This week I’d like to share a few random thoughts with you. I’ve started going back to the swimming pool, and it is delightful! Mornings are just right for me, with music from the 60s and a friendly, helpful staff. We have easy access into the water and you can do laps, walk and talk, or just listen to timeless classics over the sound system. I invite you to try it for a week. You’ll get hooked on a healthy way to start your day!
Summer is in full swing, and the heat has been oppressive. Everything is relative, however. My daughters in Henderson, NV and Gilbert, AZ have to wear sweaters when they are here visiting!
We are in desperate shape when it comes to water in our entire region. If you don’t understand why, then you haven’t paid attention to what is happening around us. The drought affects everything. Cattle went up on the forest late and will be off early. Feed costs are up because third and fourth crops are scarce. Reservoir levels are very low. If we have another poor water year, especially in the mountains, we might all be landscaping differently.
It may come down to faith. I do not doubt that asking and believing are powerful tools to affect the future. However, I think it’s wise for all of us to understand cycles and trends. We are on the wrong side of both so plan and act accordingly.
Finally, I’m spending much of my time at our new Visitor Center. We have welcomed folks from all over the United States and, at last count, from sixteen foreign countries. Please come by and see us. Check out some disc golf equipment (Frisbees) and have fun on the park. There’s great value in having a real place with real people welcoming travelers to our community and helping them to find local goods and local services. I’d love to visit with you about it!Mayor David Ogden