Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 2 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat officials recommend denying Golden Leaf recreational marijuana license because of co-owner's 'moral character'

On the other hand, he did lie on his application. Maybe if he took the opportunity to explain himself, the outcome would have been different. But the code is the code, so even if he wrote a beautiful essay on his glowing moral character, it may not have mattered.

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Tim Keenan 2 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat officials recommend denying Golden Leaf recreational marijuana license because of co-owner's 'moral character'

Interesting. I wonder if the marijuana code is the only code with that particular clause? As long as this dubious distinction is required for any Steamboat Springs business, and as long as they have all had to undergo such a background investigation, then, well, fair is fair. I doubt this is the case, however. Maybe he can apply for a variance? :-)

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Tim Keenan 2 months, 1 week ago on Some Steamboat City Council members disappointed city has to forgo chance to apply for $1 million Core Trail extension grant

Maybe I don't understand the economic/citizen benefit of this. We're talking 3.5 mil to go a mile. What's down there that people would benefit from access to? I ask that question seriously, as someone who doesn't know that area well. Meanwhile, some dangerous roads/streets in this town still lack sidewalks.

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Tim Keenan 2 months, 1 week ago on Ryan Spaustat: A global crisis

Hopefully, Steamboat's city government will give more credence to peer-reviewed scientific studies than the fossil-fuel funded right-wing echo chamber. Mark's comment about the church of the environment is accurate in so far as the fact that the effects of global warming don't usually jump out and bite you. Like a church, you have to have faith that the people who have studied this all their professional lives, who have modeled our climate using algorithms and supercomputers unavailable to the rest of us, know what they're talking about. It puzzles me that people who claim to be faithful can't bring themselves to understand this.

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Tim Keenan 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Joel Reichenberger: Busted on the Olympics' buses

Madison, have you been paying attention? That place is a mess. We've heard all about the problems in Brazil for the upcoming World Cup but nothing about the Olympics. Looks like the venues are fine for the most part, but everything else is barely functional.

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Tim Keenan 3 months ago on Molly Waters: Expand summer bus service

If you're heading east, your last bus is 10:44. On the weekends, with summer concerts, etc., that's inadequate. If we could get just three additional hours fri-sat, I think that would go a long way toward getting people home more safely and minimizing the mayhem for those trying to get cabs at bar closing time.

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Tim Keenan 3 months ago on Maynard Short: Columnists unbalanced

If you actually ask Americans policy questions, the vast majority will give liberal answers. Sadly, the adversarial, juvenile, us-versus-them mentality pedaled on Fox and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber scratches a lot of people right where they itch, and the corporate-government complex is happy to encourage people who actually have similar economic interests to hate on one another. They can clean us out much more completely that way. If everyone realized that they're really on the same side, you might begin to see things change around here.

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Tim Keenan 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Mattingly: Still kid friendly?

Actually, I thought this was a mildly written letter expressing his priorities when it comes to a "kid-friendly" resort town. I agree that "legal pot" has been totally blown out of proportion by the media, who are salivating over any potential controversy. The itemization of his spending may not have been necessary to get his point across, but like it or not, his thought process is probably shared by many potential visitors, and as a tourist town, that has to matter to us. Hopefully, Joe will be disabused of his apprehensions once he gets to Steamboat. That said, Phoebe, that was hilarious.

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