County wants out of cattle guard business

A state highway official said it appears Eddy County has washed its hands of maintaining cattle guards, although it receives $500,000 from the state for cattle guard maintenance and other road work. Full Story
Michael

Hobbs, NM

#1 Oct 6, 2010
I think the state should do its job on mowing the highway right of ways. Their are stretches of Hiway in SE NM that goes years without getting mowed. Is that not also a safety issue ?
Kornback Rattler

Calgary, Canada

#2 Oct 6, 2010
Michael wrote:
I think the state should do its job on mowing the highway right of ways. Their are stretches of Hiway in SE NM that goes years without getting mowed. Is that not also a safety issue ?
You can thank Santa Fe Johnny Heaton.
corn on the cobb

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Oct 6, 2010
Kornback Rattler wrote:
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You can thank Santa Fe Johnny Heaton.
at least john heaton doesent have a corn cobb up his asss, like some of you,
Common Sense

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Oct 6, 2010
corn on the cobb wrote:
<quoted text>at least john heaton doesent have a corn cobb up his asss, like some of you,
It doesn't matter if Heaton enjoys from behind or down the throat, the simple fact remains that the state is responsible for ANY cattle
guards that cross highway or county maintained roads, they can't just say we aren't going to do it anymore...
Ohyea

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Oct 6, 2010
corn on the cobb wrote:
<quoted text>at least john heaton doesent have a corn cobb up his asss, like some of you,
And just how do you know that????
ted bundy

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Common Sense wrote:
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It doesn't matter if Heaton enjoys from behind or down the throat, the simple fact remains that the state is responsible for ANY cattle
guards that cross highway or county maintained roads, they can't just say we aren't going to do it anymore...
the state is not responsible for county roads, if it were would'nt they be maintaining them?
kirch

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Oct 6, 2010
Michael wrote:
I think the state should do its job on mowing the highway right of ways. Their are stretches of Hiway in SE NM that goes years without getting mowed. Is that not also a safety issue ?
i was in MS last week and i was happy to see how well the ROW are mowed

Very pretty

NM is similar to old trashy MEX.... no one cares what it look like
no pride
Murray

Montgomery, TX

#8 Oct 6, 2010
Send this problem to Washington. Obama is always looking for opportunities to expand the fed gov't. Maybe he can retrain these cattle guards through a job training grant and become government employees. He can add lowering the cattle guard unemployment rate to his list of accomplishments.
exercise

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Oct 7, 2010
NPH and hobbs hwy are state roads that the state has not cut in the 15 years that I have lived in Carlsbad

lazy state workers....

of course this year the city has not done very much grass cutting either....
cowgirl1

United States

#10 Oct 13, 2010
I have a family member that works for the state and I can tell you that he spends much of his time mowing, fixing cattle guards and replacing stop signs that people run over. They work harder that everyone gives them credit for.
yunnif

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Oct 13, 2010
cowgirl1 wrote:
I have a family member that works for the state and I can tell you that he spends much of his time mowing, fixing cattle guards and replacing stop signs that people run over. They work harder that everyone gives them credit for.
your family member is pulling your leg about his hard work..........

sorry
Frisky Smith

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Oct 13, 2010
Murray wrote:
Send this problem to Washington. Obama is always looking for opportunities to expand the fed gov't. Maybe he can retrain these cattle guards through a job training grant and become government employees. He can add lowering the cattle guard unemployment rate to his list of accomplishments.
Don't forget, Obama will also forgive student loans if a student gives their time to such a worthy "community service" project.
cowgirl1

United States

#13 Oct 18, 2010
yunnif wrote:
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your family member is pulling your leg about his hard work..........
sorry
It's my husband.....
people dont realize

Canada

#14 Oct 18, 2010
cowgirl1 wrote:
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It's my husband.....
Lol. Good one! Right back @ the moron who said your husband isnt working hard. People don't realize the damage people do all of the time. They won't ever because they aren't doing the damage or working with your husband or just down right ignorant.
CBad

Lovington, NM

#15 Oct 18, 2010
I drive the Hobbs Hwy everyday on my way to work. They mow it all the time. You do have to think about it. 68 miles or so from carlsbad to hobbs and they have to mow then center and both sides thats alot of mowing and only on one road.
John

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Oct 18, 2010
Our wonderful state rep., Mr. Heaton is helping keep our highways in top notch shape. He can not do it all. You need to volunteer and help pick up trash along our highways. If you see a visitor in our town, say, "How may I help you? Have you seen our river? Thank you for visiting."
Miep

Hobbs, NM

#17 Oct 19, 2010
Interesting idea, but I think the cattle guards would have to incorporate first.
Murray wrote:
Send this problem to Washington. Obama is always looking for opportunities to expand the fed gov't. Maybe he can retrain these cattle guards through a job training grant and become government employees. He can add lowering the cattle guard unemployment rate to his list of accomplishments.

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