This is by far the most irresponsible article I have seen coming from a conservative viewpoint in a very long time ["Federal judge gets drop on Tombstone"].
This author never bothered to talk to the homeowners who live in the canyons where Tombstone is trying to repair water lines. This is NOT a battle between the Forest Service and Tombstone. It is a battle between the homeowners in the canyons and Tombstone. The homeowners asked the Forest Service to intervene (and they were slow doing so) because Tombstone was trampling on their property, cutting off access, cutting down trees without permission, destroying property, redirecting water away from local residents and robbing them of their water rights, and it goes on.
Tombstone had some leadership that looks pretty doggone corrupt to me. Their own water infrastructure badly needed repairs. They have wells that need fixing, and they were refusing to fix them. They have a water tank that was badly damaged and leaking water, to the tune of 300,000 gallons, yet the mayor refused to have it fixed. He got money from the state of Arizona under false pretenses. Because of his mismanagement, he was subjected to a recall and lost to someone who promised to fix the water infrastructure and abandon the nonsense in the Huachuca Mountains, and yet, nothing has been done. It doesn't even make sense for a town of 1,500 residents (not a city) to get water up in the Huachuca Mountains, because St. David is a lot closer; it's a straight shoot alongside a state highway. They have artesian pressure and clean water, and it would be much cheaper to get water there. Tombstone didn't have to trample on the rights of the people who own property in the mountains. Yet they did, and they want to continue. The judge that stopped them was absolutely right.
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Other conservatives have picked up on the distortions of this article. I hate it when little people are trampled on to make some obscure and totally inaccurate political point. It is highly unlikely Obama knows a thing about this. He is too busy playing golf. I also think Gov. Brewer doesn't really know what is going on. From the look of things, the Goldwater Institute has gone south, including filing a lot of lies in court and paying top executives an obscene amount of money. I am running into fanatics that have connections to the Goldwater Institute on the Internet these days.
You really ought to correct the article, or retract it entirely. Using the misfortune of homeowners in the canyons to smear Obama and the government is despicable. You have plenty of legitimate criticisms to make without resorting to this.
Keep an eye on things. Someone has decided that people should take shovels up there in June and dig. Nothing wrong with doing it that way, because it is less destructive. But watch. Tombstone has NO resources to house and feed those people. I'll be shocked if it doesn't turn into yet another example of the Occupy Movement.