rhys jones

rhys jones 1 week, 2 days ago on Chris Kipfer: Ski companies benefit from monopolies

Correction on a historical point: Catamount was the pet of Martin Hart, Ski Corp owner at the time, primarily because it offered a natural line qualifying for World Cup competition in the men's downhill, which the current mountain does not -- thereby earning Steamboat true World Class status: If you can't host all the events, you don't qualify, goes one line of thinking.

They even got an Environmental Impact Statement approved, were ready to develop. You could have bought into the Founder's Club, my first year here: For a paltry $10K, you were guaranteed a condo at the base area, and a lifetime pass. [no refunds]

Then along came Kamori (sp?) and the Japanese, money talks, and the rest, as they say, is history!!


rhys jones 1 week, 2 days ago on Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

I got the Poor Troll Blues.
Clicking links, killing popups
And I still can't find the news.

Distribution's where it's at.
Build the lines, it flows like water
For every dog and cat.

On every issue, so many views
Google this, argue that
I got the Poor Troll Blues.


rhys jones 1 week, 2 days ago on Our view: Fix the planning, bidding process

Still, don't you think it's a little bit fishy, how these unnecessary projects keep appearing for which Connell is eminently qualified? Shades of Deb, freely spending the public dollar -- on himself.

You let the fox loose in the henhouse -- I didn't vote for that crook. He's got sticky fingers and deep pockets. You would have been much better served by John Fielding in that capacity. He would have certainly livened up their meetings, and he's not in anybody's pocket.

The Good Ol' Boys continue unabated.

PS -- I know for a fact John withdrew from that race due to family problems at least partially occasioned by pressure from the City regarding zoning issues with his little castle, a unique structure to say the least. Not to mention he couldn't come close to matching Tony's money machine for campaigning. But it would have been an interesting mix...


rhys jones 1 week, 4 days ago on Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

Who said anything about faults? You did, not me. What do you get when rock formations crack? (I'm going on your Google now) Maybe a FAULT?

If it is not rocks sliding, causing the earthquakes in Oklahoma, what, pray tell, is it? And are you denying fracking causes whatever it is?

Twentymile is a totally irrelevant comparison. The problem exists below where one is drilling/mining, not in the earth which has been removed or is in the process. They are not injecting water laden with chemicals at high pressure under where they're digging. They're not that stupid. But your comparison is.

These forums are a joke. You can have your head up your @$$ half the time, and the Pilot will print every word of your voluminous tome, as long as you don't piss anybody off. And you can be right on most of the time, but step on the wrong toes, and you're history. Makes for a pretty stale forum after a while.


rhys jones 1 week, 4 days ago on Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

What a crock. If the added pressures do not create a lubricating effect, making it easier for the layers to slide ("troublesome") then what would you call it? Or are you splitting hairs because you have no other life? My Google works as well as yours, even better -- just not as much. I say the rocks slide. Prove they don't.

PS -- Twentymile ain't fracking for gas. They dig coal out of the ground. Google it. You are comparing apples to basketballs.


rhys jones 1 week, 4 days ago on Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

Does anybody wonder why the forums are dead lately?

How many know-it-all's do you need? One is more than plenty.

They kicked off all the fun folks. I'm awaiting my turn. Be careful what you say!! Political correctness is in, along with sustainability and transparency.

Maybe it's the water... and surely there's more to life than this. Ciao!!


rhys jones 1 week, 5 days ago on Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

Who would have guessed that Oklahoma is earthquake country? Besides the massive amounts of water required, and the toxic chemicals released into the environment, the high-pressure chemical-laden water injected into bedrock or shale loosens the layers and acts as a lubricant for tremors and earthquakes. We could be oiling our own casket.

Don't count this as a vote for coal. There's just got to be a better way.


rhys jones 3 weeks, 1 day ago on City Council takes flak for not including more average Joes on city manager interview panel

I think they should've drafted Wedel as a candidate. He is obviously interested in community affairs, well-researched and mostly well-reasoned, not in anybody's pocket, I don't remember him ever losing his cool (who of us can say that? Real trolls I mean) ) and it would have greatly reduced the dedicated troll's forum time. The Pilot would've squawked because page-counts went down.

I think Scott would have served well on such an interview committee. I think John Fielding would have as well, at least as well informed and reasoned on current events -- but John is embroiled with the City on other fronts, fighting for his castle, so I'd imagine he's treading lightly these days.

So Anne Small nixed it. Hmmm... Didn't she try to bury the PD investigation too? My memory grasps for details, to no avail, somebody help me...