“Our ultimate responsibility is to protect people, not property rights,” says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post)
The Denver Post: 04/17/2013
By John Hickenlooper
Through many years of operating brewpubs, I took pride in never going to court. It’s not that lawyers aren’t deserving of love, it’s just that we prefer to get things done without having to resort to the courts.
That was our philosophy in business and through nearly two terms as a mayor of Denver. It’s still our view in the governor’s office.
Before anyone asks, no, I didn’t create this video – although I think it’s brilliant. I like the fact it’s personalized for Longmont, even with a phone call to “Tim”, our airport manager. Now, if they would have put Hitler in overalls or made him a female…
The fracking fight came to Colorado Springs yesterday, and energy development won out over a radical environmentalist “mob” of about 20 people. In a 6-3 vote to allow exploratory drilling on private land in the Springs, the city council decided to not make the same mistake Longmont Councilman Brian Bagley and the Longmont City Council made by getting in bed with radical environmental wackjobs. Continue reading →
The title of this post is actually a title of a book by the recently deceased Longmont resident D. Ernie Greenly. Back when I got started (with Wrongmont) we had some interesting back-and-forth conversations, but we never got together for that beer he wanted to buy me. When I use that term, I’m not leaving Longmont, yet, but Longmont is leaving many of us. Continue reading →
Another election, and plenty of opportunities lost. First, with the Presidential race I got 44 out of 50 states right, which is my worst call yet. But, I was far from alone on that one and people far smarter and more prominent than I got it even worse. At the time of this writing, Florida still hasn’t been officially called, but I assume Obama will get it and a final tally of 332-206, although the popular vote was much closer than that Electoral College number looks. Continue reading →
Imagine you had a home somewhere in the middle of Longmont, and some mob decided to erect something similar to the Berlin Wall around the city blocking access to your property. If Ballot Question 300 passes you won’t have to imagine it if you are a mineral rights owner. Continue reading →
The following was sent to the Times-Call for publication, they refused to run it for reasons unknown at the time of this posting. I ran the subject matter by a few random people, all were outraged and asked why they hadn’t heard about it. I wasn’t going to write about it as it’s old news to me, but apparently unknown by most. I assume the Times-Call isn’t running it because of the subject matter, but they’ve been running some pretty screwy Open Forum letters lately, so that can’t totally be it. I also assume this is something plenty of people in Longmont, while disturbed by it, would find interesting – dare I say newsworthy. Continue reading →
Today (October 29, 2012) the Longmont Times-Call endorsed Jeff Ilseman for RTD District I.
Of a field of what appears to be four capable candidates for the District I director’s position, our recommendation to voters is Jeff Ilseman of Longmont, who has served on the Longmont Transportation Advisory Board, the Public Policy Committee of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commence and the Judicial Performance Commission of the 20th Judicial District.