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Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

No to the fee for hiking. Where's the ten dollars an hour for parking going?

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Posted by Dom Chen on 06/23/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

I hate to suggest this, but perhaps requiring admission or some kind of park pass would help? $1-$5 per person to hike, not unreasonable, and would also fund restoration.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Toni Nadeau on 06/23/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

This is not unique. Parks, local, state and federal are seeing record visitors; RMNP went from an average of 3.2 million up until 2014 to 4.2 in 2015, 4.5 in 2016. Sometimes you are restricted where in the park can drive now. Visiting parks the last 3 springs, summers and falls has been incredible; good to see people "Discovering" their parks, sad to see what over usage does. Particularly as people are ignorant of or flat breaking rules.

Providing more access by making new trails may not be the answer either. This only accelerates degredation.

What do we do?

Dave Beadles

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Posted by William David Beadles on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Incline traffic is out of control on Barr Trail

Have patience; the north return trail is still on the radar. Parking is a bigger problem right now, as is doing repairs to the upper third next year. These things always take longer than everybody thinks they should. The north return trail will require Forest Service approval and an environmental assessment, so don't get too antsy.

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Posted by jrbd on 06/23/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

I dont know why anyone with ancestors that were in that War North or South should be ashamed. Its not like we had a damn thing to do with it. Your oath is very honorable but did you ever think thats the same oath both sides of that War were following. Its kind of like being ashamed of being German because your great grandfather was in the German Army. The wealthy from both sides started the War over commerce a big part of that commerce was slaves. It was the poor or less then wealthy that spilled the blood.Kind of like today it sure as hell ant the rich kids dying in our Wars. The only thing to be ashamed of is the use of Historical artifacts as racist propaganda now.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/22/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

racist pig? do you kiss your mamma with that mouth boy? does it make you angry that you are wrong? does it make you angry that you are uneducated? does it make you angry that you don't have a clue what happened or how it happened? ARE YA MAD BRO? WELL ARE YA? what a bag of jokes!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/20/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

it was ALWAYS about slavery you pathetic racist pig JW

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Posted by apathetic on 06/20/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Reader: Thank God the South lost the war

well, if your own people hadn't have sold you into slavery we wouldn't even be having this discussion. so id lay blame where it should go.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/20/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

Are you insane? do you even read or know history? your letter shows you don't get it AT ALL. ok lets start with some history, the colonists came to america to avoid religious prosecution , and a big government telling them how to live every facet of their lives. they made a good run at it got a country up and running , fought hard to keep their land and tend their crops to feed their people. This went well for a while, alot of trade and commerce came and went. from slaves to products. (slaves were brought by over by dutch and other immigrates in the form of INDENTURED SERVITUDE.) That's right they broke laws and were paying for it. slaves caught on over here as a form of labor. Many of the people in the south DID NOT own slaves, only a few very wealthy people did. now to the civil war..... it wasn't about slaves NEVER WAS..... it was about a government coming into people lives and telling them what they can and cannot do less than 100 yrs after their fathers and mothers fought to get out from under such oppression. They didn't like the fact that this new government was AGAIN telling them how to live.....did the government till the ground? did it plant the crops? did it harvest them? then how did the government have the right to tell them what to do? THIS WAS THE MIND SET. and they went to war over it. IT WAS NEVER ABOUT SLAVES BUT THE FREEDOM TO DO THEY WISHED.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

south = racsim = evil

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Posted by apathetic on 06/20/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

SO good!

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Posted by apathetic on 06/20/2017 at 8:52 AM
Posted by Karl Ray on 06/15/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

Whose tool is this fool?
Of course the Ruskies used social media to their advantage! He claims that we're above that? LOL! There's an MOS for that!
https://m.goarmy.com/locate-a-recruiter.m.…

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Posted by Karl Ray on 06/15/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr. Scuba fox: Here we go with the same government talkie talk. Starting a total make over of coal fired plants COST MONEY. Up front right now money. Is it better? Will it eventually pay for its self? YES. But up front is big money. The small Solar system we had at a house in the Springs cost us over $10,000.00 just to buy the equipment then about that much to get it installed. Yes our bills went to nothing most months afterwards and that was paying for itself but the up front was a bunch. Now imagine the scale your talking about and getting an elected official to sign off on those costs.GOOD LUCK! Some States and Cities passed the buck off on private companies and take a look at there rates.Peublo rates are nuts Denver ant much better. I wont argue that clean energy is needed and watching and breathing the green clouds over the cities I grew up in was terrible and we have made huge advances since the 60s and 70s but real life dictates what the reasons why things are not now moving faster.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr Rocky Smith. Regarding your statement: "COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now."

The *cost* to the public doesn't go away because it's not directly paid for. The public pays by the effects of pollution on public health ... who pays that? And also there's the cost of, yes despite rampant denial, the VERY REAL effects of Global Warming that's an Existential Threat to Life on Earth. What's that worth to you. Google, "The Physics of Global Warming" Powell.

You reveal yourself to be the "other kind of socialist" ... the "cost redistribution" kind of socialist. Yes, you're a socialist ... the kind you love.

Plus, costs documented at whitehouse.gov are passed onto the public to the tune of:

Production Fossil Fuel Subsidies $4.7 B / year.

There are a number of tax preferences, described below, available in the United States to producers of fossil fuels. The preferences below are all permanent provisions in the tax code. The annual revenue costs estimated for each provision are taken from the Mid-Session Review of the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, which is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/msr.

Provision descriptions are derived from the General Explanation of the Administrations Revenue Proposal, sometimes referred to as the Treasury Green Book, which is available here: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ta…

In total, the United States government has identified eleven Federal fossil fuel production tax provisions, as shown below. Combined, these provisions total USD 4.7 billion in annual revenue cost (nominal annual average figure based on the 10-year revenue estimate). The provisions are listed in order of greatest annual revenue cost to least.

https://www.treasury.gov/open/Documents/US…

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Posted by scubafox on 06/15/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

A few things that stick in my craw. Its been proven Russia has screwed with our election. It has yet to be shown that Trump or his buddies helped them out. And yes I said "YET" thats what the investigation is all about. But even if they didnt help or were involved. Why hasent the White House spoke out against there screwing around?I kind of understand the GOP stonewalling they dont need a black eye on another GOP President. But the Trump White house and his Cabinet have said nothing but praise for Putin and Russia. I wonder why? I personally think Trump may be the biggest present Russia ever gave the Democrats. The next Elections will tell.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

And thats wher the Phoney news comes from not main street media.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Miss White I think you answered your own question. COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now. Second theres this thing called a lobby its where the owners of gas, oil and coal producers pay others to go pay and convince our lawmakers to continue using there products. The second one is a wide spread problem and happens in about every aspect of our lives everything from tobacco, guns, oil, booze, cars anything that may be regulated in the name of safety theres money flowing in Washington and Denver to counter it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Militants don't represent Muslims

I concur with Mr. Karim that the great majority of Muslims do not want to blow up little girls, run over people on a bridge, or stab diners. That said, I ask Mr. Karim to understand that each of those events has happened within the last three weeks, and each mass murder was committed by those claiming the faith. Additional scrutiny is warranted, and I wish Mr. Karim and others all the best in ridding their faith of these monsters.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/09/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Reader: Free speech is for everyone except Christians

Since Don McCullen can't find his own ass with both hands, it's really nice to see so many citizens handing it (his ass) to him, no strings attached. Bravo!!

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Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/07/2017 at 3:14 PM

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