Fred Duckels

Fred Duckels 2 days, 5 hours ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

The availability of willing workers has been declining for years and the only antidote is to plan and deal with the status quo. Public entities expect to raise compensation high enough in order to stay fully staffed, leaving the private sector with the left overs. Problem is that all wealth comes from the private side, go figure!

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Fred Duckels 3 days, 12 hours ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

Finding able workers is the sign of the times with folks enticed daily by food stamps. welfare, and disability resulting in problems such as this. Might we throw in a free transportation system to mobilize these eager beavers?

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Fred Duckels 4 days, 12 hours ago on Yampa Valley Medical Center withdraws from police station real estate talks

There is the site next to the jail that has been offered and would be a very functional choice if that is what we are looking for. We don't need a high profile operation when the preponderance of activity seems to be traffic stops.

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Fred Duckels 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Our View: Hearth and home

The private sector may indeed find real problems in the short term but without government riding to the rescue the market will work it's magic and we will have true SUSTAINABILITY, not a micromanaged feel good solution conjured up by visionaries.

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Fred Duckels 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Our View: Hearth and home

This article suggests that it may be time for government to provide a transportation system to solve our problems. What if that is not what the public wants? Our past problems stem from the idea that government is the solution but it did not work and we are deeply in debt as a result. We may perceive a dilemma but let's be patient and the market will work it all out allowing us all to get a good nights sleep. We do have among us those with the need to be needed and this will not be easy for them.

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Fred Duckels 1 month ago on Gunnison listing brings greater worries to Northwest Colorado

All this activity has a chilling effect on every entity, public and private as no one wants to be the one dragging their entity into a costly lawsuit.. Win the war without a shot. The left has eager ideologues and they file lawsuits daily in the name of the greater good. Woe be it the unfortunate that are pulled into their net.

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Fred Duckels 1 month ago on Yampa Valley Housing Authority agrees to take on assets and liabilities of Habitat

How much do the taxpayers stand to inherit here? I have played the role of Scrooge here for a long time and think that free markets have wisdom far beyond that of well meaning micromanagers. When a need arises the private sector is more than up to the task and they are on their own nickel.

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