Please refer to attached photo of the front doors of City Market in Town Plaza. It’s a lollapalooza! Or something. How hard can it be to spell your own address correctly? Sign me, Ciyt Makret Shopper
Action Line knows what it’s like to make very public typos.
Every week, there/their is a strong possibility of writing/righting something incorrectly.
It’s enough to give Your Dutiful Scribe a case of palsy.
“Don’t you mean plasy?” joked Mrs. Action Line.
Mrs. Action Line likes to shake things up.
In any event, Action Line recently reconnoitered the retailer and confirmed the alphabetical inversion.
Interestingly enough, the doors facing west had the correct “plaza” spelling. The doors facing north? Not so much.
Everyone knows that City Market is a friendly place.
So it’s no wonder staffers burst out laughing when Action Line invited them outside to take a gander at the gaffe.
“Oh my gosh! That’s hysterical!” said one. “That’s really funny but kind of embarrassing,” exclaimed another.
And judging by the weathered letters, the signage had been there for quite some time.
“I bet that goes back to when our remodel was done eight years ago,” a staffer added. “I can’t believe anyone didn’t notice. I sure didn’t.”
That’s certainly a “plaza-ble” explanation. Or would that be “palza-ble?”
In any case, the gregarious grocery gang will “address” the situation and fix the mitsake.
HHHAs I was driving to Bayfield this morning, I passed an unsavory (and slightly amusing) sight: a dead, bloated bovine with its feet sticking straight up near County Road 223. Obviously, it’s been there a few days. I’m trying not to have a cow over this, but why is it taking so dang long to remove an about-to-explode critter from such a visible spot on one of our busiest highways? I get that it’s not an easy moooove. Nevertheless, I’m curious. Who is responsible for picking up roadkill in the county? – Tracey
This is certainly a lively issue. After all, it’s striking to see roadkill.
So Action Line picked up the horn and hit up some sources, riding herd on the story ’til the cows came home.
Now that we milked almost every vile pun, let’s get back to the question: Who deals with roadkill?
The answer is, “it depends.”
That comes from our good friend Lisa Schwantes, ace spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
If a domestic animal or wild critter gets creamed along a U.S. or state highway, it’s a CDOT issue. If the dead animal is on a county road, La Plata County needs to “undertake” action.
Most roadkill happens on the busier roads, so here’s the CDOT protocol.
“Safety is the most important thing,” Lisa said. Carcasses are pulled off the pavement so they no longer obstruct traffic.
Law enforcement is usually the first on scene, so officers do the grisly chore. Then CDOT is notified.
From there, CDOT crews can drag the body further off the shoulder and into the brush or deeper into right-of-way, where the animal can decompose naturally.
If the scene is too close to homes or buildings, crews will haul the critter to a more appropriate final resting place.
In any case, if you see a beastly traffic hazard, call the lifeline for roadkill: 385-1423. That’s the CDOT customer service number.
It should be a hit for those who encounter the deerly (or cowly) departed.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Action Line, The Durango Herald, 1275 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301. You can request anonymity if your critter-vehicle rendezvous is due to animal magnetism.