Doug Starkey

Doug Starkey 1 year, 6 months ago on Letter to the Editor: Response to Monger

Rick - While Doug Monger does represent 1/3 of the citizens and about 2/3 of the land in Routt County, his views don't represent most of the county for sure. He continues to be elected to public office despite his long history of publicly putting his foot in his mouth. Politics is a tough job, and I suppose most of us are happy to have folks committed to serving the public, despite some of those commissioners being a clown themselves.


Doug Starkey 1 year, 7 months ago on Northwest Colorado reacts to Obama's Clean Power Plan

This is the legislation that will make the sky fall! We've been predicting the sky falling for the past 60 years as the big, mean gubmint attacks industrial polluters, I mean businesses, I mean Capitalists! This new Clean Power Plan, because it comes from O-Bummer, will be the final nail in the coffin for US energy producers. Gas and electricity prices will skyrocket!

Or, maybe, just maybe, the businesses being regulated because of their impact on the humans and the environment will adapt, transform and become efficient like they have since regulations have started. But likely not, this time the sky is falling, for sure. Chickens are definitely coming home to roost this time.


Doug Starkey 1 year, 10 months ago on Police station committee arrives at building recommendation

Nice work and thank you to the committee for their efforts. I really doubt that the city (Deb and Joel) will work very hard to realize the Plan A recommendations of the citizens' group. Looking forward to seeing plan B.


Doug Starkey 2 years, 6 months ago on Spoke Talk: Cyclists reminded to follow rules of the road

"Ride as far right as is safe on the road" - this is a great rule except when headed into a blind curve or hill. You can find many blind curves and hills on River Road, 14 and many of our back roads popular with cyclists. When riding into a blind curve or hill, riding defensively by taking the middle of the lane is an even better idea.

I'm continually surprised by the number of motorists that are willing to take a cyclist's life into their hands by passing unsafely into a blind curve or hill. They pass without being able to see the oncoming traffic and then swerve right back into the cyclist when they realize they made a mistake by passing unsafely. Easy issue to solve if you ride defensively.

Driving and cycling on our roads is a privilege, not a right. Please drive/ride defensively, always stay in control of your vehicle or conveyance - meaning you can always stop your car/bike before hitting an obstacle in the road, even one behind a blind curve. The speed limit is dependent on the conditions of the road; snow, water, ice, loose gravel, limited sight distance. Our roads would be a safer place for everyone if we all followed posted speed limits and signs. Give it a try.


Doug Starkey 2 years, 10 months ago on Room has power to change broadband access in Steamboat, Routt County

bah! tax payer and government entities pooling their money (our money!) to leverage buying power in an inefficient market? stinks to high heaven of socialism and the death of the free market. Next they will want to do that sort of thing in the health care market. Keep your government hands off my medicare!


Doug Starkey 3 years, 1 month ago on Chuck McConnell: Representation matters

Lots of words here, that's for sure. More rhetoric, that's for sure.

"Out-of-state hunters are seriously considering a boycott of Colorado for next year’s hunting season because of the Legislature’s new anti-gun attitude." "Hunters", is that two people who hunt or all of them? I'm sure this claimed is based on some sort of survey of out of state hunters, right? Or maybe a conversation with somebody's cousin from Ohio?

"Our citizens are not safer because of the new laws and are in fact less safe; there is much credible research to support this." Love to see the "credible research" supporting this statement.

Meandering pablum, par for the course from Chuck. Quick last note to Chuck. We did have an election in 2012. We elected people to represent us (aka Representation). They are doing as the majority expected when they voted. If we disagree, there's always another election coming up. Here's hoping Chuck runs again.