dennis collins

dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 3 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 6 months 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.


dennis collins 6 months ago on Moffat County Commissioners consider county manager

ha, yeah you are right about that john, we have known one another for a long time. I guess I hadn't thought about it from your point of view.

with half my adult life working for 3 police depts. a sheriff, and the department of corrections, not to mention the military, I think my years of public service are about at an end. we are working with Marylou as we speak to buy another house and come home and retire (yeah right!) I know I have worked with some really good city managers over the years, one in colo. spgs. put the entire area on the map, but then I have worked around some that were really worthless. I had never thought about county commissioners needing that kind of help, but then my experience had been with commissioners that didn't even have an office in the courthouse, so I never thought they had much to do. but I do know that many boards like that operate with very unqualified people who regardless of their good intentions just didn't have the experience, so I suppose they would really benefit from a county manager.

I once worked around a city manager who was responsible for appointing his own city council. he made every dept. head a city council member, his opinion was that with dept. heads as members he should never need to hire an expert to research anything.

I guess I would need to wait and see.


dennis collins 6 months ago on Moffat County Commissioners consider county manager

just did a little research. if you want to read something really interesting, google Colorado elected officials salary. a real eye opener. explains why unqualified people might want to run for public office. heck ! I'm totally unqualified, but certainly might consider it. especially if I could depend on the taxpayers hiring me an expert to do it for me. but what if the expert is lying too ? oh yeah, we pay out their contract and hire another one and hope he knows what he's doing. holy crap ! what a nightmare !!