Snowmobiling reciprocity is rapidly disappearing
Whatever happened with the reciprocity that enabled snowmobilers in Rangeley, Maine, to come over to have lunch in Colebrook, and vice versa?
I maintain memberships with at least two, and most often three or four, snowmobile clubs because I use their (our) trails for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Talk about government being out of touch with its constituents.
A word about infrastructure:
Towns everywhere are trying to see how far their budgets will stretch, particularly on road maintenance. For those who live on a dirt road, as I do, this is big business.
Item: As soon as a pretty bright newcomer to running a road grader gets good at it, whether from learning from old-timers or going to grader school (yes, there is a grader school) or otherwise proves himself competent and ever-learning, he's apt to be hired away by, say, a timberland company, which will pay him far more than a town locked in by budget constraints.
I've covered too many bad-ending stories and have no wish for more.
People who hunt and fish help support search and rescue by their license fees and excise taxes on equipment, one of the best and fairest federal taxes ever applied.
Those funds are used to preserve, protect and enhance wildlife habitat not only for the use and enjoyment of people who hunt and fish, but for the remainder of the public as well.
John Harrigan's address: Box 39, Colebrook, N.H. 03576, or email@example.com.
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