During the first several seasons, the opening scene of every weekly episode of “Hill Street Blues” — a popular 1980s TV police drama – invariably centered on Sgt. Phil Esterhaus conducting roll call.
“These people don’t belong in Lyons. They certainly don’t belong in the foothills around Lyons.” That is a direct quote from Lyons resident Patrick Ward, originally reported by the Lyons Recorder. Who was Ward complaining about? Bicyclists.
It’s time the council cast aside its economic development delusions of grandeur and return to the basics of running the city based on the actual needs of the city.
Last Saturday, as elected officials across Colorado continued to wrestle with drafts of laws and regulations implementing Amendment 64, thousands of people gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the annual 4/20 rally protesting laws restricting the use of marijuana.
From the Yampa Valley to Washington, D.C., it is nearly impossible to cut through the deliberately misleading political noise that clouds any search for facts required at the outset of meaningful public policy debate.
It’s unfortunate the Steamboat Pilot & Today didn’t have a videographer in the room during Wednesday’s standing-room-only Coffee and a Newspaper event featuring Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins discussing recently proposed and enacted Colorado gun control laws.
The juxtaposition of two news accounts this week concerning public officials subverting the legislative process from opposite ends of the political spectrum illuminates America’s growing disrespect for the rule of law.
This week, the Steamboat Today reported on the Steamboat Springs Police Department’s failure to contact Galen Woelk, a key witness in the investigation of the March 17, 2011, death of Cooper Larsh.
The question moving forward in the Cooper Larsh case is whether the police department and City Council will conduct an appropriate examination to determine what, if anything, went wrong with the 2011 police investigation of Larsh’s tragic death.
Spend an hour with Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel and you’ll quickly learn that he is a serious, dedicated professional who understands the responsibilities of his job and cares deeply about providing the best security possible to the 210,000 passengers who move through his airport every year.
The United States has become a security state so large, so pervasive, and so classified, that no one — not the president or anyone else in the chain of command — has a grasp of the inherent waste resulting from our bloated national security apparatus.
Dr. Paul Chabot, who served in the presidential administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, thinks the 1,291,771 Coloradans who voted for Amendment 64 last November were deceived by ads with tricky words.
For any resident who ever had a frustrating run-in with government bureaucracy, the collapse of the city of Steamboat Springs’ controversial plan to house the police department temporarily at the Iron Horse Inn is a delicious tale sweetened with irony.
A disabled U.S. Army veteran's recent allegations against a local motel owner highlight the misconception that too many Americans have when it comes to battlefield wounds that leave no obvious physical trace while scarring the psyche.
Incrementally, the evidence is growing that Americans are trying to dam a river of laws and regulations that originates in Washington, D.C., picks up volume under state capitol domes and threatens to drown every town and county across America.