Letters to the Editor

Thanks to you, my dog is fighting for her life

This is a message to the coward who ran over my dog at 11 a.m. on Tolman Creek Road on Easter morning. It is against the law not to stop and I will have you prosecuted if I find you. I have my own guilt that she wandered to the road, but the fact that she sat for almost two hours in shock and pain before I found her infuriates me.

For those who drive on upper Tolman Creek Road, I warn you that it will no long be tolerated when you drive over 25 mph. I am trying to get signs posted, but the police will be helping me ticket speeders.

Besides pets, our area has much wildlife and many pedestrians that cross the roadways. For the safety of ourselves and all things, please slow down. For those who don't care, I'll be watching to report you.

"Sandy" is a red-and-white heeler and is fighting for her life as of today, Monday, April 25. Any information regarding this incident would be greatly appreciated. Please call 541-482-8406.

Zach Brombacher


Why I'm voting for the firehouse measure

Ashland Firehouse No. 2 badly needs replacing. It's too small and not earthquake safe. Diesel fumes infiltrate the living quarters. There's only one restroom and it is shared by both sexes and the public. It was built in 1965 when the department handled 250 calls a year. Now the department handles 3,000 calls a year.

The City Council has placed Measure 15-109 on the May 17 ballot to replace this building. The cost will be just under $3 million, or $28 per year in property taxes for the owner of an average-priced home ($228,710).

I'm voting for Measure 15-109 because these are unacceptable and inefficient conditions in which to ask our firefighters to work. Also, this project will boost our economy and achieve good value because of increased competition among builders.

Please vote yes on 15-109!

John Stromberg

Mayor of Ashland

Fire station: money well spent, indeed

I've been told, by a very reliable source, that if you fly over the fire department's fortress-like, über-expensive downtown station, you'll notice it's in the shape of a fire hydrant. Money well spent indeed!

This same source claims, and I have no reason to doubt his/her veracity, to have seen the plans for AFD's new less-than-$3 million ($2,999,999.99?) satellite station. If you were to fly over it, it would be in the shape of a middle finger.

"Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself." — A. H. Weiler.

Doyle Hirsch


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