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The library has provided interesting and diverse films in their evening program for which I applaud them. I have attended three of these and each time I have been driven out by the temperature in the room. Here we have a brand new facility and yet the temperature cannot be controlled to "reduce the temperature" to a comfortable level for the audience. It bothers me to walk out on the presenter before his/her question and answer period gets started, but with the room being so hot it cannot be helped. There were others who departed early too for the same reason - the heat just drives you away...
I was at the gun show in Denver about two weeks ago and while there purchased a gun. I was required to do a background check by the seller who had a booth at the show. When I got back to Steamboat and decided to have the gun shipped up here instead of going down there to pick it up, I had to do another background check. Am surprised that folks think that gun shows don't do background checks.
Scott - You obviously have opinions on this matter; yet you have not participated by attending the Planning Commission nor the County Commissioners meetings on any of the oil or gas permit hearings. Your opinion on who is to blame for delays in permitting is unfounded; perhaps it is time for you to attend these meetings and find that out for yourself. Thank you Doug for your comments.
The county has NOT put deadlines on this project. The Board of County Commissioners has NOT even heard this SUP proposal yet. The deadline is in the lease that Quicksilver has with the mineral rights owner and that is NOT the rancher; the rancher has the overlying surface rights.
Hold on here... This is Quicksilver's dilemma from the start. Quicksilver has a deadline coming up by which time it must finish the drilling at this site or a second company steps in and takes over the lease and according to information from Romick that time is now encroached upon by the wildlife constraints. This has absolutely nothing to do with the county process whatsoever; it lies directly with the application proposal and the date they started the process knowing full well that they are required to go through the permitting procedures of several state and federal agencies prior to going before the Board of County Commissioners. This entire process is quite detailed, lengthy, and time consuming. In this case, as well as the case with one of the other two wells of Quicksilver's in Wolf Mountain Ranch's Conservation Easement, Quicksilver did not plan adequately for the time it would take to complete each of these steps, in their totality, in a timely manner. (Refer to Stuart Orzach comment.) Just because the county is the last agency to hear an application proposal does not justify bad mouthing the county process because of Quicksilver's time constraint nor does it pardon Waltrip for authorizing the road building on behalf of Quicksilver.
What is the source of the water they will use in the fracking process?
The inversion would also trap the pollution in the valley exacerbating the health problems and smog associated with these wells.
To Callguiness: Yes, I have horses. I had a horse who reared sometimes when I was riding him - so have had the full experience. If the horse rears while it is sideways to a person, they are not in danger... but danger would be perceived if the person were standing directly in front of the rearing horse. We know not what the positions were in this case... I still maintain that tasering should only be used if the person using it is in danger of injury not death... I believe in this instance there was neither...
Mike was just keeping with the Cowboy Heritage of Steamboat for which this city brings in $$$ for the economy. I don't believe cops should tase anyone unless their life is in danger; it's way overboard...
It would be irresponsible to destroy the irreplaceable view that drives our tourism.
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