Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 3 weeks ago on Jim Erickson: EPA rules increase cost

I just don't get it. You guys really think that all this burning of carbon is just fine? No problem? You can keep on keeping on for ever and ever? All I'm saying is that burning coal is obviously dirty, and when we figure out something better, we should go for it rather than just continuing to burn coal because it happens to be cheap. As I said: Yes, this might be tough for some families, but that goes for a lot of things throughout American history. Should we just give up and not bother trying to improve our pollution profile?

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks ago on Jim Erickson: EPA rules increase cost

The coal scam is a scam.

The effects on the miners of this stuff speak for themselves, as does the pollution caused by belching all this stuff into the atmosphere. I have a feeling the guys who mine this stuff will live a whole lot longer if they can find other jobs that pay as well and aren't as hazardous to health. Take a look at the damage mining companies have done in West Virginia with their "mountain-top removal." Does that strike you as a good idea for future generations? Coal was and is very useful as a cheap source of energy, but it's time we moved on to something a little less damaging to people and the planet. It's not gonna happen overnight, but I think 30 years should be a reasonable goal to shut it down.

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Jim Erickson: EPA rules increase cost

You don't need science; you just need common sense. You really think all that carbon being released into the atmosphere is just ducky? No problem? And the cost of electricity is an old scare tactic easily debunked.

I agree that in the short term, this is not going to do Hayden or Craig any favors, but, well, that's how it's always been and probably always will be. When automation and third-world factories put all the mills in Massachusetts out of business, the cities and towns where these workers lived went through a really rough time. Some have still not found there way out. But should we have just stayed in the 19th century? We're hopefully wiser than we once were, so when the inevitable happens and we kiss coal goodbye, it's our responsibility as citizens to see that the families who rely on coal for their living aren't put through the same brutal ringer that many families have faced before them.

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Councilwoman Macys won't run again in November

Lacy seems like a hard-working, honest, fair guy, at least from what I know of him on Planning Commission.

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Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 1 day ago on ZEST: Backdoor Grill serving some of the best burgers in town

For kids, they have corn dogs, chicken bites and burgers, at least. And they do carrot and celery sticks if you want to go healthy. http://www.thebackdoorgrill.com/menu/ I recommend the blackened mahi tacos.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 1 week ago on Search warrant: Officer Kristin Bantle admitted to cocaine use

I didn't see the part that she used cocaine while employed as a police officer. That would be a definite no-no. But I wonder how much scrutiny any officers could stand. I agree with Scott about the "gal" language, as well. That doesn't exactly ooze professional respect.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 1 week ago on Search warrant: Officer Kristin Bantle admitted to cocaine use

Uh-huh, what do you say we go back through the jackets of all SSPD personnel -- every last one of them -- and see how many of them lied on their application. Excessive alcohol, marijuana, all of it. Me thinks this was a fishing expedition, and they did the best they could with what they caught. Doesn't seem fair, to say the least. Or are you gonna tell me some lies are worse than others? Scott's point is also quite valid. Makes you wonder.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jim Clark: Customer service makes the difference

Please. Are we a city full of people or a Whole Foods Market full of organic zombies? I'll tell ya, last time I went into one of those places I was scared. "Come with me, and you can be this happy, too." Aaaaaaah! I tried to strike up a conversation the other night with a couple from Telluride, but I felt like I was talking to a caricature, not a real person. God I hope I never have to wonder about that with anyone in this town. Thanks for the info; most of it seems like common sense; but I'll be me. I can make people feel at home and give them the scoop without consulting my Steamboat Springs Customer Service Manual.

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