Harvey Lyon

Harvey Lyon 1 month ago on Thoughtful Parenting: Helping teens with ADHD get organized

BS! The best way to help kids with ADHD is for the parents to stop doing drugs! Including MJ !

As a former President of Steamboat Little League(5 years), now defunct, I sat in the parking lot before games and watched lots and lots of parents get "juiced" be it alcohol or drugs after dropping their kids off and before the games.

If you want your kid to succeed you will not do drugs long before you decide to start a family. Smoke dope, do drugs and deal with an ADHD kid......those are the facts.


Harvey Lyon 1 month ago on Medicaid enrollment surges; Northwest Colorado uninsured rates drop but still high, survey shows

Of course folks are going to sign up for free (actually tax payers pay for it) programs like medicaid. But I'm not really sure the tax paying citizens are getting a reduction in their insurance rates due to more folks being "covered". I'd be interested in hearing other folks experience. I'd be interested to hear The City's experience.

And, awhile ago, based on an article written by the Steamboat Pilot/Today regarding the experiences of folks employed by the large restaurant chain that operates "Rex's", I asked the Pilot to follow up a couple of years later. Its been three years and haven't heard a thing.

Its going to be interesting once Obama Care stops paying the State bills for increased medicare enrollment.


Harvey Lyon 1 month ago on Authorities dismantle illegal marijuana grow site on Buffalo Pass; 2 Mexican nationals arrested

I think the comments here, thus far, are rather naive and foolish.

California has had significant problems with Foreign Nationals using National Forests for growing MJ. In fact these folks are typically armed and not afraid to "silence" the unknowing hiker/biker/rider/ 4wheeler who stumbles into their "grow".

Personally I don't see how they can get the growing season required upon Buff Pass to make a profit but it really doesn't matter. If you want to see a significant source of tourist income dry up just let it get out that the National Forests of Steamboat are filled with Mexican Nationals growing MJ. KIss all the folks who come this way to enjoy our mountains good bye as has happened in Humbolt County Ca.


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

Until Obama starts buying them (with free college), then the Government owns the Colleges who right now have have a shrinking right to say "no.....go study somewhere else.>

And you're right, the quest and drive to pick everything a teacher's brain can offer starts in elementary school. Too bad parents don't read the report cards.


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Community Connections: It’s easier to build a child than to fix an adult

This Should Be an "OP-ED" as opposed to a NEWS STORY "for the Steamboat Pilot". The author clearly receives a salary from an organization that potentially benefits from this article.

Lets keep things honest folks.


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Rising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gets warm welcome in Steamboat Springs

I think what we're seeing here, in some of the comments, is the total frustration the Democratic Party is experiencing having a choice between a crook and traitor who happens to be female and a fellow who espouses guaranteed free room and board if you do what you're told.

Folks totally loved Bernie Madoff . He was a really big contributor to the arts and various philanthropies.He always sent folks a bigger than expected check each quarter.He threw amazing parties and was,in all accounts quite generous. Folks sucked upon his "better than true" WC Fields talk. Until he went broke and got busted as the lying thief he is. He excelled at taking and spending Other People's Money (OPM) and convincing folks there is lots that comes free of hard work.

Now Obama, opps I meant Madoff, is in jail. Most of his investors are left to their losses.


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

Elon Musk is changing how folks view electric automobiles and is changing how we generate home energy. It appears he was also a "Party Guy" who kept things balanced throughout his formative and educational years.



Quit talking down to me about how I need to support those that are too lazy to do their studies when its free and start talking to me about holding their feet to the fire requiring them to get educated and be a positive force in society. Talk to me about holding their parents feet to the fire also. And I'm saying if a kid is capable of getting a "B" and is getting "C's" then we need to "pull them up" to the principle's office and re-calibrate them on where they should be going.

Only then will we have the SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES to give a "hand up" to fellow citizens falling on hard times. Right now things are not SUSTAINABLE as evidenced by our National Debt!


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

You know Eric, I'm going to take a guess here and figure that you felt Colorado should legalize weed. And for that to pass it required significant votes from both Independents and Republicans.

You smoking dope in private is your business as long as it doesn't negatively effect the Community is my feeling. Same as drinking.

But we differ when you wish Government to fund the livelihood of folks who failed to take advantage of 13 years of scholarship public schools.

If you liberal fricken Democrats would decide it is not a RIGHT to screw off in public school and getting educated then I do believe more than half of our social problems would go away.


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on As Steamboat Springs City Council weighs Iron Horse sale, tight-knit community of tenants hopes to stay

This is how a "short term good deal" while the City decided what it wanted to do with the Iron Horse turns into AN ENTITLEMENT. Some views expressed implied this housing was their right.

Announce and publish plans to raise rates until they cover all costs including maintenance, repairs, property taxes, capital savings for eventual replacement and a standard business profit. Folks will find it easier to find alternative housing based on their individual situations. City Council has many folks schooled in development and real estate.

The only way employers will raise labor rates is when they advertise openings and no one applies for the position. Seasonal employers may wish to look at going together for seasonal housing as part of their compensation package. Multi-business projects and partnerships are quite common.

We have quite a few federally subsidized low income apartment developments around town already.

About the only Government sponsored housing that has worked, as far as I know, is Military housing ...... and that's a very complex discussion.....LOL


Harvey Lyon 1 month, 1 week ago on Seminars at Steamboat speaker: Despite problems, Iran nuke deal is still the best choice

Scott, I'll defer to you on the films issue. However, as someone who spent 1979 thru 1986 in the Persian Gulf as a Naval Officer I can tell you that Iran's Military and Government is unpredictable, unreliable and not worth the breath that comes out of their mouths. Anyone who believes different id no different than that young woman who went to Syria to help folks. Raped for a couple of years then killed.

There is absolutely no reason to trust the Iranian Government's word and they have their population in virtual slave ship under penalty of death or life imprisonment.

The "deal" is only so important in the fact that the US Military is no longer in a position to project the necessary power to do anything about it. It has been cut to the bone if we wish to keep any wars on turf other than US soil. No worries about Iraq III, we can no longer do that. Ships, soldiers, equipment no longer exists. Our ships can no longer keep up with humanitarian issues such as "handclasp" (delivering supplies to religious humanitarian organizations on remote islands) nor can they meet NATO, SEATO or other treaty training obligations. We lose 85% of our junior officers as soon as their legal commitment is up due to being deployed 10 months out of ever 16. On a 10 month deployment they average 11 days in foreign port which is why "Join the Navy and See The World"is no longer an Advertisement.

Your National Defense has become quite weak if the goal is to make sure International differences that get physical are solved on someone else's soil.

It would not surprise me to lose a major US City to nuclear or chemical warfare in my life time, and I'm 58 and smoke.....LOL