jerry carlton

jerry carlton 1 month ago on City invites community to weigh in on future of pocket park on Yampa Street

I think it is a really cool idea to transform a small part of Steamboat to look like a small part of Chicago, the most corrupt city in the most corrupt state in the country. I bet a lot of people moved to Steamboat because they love Chicago.

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jerry carlton 1 month ago on 32 indicted in massive Colorado marijuana trafficking investigation

What a shock! Well, at least Colorado Cartels are now competing with the Mexican Cartels. I doubt that state tax was paid on the product.

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jerry carlton 1 month ago on Public will be allowed to comment at emergency meeting

David I agree with you. It seems just as logical for the person making the allegations to be responsible for the costs of the investigation if the allegations are found inaccurate, not actionable, and are dismissed. You seem to have a dog in this hunt. My only dog is my tax dollars. I worked 5 years as a corrections officer in Yakima, Washington but have had no interface with law enforcement since then.

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jerry carlton 1 month ago on Former police chief tapped to lead Steamboat Police Department investigation

Not quite lawyer wages but not too bad for a retiree. I would come out of retirement for $150 per hour. That probably does not include expenses which will not be cheap. If the police chief and deputy chief are found guilty, they should be held responsible for the costs. If they are found innocent, the person making the allegations should be held responsible for the costs. Life does not work like that though and the tax payers have very deep pockets because there are a lot of us. There are a lot of "politically correct terms" in the allegations as reported in the paper and in this investigators background. It will be interesting and expensive to see how this all plays out.

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jerry carlton 1 month ago on Green teams: Turn out the lights!

Tim Keenan I attended public schools and graduated from high school in 1962. That was back in the days when American public schools were rated as some of the best in the world. That was also about the time that the progressive, liberal, socialist left began taking over public schools. This was also about the time that the disintegration of the American family began. Where are American public schools rated now some 53 years later? I also attended a public college, Lamar State College of Technology graduating in 1965 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. I paid 1/3 of my expenses and my parents paid 2/3 of my expenses. I required no scholarships or tax payer funded student loans as are required now. As colleges found they could suck more and more tax dollars from the system, the professors demanded more outrageous salaries and you now have the disaster that higher education has become. Greedy leftist professors pushing this country farther towards socialism. Obama wants to give every one a two year degree on the tax payers dollar. Twelve years is no longer enough to indoctrinate the citizens into socialism. They need two more years. That is why my onion is not too high of today's public education system.

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jerry carlton 1 month ago on Our View: There is no free bus

I have not paid much attention to Nuggets except to know they have a better record than the Lakers. When I was in the Air force I spent some time in the Lake City area and thought that was a great area. I have not been back there since so do know what it is like now. Probably more populated but still remote.

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