sheriff Robert Sheppard Regarding Safety and Security Measures.
Sheriff Sheppard stated the following: Lincoln County was approximately 5,000 square miles; had 19 sworn deputies to cover the entire area; the deputies were also responsible for court, security, and civil process; his office divided the area into three districts; the deputies usually stay within the area with the most population; they worked to become more proactive and since then call volume had doubled; most patrols were stationery in order to save on fuel costs; when the narcotics unit was removed it took away the opportunity for State and Federal funding; 90-95% of crime was drug based; two deputies were dedicated to the White Mountain Drug Task Force, which was a joint effort with surrounding areas; were working on removing any illegal vehicles, since they were usually linked to drug related issues; encouraged the public to report any suspicious activity immediately; provided his cell phone number to all and encouraged them to call him with any concerns (937-4660); He is working on applying for grants, etc. to create a Neighborhood Watch Program; there were many burglaries being reported; most burglars were deterred by motion lights and dogs; the Sheriff’s Department usually monitored speeding in residential areas, but the fees collected went to the State; each radar cost was approximately $3,000.00 each; and he briefly informed the public regarding a possibility of the Mexican Wolf being relocated here.
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM
I have over 3000 spams in just one week. A bug erased all postings for 2014. I am trying to fix this mess but it will take some time. If you have written a comment and don’t see it be patient. I will prevail.
There has been a lot of talk of how this blog is one sided. Not sure how this is because anyone can post a comment. However the blog that does not let you voice your opinion and is very one sided is the web site started by Gregg Ward. www.ranchoruidosovalleyestates.com Go see. Click on the button that says “newsletter” and scroll down. I believe his writings are what he believes. In my estimation there several untruths and only if you talk to the individuals involved may you uncover the truth.
This has become a war of words. Anyone so fragile as to believe most of what is said needs not read it. Hopefully when this year passes the petty snipes will disappear.
YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT THIS
“Life is to short to wake up with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason…..if you get a chance-take it; if it changes your life-let it. Nobody said it would be easy…..He just promised it would be worth it.”
“NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD; INDEED, IT’S THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.”
” I THINK IF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY CAN BE REACHED WITH THE TRUTH,
THEIR JUDGEMENT WILL BE IN FAVOR OF MANY, AS AGAINST THE PRIVILEGED
U. S. DIPLOMAT AND REFORMER
BOY HOWDY, THE BLOG LIT UP
Since folks finally realized the blog is for spouting off and expressing your opinion several have done just that. Now lets get this straight. Expressing your self is one thing but viscous comments I do not think are the thing to do.
Therefore I will edit out those kind of comments that I would not want someone to use to me. I hope you understand that expression is different from attacking. Please help me in this endeavor to keep the blog a viable forum.
I approved the last two comments because they may have some merit if taken in the right context.
SURPRISE FOR ME
I was pleasantly surprised to day by the presentation of a plaque and gift certificate . The plaque was a letter written by “Friends and Neighbors” outlining the accomplishments that were achieved in my two year history as President for the Board of Directors of the Property Owners Committee. I am honored and humbled by this presentation. Other people were involved and worked very hard at making some dreams come true. I feel sorry for the several folks that do not share in the feeling of accomplishment.
BLOG, IT WILL SURVIVE
The board voted to keep the blog but take the blog address off of the letterhead. The argument was that if some prospective home owner went and looked at the blog all they would see was negative comments. Have you ever read a newspaper? Do you believe everything they say is true? Read the editorials, they are sounding boards for people to say what they think. The biggest objectors were those that think the world revolves around them and every thing is roses. They do not want to hear what you think unless you agree with them.
That is not what this blog was created for. You sound off about what you want to. You may get a message back that says you are full of —-. OK. Keep it clean but you can imply what you think. If someone answers back, keep the dialog going. That is what solves problems. ”Leaders think of solutions to problems, Thinkers think of the problems and then the solutions to those problems. Which are you?
Come help with the blog. I am the sole editor and writer. I heard complaints about what is in the blog. Well, I voice my opinions. You want to voice yours? Come help.
I was asked a question that I will answer here. I was asked if I believe Mr. Guzman was legally and lawfully removed from the Board of Directors. My answer is NO. This removal nonsense was born when Mr. Guzman was subpoenaed to testify in the Montoya case. He produced emails that could damage the integrity of the board. He told the truth and for that he is persecuted. Some people did not like the truth and started a personal vendetta against Mr. Guzman. He produced an email that put one individual in a bad light therefore a battle ensued to remove him from the board.
I invite rebuttal. That is what this blog is all about. Sound off.
I guess most of the voting has been done. It will be interesting to see who is honored to be a POCRRVE board member. It is a job I have done for two years and believe me that is quite enough. A few folks did not agree with my method of administration but you can’t please every one.
I have asked repeatedly for writers for the blog but no one is brave enough to express their ideas. The blog is for ideas. Some folks have sent material for the blog and I have used it. I am thinking of keeping the blog and using it for a sounding board. Several residents have expressed interest in funding it. I am glad the readership has increased and I hope it will continue. Get on board and send in your concerns.