John Weibel

John Weibel 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Devil's Grave latest South Routt ranch parcel to be conserved

Rich is relative, they are receiving government money which facilitates growing their land holdings/operations, with no need to pay back the funds that facilitated their continued operation.

By the way, my father was childhood friends with the founder of Cabella's and he looked like an entry level employee, by the way he dressed and with little hope of maintaining his job for long. They probably do not work 12 hour days all the time, they probably have many days which are 4 hour days also.

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John Weibel 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Julie Hagenbuch: Rhetoric is making America sick

For those with pre-existing conditions sorry that you do. Many of those conditions are caused by environmental factors, toxins which negatively impact health.

Fixing healthcare starts with fixing what causes the problems not treating the symptoms. Getting government out of food production, cheap food that is nutrient deficient and causing dead zones in our oceans.

As opposed to an EPA that sets maximum allowable limits for toxins/pollutants. Have one which penalizes companies which create them. Rewarding ones which help remove benign ones (co2) from the environment.

My issue with sick care is we are simply trying to treat symptoms of broader problems in many cases and not addressing the root causes.

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John Weibel 3 months, 3 weeks ago on New Steamboat Springs freestanding ER could open by late summer

Neil,

The underpinnings of a free market are a free currency. Today we do not have that. We also have a corporatism system, in which the government provides tax credits for people to borrow money on their home, a then tax credits for one to invest in the stock market, and a pension system that is guaranteed by the federal government that our new commerce secretary has utilized through the bankruptcy courts to shed bankrupt business', which then because of tariffs levied on steel imports was able to sell, the business, at tremendous profits. Got to love the crony corporatism system we have today as it is not a capitalistic system. If it were capitalistic, I would not be forced to pay into a milk marketing system that I do not support.

So many things wrong with the current system and yet the left thinks that it is capitalism, not really what ails it, the banking system and the corporations that have grown up around it, the rules and regulations that are imposed upon all making it ever harder for small business' to succeed as our system is based upon employment taxes, which those with enough money avoid by supplanting labor with technology.

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John Weibel 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Routt County commissioners hear about snow plowing from constituents

Debbie,

Positioning a road grader in north routt, that does not need to return to central dispatch daily, if it does, which is most likely as the past two days driving to town I have followed two.

That saves a lot of diesel, could be parked at n routt fire house and service roads up there without returning daily. That is thinking outside the box to provide better service to customers, taxpayers. Not just that we plow from 3-noon on snow days and 6-3 on days it doesn't snow. Heck a north routt snow mobile fanatic might like a split shift where they can play mid day and still get the roads plowed in a better fashion for the county.

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John Weibel 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Routt County commissioners hear about snow plowing from constituents

Debbie, the reason I mention that is in neighboring moffatt county, they leave the fuel inefficient plows near the route that is being plowed. With a simple GPS in the vehicle the county would know when they were driven and empowering the plow driver, who lives near the route to plow early and late at somewhat their convenience. This would probably provide better service, using less fuel and a schedule that works better for the driver.

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John Weibel 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Routt County commissioners hear about snow plowing from constituents

In Moffatt county, the road grader was positioned in an area that someone living in that area plowed the streets for. Maybe, the county could try positioning a road grader in Clark and an individual living near is responsible for plowing that region. plowing once early and once late, if needed. That would save on machine wear and tear, fuel and probably facilitate better snow removal as the road grader does not spend so much time driving to and from the "yard".

I see the road graders driving back down elk river road to steamboat, not plowing. how much time is spent driving the grader too and from dispatch that could be used maintaining roads. It would also save the driver time that they commute back and forth.

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John Weibel 4 months ago on Melanie Sturm: Solution for Trump election freak-out

Steve, you point out; The column is barely rational. One Sturm sentence acknowledges a grave issue, "the Russian influence in our democracy is an intolerable threat."

Is it not equally intolerable for thugs in the US to hire people to incite violence at another's rally to discredit them and their supporters?

Is it not intolerable for our government to be providing support for Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen - refueling thing planes in mid flight essentially committing war crimes.

Is it not intolerable that Emails and evidence reveal that Ghadafi's topple wwe related to the petro-dollar or something like that as opposed to the "public story" that Clinton shared?

Is it not intolerable that a leaked speech, showed Clinton pointing out how she has both a public and private stance. The private one's probably would be classified.

not defending Trump in any way, but many, as NPR had a story on, refuse to listen to thought forms that discredit those they support or ones coming from individuals with whom the disagree on other points as they must be wrong on all counts.

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John Weibel 4 months ago on Melanie Sturm: Solution for Trump election freak-out

Lock have you looked at how France eats versus the us? Maybe our health/sick care considered outcomes versus costs relate more to the crap we ingest.

If your going to fix this problem you best raze the structure and begin with a new foundation. That foundation being what we put in our bodies. Roundup has been found in mothers milk, setting up the disruption of gut bacteria in the youngest of this countries citizens.

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John Weibel 4 months ago on More than 50 new students join Steamboat Springs School District following winter break

It does have to do with the baseline of future classes. If there were more local births in 2009 than 2012 given similar population fluctuations, then the 2017 k class will be smaller.

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