Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones 3 days, 7 hours ago on Ed Miklus: City must hire smart

Ed, I think the idea of waiting until after the November City Council elections is a very good idea. What I also think is for the current council to make that a motion and as well in that motion remove the current city manager from that process. That way the entire process can become fully transparent. So, lets see what the current council and city manager thinks about that and use that information as one pleases.


Stephen Jones 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Our view: Well-funded transit system a must

Good article but not very good to advertise come to Steamboat and enjoy our Champagne Powder and BTW pay only $1/day to ride the previous free bus.


Stephen Jones 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tenants move into 42-unit Skiview Place rental complex this summer

Did I miss something in the developer's plans where they said they provide garages or reserved parking for the units? I guess not with the comments here. Wonder why not? Guess they spent some of that money on the dog run.


Stephen Jones 3 months, 1 week ago on Yampa Valley airport faces a decade of austerity due to slow recovery in passenger numbers

A real challenge might be for the Alpine taxi group and their competitors to offer really low cost transfers to Denver setting direct real competition that the airlines need to consider. Thus the airlines would need to cede that money to the on road transfers or actually compete like in the real world. Thus lowering the airfares from HDN to anywhere else thru Denver thus really directly compete with the on road transfers. If the airlines do not to care to compete then the city should immediate stop subsidizing the airlines and let them handle their business and let Steamboat figure a more cost effective way to get people to Steamboat. So far the airlines really have no skin in the game. Time to put up or shut up. Huh.


Stephen Jones 3 months, 1 week ago on Idea of police unification raised in Routt County

I would like to see the City Council President and entire council and Routt County Commission Chairman and entire County Commissions take a joint serious look at the proposal of unification or at least a joint office housing both groups. Yes there will be issues but elected officials are supposed to solve tough issues to the good of all. Hope the City Council President thinks it has gotten beyond one person's thoughts by now and that action should be taken.


Stephen Jones 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ed Miklus: Unified policing

Ed has a good point. It will take a lot of ego swallowing but for the county and city long term it should benefit all. A better equipped county city combined law enforcement office with elected leader will also become more transparent. Lets go down that path.


Stephen Jones 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

The Keystone Pipeline will bring many jobs full time of course while being built. (Years) Large number of related jobs in addition to the actual union construction jobs. (Years) The refineries which will process the crude are specialty refineries with "cracking" capabilities that closer refineries do not have. The refineries which will process the crude are the beginning of two of the countries most influential product pipelines that send products toward the Northeast of the country. (Colonial Pipeline and the Plantation Pipeline) So gasoline, diesel and jet fuel travel throughout these pipelines. Why wouldn't any sane person or President condone higher safety than rail transport, lower cost, best in class crude conversion and jobs for years. It is really not an environmental issue at all. Just hope the president will recognize the actual benefits versus political left pressure. It will benefit huge number of folks who need jobs now. Not rhetoric.


Stephen Jones 6 months, 2 weeks ago on URA plan goes back to Steamboat City Council on Tuesday night

While I do not know anything about URA or TIF I do know that adequate sidewalks in dangerous areas are a real need in Steamboat.

I would simply ask that the City Council not only view downtown sidewalks but consider the much needed sidewalk extension on Village Drive between Columbine Drive to Walton Creek Drive. No sidewalks and no lights in the condo area where tourists walk and drive is a very dangerous situation and an accident waiting to happen.


Stephen Jones 1 year, 7 months ago on Jack Gutschenritter: Obamacare blocks insurance profiteers

Jack, Ken, Martha, Kevin. It simply says a lot about a government and political party in the guise of fixing healthcare that they gut the working medical side. With distain of working together with the opposing political party to get real fixes step by step. Mid night passage and the then house leader's famous now words she likely eats every day "We Need to Pass This Bill to see what's in it! A disgusting situation for which all of America is now paying. Not to mention the lying going on in the administration. Life should not be this way. Folks on both sides need to find a way to work together. Great Jack you have the experience you site. Do not doubt others with different experiences. For profit companies are what has made America GREAT!

Thank you