Harvey Lyon

Harvey Lyon 32 minutes ago on Megan Walker: Clearing the air

Well I'm all for clean energy in vast amounts. However just "wishin' it" don't make it so.

I'm watching Arizona with their various plans for distributed photovoltaic (rooftop solar) experiments. As it stands right now, depending on the power company and regulating authority, one can pay between $5 and $50 per month to have rooftop solar supplied by a third commercial party and get a net-meter deal. Or one can rent out their rooftop to the power company for about $30 per month credit on the electric bill. Or one can go "off grid" where you have a two position circuit breaker, solar or power company with no reverse meter.

Also watching CA which is a complete mess trying to meet 15%.

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Harvey Lyon 5 hours, 10 minutes ago on Megan Walker: Clearing the air

Correct me if I'm wrong but there are still many solar panels available for sale in Craig. Please feel free to purchase one Megan.

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Harvey Lyon 19 hours, 10 minutes ago on Small town, big marijuana business

OBTW, commercial MJ grow ops is the single biggest consumer of electrical power in Colorado. I'm thinking they should be all about solar and wind energy complete with financial dedication to the "cause".

I believe the term "organic" as it relates to MJ growing should include 100% renewable energy as a requirement. Think folks should write the Organic Dept of CO AG. Yes we have one of those and it is self funding :)

MJ is also a HUGE consumer of water, much more than corn. So much so that California is really having to spend a lot of tax payer's dollars hunting down previously left alone growers as they're draining streams without regard to lawful water rights.

I don't think solar greenhouse grass is gonna work in CO commercially. Seeds started today in a solar green house won't be harvestable until mid-July according to the Washington Post.....and that's in DC. They figure $500/plant for electricity/water/fertilizer and $500 for equipment. I wouldn't know, I struggle with tomatoes....LOL

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Harvey Lyon 4 days, 17 hours ago on Dave Peregoy: Historical atrocities

Dave,

As one of the most gifted and blessed Nations on Earth we have a moral charge to prevent slaughter and genocide.

I agree with you about limited resources, specifically energy (oil) and I believe big changes will be coming as the US becomes less dependant on foreign oil. I also agree with you that we should not be taking sides in racial and religious disagreements.

However, this does not remove our moral charge to prevent slaughter and genocide until a time that cooler heads prevail in a conflict.

ISIS (and Hamas in the Gaza Strip) is more a virus than a religious or natural resources conflict. It seems to be be based on the age old tradition of conquer, enslave, take power and riches from others. And it can only exist where the immune system has been previously compromised. The only answer is to exterminate it and look for a vaccine that will prevent it from causing illness in the future.

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Harvey Lyon 1 week, 2 days ago on City ends 2014 with 8.8 percent increase in sales tax collections over 2013

Looks like we're up about 3.5% over 2008 in real dollars and something less than that after inflation.

While that can certainly be worse I'd not be holding the parade in the streets just yet.

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Harvey Lyon 1 week, 3 days ago on Local wants to return western flair to Steamboat's holiday decorations

I disagree, Steamboat remains a "Western Town", just not a Western Town of the 1800's.

There are many Community get-togethers. Folks still stop their cars on Lincoln for folks unable to find cross walks...LOL

Of course, the term "Horse's Ass" applies a bit differently......LOL

But folks generally work hard, respect and love the views and open spaces, have strong opinions but tolerate others, are independant and like to make their own decisions even if it means giving up some federal slop funding. We're still "Western".

I think bringing back "The Spur" is a great idea and I will make a small contribution :)

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Harvey Lyon 1 week, 4 days ago on Colorado Senator Bennet introduces bill to restore rural school payments

Okay, it bothers me that we have to rely on the Federal Government's largess for "crucial resources and basic services". Suck the Federal (Mark Udall's) tit like a suckling pig. What happened to self sufficiency and individual pride?

And it bothers me that the Pilot never mentions how much money Routt County schools have received and would receive, just leaves it to the imagination.

The article seems to make our Senator Bennet out to be Christ ReIncarnated.

What a crock.

Do we really need "The Fed" to educate our children?

Do we really need this horrible socialist newspaper that doesn't provide the facts?

According to a previous article Routt County received 2.1 million in 2012, not a small chunk of change. And I'm all for sucking the blood out of higher population areas and giving to Routt County....LOL. But honestly, I'd rather they all just go away and let us educate our kids without all of the strings.

Cheerio,

Harv

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Harvey Lyon 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Q&A about pot with Steamboat Ski Area’s Rob Perlman

I'll tell you, about 10 years ago my, then, 12 yr old daughter was riding the gondola up. Her job as a athlete with SWWSC was to do a fast run down Heavenly then do lots of GS runs on Sitz/See Me.

She gets on the Gondola, about 0830, and a guy immediately lites up a joint. She's 12 and he's upper teens, maybe 20 somethinging according to her. She asks him to put it out, he refuses.

She reported this to the folks at the top immediately after disembarking. She pointed out the guy to these employees. They told her to "chill out".

Being "high" and ski racing don't go together.

I followed up and talked with Rob Perlman and Chris Diamond. C'est la vie. It was disappointing.

Steamboat has welcomed anyone who can pay the lift price since 1975, my first time here. No worries. Of course Rob will tell you it hasn't impacted his business :)

I haven't bought a Season Pass since and tell this story to anyone who will listen :)

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Harvey Lyon 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Q&A about pot with Steamboat Ski Area’s Rob Perlman

I'll tell you, about 10 years ago my, then, 12 yr old daughter was riding the gondola up. Her job as a athlete with SSWSC was to do a fast run down Heavenly then do lots of GS runs on Sitz/See Me.

She gets on the Gondola, about 0830, and a guy immediately lites up a joint. She's 12 and he's upper teens, maybe 20 somethinging according to her. She asks him to put it out, he refuses.

She reported this to the folks at the top immediately after disembarking. She pointed out the guy to these employees. They told her to "chill out".

Being "high" and ski racing don't go together.

I followed up and talked with Rob Perlman and Chris Diamond. C'est la vie. It was disappointing.

Steamboat has welcomed anyone who can pay the lift price since 1975, my first time here. No worries. Of course Rob will tell you it hasn't impacted his business :)

I haven't bought a Season Pass since and tell this story to anyone who will listen :)

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