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Offline Jason D Grogg

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Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:54:52 am »
please check out the following Roanoke Times article:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/204284

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Offline Todd Ockert

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 10:32:28 am »
Overall, I thought a good article.
Showed both sides, and a quote from Mr. Morrison, President of Southwestern Virginia Four Wheelers.

education, and publication of these offences should help stop the problems.

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Offline Pat Brower

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 10:46:18 am »
Sounds like a Forest that needs to better manage* its recreation.


* Manage - transitive and intransitive verb to be in charge of something such as a store, department, or project and be responsible for its smooth running and for any personnel employed


Notice "eliminated" and/or "closure"are NOT part of the definition.
Perhaps the Forest should dedicate a couple of "holes" for that activity if there's that much interest in seeing it take place on NFS land?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 10:57:48 am »
pat

good idea about a couple of mud holes for that type of activity.

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 08:12:10 pm »
The "closure" statement was taken out of context.  What was really meant was close the roads that are already seasonally closed on a consistent set of dates instead of various dates that someone has to have a scorecard to know what is open.  There are a couple of roads that may be added to the list, but they really don't affect us.

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Offline Pat Brower

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 09:29:46 am »
The "closure" statement was taken out of context.  What was really meant was close the roads that are already seasonally closed on a consistent set of dates instead of various dates that someone has to have a scorecard to know what is open.  There are a couple of roads that may be added to the list, but they really don't affect us.

Martin Morrison
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Thats' good new for sure!

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Offline Gregg Jackson

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 08:45:13 pm »
Todd,

Have you made any contact with the GWNF since the press release?

Gregg

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 10:37:50 pm »
Gregg

I have not, but can tomorrow to see how we can help.
If you have a contact, that would be good.

Other wise, i will use their web site to contact their land manager.

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Offline Gregg Jackson

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 04:20:27 pm »
My understanding was that we had contacted them before the press release and offered up to help. My cotact there is down in FLA fighting fires  from what I understand. Any Idea who spoke with who when this first came out?

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 04:47:35 pm »
Gregg

I will have to ask Carla or Marti on this, as it might have been one of them.
I can ask Geraldine, but she is no longer with UFWDA.
Lets move this over to email please.
landuse@ufwda.org

I will look into it though.

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 05:37:10 pm »
E-mail sent to both of you.

mgmorrison

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 07:44:34 pm »
What is the question???

Martin

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 08:01:21 pm »
The subject made the editorial page.

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/204762

If you want to comment about the article...

http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/roundtable/2009/05/15/discuss-fridays-editorials-97/  Be nice, don't be an idiot and don't be negative.  We have an opportunity to show the public that we aren't just a bunch of illiterate idiots.

Martin Morrison
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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 11:25:58 am »
Just to bring this back to the top to show that good things DO happen...

http://www.swva4w.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1009

Please note that this thread http://www.ufwda.org/smf/index.php?topic=2745.0 also relates to the same area.


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« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 11:29:49 am by mgmorrison »

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Re: Roanoke Times Article--Law Enforcement Steps Up
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 07:04:52 pm »
GREAT work for the VA folks!!