David High

David High 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Robin Stone: Solving the bear problem

I live in the county, so not sure if my experience is at the same level. I had a couple of bears that were paying a nightly visit for about two weeks and went so far as to come into my garage. With the use of an air horn purchased at Sports Authority and leaving out an empty trash can in an attempt to retrain the bears, we no longer have an issue. I let the neighbors know that I was going to be blowing the horn at all hours of the night as they were quite a menace. The bears are definitely in our neighborhood, but don’t seem to get into the trash. The response to the air horn can be a little comical as they REALLY don’t like it.

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David High 1 year, 10 months ago on Sharon Sexton: Drive considerately

There is the issue on the east side of town as well. We have a right turn only lane that goes into the Shell/Central Park businesses. It is not clear to those that are only driving through Steamboat that this is a right turn only lane and merging or turning is required. Cars "stuck" in the right lane accelerate and frequently merge from the shoulder after the right lane has ended while at a 45 MPH zone. I am waiting for the perfect scenario where a car turning left from Shell onto highway 40, a merging car going east, and a cyclist all converge at the same time. It is not uncommon to have to simply stop on my bike and wait for the traffic to pass as I fear I will get rear ended. It sounds to me like there are issues on both ends of town where two lanes become one.

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David High 2 years ago on Mark Fischer: Sign the petition

Mark,

Thanks for the notice of the petition. For those of us that think that it is a mistake to treat corporations as individuals and the ability to contribute unlimited funds anonymously into our political system is wrong, please sign the petition. I don't know anyone personally that doesn't think the Supreme Court's decision was anything less than mind blowing.

David High

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David High 2 years, 11 months ago on Barb Parnell: A lunchtime yardstick

I had lunch with my daughter at Strawberry Park yesterday. Fresh salad and fruit that every child put on their plate. It is great to see that my daughter loves to eat salad and fresh fruit for lunch. Good health and nutrition is a state mind that should be taught at schools and obviously at home... just my opinion.

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David High 3 years, 1 month ago on Former Steamboat resident 'Sparky’ Truax dies in Denver accident

I'm very sorry to read of the loss of Sparky. I can think of many occasions of laughing out loud at him. He had a great sense of humor and I'm sure a great family man.

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David High 3 years, 4 months ago on Our View: Getting ready for boom or bust

Liz, I met a geologist that works for the oil and gas industry and they pretty much said the opposite to your facts. So back to 1999's comments, "the facts are in the eye of the beholder".

A "close to zero" perspective seems dangerous. That is what they said about deep water drilling and the controls that were suposedly in place. Money drives the regulation, money will be the demise of clean water, and peace and quiet. If I were a home owner near Saddle Mountain Ranchettes, I wouldn't be very thrilled about the drilling that may happen in my back yard... http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2011/sep/12/drilling-permit-sought-saddle-mountain-routt-count/

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David High 3 years, 4 months ago on Our View: Getting ready for boom or bust

Here is what I think is an objective article... others may disagree. It is from February of 2011 and I think the photo is taken from I-70 near Rifle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/us/27gas.html?pagewanted=all

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David High 3 years, 4 months ago on Our View: Getting ready for boom or bust

Lizard, in answer to your question... is there any industry that can do what the oil and gas industry is doing and not have to report what they are putting into the ground? Have you been to the Milner dump and read what you have to sign when you are dumping? Do you know what you have to do if you spill oil off your boat in the ocean?

It was said to me that there will be spills and accidents; you are after all, drilling through ground water on the way... The EPA does not regulate this industry as I understand it. I don't think approval should be allowed until there is more research and disclosure, which I think is on the way. Until then... they are blowing and goin'. I believe there is more to lose than to gain, but then again, I am blessed to have a good job and it is not an entirely fair statement to those that need to put food on the table.

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