Monday, February 09, 2015

There is an area in central Kansas that the residents wish to become a lake.

Of course, to have a lake one needs a big hole in the ground or a dam.

The folks I’ve talked with own the property in the neck of the bluffs where the dam would be installed.

There’s a group of equally wealthy folks that would rather not lose their property to a dam installation, especially in that there are already two fairly large dam’s within that area.

That’s all well and good. The tools the folks fight with are strange. A rare species of fish. How rare? Well, choose a side. One says dam, and damn the fish. The other says no dam and damn the dam.

The fish matter.

The creek the fish reside in is wonderful swimming in a July summer day.

The point is, it is the tree huggers against the want money people, even if the starting sides are moneyed people. The contest is between sides, by choice, the heck with what might be reasonable. Commerce and trades and cash flow through tourism and recreation on one side, quiet living on pastoral lands on another through large farms and ranches.

The EPA is where the fight takes place.

In that manner:

 

Kansas officials concerned about long-eared bat listing

WICHITA – A pending federal decision on whether to list a small bat as a threatened or endangered species could affect some construction projects in eastern Kansas, although the extent of any restrictions is still undetermined. WICHITA – A pending federal

Love regulations vs. Law.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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