Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes 4 months, 3 weeks ago on Our view: City needs to bear down on problem

Scott, did you attend tonight's Council meeting? I did, and I heard Council members agree that the existing ordinance needs to be strictly enforced, just as a first step. I, for one who lives in one of the bears' favorite dining spots, would love to see that. Is Bear Smart a substitute for not making garbage accessible to bears? If the editorial is promoting a "failed policy" of enforcing the ordinances, what would your solution be? Or do you just complain?


Paul Hughes 11 months, 2 weeks ago on Ed Miklus: Views will change

Ed is absolutely right. While I'm sure that the Interim Manager would do his very best to hire an excellent police chief, the relationship between the city manager and police chief is so important that only the new City Manager should choose the new Police Chief. I do think that Gary has been told by City Council to hire the new Chief, so City Council should let him off the hook.


Paul Hughes 1 year, 7 months ago on Former City Council President Joe Brennan dies at 68

Sorry to hear it. I enjoyed working with Joe. Even when we disagreed, which wasn't often, Joe was never mean-spirited. He simply let you know exactly how he felt, with no beating around the bush. I can still hear that booming voice and great laugh. Good man.


Paul Hughes 1 year, 8 months ago on Bill Pass: Steamboat sets example

Thank you, Bill. I've always believed that if you catch someone in the act of doing something good, you should let them know, and you've done so wonderfully.


Paul Hughes 1 year, 8 months ago on City of Steamboat will entertain redevelopment and purchase proposals for Iron Horse Inn

Every year, over $400,000 of community needs go unmet because the City is required to spend the money on the exorbitant Iron Horse Inn payments. At the same time, Council is telling staff to "fix" the bus schedule problems NOW, despite Council's having made the budget cuts that caused the problems in the first place. Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra $400,000 to meet our really important needs? How long, O Council, will you drag your feet?