Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Donít tread on us!


    Blaine County stakes their claim on the Sawtooths as their backyard. Stanley and the greater Custer County resents this because it is our front yard. This creates a huge tension. We can get angry and hold it against each other, but it seems this is the likes of landscaping your backyard, when it is actually not yours at all. It is your neighbors.
    If this is the idea, and it is done before actually consulting and listening to your neighbor, then you are not helping the situation at all. Instead, you are just contributing to the growing animosity. If you would listen, this is not something the majority of Custer County is interested in changing. We do not want more protected land that is already protected so that we can be the ones sitting here three years from now dealing with the litigation and trying to decipher who controls or enforces what. Where will you be then? Sitting in your home thinking you did us a favor?
    Custer County and Blaine County need a good working partnership. A large amount of our tourism comes from that side of the hill, and we want to accommodate and be here to support that. A number of our livelihoods count on it. So, it would be nice to know on issues that directly affect us, that Blaine County is truly listening and considering what we have to say, not just trampling over us for your own agenda. We value and appreciate your tourism, but your opinions should not outweigh ours.
Jennifer Hettum
Stanley




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