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While Tom Ross did mention salaries turn over, I do not believe that readers fully understand the effects of this. In 1978 the UMWA went on strike for four months. I was working in Somerset at the US Steel mine. I think probably 95 percent of the miners lived in the North Fork Valley, Somerset, Paonia, Hotchkiss,and Crawford. My Uncle owned a small shoe store in Montrose, 70 miles from my home in Paonia. Three months into the strike he told me that he was surprised how much the strike was hurting his business, he thought he was isolated from the economy of the mines because most of the miners did most of their shopping in Grand Junction. So the absents miners wages will be noticed.
Does anybody else notice that when these people try to prove that they have a legitimate argument about the environment, they use statements like 98 percent of scientists agree that global warming or cooling can be attributed to man made pollution. First I doubt they can prove that percentage nor will they qualify what field of science these so called scientists are a member of. Also when they are trying to run down coal usage they talk about natural gas, then when the same people try to stop fracking all of a sudden that same gas is the dreaded methane gas.
Great article David. Please forgive the Communists, oops I mean Democrats, they only speak from their feelings not from intellect. They like to scream gerrymandering when they lose but in the case of Colorado I'm sure they would claim that the lines were all drawn with no bias.
Tom, You bring back memories. I was attending Wheat Ridge High after being transplanted from the old town of Dillon because the evil metropolis of Denver was covering our town with a reservoir. The entire school held neighborhood all night parties filling out ballots on slips of paper,in order to win a contest that would get the Astronauts to play at one of our proms. I think we got beat, but the all night party was great. My future wife was living in Boulder at the time and she claims her album went to Nebraska with her little sister and disappeared. When the Beatles came to Red Rocks they wanted some outrages fee like $10.00 ,so my buddy and I rented two scooters for $15.00 and tried to sneak in,not expecting there to be a guard or Cop under every rock. We did watch one of the Beatles throw a hanky off the balcony of the Brown Palace. I drove by The old high school a week ago. Things have changed. No Corvettes, no 409s ,not even any 53 Buick convertibles with a straight 8. Just SUVs and Prius.
Scott Do you have any more left coast studies you can throw out there? I'm sure the liberal professors at Berkley are completely unbiased.
Thanks for the article, Chuck, and a big thank you to Sheriff Wiggins for all you and your department do that never meet the public's eye. You and your department have been such a big improvement over the drunken Sheriff Wall. I view any short coming in any of the legal issues on the lawyers not the law enforcement.
Great Article Kevin I love it when the low intellect lefties get upset with real undeniable facts they start throwing out words like 99 percent of scientist agree. They have know facts on that figure. If a scientist disagrees with them they unjustly rule them out as a climate change denier in order to degrade them in the eyes of their audience. They probably don't want to talk about how many of the countries that think we out to do something about climate change are being bribed by the money bags in Washington DC who love to spend our money to promote their politics.
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.
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.
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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