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And today there is a piece in the Pilot about 80% of those who live in the valley and fly are driving to DIA. Huh, wonder why. The guy is also quoted as saying that round trip airfare is about $98 from HDN to DIA. I can tell you it is not, if it were I would have nothing to whine about. At $471 round trip, and I input several dates on different days, is just pure greed, nothing else.
All that is needed is a low cost flight from HDN to DIA, until they begin direct flights to places I actually go all I need is a cheap way to get to the hub.
I am done complaining, bottom line is that with those type of prices, YVRA will never get my business, I am doomed to the drive.
OK, just went to the United site and looked up round trip info for an upcoming trip at the end of March. For a round trip ticket, a 1 hour flight time, 141 air miles....$471.
WTF??? Absolutely no sense in this at all.
I use a tank of fuel up and back to DIA, about $60, paid $48 for 6 days parking and maybe $20 for food and stuff. That's about $128 to drive to DIA to fly out. I am sure it would be cheaper to go to GJ if they had more direct flights...I do not want to fly to Phoenix to get to Portland, or even more hilarious, fly OVER Portland to Seattle to get to Portland.
Flying seems to be run by a bunch of idiots these days.
It would be nice to only have a 20 minute drive after landing, but I am not cutting my arm off to get it.
"270 airline flights per day, 215 of those head to Denver and another 15 drive to Grand Junction to begin their airline travel."
Gee, imagine that. I can fly from DIA to Portland or LA for 1/4 of what it costs to fly from HDN to DIA. This is a sure no brainier here.
Thanks CDP for looking into this.
I also saw a map and heard that some fiber optic cable had been cut in Florida, which for some odd reason according to the coverage of outage shown on the map, affected us. Basically I don't think Verizon has a clue what is going on. I hope some credit on all of our accounts is in order.
As far as the downtown thing, why are they not putting boosters or something on the Sandrocks so that anything in the shadow of them can get coverage?
If a different, decent plan were available in this area that has the coverage and some of the amenities of Verizon, I would switch tomorrow. Unfortunately there are none and we are slaves to them, just like they like it.
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the cost of healthcare. Most people just do not want to believe them or don't care so it's not worth wasting time on, people believe what they want to. After working in healthcare for two and a half decades, I understand why it is so expensive, and it comes from many angles. The cost of operating a hospital is astronomical, nobody is lining their pockets, at least in this area they are not. I am not defending anybody, I am just putting it out there that it is caused by more factors than most people realize. And just a comment on the post above, reduce the billing by 50% and you won't have a hospital, anywhere, they simply will not be able to cover the costs of operation.
Me too, except for the cigs...Cope in the lip, RedMan in the cheek, and I never spit. Did it from 5th grade until I was 22. All it took for me to quit was a trip to the oral surgeon (only because I noticed a whitish patch on my gum-line) and his slideshow of people with half a face or no bottom jaw, all attributed to chewing tobacco. I handed my can and pouch over to him that very appointment and have only had one relapse since, in which I puked so hard I burst a blood vessel in my left eye. Not a cake and ice cream party.
Not only does it cause oral problems, but it can affect your entire alimentary canal (mouth to the end), prostate, pancreas, liver, kidneys (anything that is a filter) and strangely your bladder. I have been in on many cystoscopy cases where we found bladder polyps, the only thing we could link it to was that the patient chewed tobacco.
I miss it, I like to smell it every now and then, but I'll be danged if I will ever start using it again, nasty stuff.
I have lived here 45 years and that is all I have ever heard as far as directions. Used to drive the ambulance back in the early 90's and the directions were sketchy at the least, thankfully I knew my way around. It was particularly difficult when out in the county on an emergency run and not getting good directions..."go 3 miles west to the "XXX" ranch, then turn up "XXX" ranch road, go 2 miles til you come to a white building then left and its just past "XXX"'s farm". Despite living here as long as I have, I don't know everyone and especially who lives where on what ranch or that farm. I thought it was a good letter, positive, unlike the other one in the discussion board from that old curmudgeon himself, "ranger" something and before that "als362" or something like that, aka Allen Hischke. Some people are just never happy, Duce brought a small bit of happiness with his story.
This is great news, that restaurant has been terrible for a long time now and I have not eaten there for many years, well, except for the hospital holiday parties...can't beat free food. In the photo he is cooking with wine, so it appears, and that talent may be the saving grace of the place. His challenge in this area, as it is with most of us who like to cook good food, is that the ingredients in Craig are substandard, you can only go so far with Kroger, Wal-mart and Sysco foods, which is the main supplier of the eating establishments here. What Craig really needs is a Whole Foods Market or equivalent, that would draw people from miles around who like to use real, fresh ingredients to cook with. I know of a vacant building that would be perfect for a quality, fresh food supplier like Whole Foods.
Anyway, I really hope it gets turned around, and, I will give it a try myself. It only takes once to slide either way, I hope to slide back every now and then.
Yes Walt, it is, mile marker 109. This is the second life I know of that has been taken on that corner, Michael Bailey was killed by a drugged driver (that got off scott free mind you) there February 16, 2006. His family maintains a flower arrangement on the north side of the road, I honk every time I go by.
Stay alert, focus on driving and if you can't, pull over. We will never know what took this young mans attention off the road, but in a split second of inattentiveness, the world has changed for so many.
This is a tragic accident and unfortunately not only has the family of the man that was killed been affected, so has the life of the driver of the truck. Even though it was not his fault, it is going to be hard to live with.
I have to drive that way today, I will now honk twice.
My sincere condolences to the family.
That corner has now claimed two lives, please be careful and alert out there.
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