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2 points our esteemed politicians made are untrue. First, "Every time we have reconstructed a section of C.R. 14 or C.R. 129, we have included additional shoulder width to make those roads safer for bicycle use."
This is untrue as the shoulders on 129 are in worse shape after the work they've done over the past few years. The shoulders have been consistently eliminated as opposed to enhanced.
Second, " In response to requests from the bicyclist community several years ago, we reduced the size of the chips placed on our roads when they are chip-sealed. "
This, again, is untrue. The size of the chip's have remained unacceptable. Even Paul Draper has acknowledged this in the past. The State chip-sealed Rabbit Ears Pass with the proper size and it's fantastic.
Once again our out-of-touch commissioners have demonstrated a lack of commitment to enhancing the recreational value of Routt county.
Gosh Brent - how about weighing in on how I should run my business. Should I call a staff meeting today? Maybe you could attend a few Ski Corps or Med Center meetings and publish how you think things should be run.
Since when was it the business of the paper to get involved with how principals run their schools? It's not - But you are in the business of selling ads. Manufactured controversy such as that "Our View" article increases readership allowing you to try to keep inflated ad rates at the expense of our community.
You admitted that you lied to us with "I confess that sentence isn't accurate." You didn't say, "you got it wrong" or "we should have done a better job sourcing the story." You only "confess" to a lie.
At the end of the day with the Internet & 24 hours news channels the Pilot's ONLY value is that if Steamboat community news. You guys are doing a great job of screwing that up.
The county paved miles & miles of perfectly good roads last summer with BS chip-seal.
Brent & Company,
It is sad that the dominant newspaper in our small town continues to manipulate stories about our school system and it's issues to increase your newspaper's readership and ultimately increase ad rates & profit as a result. It's a bit like the glass company who breaks widows to sell more glass. The "Our View" article regarding Mike was an absolute abuse of journalism in that it singled out a private individual, provided no facts, was completely based on heresay and offered no insight to the readers.
But you did a brilliant job of stirring the pot which keeps readership levels up which helps you sell more ads. Now you get to post & print a response letter from Mike that everyone will want to read which plays out perfectly for your business.
The problem is that these tactics take a toll on out community. Instead of striving to be a positive responsible steward of the news in our community, you are leveraging your position for profit first at the expense of accuracy and journalism of value. Over time, this erodes your credibility as a resource of community information. At the end of the day in a world of internet & 24 hour news your only value is that of Steamboat community news.
If Intrawest was smart they would do the same. The Epic pass has nothing to do with front rangers or locals. They did it to boost repeat tourist business. If a tourist comes to Vail and skis for 4 days, they've blown almost $500. If a tourist can now get a SEASON pass good at ALL their resorts for $579, they may be much more likely to come back 2+ times per year. Visit Vail in Dec., Breck in Feb, etc and not have to worry about lift tickets.
Oneski - you call the Catholic Church a cult?
This page took forever to load then I noticed that Brent's pic is 6.5 meg. Thanks for the hi res pic Brent!
The Jumbo limit is reviewed every year and was last raised in Jan 06:
Look guys this is a simple news article in a small town rag - not a PHD thesis. I found it to be informative and useful. Give Chad a call and talk to him directly if you have questions.
Steamboatconscience - what you have failed to understand is that the limit for jumbo loans was recently raised. So the combination of market conditions (rate, jumbo limit increase, credit ratings, etc) may have made this an attractive time for this client to refi. The client may not have known that the jumbo limit had been raised and that is where a professional can help. They're not shills, they're making a living like anyone else.
Surprising you can't see the big picture.
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