Pat West

Pat West 1 day, 4 hours ago on Post office lockouts in Steamboat follow national USPS protocol

I agree, I can't opt out of the trash mail they put in my box, and for the last 23 years there was a recycling can right next to my box, gone this spring. Boo.


Pat West 1 day, 17 hours ago on Letter to the Editor: Fireworks upset goats

A fifth? what am i an drunk? im planning on a 4hr bike ride off the backside of mt werner, bbq and fireworks after a nap. drinking that much is stupid, and would ruin the next day.

Please do tell how getting drunk honors the birth of our nation?


Pat West 2 days, 4 hours ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

Many of us would have been gone years ago, and the forum would have continued, without all this pollution.


Pat West 2 days, 17 hours ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

This forum should outright ban those that can't remain in control of their post's and on topic.


Pat West 5 days, 16 hours ago on Letter to the Editor: Punishing and taxing

What's next, presenting inmates a bill for incarceration, and holding them until it's paid?Sounds like we are reverting to the middle ages and debtors prison. I think it's wrong to not allow inmates human contact, and would like to see this system removed. I agree with RobD that it is a bad day when we in Steamboat have begun programs in our jail that even TX has decided are unacceptable.


Pat West 6 days, 15 hours ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

Sorry, but I really don't have $10,000 to lay on the line. Nice tactic to raise the stakes high enough to not have anything on the line to prove you will keep your word.


Pat West 6 days, 16 hours ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

Most of these examples are ambush killings how could a gun help Kennedy? Or Lincoln, or any of your other examples?

"From this moment forward I will consider Dan Shores comments void of all intellect and reason, and I will never again engage him in any way."

I have $100 that says you can't hold this promise.


Pat West 1 week ago on Adventure of the Week: A beginner's guide to biking Steamboat

Austin, nice story, While you are at your favorite bike shop, ask them about tubeless conversion for your tires. Remove the tubes, install a special tape to seal the spoke holes in the rim and a valve stem, add sealant, and re-inflate. It takes a little practice, and a compressor, to get the tire to seat onto the rim. The sealant will fill the small punctures from thorns and lack of a tube will help cut down on pinch flats,(where your tube is pinched by the rim on a rock) and it makes your bike ride smoother by making the tires more supple. Flats will become a thing of the past.


Pat West 1 week, 1 day ago on School board expresses urgency in submitting final master plan

"Basic economics tells us that as long as there is a demand for affordable housing, entrepreneurs and contractors will fill that housing demand."

I think basic economics tells us prices are determined by the supply and demand of an item.

As long as the total demand for housing is fueled by outside interests, with deeper pockets, "affordable" housing will not be added. Prices will be set by where supply and demand take the market. There may be demand for lower priced housing (affordable) but the demand for all housing trumps the desire for lower prices, and forces up the market price, because supply is relatively fixed.

As you say "Silver Spur was originally built as affordable housing" and now do you consider it affordable?

No, demand for those type of homes far outweighs the supply, and I have doubts another 700 will ever come along. What developer would chance it after the work that was done to put the 700 deal together, only to have voters nix all the effort. This and the lack of space to put a new 700, severely limits the supply. The only factor that has lead to the collapse in real estate prices in recent years was Wall Street.