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Why Are the Feds Trying to Kill Tombstone?

Pat5330 Wrote: May 17, 2012 9:16 PM
This personally abusive message doesn't deserve an answer, but I am going to write one anyway. No, this is not about Tombstone versus the federal government. It's about Tombstone versus the landowners in the canyons. The landowners tried to get the Forest Service involved, because and the Forest Service dragged its feet. Because of the Gadsden Purchase, the federal government owns the land in question. It belongs to the US. The US paid for the Gadsden Purchase. Tombstone was cutting down trees on federal land. You'd be pretty upset, too, if Tombstone was cutting down trees on your land. The point is, they don't have a right to cut down somebody else's trees. The dispute over whether the US should own the land is another dispute entirely

In Arizona, it's no surprise that water can be hard to come by, but why is the federal government is cutting off the water supply to the famous Old West town of Tombstone?  

Nearly a year ago, Tombstone's water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires)

Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through...