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Bill, Calm down... you need to retire.
The usual nonsense, this is two totally different issues. Where do these people come from?
Scott, are you kidding? SB decided to go upscale. You need to get out of town more often. Go look at the upscale resorts.
The reason that we need to go to a mayoral system is very evident to anyone who really pays attention to the waste, and direction that this and other councils have taken the city.
If we are really serious about remaining a top notch resort, it will take a concerted effort of better governance by the city, more participation from the ski corp, chamber, merchants and even the locals.
Scott, I have not seen you at a single oil/county meeting. I would venture to say that you really don't really have the first idea what you are talking about. Quicksilver did not object to the concept of drilling water test wells. They objected to the unscientific, poorly thought of well that was proposed
Try going to the meetings and not getting your information from poorly written news articles.
Mr Smith, No one in our organization is advocating for anything other than the responsible removal of an asset (oil) that we own and pay taxes on.
The people that own these assets are often the same families that have and will continue to be here for generations. They have and will continue to be good stewards of the land.
There has always been a segment of people that feel that what truly trashes the county is all the homes and development. However, as Hazie Werner once said to a person that was complaining about people moving here. "hey we made room for you didn't we."
I would be happy to meet with you or anyone else that would like to discuss this issue over coffee. Let me know here and we can make arrangements.
Gee Scott, Sheriff Wiggins hasn't even been arrested for drinking and driving or wrecked his patrol vehicle. He hasn't asked the taxpayers to pay for his legal defense while he fights with the commissioners.
You are really to much!
OH BOY..now you've done it you stirred up the highwaystar.
Tim Bishop is a fair man. If he says that it is causing excessive wear to the floor then instead of a petition, try raising funds to help maintain the floor.
Hey Lewi, It is not much fun when someone with no dog in the hunt starts doing things that effect your property. For years that is what you and the community alliance have been doing to people.
However with that in mind it would be totally insane for the city to spend money on improvements on Oak street. There is no way that with the limited amount of retail on Oak to ever expect any kind of a return on the investment. If you and the other owners want sidewalks, which is an improvement too and will add value too your property they should pay.
I really think that what the city has or at least is trying to do is going to go down as an all time new bonehead move. On Yampa street at least there is a reasonable amount of commerce.
Eric, you need to look into Colorado law, let me say that again COLORADO LAW. The state established minerals as a property right, that can run with the land or be severed from the land. Either way it is owned, if the minerals are severed from the land, taxes are collected. If you don't pay your taxes the county will auction your minerals or land to someone who will pay. Fact is there is value in owned minerals.
What Chuck is saying is that the minerals can be extracted in a responsible way. I've never heard him say any anything else and know that he would never stand for it being done in any other manner. End of point.
He rightly points out the good things that can be done with the monies that the county collects from the extracted minerals. You know, like the roads and bridges that need improvement, schools, law enforcement, the county airport, social programs and so many other items. Maybe if the the county commissioners would look ahead and de-Bruce we could even have a huge surplus in the county coffers for capital improvements and emergency funds.
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