Richard Bear

Richard Bear 3 months, 3 weeks ago on City Council reacts to police department reforms

WTF!?!?! Who paid for these reports? The Police Chief? The City Manager? I believe this huge bill gets paid by the taxpayers. If the reports are not damning, what's the big concern. Public thinking is that there must be some pretty serious stuff that's being kept out of sight of the city bosses (City Council). City Council should DEMAND the reports be released to them in full with no editing or redaction. It's the Council's final decision, not the City Manager's or the acting Police Chief. Huge balls on somebody's part. Time to do some neutering!


Richard Bear 7 months ago on Moffat County law enforcement leaders tout shared public safety facility

Sharing space makes a lot of sense to me too! The egos speak of not knowing if the two departments can cohabitate is a weak argument for not doing it. These men and women are supposed to be professionals, not school kids on a playground arguing about turf wars. Bury you egos folks, you work for the public and the public demands you act like professionals and get along for the betterment of our society.


Richard Bear 7 months, 2 weeks ago on Jim Clark: Why do we have to call it 'Mud Season'?

Oh, Jeezus, oh, jezuss... When have I seen such a soft, slow, high-arched softball come at me when I'm at bat! But wait... I'm on vacation (need a break from mud season, ya know) and the rest of the blogging phalanx covered this doofus' comment so well Welcome to Steamboat Springs, Jim. Time to become a local, if you can. Good luck with that one.


Richard Bear 7 months, 4 weeks ago on Coogan out, new police investigator named

Thank you Tony (Connell) for stepping up and stating what many of us found extremely "obvious" regarding the potential conflicts with Coogan. Now about Ms. Hinsvark. Are you suggesting she can amend the report that she receives from the new investigator prior to Council's review of the findings? I hope I'm not reading this correctly. I think her "personal judgement" has been called into question several times during her short tenure already. Finally, Council, grow a pair! You are representing the rest of us. Our City's national reputation is at stake. Are you listening to the feedback?