George Fargo

George Fargo 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Mountain lions concern Lake Catamount residents

"Mountain lions concern Lake Catamount residents"

It just drips with irony. They should move to Lake Kitten.

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George Fargo 1 month ago on Eugene Buchanan: Skiing for tree art

It's spelled N-O-R-M-A J-E-A-N

And yes, let's all go out into our wilderness and carve up the trees. Nothing says "STEAMBOAT" like knife gashes on pristine tree bark. I think it's great to go out in the woods and find out that "Stupid loves Airhead".

Great article, Pilot......

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George Fargo 2 months ago on Pornography: A public health crisis

Aw, c'mon Scott, lighten up. Heidi and Jordan are two of the nicest young women you could ever want to meet, very intelligent and personable. Did you even try to talk to them to get their side of the story? They were just trying to carry on the time honored tradition in cycle racing of planting a kiss on the cheek of the winner. What better reward could a guy ask for after a long day in the saddle.

And served no other purpose? I beg to differ. Some of the teams tried to exit the stage the same way they came up as the next team climbed the stairs. Heidi took control of the situation and led the teams off stage left, avoiding a major collision before the race even started. And when the teams didn't show up on time, the girls graciously permitted Phil and Paul to interview them, entertainingly filling in what could have been an embarrassing void in the ceremonies.

I just hope they don't read the Pilot. Your words would likely devastate them....

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George Fargo 3 months, 1 week ago on Down, set...hike! Former NFLers calling Steamboat home

Thanks for pointing this out David! As young boy growing up in Boston, long before the Patriots, the NY Giants were our "local" favorite. How could you leave out Harland Svare. The three linebackers were the heart of the defense - Cliff Livingston, Sam Huff and Harland Svare, known in the huddle calls as Sarah, Wanda and Meg.

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George Fargo 3 months, 3 weeks ago on JIm Clark: Vote 'yes' to broadband

And even more to the point, Jim, this is how the country enjoyed cheap reliable phone service for much of the 20th century by the government offering a monopoly to Ma Bell in exchange for regulation and other concessions.

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George Fargo 4 months, 2 weeks ago on CenturyLink outage disrupts phone service, sends 911 calls to Moffat County

Jon, I understand. All I am saying is that CL should be able to complete certain calls even with a fiber cut way south of town. During the outage none of my calls went through. My calls were on my CL landline so they "hit the PSTN" when I got dial tone. Two of those calls I know to be CL landlines also. Those calls should have gone through.

And I do know how cell phones work. I did say I was not talking about them (different animal). Nor am I talking about internet voice (different animal).

As far as the power failure went this morning, it affected several condo complexes on the mountain at least, including mine. My phone was the only thing working - no TV, no Internet, no coffee. I completed a call to a land line in Stagecoach. When I called a business down the street, I got dead air because their IP PBX was out. I don't know about the medical group, but CL's switch was up and working for me. Maybe some of their local loop carrier systems lost power, but mine didn't.

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George Fargo 4 months, 2 weeks ago on CenturyLink outage disrupts phone service, sends 911 calls to Moffat County

Jon, let me be a bit more specific. I am referring to 879/870 calls to other 879/870 phones. There is no reason that any of those calls should be switched outside of the Steamboat CO. Those calls were disrupted during both outages and in a strange way that leads me to believe that access to a database was involved, not actual talk paths.

And VOIP is nothing more than digitizing your voice and throwing the packets into the internet, hoping they make it to the other end.

Cell phones are a whole different animal.

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George Fargo 4 months, 3 weeks ago on CenturyLink outage disrupts phone service, sends 911 calls to Moffat County

Jon, my comments have been aimed at the traditional telephone networks. VOIP is not telephone service, just another Internet app with no promise of any reliability. But the telephone network was designed from the ground up to provide universal and reliable service. CL doesn't seem to be upholding that philosophy.

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George Fargo 4 months, 3 weeks ago on CenturyLink outage disrupts phone service, sends 911 calls to Moffat County

Yes, but my point is that this call should involve my phone, the CL switch downtown, the database mapping my phone to a street address and the 911 call center out in the courthouse, all of which are (should be) right here in Steamboat. What possible effect could a fiber cut in Kremmling have on that call. Everything necessary could be and should be here.

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