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10:13 am 9:07 am Two pot calls. 6:47 pm 7:28 pm Two probable alcohol calls. Not normal ratio at all but interesting. What say you Bill Schurman?
Mark, Scott, and George I agree Steamboat has become more and more liberal over the last 17 years, but there may be even a few local liberals that are fiscally conservative. If Scott and George worked it right, they could both run unopposed. All of the social liberal/ conservative battles are lost and most of the other issues are lost. Only the fiscal battle has any hope of being won by conservatives and that would have to start at the local level to move up the food chain.
How about the deputies at the jail that get to deal with them 40 hours a week? I had that interesting life experience for 5 years in Washington state.
I had lunch with Chris and about a dozen other employees at Hazies? about 14? years ago on the companies dime. He seemed like a level headed and down to earth kind of guy. Steamboat can only hope that the next COO lasts as long as Chris. If you have a good guy at the top, stability is a good thing for employees. Good singing, George.
So if George runs and you run, Scott Wedel. for a different position, preferably uncontested, that would put 4 financial conservatives on city council. We would be soon on the road to fiscal responsibility and tax cuts.
Let the people who want Steamboat to have "World Class Everything" pay for it. Not the taxpayers. Yes a rec district would be a "no brainer". Anybody that votes for it and the new taxes would have no brains.
Scott I agree entirely with you concerning Deirdre Boyd. As you know, I do not always agree with you. My grandchildren are in Illinois being home schooled so I have no dog in this fight. In my opinion, nationally, the teachers unions could care less about educating the children of this country. They are about getting the best wages, benefits, security of jobs, and retirement benefits. Of course, that is what unions are supposed to do. Look at the results of public education in this country compared to the world if someone does not believe this. This is also in very large part a reflection of todays society. No father in the home, no mother in the home, no personal responsibility, etc. Steamboat schools are excellent academically largely because the parents are well educated and involved in the process. Nationally, not so much.
Jim I think the airline subsidy should be voted down next time it comes up for a vote. Good luck with this column. Some how I knew the first person you would hear from was Scott Wedel.
Last time I saw an ad for snow plow drivers was 20.12 per hour. When I drove bus it was 12.50 per hour with 1.00 hour bonus for finishing the season. That was 10 plus years ago. You have no experience doing either. Provide some hard facts instead of your uneducated opinions.
George Remembering my face would bring you no pleasure. I retired from skiing at 67. No knee surgeries and no scopes. Decided to quit pushing my luck as I was only a decent intermediate. Started too late in life to become a expert. If you ever get tired of snow, it is our third winter here and Lake Havasu City is a nice place in the winter. 55 thousand people here but no freeways.
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