Rich Hall

Rich Hall 10 months, 1 week ago on Jeff Peters: Erroneous letter

I just read Mr. Moloney's letter and I did not find any reference to the CUT as a "Bipartisan" organization. They are an obviously right wing group and I saw no attempt at trying to "Pass them off" as anything.

One other point to Mr. Peters - being against public sector unions is not the same thing as being against unions. There is a significant difference. Many public sector employees must agree to NOT organize. This is a mutually agreed upon condition of their employment. This makes sense when you consider the nature of the services they provide. A society cannot survive without law enforcement, fire protection, emergency care, military service, air traffic control, etc. An organized union gives the employees an undue amount of leverage and places a dagger right at the heart of the societies they are sworn to serve.

On the other hand, private sectors unions protect workers against powerful corporations by giving them some much needed leverage. Shutting down a factory or a coal mine does not have the same consequences as shutting down a fire department or a hospital.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 2 months ago on Our View: Vote 'no' on Proposition 103

Ben, as a tax-payer, I take offense at your suggestion that we "begin" to support our education system. Here in Colorado, we spend around $10,700 per child for education purposes and in Routt County, we have a 13 to 1 teacher to student ratio. Teacher's salaries average around $48,000 per year plus benefits. I don't think support is an issue.

The schools have been given the tools they need. Now, get the job done.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 2 months ago on Former Steamboat runner leads his college cross-country team

Nice article, but John did not attend Steamboat High. He ran for them, but he was a student at Christian Heritage School.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 2 months ago on Our View: Medical marijuana centers should be banned

Stop calling this an issue about "debilitating conditions"! You only look stupid when you do that. This issue is about the blatant fraud and disingenuous intentions of an industry that presents itself as a para-medical enterprise but makes its money off high school and college kids who are looking to get a buzz. It is poorly administered and it is thoroughly corrupt in the way it has manifested itself.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 2 months ago on Our View: Medical marijuana centers should be banned

Congratulations to the Steamboat Pilot for making their decision based on what is right rather than what is popular with the vocal minority. Everyone I know sees what is going on in this industry, and the fact that no one has made any effort to stop the fraud that is taking place is insane. Go away Mary Jane!

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Rich Hall 3 years, 3 months ago on Police officer ticketed after downtown traffic accident

Hey Felix...speaking about names in the paper, how about showing some class. I don't think it is your privilege to announce the names of some photographer's 2 kids in the local paper. 2 kids under the age of 10, I might add!

In some parts of the country, releasing the name of a minor is a crime. In this part of the country, it is just being a classless idiot.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 3 months ago on Police officer ticketed after downtown traffic accident

Why no name? This is a public official, is it not? Why has the SSPD become so secretive all of a sudden? And, why isn't the Steamboat media demanding names from them? How can you report on an incident like this and NOT demand the name of the officer involved? Every time SSPD gets involved in something, it becomes a "Black Hole" swallowing up all the names involved and refusing to report back to the public. We employ the police on our behalf. I do not appreciate the way things are being handled in this town. Time to ask some hard questions of the local police administration.

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Rich Hall 3 years, 5 months ago on Craig man accused of forcing himself on 19-year-old

Kudos to out local court system for keeping this guy away from our young women. Let me guess...someone gave him a slap on the wrist because they didn't want to have to deal with him? Be kind to the criminal and throw him back out into the community!

30 days in jail after an armed standoff? Seriously? And now he is out assaulting young women? I put this one squarely on the judge's lap. These people show us want kind of people they are, and then our judges let them off so they can go on to harm others. This is getting old around here.

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