Fred Duckels

Fred Duckels 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Remember when future president Ronald Reagan starred at Chief Theater in Steamboat Springs?

Bob Smith owned the theatre and painted all Indian murals on the walls. He also served as mayor for a period of time. When one snowy TV channel came on board the theatre closed down, George Fick revived the operation in later years, this was a tough time as the miners lost their jobs because of too many strikes. If memory serves we were down to one restaurant for awhile.


Fred Duckels 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Christine Manzanares: We want government-run health care

Shouldn't the Pilot be charging advertising rates for all the sore losers infomercials that deliberately saturate the news? Righting the ship with this guilt trip propaganda makes me feel guilty and I can no longer sleep at might. Rest assured that is my problem and you won't see an article on my need for government assistance.


Fred Duckels 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Withdrawal of Clean Power Plan a relief to Northwest Colorado power plants

Scott, Is the same Tesla that gets about 50 miles per recharge on it's cars? These headlining grabbing press releases are designed to keep the pipeline of taxpayer money running full. Look at those studying outer space who always come up with public interest facts about someplace thirty light years away and can narrative a perfect NPR yarn designed to keep the pump primed.
Storage for intermittent power would take a battery the size of Nevada.


Fred Duckels 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Withdrawal of Clean Power Plan a relief to Northwest Colorado power plants

Scott, When it comes to this subject you seem to have all the ideological answers. I question every "fact" that you come out with although I don't have the time to counter your fantasyland. Where are these batteries from heaven that will make up for intermittent power? I don't believe anything that you are putting out!


Fred Duckels 3 weeks, 4 days ago on Withdrawal of Clean Power Plan a relief to Northwest Colorado power plants

Coal has been in the doldrums before and everyone rushed in to write it's obituary. Our energy needs are huge and todays thinking can change overnight. Stay tuned.
Regulations caused much of the conversion to gas, this war was won without firing a shot. How long is gas going to be the favorite son? Who knows! Mandating renewables has been a big headache for coal thanks to DMB and her ilk. I have been around a looong time and don't bet the farm just yet.


Fred Duckels 1 month ago on Ken Collins: Democracy headed for CPR

Lock, Folks on the left always seem curious about where funds come from. Once a donor is identified the retaliations, boycotts and intimidation can begin. Now if that was not SOP for the left I think it fair to identify donors. Remember how Obama's IRS gave him the TEA parties donor lists and then the fun began. Class act!!