Saving or Destroying Community

Saving or Destroying Community

A local business owner recently set us straight. “I’m not pro-growth,” he insisted. “I don’t want any more second homes. I just want workforce housing.” As if that didn’t count. But population growth is mostly due to workforce housing, which is a product of job creation due to commercial expansion. Here is the Other Side of the Story for April […]

Affordable Housing, a Bad Dream

Affordable Housing, a Bad Dream

Making a case against affordable housing is not popular. Certainly, no politician would dare do it. An affordable place for everyone that wants one has a generous, if naive, ring to it. And election results indicate voters don’t want more public housing; they see an emperor with no clothes. Most of us are not convinced government-provided workforce housing is a […]

START’s Free Ride is Over

START’s Free Ride is Over

Funny how START is only now exploring funding options. They’ve been pursuing a utopian dream with little thought for efficiency. Actually, it’s more pitiful than funny. After decades of operation, they’re just now worrying about future sustainably. Most businesses, public or private, learn the importance of a funding model. They don’t have the luxury of ignoring their customers Here is […]

Must the Show Go On

Must the Show Go On

It was learned at press time that the proposed concert for South Park was called off due to scheduling issues with the band. Still, the reasoning behind the decision to allow the event in the first place is questionable. Noise, traffic and massive crowds were headed to South Park after our county commissioners approved what could have been the biggest […]

Consultant Nightmare

Consultant Nightmare

We live in a small mountain community. We talk with each other and know what others are thinking. Do we really need outside consultants telling us what we think? Local government has hired an unending series of consultants for over a decade now. Why? Why spend all the money? Is government really that out of touch? Here is the Other […]