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9 December 2012
at 8 p.m.
Ha ha! I honestly thought this was a joke when I started reading this piece. Sadly that's not the case. How in the world do you come to the conclusion that they broke the “sunshine law” because they all had lunch together? Get a grip CDP, not everything is a conspiracy - it's only lunch!
20 July 2012
at 3:47 p.m.
I'm a bit late to this discussion, but thought I'd add my 2 cents worth. I've always found any site that publishes ads with sound and video (that start without clicking) to be extremely annoying, and I will avoid it. And now to find out that even paid subscriptions to the CDP are subjected to the annoyance is simply wrong.
I understand the CDP's need to generate revenue, so an online paid subscription would be ok if the site was faster and all content was online without ads. Right now it is not, and I will not pay to be annoyed by ads. Stripping out the ads is the “carrot” most online subscriptions dangle in front of their viewers to get them to pay. However I'm guessing an active repeat visitor to the CDP website can generate a lot more than $35 per year in ad revenue for the paper, since it's all based on number of ad impressions and clicks. A smarter move would have been to increase the free traffic to the site.
15 May 2012
at 4:25 p.m.
Boy, some of you folks like Rebelgirl and rwarner2012 need to get your facts straight before you start posting online - what a bunch of crap you two have spewed. Like ranger520 posted, you haven't a clue as to how hunting, fishing and conservation work. I suggest you both do some research, then come back and post.
14 May 2012
at 2:44 p.m.
I agree that hunters and fisherman have contributed greatly (if not solely) to the preservation and enhancement of many species, and not just huntable species. Licenses do fund that to a great extent, however most folks are not aware that the Pittman-Robertson 11% federal excise tax (enacted in 1937 by FDR) on all firearms and ammo goes directly to states for wildlife restoration and preservation. In the 1970's the tax was added to handguns and archery equipment as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittman-…Bottom line is that without hunters you would never even have seen a restoration effort on the sandhill cranes or whooping cranes for that matter.
So all you non-hunters can spew all you want to about hunting, but we are the ones that are putting our money where our mouths are. Do you see PETA or other orgs putting up funds like hunters are? As of January 2010 the Pittman-Robertson act has generated over 2 billion dollars, and don't forget, that's in addition to the the license revenues. How much have you contributed to save a species?
2 May 2012
at 12:29 p.m.
All my interactions with various hospital staff has been positive and cheerful, from the lab to x-ray to the smiling faces at the front desk.
I don't know how they compare costwise, however if you have insurance, your insurance company will negotiate the price with any hospital for the exact same procedure.
The only complaint I have with our hospital - and it's a complaint I've had for many years, is the check-in process. It's ok if no one is waiting, but if there are people ahead of you, it can sometimes take a while.
1 May 2012
at 11:15 a.m.
Where do you think those bears in Denver & Boulder end up? The western slope ends up dealing with problem bears. It would be interesting to find out where the bear was tagged and moved from.
1 May 2012
at 11:09 a.m.
I'm a bit weary of the “wildlife was here first” statement. We as humans are part of the ecosystem as well, and no not all animals were here first. Does Craig look like bear habitat to you?
Though I would have preferred that the bear was moved to an unpopulated area, he was already a tagged bear from previously being moved. The wildlife officers did the right thing.
With a drought forecast, lack of food in the high country and lousy bear management rules in Colorado, we're most likely looking at more bears and other critters moving into our neighborhoods. All of Colorado will see an increase in bear/human interactions due to the significant increase in bear populations.
I say, ship all the nuisance bears to the front range, they're the ones that voted to end the spring bear hunt - now they should deal with the consequences.
27 April 2012
at 3:08 p.m.
SandyInUtah - shut your lights off permanently and quit using ALL electricity!
And by the way, the cars you think are green because you plug them in? Think again.
27 April 2012
at 2:27 p.m.
Sure I'll share my story….
There are many horror stories about Miller. It's not slander or libel if it happened to you personally. I had the misfortune of seeing him when he was still in Dr Told's clinic - suffice it to say, he was arrogant and did not listen to me. The manner in which he talked to me - rattled me badly. He actually accused me of things I didn't do, accusing me of causing my own health issue. No amount of explaining (and begging that he talk to Dr Told and review my previous records - which he never did) , changed his mind. That folks, is not a good doctor. I ultimately ended up going to Denver and was diagnosed and treated for a rare condition.
After my experience we tried to talk a friend into seeing a new doctor when he experienced some health issues. He didn't and he died of a health problem that people simply do not die from any more in this day. Sadly my husband lost his fishing buddy. This happened shortly before Miller lost his privileges at the hospital.
So… if he's such a swell doctor, why did he lose his privileges at the hospital - and never regained them?
22 April 2012
at 1:45 p.m.
Though it's good to pay attention to reports like this, I don't think we should get too excited over it. Like any survey, numbers may not tell the whole story. I received a call and participated in the survey. They happened to catch me on a day that I felt crummy from a bad cold, so when the question was asked if I felt I was healthy, I said generally yes - but the interviewer wanted to know how I felt that day - so I ended up saying fair. Also when it came to smoking, the question was “did I smoke at least 100 cigarettes during my adult life” - well like most teens during my era, I did. However I quit after high school and never smoked again. So technically according to the survey, I was an adult smoker even though I hadn't smoked in 35+ years.
Another question was whether I exercised regularly, which I do - mostly daily walks and hikes. However I could see where many folks may answer no, because they already have a physical job. This area has a high percentage of blue collar workers and their jobs are physical.
We also need to remember that Colorado ranks #1 as the healthiest and most active. Without dissecting the numbers to see if it's simply a slight difference between the various counties within Colorado or a dramatic difference for certain areas, I don't think Moffat county is any more unhealthy than other states. So I would say take the survey info with a grain of salt. If you have some bad habits, work on them and by all means get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! And don't forget the sunscreen :-).
I support better and more walking and bike trails. I use the one over the top of the hill (past the hospital) in Ridgeview all the time, but it ends at Murdoch's which is really sad. They even have a light there for the crosswalk, but it goes nowhere. I can remember walking along the Sandrocks many years ago as well, and that trail is no longer accessible. At one time Craig planned on completing a trail all around the town, I would like to see that project picked up again. The Loudy Simpson trails are nice and I use them often. I used to ride my bike over Thompson Hill, but I no longer ride that route for fear of getting run over. Not sure how costly it would be to widen the shoulders to accommodate bike riders, but I would love a nice circle loop to ride without having to worry about getting run over. So yes… the city and county could do a bit more to encourage safe outdoor activities.
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