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You could keep laughing or you could put the keyboard down and hike up there. Just saying...
Yes I spelled hear wrong. Stupid bloggers was a play on stupid humans. Yes telling someone how dumb and wrong they are when an injury or deaths occur is lame. It consistently happens here. It is still rude and insensitive.
Come on John... Really. Do you know what happened? The dogs were off a leash, so you just assume that they attacked the Moose or were aggressive. Enlighten us. Lets here your accurate version of the story, as I am sure you are in the know. Stupid Bloggers
Are you sure she was the only one responsible for Chris Wilson's resignation?
Hey John, I have just heard different things than you I guess. I think there a lot of things, if said, would open the city up for litigation. In short, the best approach to firing anyone, is to be tight lipped, especially when its a public position. This happens all the time and I think there were some misunderstanding's in the release of other public officials as well. Even stating what are to be perceived as facts can be a tremendous liability.
I agree with all you said Scott. I just see some similarities in public dissent, between the two projects. My point was that city funded projects of any sort, seem to be met with very vocal opponents, no matter what it is. There seems to be public resentment to using open space for a police station ( I agree), but there also seemed to be a lot of bloggers that also thought the purchase of Emerald Mountain was a bad idea. It seems very ironic to me.
Like I said I do not think Rita Valentine is the right spot, and I think the preservation of open space is extremely important. That being said, do you or anyone else here, know the original intent of the land use for Rita Valentine. I thought I heard, that its original intended use had a broad range of possibilities, even municipal use. Not stating fact here, just wondering.
Like I said, there always seems to be a lot of loose facts, conjecture and finger pointing here.
John, do you have information that others don't. It is my understanding that this was mostly Joel Rae's decision. Also, as far as I can tell Chris Wilson was terminated for numerous long standing issues. Many on city staff could enlighten you. Why do you want to give him his job back?
It also seems to me that people are confusing fact with speculation. For instance, it seems to me, that most to all of city council is against Rita Valentine as a potential site. Enough with the off with their heads. I also don't think the 8.9 million figure is set in stone.
I am fundamentally against the police station in Rita Valentine, but I also think that some of the articles seemed to insinuate that Rita Valentine donated the land, which was not the case. I too am against forfeiting open space, but lets be real, its a tough decision and there will be an argument, to anywhere it goes and any cost. The same thing happened with the library, which (have your own opinion) to me is a great asset.
It doesn't really matter who you were quoting. I still think you are off. I think it comes down to occupancy is up and pre booking is down. So now they try to make a buck. Its kind of a bait and switch as well. Legal yes. Ethical, not really. A lot of people book ski vacations and buy tickets on the days they want to ski. Unless you are skiing five or more days multi day/ pre booked tix are a rip off. Myself and family and friends have all been subject to rain and wind days where the mountain only opened a small portion and/or opened late. Refunds are often hard to come by.
You are naive to think that this only effects people who had not already planned to come.
Runnerdrunkbikedriver. Its called sarcasm. It was said in jest playing off of their quote referring to the fact that good conditions warrant a price increase. Don't get your panties in a bunch. All I'm sayin is that it is a bad move, and one done out of greed at the expense of the vacationer.
Cindy hit the nail on the head.
Amazingly lame on so many levels. Why didn't ski corp drop prices when the skiing was so bad at the beginning of the year? Advance ticketing is BS. If the mountain opens at 2pm, they will do everything they can to keep your money. I have seen it happen. Skiied here for twnety years and I have never heard of raising prices mid season. Actually I have never heard of it anywhere.
Oshkosh girl occupancy is up this week (Grand 98% for instance). They are trying to suck the tourist dry. Obviously presales are down.
To the Pilot... If you are worth your weight, you will investigate and find out who makes these decisions and why? Maybe a PR stunt that was supposed to say our snow is sooo good, but bound to backfire, into bad PR. It reminds me of the commercial with a a bunch of monkeys running a company. Alright monkeys who are you??
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