Cheers and Jeers!
By Jerry Cegelske
May 26, 2005
The Society of American Foresters have been working hard to keep
mile 6 N. Tongass clean over the years. Saturday Morning
they were fortunate in that they didn't have much to collect
judging from the small pile of trash to be picked up by the DOT-
Highways. It is fortunate that the sheet metal didn't hit
a car when it blew out of someone's truck. Keep up the
good work! Your cleanup efforts are greatly appreciated
by the majority of community residents!
Trash collected by
the Society of American Foresters
Jeers to the slob or slobette that left the trash along
that same stretch of N. Tongass that the Foresters had just cleaned
up. Allowing your trash to blow out of your vehicle is
not cool. This was about 150 yards from the pile of trash
collected by the Foresters. Anybody know who had a collection
of "Brach's Root Beer Barrels" this last weekend? There
were about five bags from them along the road along
with a small frozen pizza box and other household trash.
A big "Thank You" to the Alaska State Troopers for
picking up the drunk 19 and 20 year olds on D-1 Loop on the 7th
and 8th of this month. The first guy was stuck in the ditch
after an accident and couldn't get out and the second was
coming from a beer party where they left broken bottles and litter
in a rock pit. Both were arrested for driving under the
influence (how did they get the beer?). It is nice the
Troopers got them off the road before they hurt someone seriously.
It is unknown how many fatal accidents are prevented by the Ketchikan
Police Department and the Troopers taking drunk drivers off the
road before they crash into someone. Take the
time to let them know you appreciate their work.
Jeers to the foolish kids that continue to knock over the traffic
cones on N. Tongass Hiway during the construction project.
They are put there to protect the drivers by indicating
the edge of the road to help drivers from running off the
edge. How many fatal accidents have you heard about where
a driver did exactly that, over corrected and rolled their vehicle?
Who do they think sets the cones back up again- I don't
think there is a cone fairy out there. Here construction
money is spent on someone frequently resetting traffic cones
when they could be doing something toward the construction of
the road! Please, if you see someone intentionally knocking
the cones down, contact the troopers and report it- you
may save the life of one of the above mentioned drunk drivers
or a sober responsible driver in bad weather conditions.
Besides, I think they are the same ones I've been trying to get
for littering on N. Tongass with all their McD's trash!
Have a trash free day!
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Litter left by
the "Trash Slob or Slobette"
Brach's Root Beer Barrel
16- Traffic cones tipped over by some foolish folks
Traffic cones tipped
over for construction workers to set up again.
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