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or howzabout this from http://www.nps.gov/directory/employees.cfm?StartRow=201&sn=ge&pk=Allen_S_Etheridge@nps.gov (432) 477-1185Cindy_Ott-Jones@nps.gov (no phone listed)
After contacting Cindy Ott and Allen Etheridge, Both my nephew Brian and my other nephew's wife, Eunice received personal calls from Ranger John Craig advising them that the citations had been dismissed. Interestingly he told both of them that my contact had nothing to do with the dismissal. That statement is blatantly false and frankly insulting to the intelligence of everyone involved. However, the citations are moot and the hopefully there is awareness among Galindo's superiors and a notation in his file.
Hello to the members of the forum,I am John Craig, a Ranger at Big Bend, and Jose Galindos immediate supervisor.I feel that the information in this thread is a bit skewed, and that's ok, but I did want to address 1 point.I did not speak to Brian on the phone, but I did speak with Eunice. I also did receive the email that was sent to the superintendent and chief ranger.For clarification, I dismissed the violation notices because they were incorrect. Ranger Galindo wrote them for abandoned property which they clearly were not. Ranger Galindo could have written violation notices for a food storage violation (for example) but not abandoned property. I was misquoted earlier, when I said that I was not dismissing the violations because of the complaint, that was true (I was not trying to insult anyone's intelligence) Just because someone complains about receiving a ticket does not mean I dismiss it. In this instance the ticket was wrong. I apologize to everyone involved.In the future if you have a problem with a ranger in Big Bend, you can reach me by email John_J_craig@nps.gov or through the park dispatch 432 477 1187
It remains horrible that Mr. Galindo's inappropriate act destroyed their well planned and otherwise executed vacation and thus their ability to enjoy the national park.
I stand corrected. Someone did care. Quote from: Al on January 09, 2015, 10:28:47 PMIt remains horrible that Mr. Galindo's inappropriate act destroyed their well planned and otherwise executed vacation and thus their ability to enjoy the national park.Al, we won't know if Okiehiker's crew enjoyed their trip until he posts a trip report...
And thank you, John, for providing a response here to help clear things up.Now, on to more important things... got any pics of the snow and ice to share?
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