Clay Ogden

Clay Ogden 4 days, 13 hours ago on Former Steamboat detective criticizes police department leadership

I disagree. It is not exceptional to place someone on paid leave during an investigation particularly when their very presence may impede or diminish the veracity of the investigation.


Clay Ogden 4 days, 17 hours ago on Former Steamboat detective criticizes police department leadership

Having read the letter today (and making no judgement about any of the allegations) my opinion is that the allegations are such that Chief Rae and Deputy Chief Delvalle should be placed on paid administrative leave while the allegations are investigated.

Given the nature and scope of the allegations I feel that the investigation should be handled outside of the control and influence of the city administration and outside of the influence and control of City Council.

The accusations should be investigated by the Colorado Attorney Generals office.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

City Council needs to step up and decide what to do with it's time ...


Clay Ogden 1 week, 2 days ago on Lisa Mason: Leash laws oppressive

When I moved here in 1982 it was Dog Crp USA ... everywhere. There were packs of dogs roaming around town and open areas like Soda Creek playground and the field by the district Human Services building were dog crp central. Been a dog owner for decades ... still am ... I get the frustration with leashing your dog. I also get the Voice and Sight Tag Program ... fine ... as long as that is entirely supported by the participants who want it ... I'm not inclined to pay more taxes for it.


Clay Ogden 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Man who drove wrong car suspected of DUI

Scott's correct ... "actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea" ... some crimes require a guilty mind; the intent to commit the crime.


Clay Ogden 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Kenneth Finn and Bob Doyle: Pot policy harmful

Alas amateur scientists (Finn & Doyle) never learned that correlation does not imply causation. They may be correct (by accident) but science has not (so far) proved their claims.


Clay Ogden 3 months, 1 week ago on Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers

I am so tired of cleaning up 'bear' trash from neighbor trashcans that this is something I can support. The other piece of this is recycling ... 50% of what I pickup or see scattered around town is recycling folks have put out the night before their pickup. The city seems to have no problem ticketing/warning folks who park on the street overnight during the winter ... why do they choose to ignore existing ordinances for trash and recycling put out overnight?