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Lenhart: New Kids On Block Add Nothing To CDA

After reading your extremely articulate feature today regarding the “new kids on the block” paying no attention to the well-being of our pristine Lake Coeur d’ Alene, I must admit that I sincerely question why the dock attendants at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort did not reprimand and/or report the inexcusable, arrogant actions of the boat’s captain who put gas in the wrong hole! Unfortunate as it was for the boat, the environment takes precedence over any piece of wood to myself and many others. I believe the Resort has some responsibilities to our Lake, also and I would like to hear what actions they have taken, if any.

I am continually amazed at the quality of people that are arriving in our fair city in alarming numbers. They appear obnoxious, uncaring, rude and frequently show little abilities to make good decisions—ie your article today. For those of us who have lived here many years, it is appalling to see how much damage has been done to our environment in such a short period of time. Money buys many wonderful things, but can never replace an environment that has been destroyed by thoughtless, self-centered people. If I had one wish to to be granted, I would like to snap my fingers and have all the people who answer to the above descriptions just go back from where they came. They add NOTHING to our community.

John Lenhart

DFO: The attendants were wise to remain mum because they’re expendable. Gozzer Ranch business isn’t. I agree that a portion of the nouveau riche that are coming to town to invest or develop are diminishing our quality of life with their arrogance.

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