Burro deaths causing residents concer...

Burro deaths causing residents concern in Reche Canyon

There are 63 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Feb 14, 2010, titled Burro deaths causing residents concern in Reche Canyon. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Burros are beloved in Reche Canyon but residents worry about how frequently they are maimed or killed by cars speeding on the windy two-lane road that connects Colton and Moreno Valley.

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“Citizens first.”

Since: Oct 08

Moreno Valley

#42 Feb 27, 2010
heatherincanyon wrote:
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PRECISELY the point we residents are trying to make!!!! It's not necessarily that the road is used as a shortcut, it's that (many of) those using it are reckless, careless and thoughtless...
We all pay for that section of road, and nothing is private about it. Imagine if well all said the same thing, "Stay Off Our Road," where and how would we get anywhere?

As for the Burro's, as long as people are in their area, they are going to get hit no matter how well of poor one is driving.

There is only two ways to address the issue. One is through better traffic enforcement along that stretch of roadway. The other is by widening the road itself.

All would be in favor of the first part, however the real underling issue is the widening of the road and the loss of personal property along the frontage of it.

Widening would alleviate the traffic congestion, and ease the ability of those who live along the canyon to exit their property safer.

However who is willing to give up 25 to 30 feet of their property for most likely a very low price, or through eminent domain if they chose not to sell.

Frankly I see that as the true issue, and not this bogus one which this whole discussion grew out of, the Burro's.

This call for closure is a real smart one. Let's see close it at what points?

Reche Canyon Rd. and Reche Vista only? Reche Canyon Rd. and Locust Ave.? Reche Canyon Rd. and Nason St.? Those are some of the ways of getting to Reche Canyon Rd. from Moreno Valley, as well as the only roads to use from Reche Canyon Rd, into Moreno Valley.

Should it also be closed at E. Washington Street and Reche Canyon Rd.?

Sound a little the old west, and a fight over water or Sheep Vs. Cattle doesn't it.

Since: Feb 10

United States

#43 Mar 2, 2010
Riverside County likes Reche Canyon! Guess the county came through and bagged up most of the COMMUTER trash on the side of the road! Now if only San Bernardino County would show some pride and fix the road instead of just patching it all the time.


#44 Oct 21, 2010
Reche Resident wrote:
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Nice solution. As a resident, I say, CLOSE THE DARN ROAD and keep it private for resident's only!! I'm sure it's not the residents who are hitting the burros!
It would certainly may my life as well as many of the other resident's who like to cross the road onto Reche Canyon without having to get hit by some ruthless "non-resident" who won't stop.
AMEN BROTHER! As a canyon resident I am repulsed by the vulgar, inconsiderate, disgusting and vile trash that commutes through our canyon from MoVal! I say close the road too! The MoVal trash races down the road, they cause accidents, they have caused deaths to burros and humans and risk much more damage and mayhem! They have started two horrible wildfires in the past 15 years. I see them pass when the entire canyon is NO PASSING..I see them run the red lights...I see them throw trash and cigarette butts out. If you reasearch all the traffic accidents over the past five years, and who caused them, it is ALWAYS the commuter nimrods! The burros peacefully wandered this canyon when MoVal was still lazy farmville Sunnymead. Your answer is to fence them in so your dumbazz can speed and smoke and litter your way through our canyon killing people, vegetation and animals. You all are pathetic.

Whittier, CA

#46 Jan 5, 2012
Heather, You are SO Right About People NOT Respecting Us Who Live in the Canyon or The Wild Life. I've lived here for almost 30 yrs and Witness it Way Too Often. Wake Up People and SLOW DOWN! Oh, And Quit Throwing Your Trash Out Onto Our Properties.
heatherincanyon wrote:
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I actually am not sure where to begin... I'm far from needing to calm down, I am quite calm. I have lived her long enough to know that getting worked up does little other then, well, get one worked up. It's not productive.
I actually leave my beloved canyon regularly. I go to the city often, and dare say, I even enjoy city life! I just choose to LIVE in a more rural atmosphere. I almost never use the covered wagon anymore, since we upgraded to the Suburban, Ram 350, and the company paid Fusion...
My apologies to all if I inadvertently implied that rude drivers should be tolerated elsewhere. Drivers should be polite and courteous EVERYWHERE they drive, not JUST through our canyon. I would also say that several of our residence HAVE made (and many currently do make) great solders, however, I doubt that any of them have considered militant aggression toward the rude commuters (at least not seriously). At no point did I suggest that we should consider such sever consequences, you did. I merely suggested that folks that don't live in an area should be considerate of those that do. If looking at flowers isn't your thing perhaps you would enjoy the scenery, the abundance of interesting birds (quail, roadrunners, hawks), plethora of other wild life (such as dear, bob-cats, raccoons, mountain lions, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and recently even a wolf!) or how about stopping to watch a burro or two cross the road, before the are all killed by speeding motorist?
Now that I've arrived in the 21st century, perhaps you should too? Try spell/grammar check, it's free on most word processing programs as well as a few internet browsers...
I hope your escape to Argentina is pleasant!
trail runner

Fair Oaks, CA

#47 Jan 5, 2012
Reche Resident wrote:
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Nice solution. As a resident, I say, CLOSE THE DARN ROAD and keep it private for resident's only!! I'm sure it's not the residents who are hitting the burros!
It would certainly may my life as well as many of the other resident's who like to cross the road onto Reche Canyon without having to get hit by some ruthless "non-resident" who won't stop.
Good idea.Close the road.Make it open to residents only and then charge the residents for the cost of building and maintaining the road and improvements to other roads in the area that people passing throough will have to use to get around the canyon.Ha ha.We will see how you like it then.
King worm

Newbury Park, CA

#48 Aug 8, 2012
People really should slow down I only take it to work and back when traffic is 2 much

Washington, DC

#49 Sep 5, 2012
Put a fence around Messiah, too bad, Lone Ranger etc and let the donkeys run. I see them almost every week on the to and from the VA hospital and they are beautiful, majestic and there first!!!!
damon s

Arcadia, CA

#50 Sep 11, 2012
Dont close the road, i love that drive esp in my manx buggy. Do increase chp or police and TICKET THE CRAP out of the idiots that live in the outter areas,except me. folks are rude and do drive WAY over the limit and do disregard the rules of the road so yes THEY are at fault

United States

#51 Sep 23, 2012
When is the Dale is driving to Casper, Wyoming?

United States

#52 Sep 30, 2012
When is the Doug is driving to South Pasadena, California?

United States

#53 Oct 7, 2012
When is the Matt is driving to Whittier, California?
how can i help with money

Yucaipa, CA

#54 Mar 23, 2013
Who do i contact to donate and help out
Kim Lee

Pomona, CA

#55 Mar 23, 2013
buro are good. i family likey the buro. they good on holiday or all time.

if buro get hit, specially young, tender buro pls email me at kimlee92405@yahoo.com i will take good care of buro for you.

also pls tell where i can get good firewood for large bbqpit.

thanks you
kim lee

Chino, CA

#57 Aug 12, 2013
Gus wrote:
Just sent the Burros to driving school!!
Or place the water bins all on one side of the road...

Chino, CA

#58 Aug 12, 2013
Place the water bins on one side of the road.
kim lee

Pomona, CA

#59 Aug 13, 2013
Still wanting burro .. now that bbq seasun is here. Family likey buro, nice for everyone.

Email when you see nice buro on road, I will get uhaul and oick up. Much delicious time for all peoples
DonkeyLand Rescue

Beaumont, CA

#60 Nov 5, 2013

DonkeyLand Rescue

Beaumont, CA

#61 Nov 5, 2013
The Wild Burros are Federally Protected Animals on Private Property. It is Illegal to Shoot, Poison, Kidnap, Herd or Rope the Wild Burros. If you see anyone bothering the Wild Burros in any way PLEASE be the voice for these innocent Animals and call the Police!


North Hills, CA

#64 Nov 12, 2013
Messiah wrote:
So.... build a fence! If the donkeys are federally protected, and they are crossing private land to get to the road, then the fed should pay the property owner to build a fence (or just build one themselves). It's only about a 1/2 mile section that they can access the road from anyway.
Fencing them prevents them from getting to water, and wandering their whole Herd management area. Set up the the 1971 Horse and Burro free roaming act. We just need to slow down.

Cerritos, CA

#65 Nov 12, 2013
The burros are on the run. Rumor has it those 7th day-er's find them unpleasant, offending, non-conforming and just plain rude. They have no place in such a society.

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