Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold 5 days, 1 hour ago on Routt County Commissioner District 1 challenger Bob Dapper had raised $35,055 by July 23

Scott, Debbie, Ken

How about putting together a list of questions for both candidates to answer and get to the meat of the matter on where these two candidates stand on issues facing Routt County. I for one would be interested to hear where both of them stand on issues that folks like yourselves deem important for all of us to know.

It seems the paper takes a less proactive approach to uncovering the stories that matter until they are already issues and are being debated after the fact.

Wouldn't it be nice to see the Pilot go out there and get the story before it happens?

In this case the Pilot is making the money the story. While it may be relevant it may be an indicator of something pretty obvious to any informed voter. Political offices are for sale. Whoever has the most money wins. This includes the paper where much of this money goes to getting the coverage a candidate needs to get votes.

Pay to play so they say...

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Peter Arnold 3 weeks, 1 day ago on School district demography report under review


Scott adds more credibility to most forums he contributes to with factual analysis rather than emotial pleading which is probably why the bond issue failed so tremendously.

I think you would be well advised to come around to seeing things from a more inclusive tone rather than one sounding like our current presidential election.



Peter Arnold 2 months ago on Our view: Housing proposal worth vetting

It's nice to see a healthy debate and discussion begin again on this topic. What I am wondering is whether Frank has begun a campaign to get zoning laws and building codes amended, changed, or rewritten. What research have you started or 'polls' have you taken to see what the general public would be willing to see built. The editorial states rather simply that any more burden to the taxpayer for any kind of plan would most likely be rejected. I would have to agree. Just look at the poll on the education board's decision to enact defecit spending, a resounding no. Tiny home projects are a solution to a big problem but it needs to start with a public relations campaign for garnering public buy in. I respect your spirit and ideas Frank and would love to see this succeed. I would recommend bringing all those who are in support of such a plan to the table and map out a step by step plan to bring it to fruition. In the end though the excavator needs to make a profit to stay in business as do the rest of the parties involved. Your numbers are broad and general and until specifics are laid out with plots of land, building costs, and PR firm fees, it will be just another great idea with a plan, as Scott W so accurately states, where "nothing starts"


Peter Arnold 2 months, 3 weeks ago on School board votes 3-2 for employee raises

“What (employees) deserve isn’t the question,” said parent Ken Mauldin. “It’s what the district can afford.”

Ken, were you for or against the 92 Million dollar bond proposal?

"Audience members erupted in cheers and applause following the board’s 3-2 vote."

It seems the people have spoken and their elected representatives did too.


Peter Arnold 4 months, 1 week ago on Lift ticket tax for public transit raised at City Council meeting

Interesting analogy but the spoiled kid had enough money to initiate a large stock buyback this past year and still comes in the front door with its hands out for more?

I think Scott and Ken are on to a much bigger issue here and that is what needs to be addressed. Stop the corporate welfare.


Peter Arnold 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Man found unconscious, suspected of dealing drugs


This too shall pass...people love you and are praying for you.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.