Busy beavers: citizen meeting with DO...

Busy beavers: citizen meeting with DOW today

There are 11 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Aug 25, 2011, titled Busy beavers: citizen meeting with DOW today. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

A beaver works on a dam along Fish Creek Road on Wednesday. The beavers tend to attract a crowd every evening as the large rodents go about their business.

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ol geezer

Denver, CO

#1 Aug 25, 2011
Would someone please tell me why we need this trail in the first place! The beavers are a part of nature and a joy to watch. Maybe the Town Fathers and our wuss mayor will let the trail be built through their yards instead. Then all who use it could get a hands on look at our useless governing body.
ol geezer

Denver, CO

#2 Aug 25, 2011
Has anyone been on Fish Creek lately and seen the tractor that seems to be scraping a trail next to the newly constructed fence along Fish Creek. Could it be that the town has already begun construction of the trail BEFORE public comment is taken? It's typical Estes Park buerocracy in action.
Rick

AOL

#3 Aug 25, 2011
I'd like to see the beavers and their habitat protected too. It does little good to have a "nature trail", if the wildlife and nature is wiped out by the trails construction.
Rick

AOL

#4 Aug 25, 2011
I'd like to see the beavers and their habitat protected too. It makes little sense to build a "nature trail" if the trail destroys the habitat and the areas wildlife.

Since: Aug 11

Estes Park

#5 Aug 25, 2011
The Mayor and some of his crew were also recently caught in violation of the sunshine law, Greg White, the town lawyer for how many years now, stepped in to do damage control, but the fact remains, so why the funding and destruction of nature habitat for the trail?? Mayor Pinkham has ulterior motives

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#6 Aug 26, 2011
InEstes wrote:
Mayor Pinkham has ulterior motives
Pray tell, enlighten us! Just what are those motives?
Cutting Through It All

Denver, CO

#7 Aug 26, 2011
Incompetence at every turn. Town staff should have been monitoring this project from the outset. It isn't like those beavers just turned up. Does Town staff monitor anything?
Mark Tabb

Bellevue, WA

#8 Aug 26, 2011
I heard that they were planning on spending $858k for this 3 miles of trail. And that when they were applying for this GOCO grant, they conveniently forgot to mention anything about a beaver colony. Somehow, I think this trail could be built on the opposite side of the road for $40K with competent leadership.
ol geezer

Denver, CO

#9 Aug 26, 2011
Mark Tabb wrote:
I heard that they were planning on spending $858k for this 3 miles of trail. And that when they were applying for this GOCO grant, they conveniently forgot to mention anything about a beaver colony. Somehow, I think this trail could be built on the opposite side of the road for $40K with competent leadership.
There's the problem-competent leadership. The town heiarchy seems hell bent on destroying the simple life in Estes Park, such as the boondogle in Bond Park, and the road around the Hospital. Now it's going to cost $250,000 to repair the bricks on McGregor along city hall. Where do you suppose that money is coming from?
The Irony of It All

Denver, CO

#10 Aug 27, 2011
Perhaps it takes an endangered beaver colony to awake a slumbering community.
busybody beaver boneheads

Denver, CO

#11 Aug 31, 2011
First of all, when you tear down a beaver dam, they just go somewhere else and build another...amazingly resilient creatures. Second, they're kind of a pain in the A. If you've had 4-5 of your 20 year old trees cut down overnight, you know.

It always amazes me when the busybodies feel they have to be involved in everything. No you don't!

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