rhys jones

rhys jones 7 hours, 13 minutes ago on Leaders of business improvement district address concerns at tax proposal meeting

While this tax is ostensibly by downtown business (and tenants who jump through the right hoops) on themselves, the costs will ultimately be passed on to the consumer -- you, me, the captive visitor -- and I can't afford to shop downtown already; this won't improve appeal. Go ahead, business owners -- slit your own wrists. Walmart and Sports Authority are already getting your business.

Of more concern to me is the fact that this tax does not sunset. Owners in perpetuity, will be chained to what you decide now. Think carefully and don't mind me -- you lost me already.


rhys jones 2 days, 13 hours ago on Jail Report for Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2014

A person I know in law enforcement -- but unfortunately can't cite, thank you unknown forum stalker -- once said "We don't have to look for drunks. You make yourselves plenty evident."

And so it is. I never got stopped for doing nothing wrong. They might have stretched the truth on occasion -- my fault, for putting myself in their sights.

I think I've had a fundamental change of heart. I used to think I owned the roads, the best drunk driver there ever was... and while I disagree that the roads belong to the government; they're ours, bought and owed for -- their use is conditional. The State has no way of knowing how great I am.

I hope I am not lying, when I say that, when I finally do get my license back (a matter of money at this point; still paying for my sins) I will NEVER drive after drinking again. The cards are stacked against you, and you will ultimately lose. I hate appearing in this column, other than as an observer.


rhys jones 3 days, 2 hours ago on Steamboat volleyball smacks Delta, sets up showdown with Battle Mountain

I agree with you, Jerry. The forums are positively stale these days. Only the most desperate trolls remain. We need a good tragedy or controversy -- well, we had one, with the airport restaurant thie(f/ves) but that's been buried already. That was a stupid idea to begin with; people don't go to airports to eat, though some pull down $50K of our money sitting on their @$$ in that white elephant.

Kinda sucks, to have your bye week this early in the season, still no major injuries and everybody relatively fresh -- luck of the draw, John Fox would say, philosophically avoiding any hint of bias... meanwhile, not much else to be said this week, eh?

You know I'm desperate, if I'm commenting on this thread.


rhys jones 4 days, 3 hours ago on Steamboat volleyball smacks Delta, sets up showdown with Battle Mountain

Gee thanks Scott; you have just made me realize another curse. As if my name isn't enough.

My birthday is 4-11-1955. That's the first non-prime square (besides 1 itself) making it the prime square -- followed by the first 2-integer prime -- followed by the last prime before 23, which can never be good -- followed by 5*11 -- two more pesky primes. Will the madness never cease? Are those numbers cursed, or what?

And now I'm remembering the astrologer from New York, cute girl, was all ready to move out here with me -- 'til she found out the more-or-less exact time and place of my birth -- then it was "Let's be friends..." She knew.

My whole name has 13 letters."Rhys" only served to embarass, that first day in school, when one just wanted to not get noticed, and the teacher could never pronounce it... and to this day, provides interesting conversation for five minutes or so, then they discover that's about as exciting as I get. Oh to be a John or a Steve...

I broke a mirror five years ago; still two to go on that one.

And now you curse me with numerology. Thanks.


rhys jones 4 days, 14 hours ago on Technology startup U Grok It celebrates new milestones in Steamboat Springs

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. -- George Bernard Shaw

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. -- Albert Einstein

Congratulations and kudos!! I love it when a plan comes together. Renews my own faith and commitment. You guys took a great idea and ran with it, and I wish you all the best!!


rhys jones 5 days, 8 hours ago on 5 years of declining passengers numbers zap airport revenues

Yup, that's a lot of scratch, down the tubes... it went somewhere... and one wonders, whose boat or Beemer it bought -- or how many... this stinks, from top to bottom, now you watch, it'll all get swept under the rug, oh well, let's move on... pays to have friends in the right places.


rhys jones 5 days, 13 hours ago on Yampa considering restrictions on growing pot

My friends in the business say you can grow 20 plants for every one that turns out good. They can change sex half-grown, become infested with mites, any number of other deficiencies... setting an arbitrary limit seems hardly reasonable.


rhys jones 5 days, 14 hours ago on Ken Collins: Pay them by the hour

As long as we're dreaming... how about if, when, as a Congressperson, you vote for military action -- at the same time, you implicitly volunteer to put your own boots on the ground in whatever country we find offensive this week, leading a ground unit -- because, as every tactician knows, you need boots on the ground, to hold a place. This principle applies uphill, to the President and anybody else who told you to vote that way (good luck getting the Fed chairman to go along).

Ah, that was fun -- now I feel better. My suggestion has about as much chance of happening as anything else suggested here. Those people MAKE the LAWS. What are the chances they are going to screw themselves? They groomed themselves their whole lives for this, took PoliSci in college, did the debate circuit, got their law degree, won every popularity contest they ever entered -- all to join that exclusive club, get the lifetime perks, do the parties and galas, ride around in limos -- and now you want them to take that away from themselves? I'd say the premise for this article was flawed out of the gate.

I HOPE that'll be it for my daily trolling -- got things I should be doing, trying to work within the system, such as it is. This was a TOTAL waste of time. I try to limit my dreams to things which are actually attainable.


rhys jones 6 days, 8 hours ago on Our View: To invest in solar energy or not?

The C.J. Box book Cold Wind is very insightful about wind power. While a murder mystery, our protagonist, Joe Pickett, is a Wyoming Game Warden who somehow gets dragged into it -- oh the things he finds himself amidst -- and it centers largely around the recent upsurge in wind activity in Wyoming, including the subsidies and maintenance issues, and the abuses of the system. Wind has a number of issues, remoteness among them.

It's not so much that Wyoming is windy -- it's just that Kansas and Nebraska SUCK!! Drive across either, and tell me I'm wrong. (when you finally get to Colorado -- Kansas still goes on!!)