Jim Kelley

Jim Kelley 5 days, 12 hours ago on Snowstorm brings powder, more skiable terrain to Steamboat Ski Area

"Champagne Powder" is used way too often by many who just assume any dry powder that falls here is champagne. It doesn't happen often but it can be identified by being able to clear snow off your car by simply clapping above the snow and then watching it billow off without even touching it!

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Jim Kelley 5 days, 12 hours ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

This debacle is a perfect reflection of just how inept this council and this city manager really are. To completely turn a functioning transit system on its head just prior to the busiest season of the year is the biggest blunder this city government has executed since the Iron Horse Inn situation. There are hundreds of better ways to save 100k in the budget but this is not a good one. ---On this past snowy Monday morning I got to witness a large group of people trying to "walk" down the street by Mustang Run and I just about had to turn into on coming traffic to miss hitting them as they struggled down the street! Is the 100k saved going to seem worth it if someone gets run over trying to catch the bus? This council needs simply recognize that this was a colossal mistake and immediately return to the previous, perfectly functioning bus system. Save money elsewhere.

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Jim Kelley 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

Not outright. But neither do I believe that it has no measurable impact as many on the forum here seem to imply without providing anything but opinions and prejudice.

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 1 week ago on Intrawest reports boost in sales of season ski passes

Just a hunch, but I believe many, many "non-locals" in the form of second (and third, fourth, and fifth) homeowners here buy season passes (probably with the early bird kicker) even though they probably grossly under utilize them. I would also venture to guess that this demographic probably represents a lot of the increase in passes sold this year.

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 1 week ago on Intrawest reports boost in sales of season ski passes

Keiran, True. If Steamboat Pass (Early) priced @ $999.00, then comparatively: Jackson Hole is worth the price, Big Sky is worth the price, and Telluride is over priced. Of course, they are all over priced compared to reality.

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 1 week ago on Routt County high school 2014 fall season sports superlatives

Great job Ben! Thanks for covering the Fall sports scene. Keeping track of all the sports at three different high schools, figuring out the the schedules, scores, and results, and finding the back stories is a difficult task. Having to deal with Total Nonsense comments comes with the territory, but don't worry, you and Joel do a great job. Don't let the trolls get you down! (Do they have a "Best Troll" category for the Best of Steamboat??!) Keep up the good work!

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Democrat incumbent Mitsch Bush defeats McConnell in state house race

Come on Fred, that's crass! That"s the attitude that turns many of us who mostly agree with GOP principles away. True inclusiveness is key for the future of the GOP---especially among women and Latinos, who mostly didn't vote this cycle. The GOP definitely shined Tuesday but be careful reading the results as anything other than discontent and apathy with the whole mess. A 38% voter turnout (lowest since 1942!)wouldn't even count as a quorum to have a home owner association meeting!

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Democrat incumbent Mitsch Bush defeats McConnell in state house race

Gerrymandered? I think not. Again, the GOP could've presented a viable candidate for this district and this seat would've been ripe for the picking this year.----Tea Party based candidates won't be able to win this district though. In two more years maybe Cari could win this district and follow DMB's path from commissioner to state house while replacing her.

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Jim Kelley 1 month, 3 weeks ago on David Ihde: 27 amendments

Getting news from Fox or Limbaugh is best done through the lens of The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. That way you get to watch Fox "news" and also get to bust a gut laughing.
......Mr Faraquar's letter certainly opened himself to scrutiny, but citing Fox News and Limbaugh as reputable sources for Constitutional arguments is silly.

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