First Take

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - By Steven Wi­tucki, copy ed­i­tor

I en­joy vis­it­ing the Cas­tle Dome Min­ing Mu­seum, but there’s one big ob­sta­cle that makes it dif­fi­cult for me to go there. Ac­tu­ally, there are mil­lions of tiny ob­sta­cles.

Part of Cas­tle Dome Mine Road is loose gravel, mak­ing for a rough ride. You folks with big trucks (and big tires) may not need worry about it, but those of us in smaller cars have to en­dure hun­dreds of tiny rocks go­ing “ping!” against our wheel rims. This in­creases the odds of tire trou­ble. I have seen at least one ve­hi­cle with a flat tire along that route.

And with so few peo­ple liv­ing in that re­gion, there’s lit­tle in­cen­tive to get the road paved any­time soon. We’ve got enough road is­sues al­ready.

It makes me long for the fu­ture, when small drone air­craft will be able to carry us over rough ter­rain. Well, that’s what I’m hop­ing for any­way.

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