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2B WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 Newspaper in education SIDNEY HERALD What I think about traffic. ALEX PROPP SEVENTH GRADE, FAIRVIEW What do you think about traffic? I remember when it took 15 min to get to Sidney and now it takes 30 min. Do you remember when that was? I don't it's been so long. It was like three years. And it all because of the oil. What do you think about the oil boom? I think that it's good and bad because it's bringing a lot of money. Bad because a lot of housing problems. Like people having to sleep in campers for a house or sleep on the road. I imag- ine that it's cold. Sleeping in a camper or a street. Maybe not in the summer but in the winter it's very cold. The traffic is so bad they had to make .stop lights. And a lot of cross walls. Just imagine the traf- fic there was so much you had to use a cross walk. And have to make four stop lights. And seeing a semi coming after every car and or truck. Or see people have to use cross walks. All be- cause the oil boom or see a new casino get built because Oil and ,n,chan e ly acquireda stoplight. Yes for many years, we had no stop light only signs. Nev- of all the people. But why owners are getting a lot of much higher rents than boom, and many bad things, ertheless, after months of don't the little kids get a money for the drilling onthey used to. My family I have met some very niceplanning and an additional place to play like a Chuckey their land. However, there knows elderly people who new people who have movedmonth and a half we finally cheese. It's crazier'than a are many negative sides to were kicked out of their to our area. Our whole got it up and working. Over sack of nuts Trucks going the oil boom like increases housing so the owners could community has felt the all our town is becoming as fast as a bullet, in housing and other prices, rent to oil field companies effects of bad people com- safer but along with that, it We should get a truck crime has increased, life- at higher prices. Traffic is at ing through our area too.does create more traffic. Out route for the trucks. So they styles of those who grew an all-time high and young People are making a lot of of the thousands of cars don't go as fast as a bullet, up here have changed, most drivers might be more money, but costs to live are that drive through each day, And go as fast as a turtle, people's sense of well- nervous to drive in the oil now very high. The lifestyle nearly fifty percent is just To get a better speed limits, being has decreased, and field traffic. There are many of the area has changed semis and oilrig employees. To get better roads so we increased car and truck vehicle accidents in the area from very slow paced to aNow I hate to be a broken can slow down faster. To traffic, with the increase in traf- faster pace. It is not good, it record but back to our popu- make them stop at cross The positive effects of tic. New people in the area is not bad, it is just different lation boom. I do believe walks. And get a person to the oil field is the increase might not know how to react I guess, that even though it is good stay there to make sure they in wages, and unlike the to our winter roads, and to be recognized as a town stop. rest of the country, there some don't know the roads on the map it has its disad- are many jobs here as well. and pass when they should Lnange for the be er vantages there are a lot of Some hard working people not. Though there are some RAm S,mN new faces in school and it How has our area changed in our area are now miUion- nice people moving here, EIGHTADE, FAIRVIEW must be hard for them as the aires due to the oil activity, parents are being more new kid. Never the less as with the oil field? i have met many nice people cautious it's funny you can Hello my name is Braden more and more students and who have moved here for feel safe and threatened at Burman and you might not faculty come in they do not EtLmON work. the same time. Our area has know about our once little feel like the new one any- SEVENTH GRADE, FAIRVIEW The lifestyles of our area been hit hard with recenttown but many people do so more. Therefore, I believe How has our community have changed. Families increases in crime. People I am righting an essay about that the population increase changed with the oil boom? used to just go for a drive used to talk and be more how are town has changed is a good thing for our town I think it has changed and enjoy seeing the areafriendly but with all the new since the oil boom. I come because we are consuming drastically. There are many around them. Now it is people, those who always from a town that used to be more money from our gro- changes that come with not relaxing to take a drive lived here are starting to only seven hundred peoplecery stores and mini marts. the oil field, some are good because there is always become less friendly, or so. Then when the oil This has been a great time and some are not. We used someone tailgating you. To conclude, I think the oil boom hit in no more than writing to you whoever may to have a slow and relaxed Even though there has an boom has changed our areatwo years our town went read this. I hope you don't lifestyle. Now we have a increase of wages, the cost forever. It can be as good as up in population to nearly take what you have for gran- fast and crazy one. On the of living in this area has candy but bad like poison, one thousand two hundred ite and remember to always good side many people have gone up. This hurts our el- The oil field is like a box of people, keep something going. You seen increases in wages, derly because they don't get chocolates. There have been In our town, which is do not know how long it will and some mineral right the wage increase but have many good things about the named Fairview, we recent- last. 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