Krista Monger

Krista Monger 2 years, 5 months ago on 'Kill buyers' leave estate auction empty-handed

spidermite, I didn't intially respond for fear that someone like flatiron would post horrible outrageous comments about the family. And now I feel like I've stepped into the ring and brought Mr. Wilhelm with me. For that I am sorry... I should've known better.

Flatiron, Mr. Wilhelm is one of the hardest working ranchers in our county. He is an OUTSTANDING man who ran the family's ranch. I do not know the particular's, but a will that was not notarized was legally challenged, keeping him from being the sole heir. That is why all the estate property, including horses, tractors, hay equipment, and other ranch assets were put up for auction, because he couldn't "buy out" the other heirs. He is of such strong character that many of his neighbors and friends bought these ranch assets and GAVE them back to him, or let him purchase at discounted price. Flatiron, I hope you take the time to learn about this man so you can feel like an idiot for making assumptions about Mr. Wilhelm's husbandry practices.

Geez, it was NOT a kill auction.


Krista Monger 2 years, 5 months ago on 'Kill buyers' leave estate auction empty-handed

steamboat pilot - do your own investigating. especially today's article which I can not find online. You use a vail reporter to tell you about a steamboat event????

Ask ANY local rancher about the so-called kill buyers and they will let you know that several legit local ranchers were trying to buy the horses only to have the "horse rescue" people run them up. Plus, many ranchers and other locals were trying to buy the animals to give them back to Mr. Wilhelm who got caught in a nasty family will-dispute.

There was never any real threat from kill-buyers, merely a con to get more people at the auction. Making it harder for Mr. Wilhelm to get back his property.

Shame on you steamboat pilot for not finding out the true story in your own backyard.


Krista Monger 2 years, 5 months ago on Drug-sniffing dog comes up empty at Hayden schools

How would you feel if your 6th grader is walking through hallways where older classmen have drugs on them or walking by unlocked lockers that have "stashes" in them?


Krista Monger 2 years, 6 months ago on Our View: Vote 'no' on Proposition 103

JusWondering - I'm not sure which entrance exam you speak of, but if it is the ACT, I wanted to point out a flaw in your logic. Colorado is only one of 6 states that require ALL high school students to take the ACT, even those who do not plan on going to college. So if you wish to compare us to a similar demographic, find one of those other 4 states. Even so, Colorado's 2010 data is about even with the national average.

If you are speaking of the SAT, that's a truer picture. Look at the scores mentioned at the site in your post above, we have much stronger scores than North Carolina. We beat their scores in math, reading, and writing by at least 60 points in each category, and are above the national average.

So please, before you start complaining about how bad colorado is doing with your investment dollars, perhaps you should COMPLETELY research the statistics you use to back up your claim. Statistics don't lie, only statisticians.


Krista Monger 2 years, 7 months ago on 150 gather in Hayden to discuss potential of Routt, Moffat oil boom

another thing to consider--- there are many landowners who do NOT own the mineral rights of their own land. 2 of my neighbors with large ranches bought in the 90's don't own their mineral rights. I can't imagine being a landowner who has no say about wether oil rigs will litter thier land or not.


Krista Monger 2 years, 8 months ago on Our View: So long, CSAPs

addlip2U -- I would like to see you write an essay on the causes of world war 2 in french with only 2 years of language under your belt. Just becuase one can SPEAK the language does not mean they can read and write it, especially at a 10th grade 'proficient' score.

If you care to research language acquisition, you would find it takes 2-3 years to be able to communicate in a non-native language, but it takes between 5-8 years for someone to be fluent in academic language (the stuff that is tested on our CSAPs).

and your racist remarks that non-mexicans can somehow buck the research and do it quicker is way off the mark. I have 6 years experience working with vietnamese and mexicans, and both acquire the language at the same rate.