SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Triple Crown could stay

TC is great for business, Subway was packed and there were 4 happy workers whose salary relies on the TC family rush. I mean, if TC left, could subway afford to pay 4 employees $7/hr with no benifits? Fuel costs may make it so TCers can't afford the $8 sandwich anymore, nor a rio marg. Then the locals will get what they want, a ghost town with no economy, and be able to drive to starbucks whenever they please, and have the road all to themselves.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Radon lurks in city homes

Ignorance is bliss. if you can't see it, taste or feel it, it can't harm you.

In routt county it is difficult to pin-point what toxins will do us the most harm. The massive coal fired plant emmissions. The redneck dropping a gear to expel a black trail of NOx from his diesel monster truck, The scorian dust, The neighbor buring a lump of coal in their fireplace with no scrubber, The milner landfill, Arsenic and mercury in the water and fish, Being exposed to intense solar radiation,

Pick your poison. The EPA under the bush administration sacrifices human health for corporate profit.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Eldridge felt he had to resign

Have you ever had a boss you didn't like? Resigning is a great way to rid yourself of the boss. Another option could be to create an embellished police report. Watery eyes, red face, nervous behavior; just go to any speech class during allegry season, and I am sure you'll observe these traits in the soberest of teens.

While wall was pulled over, didn't one of his former employee's husband take pictures with his cell phone from the side of the road?


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Robert Miner: Get rid of agenda

The short of it, the market is already saturated with homes for sale, fuel costs cut into the money available for a mortgage. Real estate is ALWAYS a gamble. You can't hang your hat on a 10% gain per year in real estate. The realtors who use a trendline to present Steamboat as a "great" investment, will need to stop at 2007. The 2008 value will be a sharp decline in every area. Price and volume.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Sparse support for urban growth

We need more realtors on the county commission. Then we'd get some housing in the boat. City council has it right, develop, develop, develop now and ask questions later. Traffic is only a problem for those who choose to drive at rush hour, one person per car.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Volunteers needed to build playgrounds

900k for a playground, and no budget for labor? The school always wants something for nothing, remember the free land they wanted from steamboat 700? Snowmelt for a playground? That move effectively washes out any "green" effort by kids who ride their bikes to school, recycle, or use solar panels.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Robert Miner: Get rid of agenda

Lewi, If you take equity appreciation out of affordable housing does it still make sense?

Loui antonocci is listing a sunray meadows at $445 for 2 bedrooms. Is that affordable(only $220k per bed)? Since it was tract housing i would assume that it should be.

Is it affordable for someone to rent 2 bedrooms at Iron horse for $1800/month? Is it affordable to bulldoze Iron horse($7 million scraper?)

Just a hypethetical, a 1 bedroom "affordable" unit sells for $200,000. It is allowed to appreciate 3%(despite the economic downturn accross the nation). If the individual had $40k to put down, the payment would be 1100/month plus 200 for dues. $1300/.4*12=$39000/yr salary. 40% of earnings goes to housing, which is not affordable. So, for 5 years, this individual, would have paid $78,000 and made $32,000 in equity gains, and $3000 in principal gains. So, in 5 years, you lose $43,000 and are still without your $40k down payment. I think if people wanted to lose $720/month, they should be able to do so on rent, and keep their $40k in their pocket(not that anyone in steamboat has a savings).

"Affordable housing" preys on those too ignorant to know how bad of a deal it is. And the developer can extort the feds for low income housing funds that were intended for New Orleans, or other cities with real poverty. And the developer can take advantage of subsidies from the local govern'ment, and the realtors in that government can collect their piece of the pie when they sell to the poor 80% AMI people in steamboat.

I am no donna howell, but I just can't make the numbers work. Iron horse is a prime example, of the local government robbing from its citizens to push its real estate agenda. I don't care how "affordable" a house is, a tank of gas costing $100 will force even the steamboat "real estate bubble" into foreclosure.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Wall found guilty of DWAI

"people are out to get him" This may be true. Just think about how easy it would be to "narc" on people in this town for DUI.

A little quality neighborhood watch.

Call the police if you see someone have 2 drinks and go to their car. 2 drinks should be enough to "suspect" they'll blow a 0.8

At the very least, they will be required to take a sobriety test, a breathalizer, and possibly the blood test. And refusal is as good as admitting guilt. right?

In this town, a simple accusation counts as evidence, so no real evidence is needed for a conviction, as this "trial" proved.

If they really want to be tough on DUI, ACET should park a police officer(under cover) at every bar, and document people's alcohol consumption, and if the individual decides to put their keys in the ignition, bust them right in the parking lot.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Wall trial gets started

If proper procedure was followed, he would have had to go "downtown" and get a blood test and run the gauntlet of sobriety tests. However, he was allowed to go home, so the prosecuter has no case, no evidence, case closed.


SilverSpoon 8 years, 8 months ago on Paul Potyen: Time for a change

Freshair, Republican's have a way of speaking just like your post: a long winded story with no point.
Republicans love to put trucker-john on a pedestal, and state how they feel his pain; and use that as justification to drill anywhere and everywhere. Maybe we should open marabou up for oil development, that'll help trucker-john more than some stocked fish ponds or free grazing cattle.