Chris is the editor/publisher of LightningRod Blog - as well as founder/editor of Wrongmont, Longmont Advocate, Vote!Longmont, Longmont Politics, the LightningRod Radio Network, as well as being the original Longmont Examiner.
Chris is a writer and talker - whether it be blogs, podcasts, music, or public speaking. When he's not heard on Air Traffic radio, he can be heard on his podcasts or seen in the local paper causing trouble.
In Judge Judith LaBuda‘s chambers in Boulder County Court, there was a parade of plaintiffs and witnesses for Citizens for Quiet Skies who maintained that they weren’t anti-airport and didn’t want to shut down Longmont’s Vance Brand Airport. It was obvious this was drilled into them by their attorneys as the question kept coming up and their responses were all the same. In other words it was staged, and as I’ve written plenty of times I believe they are full of crap. Continue reading →
Here’s a subject I thought I’d never write about again, and notice I haven’t blogged for over a year. But I’ve attended 2 of the 5 days in the court case of CFQS et al VS Mile-Hi Skydiving (and my wife’s attended all 5 with books of notes), and I’ve heard just about enough bullflop. One thing in particular really got a chuckle out of me when my name kept coming up in court, and a particular blog entry was entered into evidence. If you read that entry, and I assume the judge will now that it’s part of the case, you’ll see it’s the opposite of what Ms. Gibbs and her attorneys claims it is. Continue reading →
Recently on the internet there was reminiscing of the Northridge (California) Earthquake of 1994, including a faux play-by-play of it on Twitter. We didn’t live too far from the epicenter, but far enough to not suffer any consequences of the quake. I’d grown up in SoCal, earthquakes were nothing new, although now we were living with the San Andreas Fault within sight just a couple of miles away – so any quake made you wonder if it was the big one. But what nearly killed me wasn’t this quake, it was something that happened exactly a month later. Continue reading →
This is the final installation of the long and winding road of our activities while residing in Longmont, Colorado. We pick up in early 2012 where we’d already talked about and even came close to moving 6 years prior, but I had one last piece of unfinished business before we left: coming full circle back to the Vance Brand Airport, where it all began. Continue reading →
In this installment, we pick up in early 2009 after apparent local political burnout – or so I thought. The previous two years were hectic, to say the least. Output increased in quantity and quality, both in the written and spoken word. By the end of ’08 I had gone back to one of my first loves: aviation. But staying away from local politics was apparently not in the cards. Continue reading →
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