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Emerson, Van Buren residents opposed to river rules changes

There are 200 comments on the Southeast Missourian story from Aug 24, 2009, titled Emerson, Van Buren residents opposed to river rules changes. In it, Southeast Missourian reports that:

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson told community members Wednesday no changes should be made in management of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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Since: May 08

Highland, IL

#1 Aug 25, 2009
It would help if the people in tubes would not go totally across the river where boats have no where to go. The Landing should have rules to give them.
That would help alot. And they should have closed containers for their drinks. So if the cooler flips it won't dump in the river. More trash cans on the river would help with the trash.
letsgotubing

United States

#2 Aug 25, 2009
It would help if the people in boats would not go totally across the river where tubes have no where to go. The Park Service should have rules to give them.
That would help alot. And they should have closed containers for their boats. So if the boat flips it won't dump in the river. More trash cans on the river would help with the trash.
Local VB

Norwood, MO

#3 Aug 25, 2009
I think we need a limit to the amount of tubers. They have no respect for the locals or the community anyway. Thank God they are gone during gigging season!!
crazyboater

Chickasha, OK

#4 Aug 25, 2009
I like to gig one if not all in there throats
local tuber

United States

#5 Aug 25, 2009
Local VB wrote:
I think we need a limit to the amount of tubers. They have no respect for the locals or the community anyway. Thank God they are gone during gigging season!!
you are an idiot, I tube and I'm a local. locals tube too. tubers aren't destroying the river or the community.
Local VB

Norwood, MO

#6 Aug 26, 2009
local tuber wrote:
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you are an idiot, I tube and I'm a local. locals tube too. tubers aren't destroying the river or the community.
You are backing the tourists that have whined to the government to change our way of life, so they can have it all to themselves, and im the idiot??? Look in the mirror retard.
Local

Ann Arbor, MI

#7 Aug 26, 2009
I agree that motors over 115 are in excess and should be banned.
Local VB

Norwood, MO

#8 Aug 26, 2009
Local wrote:
I agree that motors over 115 are in excess and should be banned.
I hate to agree to ban anything, but you're right. Lakes are ok for high speed, but on the river its just asking for trouble. I still dont think the local boaters that are the ones abusing it though.
Local

United States

#9 Aug 26, 2009
No I think to ones with 30,000 boats are rediculous.
bootleg

Seattle, WA

#10 Aug 28, 2009
I'm sorry you can't afford a 30,000 boat !
Curious

Oshkosh, WI

#11 Aug 28, 2009
I could afford it but not that dumb.
vickie

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#12 Aug 29, 2009
local tuber wrote:
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you are an idiot, I tube and I'm a local. locals tube too. tubers aren't destroying the river or the community.
I like to tube too.leave it alone.
leadbelt

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#13 Aug 29, 2009
We need the motors to be size they were 30 yrs.ago.
Cupcake_Z

United States

#14 Aug 29, 2009
The Current River is not an appropriate river for huge motors. If you want speed and power - find a lake with a nice deep channel. The Current is ideal for canoes, jon boats, tubing, families and smaller motors. I have watched people tearing up the river and thought they might as well be on I-270 for all the enjoyment they are getting out of the Current. Speed = lake boating. Current = pristine floating river.
Cupcake_Z

United States

#15 Aug 29, 2009
And I am NOT in St. Louis.
Local

Chicago, IL

#16 Aug 31, 2009
Get rid of the jet units and run props.
225efi

Seattle, WA

#17 Aug 31, 2009
Cupcake_Z wrote:
The Current River is not an appropriate river for huge motors. If you want speed and power - find a lake with a nice deep channel. The Current is ideal for canoes, jon boats, tubing, families and smaller motors. I have watched people tearing up the river and thought they might as well be on I-270 for all the enjoyment they are getting out of the Current. Speed = lake boating. Current = pristine floating river.
A lake with a DEEP CHANNEL? Why don't you find a lake with a deep channel and jump in it..who are your to say what engine we can run or buy!If you could afford a v6 you could move out of trailer park.
Local VB

Norwood, MO

#18 Sep 1, 2009
It's not about who can afford what, its just about having our rights taken away for the sake of a few floaters. There are way more drunk and disorderly floaters than boaters. Sometimes the boaters get fed up with the tourist hogging the river, but mostly the floaters, that only come down a few times a year think they own it all. Nothing is wrong with a 200hp motor as long as its not barreling through the stupid tourists. I prefer the 60/40hp, but i dont like being told what i have to have by a bunch of floaters.
Cupcake_Z

United States

#19 Sep 1, 2009
It's a national park - they do own it all.
And, 225ef, I've only been to trailer parks to deliver the Christas baskets and your mother misses you.
Crawdads and minows

Seattle, WA

#20 Sep 1, 2009
I'll eat everything I can catch.

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