dennis collins

dennis collins 1 month, 1 week ago on Baxter Black: Team tying

back in my rodeo days my brother and I won ropings with times like 12 seconds flat, then it took 8, then 6, by the time we stopped roping $1,000.00 ranch raised roping horses had given way to $25,000.00 professionally trained team roping horses, once a week practice sessions gave way to professional ropers practicing 8 hrs. a day, times went sub 5.0 seconds, and everything changed in pro rodeo, the fun was gone and rodeo became a business. I remember staying out for a month at a time, riding, roping, and just generally having a great time, and feeling lucky to make enough money to eat in a good café that night, and gas to the next rodeo, sometimes the café had to wait while we paid entry fees.

today they are sponsored. PBR kids make $25,000.00 a go round, a million a year, we didn't see $25,000.00 in a year, most not in their rodeo career, but we had a ball pursuing the elusive gold buckles. then someone told me we could buy one at the western wear store.

damn !

but it was fun !!


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

this guy would have to rent an apartment in Israel and live there before I would give any credit at all to him or to anyone who thinks arming iran is a good deal. if they so much as fire a pop bottle rocket at Israel after this, Israel will nuke them off the face of the earth.


dennis collins 1 month, 1 week ago on Our View: School district's turnover, lack of resources is unacceptable

you know, most of the problem I have with the lack of resources is when I think back a few years when I was running a shop in Craig and hired a recent moco high school graduate. in a full summer I couldn't seem to teach him much, so I suggested he look at the military, after testing, the military found that he was " illiterate" he couldn't read !! yet he had a diploma from our high school. so tell me what "resources" the school needs to teach someone who should not have left the stinking 4th grade, to read. what happened to good old fashion teaching, has it gone by the wayside and I-pads taken it's place ?


dennis collins 1 month, 1 week ago on Northwest Colorado works to solve broadband issue

why not spend all our tax money on our own ocean ?

or why not a plan to change the weather to summer like temp. all year round ? that would seem the be the "real" reason big business don't come around.

it seems that the sure way to success is to allow our own local "big time operators" access to the treasury to spend, spend, spend the tax money on all their hair brained ideas.

but heck, wasn't it King Obama that taught them the concept ? we have teachers abandoning ship because we don't give them every little thing they want, and shame on us for believing they should be a teacher for the wages they agreed on from the get go. then it's our fault for not spending enough money on their silly ideas. man, there must really be a bucket load of cash hid out in that courthouse. has anyone asked how many families left town because of the cold winters ? high gas prices ? kids going to college, just plain better paying jobs ? why does it always have to be us not spending the money to "lease I-pads"

remind me, what was it that was wrong with the cows and sheep ?


dennis collins 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat County hopes for changes to BLM sage grouse plan

allen you need to stop being so darned shy and tell them folks what you really mean. what exactly did DOW, USF&WS, the Sheriff, police, county commissioners, teachers, cub scouts, and unborn children do to piss you off so bad ?

we need to talk about a good church for you to go to.


dennis collins 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Mike Littwin: Let Colorado’s death penalty conversation begin

America will never do that allen, we are the worlds do gooders. crime would be easily solved if we would just heed the words of the bible (paraphrased) he who sheds mans blood, shall have his blood shed by man.

why do drug dealers kill everyone who gets close to their precious dope ? even cops ? al capone himself never hit a cop, he knew they would ban together and come after him, but drug cartels have no such scruples. why ? money plain and simple, boxcars full of cash. more money than any crime in America has ever made, its worth it to them to kill the cops, why not ? if the death penalty can't be used in the aurora shooting, when ? the dealers know that and will risk life in jail for the billions of dollars.


if we had a federal law that mandated the death penalty ( no constant appeals) for anyone caught selling drugs, directly or indirectly to any child under 18. drug cartels would scurry back under whatever rock they came from, all the money in the world is of no use to a dead guy. but we can't help ourselves, we continually elect people like king Obama, socialist people who want control of everything and pass laws governing every breath we take, in exchange for more and more entitlements. we get lazier all the time, 100 weeks of unemployment, food stamps to everyone who will haul them home. you have but to spend a week in California to see who runs that state. folks may not like the rough persona of Donald Trump, but he makes sense. would I vote for him, probably not, I'm still writing in bob mekleys name.