Mark Ruckman

Mark Ruckman 5 days, 8 hours ago on Severed bear head found in Steamboat came from legally hunted bear

Scott W we are awaiting your expertise on this subject as to how the hunter should have hung the head properly so these kind of issues don't happen in the future.

An informal poll has shown the community is bewildered as to why your expertise must be requested. You have conditioned us to completely read each story and then quickly learn how the writer did sophomoric research or how you the experts solve the problem at hand.

Your disappointed followers


Mark Ruckman 1 week ago on Our View: To invest in solar energy or not?

Trying to compare the prices at Lowes for consumer grade solar panels to commercial grade is just silly.

1 example of the difference - most consumer installations are stationary and commercial installations tilt and follow the sun to maximize the capture.

Other differences, fencing, ongoing preventative maintenance, etc etc


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 1 day ago on Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service program

You have mentioned this idea a few times.

How would you have the airlines (United, AA, Delta) operationalize this idea in their reservation systems so it is not abused and is only used by SB residents (not clark, upper fish creek etc) You can't use zip codes, because they cover the city and parts of the county.

Who is going to pay the airlines to design, write, test and monitor the software changes required to implement your plan?

Will SB own the rights to this code and could we sell it to other cities to implement?

What if there is abuse of the discounts and the airlines loose $, who is responsible for to cover the lost revenue?


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 1 day ago on Volunteer group seeks more city funding for environmental nonprofits in Steamboat Springs

Rhys, the bus is a free service for the community and visitors.

If you are going to begin to add stipulations as to if it is free to or not, maybe those who have a job should be at the top of the list to pay before children.

Are you serious about being upset because you had to stand so I child could sit down and be safe?


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 4 days ago on U.S. 40 paving project reaches east side of Steamboat, remains on schedule

I enjoy the bike riders who have an 8ft lane east of town and insist on riding to the very left of their lane - do they really expect us to then give them another 3 feet of space?


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 4 days ago on Alleged hazing results in no charges against students

Now that details are out, it appears the school district owes the coaches an apology and letter stating upon further review the school board over reacted and the coaches did nothing wrong.

It is a shame that a pillow fight and water balloons will likely impact the financial future of the coaching staff.


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 6 days ago on Steamboat briefs: 7.8K visitors expected to be in Steamboat on Saturday

What bothers me is your whining and never taking action, besides whining online.

Go join one of the so organizations you nit pic and work to make changes.


Mark Ruckman 1 week, 6 days ago on Steamboat briefs: 7.8K visitors expected to be in Steamboat on Saturday

Scott, are you going to continue to whine about the projected visitors every time the paper runs this story?

Similar to all of your other complaints - if you don't like how it is done (& you don't like a lot) then put down the keyboard and join a citizen committee, the newspaper editorial board, the chamber, city council, etc and work from within to make changes.