Eric J. Bowman

Eric J. Bowman 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

Yes, yes, I know more than most that CO has no smell. What I think saved tenants' lives in this situation, was the slime molds which had adapted to living in those furnaces for years. Normal operating conditions, that stuff thrives. Abnormal operating conditions giving off CO, that stuff dies and starts burning up -- alerting the residents in time to call the ambulance, when they shoulda been alerted earlier by a CO detector, but whatevs.

Unless someone else has a better idea, this is the first time I've ever heard of a nasty odor saving people from a furnace malfunction in time to not die from CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisoning. Another irony -- the less you maintain your furnace, the safer it is???

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Eric J. Bowman 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

@Debbie again:

Doesn't really matter who's who at Town Hall when a landlord's blatantly flouting every sensible building code known to man for over a century and even the county has to step in. Sometimes, things are so bad that no responsible elected or even appointed official could possibly look the other way without fear of being removed from their position for dereliction of duty, even if Scott did try to bribe 'em (and I'm not suggesting that happened).

All personalities, Scott's and mine included, aside. No responsible official of any town/county government in any of the 50 states could be righteously accused of a vendetta for failing to look the other way because of how important a VIP the landlord-in-question thinks he is, given the state of the property in question.

Let's not overlook the hospitalizations, here. Do you have rental units? If so, aren't you the least bit concerned about your tenants, so as to have functional CO detectors around, say, your 25-year-old propane furnace that's been flooded/frozen/thawed-out twice in the past five years?

Aside from everything else, no CO detectors? Srsly? Ironically, if Scott had invested in those, they'd have beeped and he'd have been the first one called to deal with the situation, not the ambulance!

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Eric J. Bowman 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

@Scott:

I know. It's all the gummint's fault for not giving you enough money to actually not run a historic building into the ground within five years of starting to rent it out, so it's incumbent upon somebody else to build Cynthia another access ramp without the benefit of the federal subsidies you've already taken advantage of to build the one she'd still have, without living up to your end of the deal, or she wouldn't be on the edge of homelessness when all I wanted her to have for Christmas was a new puppy, or you'll just whine that the community won't bail you out on this?

Whatevs. :(

I could care less about your quotes in the paper or secondhand, or the accuracy of same. I'll judge you by your actions, in not making a tenant homeless during the holidays through your own negligent property management decisions, even if you insist on passing that buck back to the rest of us in the community-at-large. Not buying it. Not for a second.

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Eric J. Bowman 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

@Debbie:

Plenty of folks, myself included, would be willing to open our homes to Cynthia if only those were accessible to her, or we'd ever dealt with Section 8 or whatevs. By taking rent money, whether it was from Cynthia directly or the gummint via Section 8, are you saying Scott has no obligation to keep that unit habitable in exchange?

I love Cynthia, but as much as she believes Scott was doing her a favor for "allowing" installation of that ramp, was it not required of him to accept Section 8 vouchers?

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Eric J. Bowman 4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 20: No injuries in car crash that closed U.S. Highway 40

"Anyone who cleans a loaded gun deserves to shoot themselves and receive a Darwin Award."

Only if they die. Otherwise, it's the Aqib Talib Award, particularly if blackout-drunk at the time. ;)

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Eric J. Bowman 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

Ya know, Dick's/Shorty's old properties are on the market. I can't help but wonder what happens to the valuation when the tenement next door gets declared uninhabitable for who knows how long (leading me to believe the problems aren't trivial). For my part, I'll stay focused on the tenant impact. :)

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Eric J. Bowman 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Residents of Oak Creek forced to leave their apartments this month bouncing from motel to motel

Uh-huh. I really didn't want to comment, but for the final quote in the article. Did you seriously say that for the record, Scott? Just makes me want to ask, five days from now aside, when does your constructive-eviction insurance actually run out for Cynthia? Surely not before the building's declared habitable again? Don't play games with my friends & former neighbors in pursuit of your agenda, please.

I'm daring you to not pass the buck, Scott. Not threaten to make Cynthia homeless unless someone who isn't responsible for the condition of your property takes that responsibility upon their own organization or person. I'm so angry at that quote, I'll be losing some sleep over it tonight. WTF?

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Eric J. Bowman 1 month, 1 week ago on Arnold Barn's fate remains in limbo after Steamboat Springs City Council passes on relocation proposal

I'm more inclined to believe Wedel shoulda oughta known better, knowing how many CO un/barely-solved crimes trace back to a guy smart enough to always set someone else up for his transgressions, to the point that the Ramsey family, all these years later and despite all the exonerations no evidence can contradict, are still the prime suspects in popular opinion.

The only person smart enough to have pulled off JonBenet, plus that other killing in Ft. Collins tagged for decades on that D&D kid with "disturbing" artwork, plus the "mountain lion" killed the kid on Big South Trail...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Edwards_(serial_killer)

Yeah. And Brendan Avery's guilty because of his coerced confession, none of which can be substantiated with the facts of the case. Hate to go off-topic like this, but our problems in South Routt are pretty small-rural-community, so the best we can hope for is our neighbors not being turned out in mid-winter over easy-to-avoid code violations.

Just sayin', as much as I take issue to Wedel's benign neglect, there's some longstanding issues in CO I'm only just becoming aware of, which tie up loose ends in this state going back to when I was in High School. My only point being, knowing of this, I don't think Scott's so bad I just wish he'd do better by my friends, or historical Oak Creek buildings which have come into his possession in recent years.

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Eric J. Bowman 1 month, 1 week ago on Arnold Barn's fate remains in limbo after Steamboat Springs City Council passes on relocation proposal

I really should comment here more. Because there's plenty of posters (besides now-silent Scott and who can blame him) who basically live here, by which I mean on this forum not actually "here" in the physical Routt County sense, who never hesitate to go all agro on me when they disagree. But sometimes, instead of crickets, I'd like a +1 for supporting all those little things local governments do, like keep tenants from being suffocated in Oak Creek.

But, since I only occasionally post here and have so excoriated them in past debates, I just get crickets from the resident right-wingers who pretend to disagree with everything I have to say. Why they leave me alone, now that I rarely contribute, so they can just wait me out and go back to spewing their vitriol... Cowards!

Best time to take me on is when Jimmy Russell's editing, but even then they all go to silent-running mode when I post here. Again, cowards! When I DO post here and the usual suspects shut the f up without me even needing to tell them to do so, it's because they're cowards. Try engaging with those who disagree with you instead of retreating and inciting violence against them, OK?

Because y'all know as well as I do, that if Hillary's (again, I voted Gary Johnson 2nd election running) the loser, you've got an uphill battle to explain how someone can win by 2.6M votes and yet still lose an election both the CIA and FBI are about to testify to congress, was tampered with by the Russians.

I'm hardly partisan, being anti-partisan, but I am a computer/internet geek with no confidence in our electoral system. Whoever hacks the most votes will win election 2016, I've been lamenting on this forum for years.

You want to drill down to what I really think, it's that the Chinese hacked election 2016 but left all kindsa traces leading back to Russia.

Edward Wayne Edwards. I'm a CO boy who's heard enough by now to believe, holy crap, no way but then again, holy crap. Everything from the little boy on Big South Trail in the Poudre Canyon to poor little Jon Benet, to any number of other things where EWE insinuates himself into the true-crime documentary as it's being made...

If, like me, you believe EWE is perhaps far and away the most prolific serial killer ever known, then it's no wonder I believe some of the other unlikely stuff I believe, but shit.

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