Fred Duckels

Fred Duckels 1 day, 3 hours ago on Gary Hofmeister: It starts at the top

Both parties leave much to be desired but there is one glaring difference. Bush has been held accountable and the voters are allowed to act accordingly, on the other hand Obama has had the media sweeping his tracks clean and this has led to a debacle where his own supporters are ashamed to admit backing him. Obamas has been allowed to lie with impunity leading him into a morass that even his friends cannot justify. Wait until after the election when many delayed debacles including Obamacare start bearing fruit. He is truly a wet dream for Jimmy Carter, helping him escape the butt of incompetency jokes.

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Fred Duckels 1 day, 9 hours ago on Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off

Rhys, I am a big supporter of nuclear. Wind and Solar are mostly dependent on smoke and mirror handouts. As our energy demands increase coal will be front and center. Big coal is biding their time knowing full well that they hold the trump card. Mandating alternative sources as Dianne supports is raising our cost for energy and lowering our competitiveness on the world scene. Now it is cheaper to buy from China where the environment be damned.

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Fred Duckels 2 days, 7 hours ago on Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off

Paul is obviously trying to bail out Dianne and her war on coal, and overall, salvage what is shaping up to be a year of truth for the Party of the Holy Uterus. Sage Creek Mine is set to pick up the slack and conveyor it's coal to twentymile for processing. A new dam is proposed on Trout Creek for needed water. Paul's article here could be best described as a wet dream for the left but not true from a resource availability standpoint.

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Fred Duckels 3 days, 7 hours ago on Steamboat City Council narrowly rejects proposal to restore $264,000 worth of pay raises for city employees

We have government entities and private monopolies that ravage the compensation system leaving small business and private sector quality workers to take on the challenge regardless of the disparity.

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Fred Duckels 1 week, 4 days ago on Empty 7-Eleven building in west Steamboat will become new barbecue joint

Services on the west end are welcome and necessary to avoid the upcoming traffic gridlock of Lincoln Ave.as the economy picks up. Lack of planning makes it necessary to have a duplication of services on both ends of town.

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Fred Duckels 1 week, 5 days ago on Pay raises for city employees draw scrutiny at Steamboat City Council budget hearing

Government entity employees work on the same principal as unions constantly putting the squeeze on elected officials and promising that their quality will be lost if we fail to heed. They even threaten to go to the private sector where they will be appreciated.

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Fred Duckels 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Our View: Course correction

The restaurant is not as important as the loss of passengers, that is the elephant in the picture. For years I have watched our resort package including airlines, shuttles, busses lodging, dining, rentals and lift tickets and everything that we expect a visitor to adhere to in order to keep our machine running. This package is expensive and without good times fewer are able to afford it. We have invented a huge machine and it must be fed. I think that we need to reevaluate and decide how to offer bang for the buck lest we continue our present path. I would have to think long and hard before I spent this much money on a ski vacation.

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Fred Duckels 2 weeks, 3 days ago on New electric bus makes stop in Steamboat Springs on nationwide tour

Much like the hybrids, governments will testify to the savings accrued by their use, then why doesn't the private sector jump on board? Do our hybrids cost about a half million in addition to the subsidy that they are getting?

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