Scott Wedel

Scott Wedel 15 hours, 54 minutes ago on Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

Freedom of speech prevents government from limiting speech.

It has nothing to do with how a newspaper operates a blog.


Scott Wedel 1 day, 1 hour ago on Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado

Please summarize it. It is asking a lot to ask people to watch an hour long documentary in order to understand the point you are trying to make.


Scott Wedel 1 day, 4 hours ago on Oak Creek sides against sin tax on pot

The problem of biased city staff reports has been an ongoing issue for SB staff reports. The staff report on selling the public services building claimed that somehow replacing fire and police employees from Yampa St and replacing them with business workers would revitalize the entire street.

Unfortunately, now OC staff is doing the same thing.of biased staff reports.

At least the OC Town Board and eventually the SB City Council has seen through the most obviously biased staff reports.


Scott Wedel 1 day, 14 hours ago on Oak Creek sides against sin tax on pot

"It was estimated that a $10 tax per transaction with one recreational store in town could generate upward of $100,000 annually for the town."

A tax on a business category which currently has no open stores in town is projected by government staff to raise upwards of $100,000.

Could there any stronger proof that government employees have no understanding of how business or the free market works? Anyone with the slightest clue would know the amount of money raised would have be ZERO because no one would open a retail mj store in Oak Creek with that sort of tax.

At some point, government staff needs to be held accountable for their staff reports that are so wildly inaccurate. It is contrary to the democratic process for government staff to put out false information that appears to be advocating for a decision. Government staff reports should be unbiased research to help understand an issue, not lies attempting to convince elected officials to follow staff's plans.


Scott Wedel 1 day, 16 hours ago on Winter Sports Club cyclists not being allowed on Forest Service trails

The crazy part is that it requires no permit for individuals to use trails, but it does require a permit to pay to go with someone knowledgeable. Any sane system would be free regardless or cost a few dollars regardless. It is stupid to say individuals can use, but any hint of a group requires a permit.

Really crazy Forest Service ruling on guiding was a guy with a van and bike racks that charged to bring people to the top of a pass. The passengers were free to bike down the road or find their way down using Forest Service trails. Forest Service ruled that since he knew some passengers were using Forest Service trails then he was a guide needing a permit which they weren't going to issue.


Scott Wedel 2 days, 3 hours ago on Spoke Talk: Fun facts about the Tour de France

"it's well documented that he didn't use PEDs any more than the rest of the peloton"

I am not aware of that documentation. Lance Armstrong was famous for his year round training and the January evasion of a doping test suggests he was a year round systematic doper,

Jan Ulrich was notorious for not training during the winter and putting on weight he had to lose at the start of the season. So his doping appears to have been seasonal.

There is also testimony that Lance required his teammates to dope in order to better help him win.

Thus, I think Lance was among to worst of the dopers, if not the absolute worst doper.


Scott Wedel 2 days, 16 hours ago on Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

A screenplay with a forest fire where hotshots parachute in and a local property owner that talks like Mark. The Mark inspired char becomes evil when they find his weapons cache and try to report him to the ATF. So then evil version of Mark becomes a sniper pinning down the firefighters as the fire approaches.

So you've got forest fire, various weapons as both sides access weapons caches and so on.


Scott Wedel 2 days, 18 hours ago on Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado

Even if you agree with the idea that we can learn from other countries such as Europe and Asia, then you'd learn that successful train service requires high population density.

So when Colorado has 25+ million population then we should revisit the topic of Colorado High Speed Train service. BTW, Colorado currently has a bit more than 5 million residents so we have a ways to go.


Scott Wedel 3 days, 1 hour ago on 3 Steamboat Soccer Club squads grab championships in annual Mountain Tournament


As an 8 year old, I play in the first U9 league in Northern California when there were only 8 teams. And I've followed the sport since then. But my history should be far less relevant than the ideas in my posts. On that topic:

I'll acknowledge that player development of super stars isn't really that relevant to SB youth soccer. But the drop off in youth participation from the fun U8 and U10s should matter. They lose 50% to 75% of the participants from younger local fun (and skill development) teams to competitive traveling teams.

I also note from the 3 months I spent in Europe that most people participate in the sport by playing 5v5 or such in the park. Just like basketball in our city's playgrounds is far more often played 3 on 3 half court than 5 on 5 full court.