Letter: Granby the new speed trap capital?
September 9, 2014
To the Editor:
Has Granby become the modern [town of] Empire? For a long time Empire was known as the speed trap capital of Colorado. Now the Town of Granby is going to give them a run for the money.
After Marvin Heemeyer tore up this small mountain town, the city fathers decided to create a police force. Needing revenue to support this operation, they have built their own speed trap. Now Barney Fife has a place to be, and a job to do, as he waits for the next bulldozer rampage.
The speed trap sits at the east end of town, where the bridge for US Highway 40 crosses over the railroad tracks. The speed limit at the top and bottom of the hill is 30 mph. However, if you are doing the speed limit at the top of the bridge and are driving a modern American car, unless you hit your brakes you will be doing over for 40 mph at the bottom of the hill. Mr. Fife sits right next to the 30 mph sign at the bottom of the hill waiting for you. Be ready to pull over quickly and you might be able to park next to the 45 mph speed limit sign that is just a short 500 feet down the road.
Granby has always been known a friendly mountain town. It might be time to change the name to West Empire.
You are warned.
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