Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 1 month ago on Bus fares floated at Steamboat Springs City Council work session

I wouldn't have a problem paying some monthly or x number of rides amount. But how would that stack up to other mountain resort communities? If we did this, it would need to be incredibly easy to operate. And by the way, we need, need, need some late-night summer service. If we want to be all-season, or at least winter-summer tourist town, that's something we're going to have to do. Winter Park is doing the same. Meantime, what can we do to prevent this huge cut from happening? Is this set in stone, or is there some advocacy we can do? Because a cut that huge sounds nuts -- I can't believe there's not more outcry and instead there's a sense of acceptance.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on City of Steamboat Springs might sue property owner, developer over neglect of iconic Arnold Barn

A lawsuit could take years. I thought I heard at the URAAC meeting that RCS would be willing to donate the barn to someone. While that's not ideal, if you want/need quick action, it might be your only way forward.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on From the publisher: With change comes progress

Tell me about it, Doug. Those surveys and the redirects to advertisements when it loads the article and then it disappears in favor of a full-page ad play hell with my screen-reading program, so I often need to keep hitting refresh again and again until I get lucky. Pretty frustrating, and not what you want with your local paper.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Money matters in Gail Schwartz-Scott Tipton battle for Congress

Anyone will be better than Tipton, who spends no time at all in Steamboat. You're more likely to see him out in Craig, though he doesn't get there very often, either. He spends most of his time down south where he's from. I'm hoping Schwartz will pay more attention to us up here.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on More drivers starting to use city's electric vehicle charging station

What about gas stations, though? Hard to believe these companies could afford to build a bunch of them all over the country on their own dime.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on More drivers starting to use city's electric vehicle charging station

It's the chicken and the egg thing. Why would someone buy an electric car if there's nowhere for them to charge it? Now that there are charging stations scattered throughout Colorado, anyone interested in buying one of these (and there are plenty that are cheaper than a Tesla) can do so secure in the knowledge that they'll be able to charge it wherever they go. I'm sure they built a bunch of gas stations before there were many cars that could use them.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Routt Commissioner candidates: renewables matter, but saving fossil fuels jobs are highest priority

"Baumgardner’s Democratic challenger, Emily Tracy, of Breckenridge, said she had studied Amendment 69 sufficiently to take a position on the question, but hastened to remind her audience that Medicare is also a single-payer health benefit system and “many of us are pretty happy with it.”" Wait a minute. She had, or she hadn't. I wish she had the guts just to say "no, while I support the concept and believe every American has a right to healthcare, this implementation is not the way to make that happen." or some such.

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