Chris Hadlock

Chris Hadlock 4 weeks ago on Yampa Valley airport faces a decade of austerity due to slow recovery in passenger numbers

After several cancelled fights either leaving or coming home, we have almost completely stopped using HDN. The numbers just do not make sense and as long as the airlines continue to price the airfare to Hayden so much higher than the airfare to Denver it will remain a problem for local residents. You should all remember this when it is time to vote on extending any tax subsidies. Giving our tax dollars to the airline executives has not made your airfare any cheaper and it has not done your family any favors. Next time they spin on about lost tourism dollars, stop, think and remember what they did with your money last time. Just how many times do you have to be slapped in the face before you see it coming?


Chris Hadlock 1 month ago on Former Routt County deputy treasurer arrested on embezzlement charges

Eric, I believe that if you review some of the oaths you swore and the paperwork you signed for your "Free Tour of the Middle East" you will find that some of them are still binding.

You agree to pay taxes simply by being a citizen. If you choose to free yourself from the intolerable tax burden then simply declare that you are no longer a citizen of the USA and leave.

You are free to argue that taxes are too high and to make your opinions known far and wide, but you are in fact "under contract" so to speak.


Chris Hadlock 1 month ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

Seems to me that bald tires in the snow create their own self-limiting fines without any police intervention at all. Once or twice in the ditch and either Darwin takes over or the driver gets some better rubber.


Chris Hadlock 1 month ago on Margaret Stees: Honesty not always best

9:30 AM driving West on Lincoln at 25 MPH dead on. Passed through the light at 11th and observed Steamboat Police Vehicle #xxx License xxx-xxx (Yes I know both) pass me in the right lane at approx 30 MPH, accelerate to 35 MPH and run through the light at 13th St. very, VERY close to the yellow/red change.

Tell me, how many people think I could have matched that officers driving in my vehicle and not received a citation from that same officer? This small example of the double standard that the officers give each other but refuse the general public is at the heart of the issue.

I will not go as far as some, but our police services need understand that they are subject to the same exact laws and limitations as the rest of us. Signing up for a career in Law Enforcement does not give you any special privilege or entitlement. Furthermore, it does not give you the right to violate any of mine.


Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sen. Michael Bennet: Hold Congress accountable for shutdown

"All of these proposals seeking some formula to prevent a government shutdown are stupid and useless. Congress let the government shut down because they believe it is a winning move."

To call other opinions stupid and useless is in fact part of the problem Scott.


Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sen. Michael Bennet: Hold Congress accountable for shutdown

Without feeding our local anti-gubbamint types, I would add the following to the proposed legislation:

"In any calendar year that the combined House/Senate allow the Government to shut down, the salary for each and every Congressman and Senator will be withheld for that entire calendar year. Yes, include the President also.

Let's hit them in the pocketbook, and maybe just maybe their own self-interest will help them avoid the "shutdown fever" that has been so much in the forefront of their political playbook of late.


Chris Hadlock 4 months, 4 weeks ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

Dan, I am sorry you feel that coming from me. Not intentional I assure you. I have nothing against you that I know of :)

Yes, I would support a flat tax with no deductions for anyone or anything. All income treated the same regardless of source. That would go a long ways towards correcting some of the imbalance in the current system.