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Letter: A Bronx cheer for Grand Lake’s concern about horse manure

To the Editor:

“Horse excrement”? OH, you mean manure/poop/barnyard fertilizer, or in the vernacular, sh**. On the streets of Grand Lake? Oh, my, really?

Grand Lake is a resort town, and in fact it still retains the designator in my book as a “Western” resort town. I don’t get to Grand Lake all that often, but it seems I’ve seen photos of the moose right in town, and I guess they don’t leave reminders of their visits on the street?

We have cleaned up our water and food supplies to the point even a small amount of e-coli or listeria can and does kill us. Unless you are crossing the street or parking then walking to the sidewalk, you shouldn’t be bothered by horse excrement. I know for a fact in Seattle where there are still horse patrols, officers clean up after their mounts if the mess is on the sidewalk. If it’s on the street, it’s left to wash away or disintegrate on its own. The sidewalks in Grand Lake don’t seem very conducive to horse travel.

So why is it a problem, unless you’ve totally lost track of the real basics of life? There are so many other more important issues out there to be concerned with. You find a pile, walk around it and consider in the first days of the area, walking or riding were the only forms of transportation. It’s that history the town and the county is all about.

Nina Wood

Parshall (where there is still a hitching post that is used)

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