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City Officials' New Year's Resolutions

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The New Year is here, and Time Magazine said only 8% of people who make New Year's resolutions stick to them, and those who don't usually abandon them after just one week.

It's that time of year, the New Years ball that drops, and setting the list of New Year's resolutions.

Laurel Resident, Nate Ewalt said, "It's extremely important to set goals. One of the reasons it is to set goals is so that we have something to look up upon. If we don't set goals we're just diamonds in the rough, you know, we're just standing there doing nothing."

But Laurel Resident, Gary McVay is already hitting the gym to reach his long term resolution goals.

"Well everybody, especially guys, want to get bigger at my age. It's not going to happen, but I just want to continue to be in decent shape," McVay said.

Chief Rich St. John said he did not make a resolution last year, but this year is making a few changes.

"This year I think I'd like to, you know, get in physical shape as everybody. I'm getting up there in the years and need to work a little harder to cancel affinity for food that I have," Chief St. John said.

New Year's resolutions are not just for adults. Eric Nell, a University of Montana student, said he wants to get his body into swimsuit shape and is starting make preparations.

"Definitely the way I eat. You know, more fruits and vegetables. I'm sure that's a lot of people's problems, but I've definitely noticed that that's for me," Nell said.

Mayor Tom Hanel said he usually doesn't make one, but this year decided to change that.

"Instead of getting up at seven in the morning, I'm going to get up at six-thirty, spend a little bit more time to myself, this type of thing, and just see if I can be a better person all around," Hanel said.

Gym managers said in order to reach your goals until the end of the year, you have to write out a plan and look at it every day.