Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 1 day, 14 hours ago on Arnold Barn's fate remains in limbo after Steamboat Springs City Council passes on relocation proposal

Hopefully, the committee will be able to raise enough funds privately to do what needs to be done, and this lawsuit won't interfere with that. They're taking donations through Historic Routt County: http://historicrouttcounty.org. I'd rate the possibility of a legal settlement this winter as extremely unlikely... but I'm no lawyer. Anyway, if this forecast turns out to be correct, we'll soon find out how well it'll hold up under four feet of snow.

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Tim Keenan 1 day, 20 hours ago on Arnold Barn's fate remains in limbo after Steamboat Springs City Council passes on relocation proposal

A dilapidated barn sounds pretty blighted to me. It'll be a shame if the thing collapses this winter while this little battle is going on. Seems like there's little enough left of historic Steamboat as it is.

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Tim Keenan 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Our view: Another call for board unity

Far from a stealth election, the November 2015 election was a clear repudiation of JeffCO-type educational values. Residents had a choice of whether to tilt more toward the conservatism of the JeffCo school board a few years ago and a more progressive position; Steamboat clearly chose the latter. I think Good and Andrews subscribe to Mr. Duckels' theory of teachers unions and are having trouble working with their new colleagues. Hopefully, we can use the next election to clear away the obstacles and work toward a more harmonious future for education in Steamboat.

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Tim Keenan 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Ken, I'm not saying that Cuba is a great place; I'm saying that the way to change it isn't by making its population miserable; it's by going over there and showing them how much better things can be.

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Tim Keenan 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

If you believe everyone should be entitled to some sort of health care, and you don't want to completely overwhelm emergency room's, you need some sort of public option. Most countries that do this have far better health care outcomes than we do with far less overhead. I don't think Amendment 69 was necessarily the way to do it, but I think it will eventually happen. And now we have good 'ol boy Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III set to be nominated as our attorney general; he couldn't even get confirmed when Reagan nominated him to the Southern District Court of Alabama in '86. Looking pretty backward so far. I think our foreign policy could use an overhaul, so maybe Trump will do some good there -- but I'm not holding my breath.

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Tim Keenan 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Policies that have moved the country back years? And what would those be? I find it incredible that somehow Obama is being blamed for bad policies even though the economy has dramatically improved on his watch. He eliminated a counterproductive Cuba embargo; prevented Iran from going nuclear. Obamacare has been a mixed bag, but I'd submit that its failings have to do with the fact that insurance companies now have so much power. We needed a public option, and we didn't get one. Obama is blamed for dividing the country, even though he did his best to spread a message of unity. When's the last time he talked with the republicans? I have no idea. He probably figured he'd save his breath seeing how they've made it abundantly clear over the last eight years that they have no interest in working with him. Any republican who tries is labelled a traitor to their party -- largely thanks to the right-wing media echo chamber. Why do you think all those moderate republicans either resigned or decided not to run again? Well, y'all now have your dream scenario -- a republican president, a far-right congress, and soon a republican supreme court (even though the body is supposed to be beyond that sort of thing.) We'll see what you do with it. Here's hoping that a hundred years from now they're not looking back at 2016 as the year when America slid into its dark ages and reversed all the progress it had made in becoming a nation where all citizens truly had an equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Kevin Copeland: Victory for those who felt powerless

I don't see how you can say you voted for a better world for future generations when you vote for an agenda that turns a blind eye to the realities of pollution and climate change. What's this, the third or fourth record-setting year in a row?

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Committee to make parks and recreation property tax recommendation Tuesday night

The challenge is going to be convincing people of the need for all this deferred maintenance when it's not something they see every day and all amenities seem to be functioning well -- except Howelsen Hill. You can say "we spend so much less than other mountain resort communities," but if it's not something people can see or experience, you're gonna have a hard time convincing them that this is a big deal. But as expenses continue to outpace revenues, I think it's going to become ever more clear over the next few years why we need a separate Parks and Rec entity. This committee is trying to be proactive, but sadly that rarely works when it comes to public amenity/tax policy. Seems there always needs to be some sort of calamity that prompts action.

Oh, and you citizens just outside the city limits, if you want to reap the rewards of a district, including lower fees in future, you might want to let county commissioners know.

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