dave mcirvin

dave mcirvin 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

"...Coal mining is down to just 75,900 U.S. jobs, from 175,000 in 1985 and about 80,000 during 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But at current rates, the U.S. economy would replace those jobs in a week if they all disappeared tomorrow. In Kentucky, where Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell used the administration's "war on coal" as a rallying point in this year's election, the 11,000 coal-mining jobs equal the number created by the state's economy in October and represent less than 0.6 percent of Kentucky jobs...".

from a CNBC article-interview in January '15.


dave mcirvin 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Forest Service seeks feedback on new Buffalo Pass trails

Thanks Kent, Mark (and the others at USFS and CSFS) for trying to juggle opposing special interests for the better benefit for us all. As always, this forum attracts a tough crowd. Thanks.


dave mcirvin 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hayden students seek justice for Syrian children

So admirable that Routt Co. students moral view extends beyond our rocky mtn bubble. So arduous to concentrate on just a few when there are so many worthwhile causes in and outside of our borders. Proudly, we're in (article noted web site) Hayden Tigers!
Linda and Dave


dave mcirvin 3 months ago on Curtis J. Comeau: Bear myopia won’t do

Curtis, extremely well stated.

It seems absurd that any action towards better securing residential trash from the bears has yet to be adopted (like in so many other Colorado resort towns). To retrofit trash bins may cost as little as 20 bucks but yet that seems to be too large of a hurdle for our city council (other than for Sonja).

We purchased a bear proof container from Steve Weinland that has thwarted a few morning assaults and we recently purchased some securing covers for our open, 18 gallon, Aces High recycle bins (Otto industries, outlet store, for ~$4 each, not including the shipping). It will aid to keep the magpies, crows, dogs and wind from our recyclables being strewn about. (Perhaps Steve @ Aces High may be willing buy the covers in bulk and sell them to his customers for a small profit).


dave mcirvin 3 months ago on The Day Steamboat Shook: Buddy Werner's death changed Steamboat forever

Joel, beautifully written...filled in so many gaps.
We gently tap his shoulder with a gloved hand the first trip up storm chair (if we can reach it, this season has been more at eye level-0.75 wire winter) each season to honor him, his family and their SS legacy. thanks.

Linda and Dave McIrvin