dennis collins

dennis collins 5 months ago on Moffat County's lodging industry suffers during 1st quarter of 2014

no offense to the motel business, but when people we know come to craig for "events" they stay the day and drive home. we asked why and the answer is always the same. nothing really here to see so its not a destination town, and the big answer "do you know what they want to use their bed for the night"

unless western colo. stops depending on the energy business for every dollar it makes it will always experience the boom - bust cycle. it has since I was born, and still does. when I was a kid the town had enough jobs for everyone, small, friendly, close knit community. why everyone wants it to grow like grand jct. will forever be a mystery to me. if you want a bigger more successful town, move to one. it gets really cold here in the winter, I don't see a big influx of folks wanting to freeze things off to live here, we charge our tourists 25 cents a gallon more for gas, more for food, and an arm and leg for a room, sometimes I wonder how we feel we deserve a tourist trade. oh well hunting season will bail everyone out. hope we don't run low on elk.

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dennis collins 5 months, 2 weeks ago on John Pogline: Say no to pot

name 3 ?

I will name 2 good ones for every bad you can name. you don't know me, you don't know anything about me, yet you are disgusted with me. shows your opinion is without any merit.

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dennis collins 5 months, 2 weeks ago on John Pogline: Say no to pot

mark, your obvious dislike for the very men who make it possible for you to say and do what ever you see fit, makes you not even qualified to debate the subject. these are some of the most honest, giving human beings I have ever known. certainly there are cops you can't trust, but that's in all walks of life. instead of calling them names and lumping them all in the same twisted position, an attitude that you probably got when arrested at one time or the other, you should get never pass on the opportunity to thank them for their service, they are the ones out there in the snow and cold, in the middle of the night, responding to "even your" screams in the dark.

folks like you who are so quick to criticize police officers are most often the first to call when in danger. if you hate the police that bad, next time your life is on the line call the local pot shop for help.

I spent over 20 years serving the public, I doubt you have spent 20 minutes serving anyone, but I suppose that 20 minutes is enough to make you an expert on the subject. just don't try to convince other people of it, they don't buy it. but if you care to cite your vast experience with law enforcement, we are waiting with baited breath to hear it ---please ???

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dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks ago on John Pogline: Say no to pot

shaun

you didn't answer my question

I collect a retirement check from both the military and law enforcement, but I'm sure you in your lifetime of pot use know better than me. how old are you ? I lived through the 60's I saw the aftermath of a patrol wiped out in viet nam because the guy who was supposed to be on watch got stoned and fell asleep. I never once interviewed a hard core drug user who didn't tell me he started on pot, I cleaned the remains of a child off a dash board of a car because a 19 year old got stoned and took off in his dads truck and hit another car head on. so don't ever try to convince me or anyone who spent there life like I did that drugs or alcohol are good for us. sit down and talk to Tim Jantz, or any other member of law enforcement in craig, or any other town in America, like I said walk a mile in their shoes before you tell us were all full of crap.

just like the pit bull owner who tells everyone how sweet his dog is, till it attacks some child.

arguing with you is just arguing with the dog owner. i'll wait to see what the craig residents decide, they are the ones who will ultimately decide the issue. craig residents have a reputation for being an intelligent well informed bunch, bet they don't approve it any time soon my friend.

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dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks ago on John Pogline: Say no to pot

no I guess I don't realize that, I'm not a calif. resident, and certainly not a pothead, drug user, or a drinker. after 20 years of having been a first responder to calls involving drugs and alcohol you couldn't get me to use that junk if you tied me down. shaun, everyone in town knows its all about the money with you guys. if you had a fertilizer factory and the voters didn't want the smell in town, you would be jumping up and down saying no one knows the truth but you. I see we are going to vote on it, will you respect accept what the voters say and knock it off ? OR will you start a newspaper campaign to "change the mindset" ? I think you will see that me and old john ain't the only ones in moffat county who don't want drugs legalized in craig. tell you what, if they vote to legalize it I will fold my tents and never look back at craig, are you willing to do the same if they don't ? and I'm a native who intends to spend my retirement in craig also. it ain't about money with me, just the desire to keep craig a nice place to live, maybe not "mellow dude".

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dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks ago on John Pogline: Say no to pot

so why not get rid of booze along with pot, good grief do you people really need to get high that bad ?

go ask tim jantz or the law enforcement community how they feel about it. when I was a cop 90% of my calls were alcohol or drug related, why do you want something to make you act silly to add to whats already out there ?

walk a mile in a cops shoes and see what the truth is.

I am sitting at a navy base in California as I write this, you cannot believe what a joke people out here think Colorado is over legalizing pot --- California is laughing at Colorado -- oh my God how embarrassing is that ?

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dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shaun Hadley: Craig losing pot money

they have been doing that forever and without a law being passed to allow it. we have more than enough laws already.

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dennis collins 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shaun Hadley: Craig losing pot money

Shaun,

I couldn't agree with you more, pot should be legal and be allowed to come like superman and save the day. The heck with the fact that fatal accidents and pot related accidents with children have spiked since pot was legalized, The heck with all them old fuddy duddys in Craig that think their opinion counts. Who cares that there are thousands of them that don't want it, after all you and a few others should be able to have your way in spite of them.

as a matter of fact, we don't need to stop there. we need the jobs and the taxes, so lets get a couple legal meth labs in town. Lets legalize heroin. And why stop there, lets legalize prostitution too. Folks would drive to Craig from other "countries" to be able to smoke a joint while doing some hooker. Craig would be famous, people would flock to Craig to buy a home and start smoking dope.

Why not look at gambling too. Well maybe not, Las Vegas still has a zero tolerance policy on dope, and prostitution is illegal too. Damn ! if sin city don't want it, why would we ?

Oh well, we could always have the community college to start training hit men, think of the taxes we could get off that. The skies the limit, pot shops are just the tip of the ice burg, but remember that when crime goes off the charts and gets so bad that you can't stand living here, it was you and yours that wanted it here. Somehow I doubt the local economy is your chief concern, somehow I think its your own pocket your worried about.

you seem real impressed with Denver and Oak Creek, maybe you need to look into moving there. Until then, God bless, and please don't sell any of that crap to our kids.

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dennis collins 6 months ago on Bear River Young Life Car and Motorcycle Show

good show. my thanks to the folks that came to my rescue when I took the fall getting on my motorcycle. my head hit the ground hard enough to crack my helmet, of course if your gonna hurt me, my head ain't where to hit me, i'm way too hard headed for that. anyway thank you for the help back onto my feet.

dcc

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