Neil O'Keeffe

Neil O'Keeffe 8 hours, 31 minutes ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

If many employers in this town treated their employees with the dignity and respect they themselves expect well that would be a good start. Instead many employers have the attitude that their "hired help" SE nothing more than a replaceable commodity that doesn't even deserve the courtesy of a return phone call let alone a fair wage or incentive to stay the season. Most other ski town employers provide a free ski pass not a merchant pass to their employees to keep them around. I can think of a hand full of businesses in town that have had regular staff for years (Freshies, Mahagony, Winona's, Rabbit Ears Motel) I'm sure there are more but these are the ones that come to mind. As employers they take a proactive approach and treat/pay their employees fairly and give them every incentive to stay around. The short sited employers that are always hiring, training, firing and hiring, training, firing are well you figure it out.

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Neil O'Keeffe 1 day, 1 hour ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

Scott, Ski Corp.and the Chamber are also not going to do anything that may adversly impact what they pay their employees/members employees. If one of the solutions to the transit problem is hiring more drivers and paying them a better salary to avoid costly overtime and training expense, well that just might trickel down to also inferring they pay their employees more as well and can't have that now can we? The hypocrisy of the business world is astounding these days, they are all for government handouts when it positively impacts their bottom line (subsidized airline program using tax payer dollars) tax breaks etc. but watch out if they are asked to pay a living wage or in this case speak up on behalf of their employees. Enough already, time for me to wind down and get on a bus. Cheers!

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Neil O'Keeffe 1 day, 22 hours ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

Bret, curious as to why Ski Corp. and the pro business Chamber of Commerce are publicly silent on the transit issue when so many of their employees and members are directly impacted. Why is it only a handful of local citizens ever manage to take the time to show up to the City council meetings and air their concerns about transit bus routes and budget cuts etc.? Very Curious Indeed!

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Neil O'Keeffe 2 days, 20 hours ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

"Marijuana" is not the problem, far from it. How about not trying to cheap down one of the most visible city services in our sales tax based economy which happens to be utilized and relied on by locals and tourists alike. Yet somehow, a "penny wise pound foolish" approach has been taken all because transit is viewed as an expense line item that needs to be trimmed. It's time that local citizens and businesses who are being adversly impacted by these short sighted decisions speak up to the obvious fact that this is a vital service to our local economy that can not continue to be short changed (free service or not). And with that in mind if city management can not commit the funding then start charging a nominal fee to ride what could and should be a great asset not a liability to our community.

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Neil O'Keeffe 1 week, 6 days ago on John F. Russell: Ray Rice would never look right in blue and orange

Try to put things in proper perspective sheeple, the NFL especially and all other over paid professional athletes are nothing more than the modern day Gladiators providing the "Bread and Circus" distraction that keeps our citizens complicit in the blind and numbing support of the BIG BROTHER/BIG BUSINESS heist of our country. The sooner the NFL is boycotted the better for all of us. GO BILLS!

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Neil O'Keeffe 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Our View: BID-ing for downtown upgrade

"...decision affecting the future viability of our historic downtown commercial district and the entire business community with it". Such drama, sounds frighteningly familiar to some of the doom and gloom comments made regarding the subsidized airline program a few years back. Be afraid people be very afraid. Happy Halloween!

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Neil O'Keeffe 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Kevin Copeland: Facts 1st on coal

The most rational and balanced response I have ever read from Mr. Hartless, is there a solar eclipse happening or maybe a slight shift of the polar axis? Point well taken regarding "doing the most good for the most people..." my question is at what cost and is this a short sighted exchange with untold consequences for future generations?

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