Shovel Brigade sends a message





A group called the Tombstone Shovel Brigade is planning an event in the Huachuca Mountains in June in an effort to make additional repairs to the city’s water supply.




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weliveinadesert on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:27pm

Geoff McLeod hit the nail on the head. It’s reckless to put a bunch of volunteers to work in the summer heat at high elevations. How many of the potential volunteers are retirees who’ll be risking their lives to hike up steep canyons and do heavy manual labor?

If the city was just trying to restore its previous water supply, it would have a lot more support from its neighbors, but it’s trying to take water it wasn’t using before. This will ruin public lands enjoyed by thousands of residents and tourists each year. Lack of water will kill more trees, making more fuel for future fires and leaving less vegetation to hold back future monsoon floods, endangering residents downstream.

This isn’t the 1880’s anymore, Tombstone, but that means that there are modern, legal ways to deal with your water shortage. Stop acting like the Clantons and McLaurys and ask yourself: What would Deputy U.S. Marshal Vigil Earp do?

Sumtingwong on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 7:31pm
Title: Earp?

He would probably shoot someone in the back.

What a joke, a 1000 prople manning shoves from Tombstone? Doubt they could find a 100 that want to work.

Resident Caveman on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 10:06pm

Good for you Tombstone. Take your water back!

5280 on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 3:44pm
Title: hua?

"He would probably shoot someone in the back."

Where on earth did you study history?

Dave R. Summers on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 10:18am

 He’would have done what every other red blooded American with a set of stones would do and COWBOY-UP. And it would start with declairing with a determined degree of confidence in his voice by saying; "I"LL BE YOUR HUCKLEBERRY ! Then do what AZ folks do with out studering. Draw a line in the dirt & ride this out to the end… win, lose or draw.

This is but one classic example of how FAST & FURIOUS works when appled on a town & water. Hopefully the rest of the GLOBE makes note & encourages Americans to wake up an take note of what a shovel & a glass of water would do in support. Media will try to bury your need to get the word out deeper than the the 12 foot mud slides if  folks don’t realize they will probably be next.  Where is the T & A & Ken Dolls on the cable

channels when ya need em. Call Katie or let this ----- off a Kardasin the world will be at your feet. 42, 43 or 44 migh just come running.

                     PS:   I’ll be your Huckleberry !

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