It occurs to me in the midst of the current public health crisis that Longmont actually has two declared emergencies in effect, one a very real threat due to COVID-19 and the other a fictitious “climate emergency” forced by local environmentalists in the fall of 2019.
Last January at a Longmont City Council meeting, I incredulously heard a deputy city manager state, “This is a crisis (climate change) not unlike the crisis and emergency that we went through in the 2013 flood.” Oh please. If anything, there will be a great backlash against the radical environmental movement in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
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 →
In the previous post, I talked about how we came to end up in Longmont and the beginnings of my (and our, including my wife) various activities there, specifically in the political arena. This next section only covers 2 years, but insanely busy and active years they were, read on… Continue reading →
It’s not with a heavy heart, but actually a quite light and airy one, that we bid adieu to the city we’ve called home for the last 13+ years; Longmont, Colorado. But fear not, I still have to work there for a few more years, live close enough to be affected by it, and may once in a while throw some tax dollars its way. Happily I’ll be throwing less toward Boulder County. Continue reading →
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