Neil O'Keeffe

Neil O'Keeffe 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Coogan out, new police investigator named

Does this stand out to anyone else?

"You have the opportunity to improve your credibility with the community by handing this off entirely to a third party until the report and recommendations are complete," Connell wrote. "Then you can take the report and recommendations and make different recommendations to us if you think different actions will be effective given your personal judgement on the staff involved."

Isn't it poor "Personal Judgement" that got us here in what should be the fourth or fifth strike for her time at the plate? When is city council going to wake up and realize they are holding the bat, ball and the bases? Enough baseball metaphors but hey tiz the season.


Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Former Steamboat police detective has strong words for City Council

Look for recent letter from former SSPD officer Nick Moore to residents of Steamboat Springs for further confirmation of accusations made by Dave Kleiber. The evidence is building and hopefully the city council will take appropriate action toward all those involved. As Nick stated β€œThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke). May not be pure "evil" in this case but certainly abuse of power and a gross ineptitude of management at the highest levels of our city government.


Neil O'Keeffe 1 month ago on The Foundry, voted down by Routt County commissioners, would have treated addiction

May be time for Mr. Borden to start up a pig farm on his property. His NIMBY neighbors and the commissioners would certainly not have a problem with such an appropriate use.


Neil O'Keeffe 1 month, 1 week ago on Building a friendlier downtown: Steamboat Springs City Council weighs urban renewal plan

So how do we get the public involved in answering some of a Rob's questions and how do we avoid having this shoved down our throats by a minority that almost certainly have a hidden agenda? Scott's point if true "The URA allows funding the police station from reserves instead of needing a public vote to approve the bonds. The URA prevents any future City Council from reviewing or second guessing the spending of $10+ on downtown" is very disturbing to say the least. Will any petition/signature gathering from city and county voters have any kind of positive impact in slowing or stopping this run away train? If so let's get it started and how can I help!


Neil O'Keeffe 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Planning Commission denies application for The Foundry rehab center

But barns full of pot are ok with adjoining neighbors? I imagine there would be plenty of vocal opposition from neighbors if it was proposed within city limits as well. But hey we really need such a center just Not In My Back Yard!


Neil O'Keeffe 2 months ago on 180-unit condo development proposed south of Walgreens

"New developments like these are good for jobs and good for the community" really in what way please explain? As it appears we already have a glut of condos in an over saturated market of over developed Ski Town USA, this proposed development will do absolutely nothing for the affordable housing problem that is only getting worse. In case you haven't noticed we need more affordable rentals for seasonal workers and the working-poor residents of Routt County not more overpriced cookie cutter crap that only adds to the coffers of local realtors and absentee developers. Follow the money!πŸ˜™


Neil O'Keeffe 2 months, 1 week ago on YVMC participates in program to reduce patient harms

"our system is biased toward over treatment, not under treatment." More precisely our system is biased toward OVERCHARGING. We don't have the best healthcare in the world we quite simply have the most expensive so we can pat ourselves on the back for that. Did anyone see the 60 Minutes segment a few weeks back regarding how Non-profit hospitals are gouging their patients with unjustifiably high rates for everything from aspirin to MRI's and how the non profit status is allowing them to make outrageous profits at the expense of our entire healthcare system? YVMC leads the way in over charging locals with or without insurance, how many of us with high deductibles find our way to Denver, Frisco and even Craig for procedures that are 2-3 times higher in Steamboat? Yes thank you YVMC for assuring that I and many other locals like me will never use your wonderful facility.

It won't be long before YVMC forms there own insurance company to give back to the locals and make our healthcare more accessible to all, at least that is what many of the much bigger non-profit hospitals are doing supposedly in the name of making healthcare more affordable which we really know is soley to maximize their profit margins. Thanks for all that you do YVMC, NON PROFIT MY A$$. Talk about Corporate Welfare.