Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold 3 months ago on Steamboat briefs: 7.8K visitors expected to be in Steamboat on Saturday

I have to agree that our newspaper does not often challenge the status quo in a more open, honest, and let's say 'in your face' kind of way. On rare occasions when they do the direction of public sentiment is often stirred up and driven by the Two Scotts. I freely admit I scroll the news and look for the stories that have comments. I read the commentary and then decide whether to read what the paper has presented. The truth often comes out after the 'lies' ;-)

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 1 week ago on Our View: Oak Creek needs to stay the course

A friend of mine recently commented on social media that 20% of Soroco's school budget is from Peabody. Was that incorrect? With the growing grow industry spreading like a weed, pun intended, in Colorado, I wonder if we will soon be laughing all the way to the bank with the 'money tree' this industry is.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tax proposal would generate $190K for maintenance, marketing in downtown Steamboat Springs

“It allows business owners as a group to be very responsive to things, rather than going through a whole process,” said Casey Earp, assistant to the city manager.

Great job on coming up with a plan to fund improvements that will have an immediate and noticeable affect on the downtown experience for both locals and visitors. This is a non-controversial solution to bring change to our ever growing downtown business district and asks the true stakeholders to take ownership of their own future development albeit in a small step towards fiscal responsibility. In the public eye this will only say to everyone, "We are going to do our part financially to improve our business district."

If this is approved this might just get public sentiment to sway more positively in the direction of controversial things like URAs and TIFs in the future. Kudos to the whoever brought this to the table.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Our View: Oak Creek needs to stay the course

Wait a minute! How in the heck did they get that smart growth award sign you see when coming into town then? Did some other government agency award them for their creative fiscal conservancy? This article was about staying the course with medical MJ. The motto in Routt is Coal, it's what keeps the lights on. When Peabody is gone and it appears it may happen someday soon, what will be the motto then? Pot, it's what brings the high ons?...Fish Tacos anyone?

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs' 2015 capital plan will reconstruct Central Park Drive, improve parking enforcement

A few weeks ago some residents with great intentions had 10 million dollars to pledge to build a field house on the grounds near Strawberry Park. How about a fund raiser in the area of a new police department headquarters rather than saddling the taxpayer? Just a thought but probably not a good one because this would require a phone call or two asking for donations from wealthy individuals. There might be one wanting their name on a plaque though!

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs' 2015 capital plan will reconstruct Central Park Drive, improve parking enforcement

Agreed. I have personally spent a winter attempting to keep that dog run free of snow. Without a lot of human labor it is impossible to keep clear. Snow melt systems are costly to operate when a simple redesign of the yard with an awning that does not shed snow and ice into said yard would suffice. $146,000 for a system that will cost thousands to operate is a waste. Think again council, this is a waste of money. How much would it cost to aggressively remove snow from the dog run and make the simple modifications suggested? $500 a year to shovel and blow snow? The numbers just don't lie...

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 4 weeks ago on Freedom Conference speakers debate national privacy issues, impact of NSA leaks

The Intercept...

"It’s the job of media outlets to scrutinize these claims, not mindlessly repeat and then glorify them as NPR did here."

Sad that NPR has been muddied. Who to believe? Misdirection, deception, etc.

Thanks for the links and now I will go back to my number crunching and Wall Street Journal browsing. Appreciate the lesson.

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Peter Arnold 4 months ago on Freedom Conference speakers debate national privacy issues, impact of NSA leaks

From your Time article...

But Rogers did say terrorist groups have been using the leaked data to their advantage. “I have seen groups not only talk about making changes, I have seen them make changes,” he said.

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