rhys jones

rhys jones 2 days, 6 hours ago on Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers

Why can't it be both? Just remember whose idea it was, for patent purposes. I think this constitutes publication and implies intellectual property, unless someone can document it previously. And I was just kidding...

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rhys jones 2 days, 6 hours ago on Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers

Scott, you have given me the inspiration of a lifetime. The LEM has landed!! My ship has come in.

Announcing my latest endeavor: Rhys's Bear Shufflers.

What we do is, we have several specially-designed dumpsters -- "decoys" we call 'em in the trade -- much like regular dumpsters; only a bear is big enough to get in, so we don't snag many cats or dogs -- then we bait the hook with a few choice ribeyes (no skimming here!!) and they can't stay away... next day we come along with our special padded garbage truck and drop 'em in... then when we have a full load, we drive 'em down to Red Mountain Pass and drop 'em off -- via a circuitous route, lest they be so smart... then on to Durango, where we pick up their bears -- which we drop off on McClure Pass, on our way to Aspen. Their bears go to Tennessee Pass -- Independence is too close to home -- then on to Vail. Eventually we're back here, where you have a new load for us.

This goes over big, we might need several trucks, in case the bears get antsy.

The problem with the local guys is, they just drive the bears out of town far enough to get confused themselves, calling that good enough -- while we go the extra mile!!

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rhys jones 2 days, 15 hours ago on Snowstorm brings powder, more skiable terrain to Steamboat Ski Area

I was marveling at individual flakes -- some 1/8" in diameter or more -- so pretty -- and though I didn't have my electron microscope handy, I could SWEAR two of them were exactly alike... was thinking "THIS is the [stuff]" too bad I missed it, doing necessary things... there will be other days.

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rhys jones 2 days, 15 hours ago on Yampa Valley Medical Center withdraws from police station real estate talks

Who ever asked for this? Who said we needed it? Answer in both cases: Nobody.

Somebody just got it in their head it might be a good idea -- while seeing the golden opportunities it presented themselves and others -- I won't presume to guess who -- but I might suspect the same person who shoved a $54,000.00+/- "parking study" down our throats, without asking anybody. It seems to be a pattern -- throwing good money after bad.

This train done left the station -- it's barreling down the hill, out of control -- All Aboard!!

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rhys jones 3 days, 14 hours ago on Era of the Super Pass: Vail's 'transformative' purchase of Park City issues a challenge for destination ski resorts like Steamboat

Whenever I was at Jackson I was there on the company dime, working for the mountain. This was horse-and-buggy days, digitally -- slow processors, by today's standards -- programs could take hours to compile -- meanwhile what was I to do but twiddle my thumbs? If I was at home I'd be skiing, on my own pass... the area always felt obliged to front me a lift ticket, wherever it was -- but Jackson wouldn't front the tram option -- so I was stuck riding at least three lifts to get to the top -- the last a poma, which takes an attention-getting 90-degree turn... so I have never had the pleasure of a Jackson tram ride. So you've got that on me, Mark!!

While Jackosn is an awesome mountain, even scary in places, and loads of advanced terrain -- I found it to be largely wind-packed -- the wind howls constantly there -- even soon after a storm. I suspect that may be the result of being on the leeward flank of the Tetons, and have wondered in here before, if Targhee on the other side might enjoy less wind, much as we do on the windward side of the Park Range. I think Dan confirmed that they do...

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rhys jones 5 days, 7 hours ago on Era of the Super Pass: Vail's 'transformative' purchase of Park City issues a challenge for destination ski resorts like Steamboat

Yeah wake me up in May. Maybe it's because I'm getting old, but a warm sandy beach and palm trees sound good about now -- speakin' o hula...

Re/weather --I'm sure it's a side effect of the government's top secret weather-control experiments -- not all those con trails are as innocent as they look. Once they get that dialed, they'll be able to wipe out the jihad with tornadoes, while pointing their palms up and saying Who me?

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rhys jones 5 days, 9 hours ago on Community Agriculture Alliance: Lodgepole pine, a story of resilience

I didn't say he IS a blowhard. I just said he comes across as one. Subtle yet vital difference. I said he is a fine gentleman, which I'm sure he is.

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