Gary Burkholder

Gary Burkholder 6 months, 1 week ago on Routt commissioners: What's good for Front Range oil, gas wells is good here, too

So the three Kings of Routt County have decided to side with the state in this case. Then when the state dose not fit their agenda then they protect the people of Routt County by going against them.

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Gary Burkholder 11 months, 2 weeks ago on Gary and Carol Burkholder were preparing to leave Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning for Timberli

The people of Northwestern Colorado all deserve a big thank you for the generous donations to the flood victims. There was three loads from Steamboat alone. I heard that Craig filled a shipping container, and the residents of Meeker helped fill that one. A woman who had just won four dollars on a scratch ticket on her birthday, tried to give that money to the cause. There was a truck load of hay,lots of feed for the four legged victims, plus everything from diapers to towels. While this shows how much we all wanted to do something, it was Jennifer Schubert-Akin and her husband Rick Akin who grabbed the bull by the horns and provided us with a means in which we could relieve some of our feelings of helplessness for the flood victims. So thank you Rick and Jennifer,of The Steamboat Institute, for making North West Colorado a better place to live.

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 4 months ago on Travis Brown: Gun control

Scott and Travis Please explain how the strongest country in the world ,with all its attack helicopters,with the aid of other modern countries was unable to defeat a country with an army in silk PJs and flip flops made from tires. Lets reduce the violence by taking violent video games and violent films out of the hands of children. I know this will upset the liberal money tree in Hollywood but I doubt if they will go bankrupt

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 4 months ago on Paul Bonnifield: Achieving justice

Many people may be surprised to hear me say Paul is right, we need to do something and I believe that the majority of people would agree. What if we had a way to cut school violence and school bullying in half, reduce obesity, and raise test scores by double digits. This may sound to good to be true, but this a quote from Dave Grossman's book,On Killing, where he sites a Stanford University Medical School study. Its done not by more gun laws but by reducing violence in video games,movies and TV. We have laws with penalties for those who give alcohol or tobacco to children. What if we applied the same penalties to film and video game distribution. The industries that are making billions of dollars making this stuff would cut the violence out because it would hurt their profit. If any one argues that violence in film has no effect then please answer why companies are willing to pay millions for a 30 second commercial and why we no longer have tobacco commercials on TV. There have been over a thousand studies on this proving its effectiveness. So instead of calling for ineffective gun laws which divide the country and make lawyers richer, make criminals out of law abiding citizens,drive industry and revenue out of the state and do not fix the problem. Lets do something that helps the undeveloped mind and reduces the violence.

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 5 months ago on Do you agree with Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins that new gun legislation is unenforceable?

I fully agree with the sheriffs stand on the gun control issues. I have strong doubts that the people who are for these laws do not fully understand them or their implications. Do they understand that a magazine that only holds three rounds of ammo would be illegal under this law, if it had a removable back for the purpose of cleaning. The act of giving this magazine to a family member would make criminals out of both people. The people who are making the big fuss in favor of the laws are doing it strictly for political purposes. It has nothing to do with making Colorado a safer place. Had the Democrats been willing to listen to the advice of law enforcement they might have been able to come up with reasonable laws that were enforceable. Instead they were bought off by billionaire NY mayor Bloomberg.

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 7 months ago on Paul Bonnifield: Can't do nothing

Paul I believe one of the reasons for the 2nd amendment was in case we the people need to defend ourselves from our government. Lets never forget 6 million Jews that died because Hitler had gun control, Hitler was not able to conquer Russia because Stalin had not completed his gun control. For those that believe our government is flawless I remind you about the great FDR who rounded up thousands of American citizens of Japanese and German ancestry and put them in relocation centers. More recently victims of Katrina had their guns taken from them then watched as their property was stolen. I am sure the great Obama wouldn't do anything like that, but who can predict the future. If the worst happens I would hope the citizens of America will be able to use the 2nd amendment and fight for their rights with assault rifles and large capacity magazines. To answer your question about were the people in the schools would keep their guns. Its called concealed carry. I noticed that you left out the subject of Hollywood. Could that be because they are a huge supporter of the left? If anyone is really concerned about a real solution they need to make new laws concerning violence in movies and video games. Last week the wife and I went to the movies and all 5 previews were of violent films. The Video industry brought in $25 billion in 2011 and is projected to make $112 billion in 2015. The most popular ones are military related. This is okay for an adult brain but not a child's. We limit alcohol, tobacco,pornography and drugs. Why not violent movies and videos. The book On Killing by Lt.Col.Dave Grossman covers this topic and if nothing else read the introduction.

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 10 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary thought

You need to lay off the pizza just before going to bed. Keep in mind its hard to get pictures of you imagination.

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Gary Burkholder 1 year, 10 months ago on Paul Bonnifield: It's basic competition

  I believe that Paul is the one letting his political bias get in the way.Or maybe he just doesn't know what he is talking about. He doesn't mention the burden of the over bearing Government agency MSHA. MSHA is Obama's secret weapon and he uses it very effectively to fine the coal mine for noncompliance to laws that have nothing to do with health or safety. MSHA make the EPA look like a bunch of amateurs. Mr. Koehler backs up his letters with facts not just opinions.
  I would like to bring to every ones attention that the coal mine,railroad and power plant are the largest tax payers and pay the most wages in the county. If the mine shuts down there is no reason to keep a railroad. It wouldn't be economically feasible. How would we pay for the higher cost of smaller gravel on the pavement,or the free bus rides.
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Gary Burkholder 2 years ago on Paul Bonnifield: What’s the policy?

Paul, I'm so glad you are so deeply concerned about Romney's budget. I'm sure if he presented it to you you would take the time to read it in its entirety. I like the way that you and your fellow democrates refer to anything you don't agree with on the republicans side you blame it on the teaparty. You know those terrible people that think we should stick to the Constition and principles of our founding fathers. I noticed your party, the socialist, passed Obama care without reading it. Beings your are so interested in plans, and budgets, can you explain why Obama has increased the national debt almost as much as the previous 43 presidents combined. Does 8.3% unemployment, $16,000,000,000,000 mean anything to you.

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Gary Burkholder 2 years, 2 months ago on Patricia Creekmore: Real conservative

Thank you for your well research comment. It was right on the money. Jean White might want to check out Colorado Union of Taxpayers because when I ask her about its report she acted as if she never heard of it before then tried to imply that it was the work of just one person. She has run nothing but a negitive campaign full of false accusations. I hope her career in the Senate ends in November.

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