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I think Pat's Point is: What is your Point Mark?
You continually make absolutely no sense. You say you are anti "gobbamint" but then immediately follow with: "does the county have jurisdiction over the landfill and the ridiculous rates they charge?" You can't have it both ways here Mark, do you want the county to control, regulate and fix rates or do you want the free market to set rates? Like Pat mentioned, you do have options. If you feel that Milner is price gouging why don't you open up your own dump and charge less. I will be the first to bring my uncovered trash over to your cheap place and even help you spread it all over your place!
As for your misguided opinion that this same government you wish to run our local dump also caused the beetle kill in the area by not logging enough and not allowing DDT use, please explain further. Did you know the only thing that used to keep catastrophic beetle kill epidemics in check was severe cold? Like 40 below, three or four days in a row cold. Guess what?---we don't get many of those anymore, know why? The worst hit beetle-kill area in Colorado has been in Grand County. The most logging in Colorado in the past 50 years is Grand County. Oh those damn facts! Of course, I guess if we would have logged all the forest out around here the beetles wouldn't have had any place to go so you make a good point: No forest= no beetle kill. Brilliant! Of course DDT is an efficient pesticide but it kills birds. No spin here, just fact. There is a very good reason that it is outlawed now. As soon as it's use ceased, the Bald Eagle numbers quickly came back, same with all birds. Simple relationship here Mark, not spin.
Yeah DDT! Wipe out the Forest! Government controlled landfill! Uncover your trash!
Keep making "sense" Mark. It's quite amusing.
There is everything wrong with the path but it's not the location of the path, but what's under it. ----The straight-away near the top and the sections just before and after have no proper drainage, culverts, or adequate pit-run and road base underneath the "pavement". The result is the most impressive displays of heaving and pot holes in Routt County! (whole cars have disappeared here!) Sometimes the spring time run has no drain path to go but all over the road. . Once these basic road requirements are met, then the road can be widened and then you'll have to find another reason to hate bikers.
Thanks for responding here. It's very refreshing to get information on this issue directly from an elected official with your years of insight and knowledge.... There definitely seems to be a history of quiet objection to changing this road and this "secret" objection must have carried some influence, at least until now. As a longtime resident of Stagecoach, it has amazed me through the years that the poor drainage, smashed culverts, lack of pit run and road base, etc. etc. could go so long without any resources designated to CR14. It's nice to know that the county has finally acknowledge this situation as a priority. Why is it not possible to incrementally make the necessary upgrades within the current budget and reserves?
This road not only serves the residents along the CR14 and at Stagecoach/Lynx but also is an option for the residents and visitors traveling from South Routt to Steamboat. It is also used by recreationalist including road and mountain bikers, boaters and fisherman traveling to Stagecoach and the tailwaters, and hunters traveling to Blacktail and Lynx Pass. In the absence of grants or designated tax, the full plan for upgrade and reroute should be covered by the county. It will be money well spent!
Thanks for your time Doug!
While I don't agree with the amount given, I do believe that such a "donation" should actually be classified as an investment in the local economy. If the esteemed Mr. Carmichael follows through on his plan, he may be so successful that his company can hire several or maybe many employees which would serve to provided a more vibrant local economy. Such a scenario would then see more revenue come into the city coffers which in turn could provide a more stable base for city employees to receive raises. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are the basis for successful local economies, not government. But government can help and encourage. This program seems like a good display of local government and local business synergy which may serve both well.
No reason to attack Jerry (Now that's you displaying the "hater" vibe!) It is precisely because we pay the taxes that provide for the city and county employees pay package that we have the right to critique it. It may seem like some here are a bit miffed at the concept of pay raises for government employees but that is because to most folks, such a request is somewhat offensive given the overall drop in wages and jobs in the past 5 years. I personally think that each city employee should be required to work 40 hours a week to earn their benefits and wage/salary and that only a merit based system of review should be used to decide raises and benefits. I believe strongly that no tax payer reliant employee should receive 4 to 6 weeks paid vacation per year, however. That is pure folly and I believe Mr. Scott Ford will be bringing that exact issue to the next city council meeting where this issue will be discussed. Further money for higher pay should come from more efficiencies in "management" and not at the cost of the boots on the ground employees and the brightest managers who display the best leadership (such as those folks who have recently been chased off at parks and rec or the ice rink---(we REALLY miss you Courtney!)). This is how I run my business and such private sector efficiencies should be practiced in local government if these people would like the blessings for raises from us, the tax payers. Otherwise, I believe the popular resentment that you see displayed here will only increase.
sshhhh, Bill, don't tell people.
Sorry Doug. I meant
Come on Rob!
Come On Doug!
This is by far the most ridiculous thing you have ever whined about!
I heard this on NPR on my way work and the mention of "Steamboat Springs" definitely
caught my attention. I definitely chuckled at the story of another crime which
which was solved via the stupidity of the criminal. That was the point of the lead in
story,-----a little laugh before the real news started. Why on earth are you so offended
by the term graffiti artist? To most, this term does not conjure up an artist but a vandal.
For you, your intolerance of Inskeeps' terminology and your name calling of a well respected
radio journalist shows me that you are wound to tight and indeed, has left me thinking that I can not take your columns seriously anymore. Inskeep displays himself as a gentleman while you appear the dimwit here.
I'd try to call you Chris but I just checked and I still don't have a signal!
Thanks for presenting a possible solution. We do have a signal booster/antenna (cheap version). It's still inconsistent and weak though. The best solution would be a few more towers plain and simple.
There are more cell phone stores in Steamboat Springs than there are cell towers in the Yampa valley. I've had better cell coverage in third world countries than I do at my warehouse in Copper Ridge or at our residence in Stagecoach. Why do certain residents feel that is any less attractive to see a relative benign pole (tower) than it is for us to see their house on the hillside from across the valley? There should be guidelines but no neighborhood should be able to stop a cell tower just because we can see it. IT'S JUST A POLE! It can even be made to look like a tree, live or beetle kill! Please commissioners, set up guidelines and then allow any company wanting to improve INFRASTRUCTURE in our county to do so. Many, many people will benefit greatly from any improvement over the status quo.
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