Stuart Orzach

Stuart Orzach 1 week, 4 days ago on Suspected paint dump spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes

What's a few gallons of paint compared to the tons of dog waste that wash into our streams and rivers every year? When does dog waste become an environmental hazard?

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Stuart Orzach 1 week, 5 days ago on Steamboat Digs Dogs cleans up 1,000 piles of poop Sunday

The quantity of dog waste in the condo area, South of the Mountain, is disgusting. Some dog owners' practice of putting their dog's waste in a plastic bag and then leaving the bag on the sidewalk. puzzles me. If eliminating 650 pounds of waste is scratching the surface of the problem, then we're living in a Superfund Site. I appreciate the volunteers' efforts, but we need a solution. Before we create more dog parks, let's make some space where humans can walk without looking down at their feet.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Complaint prompts investigation of District Attorney's Office

Where's the accountability, Scott? Where do I go if I have a complaint about the conduct of the SSPD? What is the process? What will they do?

Please elaborate on "citizen feedback".

Tracking lawsuits is cold comfort.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Complaint prompts investigation of District Attorney's Office

This unfortunate set of events has cost Officer Bantle her job and her career, and caused her irreparable financial harm. She is alleging that the City and County employees who inflicted this harm acted illegally. If so, she deserves financial compensation.

But, more importantly, her efforts serve to protect the civil rights of all present and future residents of Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

The City of Steamboat Springs has completely swept this issue under the rug. They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers' money and hired some new people, but they have not instituted any protections for citizens or any means of holding the SSPD accountable for their actions in the future. The actions, or lack thereof, of the City Council and staff are shameful.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Complaint prompts investigation of District Attorney's Office

Why is the investigator, Doug Winters, still working in his normal capacity when he is under investigation for felony perjury?

Also, why did the newspaper remove a quote from Kristin Bantle, regarding the aforementioned, between the initial posting of this article yesterday evening and the version that appears this morning, without noting that the article was updated?

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Our view: Risk is part of the game

I'm not interested in debating semantics with you in this forum, Scott. I would simply like to know what the Editorial Committee means by "crisis" and "tipping point" in the context of this editorial.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Our view: Risk is part of the game

That price point would be called a threshold. A tipping point is an entirely different, and far more ominous animal.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month ago on Our view: Risk is part of the game

The Editorial Board fails to articulate why the current housing market conditions create a crisis or put us at a tipping point. These claims need to be substantiated.

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Stuart Orzach 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs City Council appears ready to move forward with housing recommendations

I share Scott's concern. I have heard this refrain from Dan Pirallo too many times. Is it designed to tap into our emotions and get us to dig into our pockets in order to subsidize his company's less than living wages, and enable it to expand irresponsibly, in Steamboat, on the taxpayers' dime?

Fair Housing laws aside, I would like to know if Dan is renting a secondary unit to some employees and receiving rent. or if he has 12 desperate, homeless employees camped in his living room, or something in between.

I would also like to know what he means when he says that his company has "invested" in employee housing at the Iron Horse. What am I, as a taxpayer, supposed to take away from that statement?

I think that clear language, rather than dog whistle politics, would help move this discussion forward.

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