Michael Bird

Michael Bird 5 days, 22 hours ago on Direct flights from Houston this summer priced just over $500

Does anyone know the specific dates in 2015 that the airport will be closed ? Is mid-April the best info available? I would think the FAA would need specific dates and would have them by now.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rob Douglas: ‘We have a choice as a society’

It always seems to boil down to reduce services or raise revenue (taxes). Wouldn't it be wonderful ( miraculous actually ) if what would be done is what business has done for a decade. Reduce expenses. How ? Start by allowing competition such as biding on pharmacy drugs, hospital charges, and medical services. Take the good part of Canada's health system where expenses are significantly lower for the same procedures compared to US costs. Privitize wherever possible. .

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Winter airline program projected to be $1 million under cap

So again (and again) we pay for air taffic whose fares are not reduced for the locals who pay for this service. Emptyy seats equal ZERO revenue but reduced fare seats would reduce our burden and could eliminate any deficiency. It still is a scam. No empty seat should ever go unsold. Ever !!! $50.00 r/t tickets are better than zero. So when are we going to benefit from our donations to Intrawest ?.

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Michael Bird 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Sweetwater Grill is sold; new concept to open in May

Since restaurants usually triple the "wholesale" price of wine, it means the $50.00 bottles of wine are really about $16.00 each. Wouldn't it make more sense to provide diners with reasonably priced wine, such as $25.00, thus providing a win-win situation ? Good food & good wine makes an unbeatable combination but not at $50.00 a whack for wine for a low cost wine.

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Michael Bird 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat marijuana businesses navigate uncertain financial terrain

Scott, The MJ business is not legal according to Federal law, which trumps State law My personal opinion is that it should be legal but my opinion has no legal authority. Federal banking laws and requirements present a real problem to the MJ industry and asking attorneys to find a way to make an illegal activity legal presents an even larger problem. As an example, if medical mj reseipts can be declared legal and retail illegal, one would need two separate accounting procedures, wouldn't one ? Until there are changes in the law, I believe it will be a mess. What are your specific ideas to resolve the mj banking dilemna ? One which is acceptable to the banking industry.

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Michael Bird 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Ross Fasolino: Need new cop station?

The sidewalks on Oak Street are owned by the City of SS but must be maintained by adjacent property owners. We had a new sidewalk installed (442 Oak ) as we were told by the City that it was required. A simple solution is to have all property owners do as we had to do. We didn't mind taking the personal responsibility of improving our property. Of course, if our City has excess funds for Oak St sidewalks, we would accept reimbursement of our expense. This would happen the day after true world peace had been achieved and all diseases had been eradicated.

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Michael Bird 2 months, 1 week ago on Steve Lewis: Yampa trust broken

And to add to the circus, the BID is behind a tax to pay for those improvements which should be paid for by the owners involved. We paid for our imrovements and we are within the BID. It is a sham.Voluntary contributions can pay for all expenses if they truly support the BID's concepts but that would mean taking personal responsibility for one's own property.

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Michael Bird 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Meglen: Protect citizen's rights

Exactly. Constitutionality was determined by this Court and still is and not by any individual citizen. Thank you for upholding my point. BTW, I do appreciate your comments.

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Michael Bird 2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Mainstreet Steamboat Springs board president has grand plans for downtown

Mainstreet Steamboat should be run like a business and not as a public entity, which means it does not depend on taxes as its revenue source. Let those who support it pay for it. It is called personal responsibility. When our building needed a sidewalk, trees removed, building painted, etc., we paid for it. What a concept ? An owner paying for improvements rather than unnecessary tax revenues paying for it. Voluntary contributions should and must pay for this concept. If they are inadequate to support it, then it is absolutely clear it isn't needed or no longer desired. Tax, tax, tax, add a property tax, add a breathing tax, ENOUGH. You pay for what you want and we'll pay for what we want. Fair enough ?

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