Fred Duckels

Fred Duckels 12 hours, 31 minutes ago on Front Range group spent $40,000 on Steamboat school board race last fall

Rest assured Scott, It will be a cold day in hell before you see a kiss and tell story about Obama. That is not tolerated by the left, end of subject. Journalists writing unflattering articles can expect a visit from the henchmen. The next step is retaliation.

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Fred Duckels 1 day, 16 hours ago on Our View: Pulled over for reckless thinking

As a frequent critic of this column it seems that we have stumbled onto something here. I knew that when the committee proposed this route that it was bound for a quick demise if many had their druthers. This site does not share the glitz that all the "preferred " sites had and many elected officials voiced their mandates without a shred of research. This is all about emotion including many current personalities involved. This decision must be made without the politics of the moment, This is about the future. From the counties point of view I suspect an element of fear considering that city affairs always seem to border on soap opera status. The county seems more stable but they have plenty of problems as does any government entity.

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Fred Duckels 2 days, 17 hours ago on Front Range group spent $40,000 on Steamboat school board race last fall

Chris, For free speech to prevail it is often necessary to keep anonymity. When the Tea party was in their heyday the IRS closed in and gave left leaners the donor lists so that they could dry up the funds. Programming unsuitable to the left will find sponsors being boycotted and others are given a stern warning in the process. This prevents free speech by damaging those wishing to express themselves if their identity is disclosed.

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Fred Duckels 4 days, 17 hours ago on New committee will tackle housing issues in Routt County

I have been to facilitated meetings where the city is involved and I will never attend another. YVHA is looking to maintain relevancy and should not be leading any discussion. Ideally if we were able to solve this matter YVHA would no longer be needed. The press does what they do and there will always be an injustice somewhere, that they come up with in order to remain relevant. Much like mother nature the free market works, maybe not fast enough for the knee jerk crowd, or those wishing to throw the money of others around but in the end all risk and failure is on the private sector, those willing to risk their own money.

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Fred Duckels 4 days, 17 hours ago on Bennet: Diverse energy portfolio positioned for 21st century

Bennett is talking about "what's for dessert" I want to know what the main course is? When we talk about solar and wind their selling point is how many jobs will be created, economics is a word not in their dictionary.

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Fred Duckels 4 days, 18 hours ago on Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on proposed changes to city snow plowing ops

They make snow wings for plow trucks and they work very well. This provides more safety and trucks are more nimble in some cases. The solution will be a combination and I wouldn't bet the farm on new graders. No one knows the right match without experimenting, that will eliminate the possibility of another debacle like we are accustomed to. Check with CDOT and try one of their wing trucks, I am impressed with what I have seen. Tony is right, rent or hire graders for a demonstration but remember that graders can be awkward at times.

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Fred Duckels 6 days, 18 hours ago on Housing policy, police station on council's Tuesday agenda

This outfit is constantly trying to re boot this dead horse always on OPM. The expense involved for a scant few units is insane but it does feel good. When it becomes fashionable and necessary for aspiring politicos, as it was in the past, we are in trouble. Maybe it is my imagination but the Pilot seems to a willing accomplice in selling the deal.

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Fred Duckels 1 week ago on Front Range group spent $40,000 on Steamboat school board race last fall

I don't want unions meddling in our local election on any level. Our property tax bill goes primarily for schools, maybe we should stop paying taxes until outside influence is ended. It is not wise to let the fox guard the hen house. Outside interests seem to think that we are not capable of making decisions on our own.

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Fred Duckels 1 week ago on Front Range group spent $40,000 on Steamboat school board race last fall

I thought that the election of newcomers to the leadership smelled fishy. How will this group find any credibility? Maybe The offending pair sounded like victims but it did not take long for them to seize control. They knew the plan. Now that the bar has been lowered maybe it is time for Vinnie and Loueyl to make an entrance. This country has managed to avoid corruption for the most part, Folks have been attracted to this area but not for the example displayed here.

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