Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Just wonder how many folks will post. Does it get it out of your system either way. God Bless this country that w can even do this.

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Stephen Jones 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Parents won't be charged with crime related to child's death

May God Bless the Stiles family for the loss of their son. If anyone thinks this was anything but a huge accident then God Bless you too! You need help!

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Stephen Jones 3 months ago on Residents divided over universal health care proposal

The Colorado Care Program (Amendment 69) seems to sound so much like Obamacare that it should scare folks. Where are the definitive answers that so many posters have questioned? Nancy, you were so quick to respond to folks who posted early on but seems to have lost interest and not reposted to the last 36 posts since your last post. Personally I am not a fan of giving free health care to folks who do not work. I think there are enough ways the state could give employment to anyone willing to work to keep that concern from happening. Clear roads, do whatever, there is always a need, the state can find work. If folks would rather not work and simply take benefits rather healthcare benefits or otherwise, I do not have sympathy for them. I still have a problem of the 10% tax to pay for it. With no details and no real experience that your idea works it is doomed to fail. Listing so many other countries, not other states or even provinces in a country where the country does not have universal healthcare is a real farce. Please! I hope common sense prevails and it is defeated.

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Stephen Jones 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Potential developers of Steamboat 700 site seek pre-annexation agreement

Since I am not familiar with the differences between this development proposal and the original Steamboat 700 developers proposal ...what are the differences?

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Stephen Jones 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dog meeting in Steamboat Springs goes off leash

The City leash law is not a difficult law to understand. It simply says leash your dog. It does not say except here or there or except this time or place. Simply leash your dog. So, folks, leash your dog. If you do not, expect if caught, you will get a ticket.

Next topic.

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Stephen Jones 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Residents urge City Council to make Steamboat more dog friendly

If the city needs more special off leash areas go ahead and work to set them up. Otherwise enforce the current leash laws please.

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Stephen Jones 4 months, 3 weeks ago on Molly Waters: Does city need 2 animal control officers?

Molly, You say .. I HAVE JUST HEARD from too many people that the level and manner in which they are patrolling Emerald, Stehly, the mountain, Fetcher Pond, Spring Creek and these types of places has been more like the big cities many people chose to escape. .........Do you mean efficient law enforcement? ACO's doing their jobs?

You say ...Boulder has adopted a successful Voice and Site licensing program where more than 90% of their 70 square miles of open space (that is a key huh open space) are available to dogs with the SV license. Who cares what Boulder does, it is not Steamboat.

The city of Steamboat has had lease laws for a very long time for reasons. Inside the city limits may not be the place for folks to play frisbee with their dogs. Folks with dogs should be smart enough to find the correct legal places to play frisbee without breaking current laws.

Again if you want the law change talk with city council.

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Stephen Jones 4 months, 4 weeks ago on Molly Waters: Does city need 2 animal control officers?

Molly, et All: Using your figures in 2013 the salary and benefits budget for animal control officers was $168,190. Also you said they bring in about $100,000 per year in fines where folks do not obey the current laws. That says the cost to the city is about $68,190 for two animal control officers. So, if we knew the exact job description of these animal control officers, we could discuss that, but it appears they are trying to insure the current city laws are followed. So, if you do not like the current law engage the city council to change it, but do not try to in affect harass the animal control officers or the police department for doing their assigned job. In addition we should be glad that the current animal control officers no longer are responsible for cleaning and running the animal shelter.

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Stephen Jones 5 months ago on Susan Watson: Review the history of Howelsen

Susan,

You said ...The current council appears to care more about the bottom line than providing community resources. Are you saying the city council should forego all other city needs and forego their fiduciary requirements to just go forward with the JUA? Are you crazy? Who should be paying for HH year after year? My guess a reworked up to date fair JUA is the best path forward.

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Stephen Jones 6 months ago on City Council calls first dibs on free concert tickets, VIP passes

I wonder what Tony is really thinking by this action? I almost feel sorry for his decision. He is nuts to be kind to him. Much worst could be said. Tony please come to your senses and recant.

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