Monthly Archives: November 2014

Now is the Time to Improve before the Beginning of Winter

Dateline: December 21, 2014 (official Winter Soltice)

The City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Why or why does the Street Maintenance Department keep making the same mistakes and operate like we are living in the 20th Century?!?

In addition to human health and safety, practical improvements can be made immediately to improve snow and ice removal on Glenwood Springs’ roads and walkways. I am miffed that NO effort was made to plow the River Walk between the Roaring Fork River and Doc Holliday’s grave.

To describe the pedestrian walking conditions within the City of Glenwood Springs as treacherous would be an understatement. Folks who have lived through many winters here have told me that snow removal has never been better in town and often is terrible.

Item #6:

I would like to mention concern about the quality of the surface waters passing through town. The routine practice of spreading large amounts of salt and silt on city roads jeopardizes the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water source for as far as Southern California.

This is nothing new but there are more environmentally-friendly ‘ice melt’ products readily available: Blue or green ice melt mixtures. Just take a look at what one property owner used along the 1000 block of Grand Avenue on the first afternoon of last week’s snow storm.

Much like Nevada and California do around Lake Tahoe, our city should adopt some of their ice and snow removal procedures (use of non-contaminated dirt and salt-alternatives) to facilitate the water quality, clarity, and non-hazardous conditions of the Colorado River.

Item #7:

By monitoring weather forecasts, the Street Department can better manage getting plows out at the first sign of snow, avoid driving idle (plow not lowered while driving), not creating melting snow conditions into water that can freeze late in the afternoon and at night (leaving more difficult ice removal and driving and walking hazards the next morning, particularly during commute hours)

No sympathies are being solicited but perhaps you have some empathy for this writer because he is disabled with no benefits from RFTA’s Traveler transport services.

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Solutions to Homelessness by Economist Carl L. Williams & D.A.F.N. Dailey, MS

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Clients' entrance to Project We Hope overnight shelter in East Palo Alto, California Clients’ entrance to Project We Hope overnight shelter in East Palo Alto, California

 

Dear Editors of the Aspen Daily News:

 

Thursday’s Daily News had one astute letter to the Editor – that by Carl L. McWilliams of Glenwood. Homelessness (house/apartment-less-ness) will not go away without a concerted regional (Garfield & Pitkin Counties) effort.

 

  • The involvement of the Salvation Army is one viable solution mentioned by McWilliams [please refer to the post-script below].

  • Law enforcement respect of the homeless and other disadvantaged citizens is another factor.

  • In the American capitalist economy, I’d suggest grants and funding by venture capital firms (VC) from the San Francisco area. Keep in mind that VCs expect a return-on-investment.The entrepreneurial approach is another solution. Take note of the five benefits listed below:

  • Typically after VCs supply seed…

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A True Story That You May Find Humorous

It was a warm July afternoon along the boarding area at the Springs Amtrak depot. The middle-aged man, not accustomed to the high altitude, was sucking air by breathing through his mouth. So thirsty, Frank headed as quick as he could into the station for a drink.

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Just a drink of Rocky Mountain high water would help his dehydration. Real drinks and cocktails being served across 6th Street. Oh yea, Frank was almost there for relief.

In the first pew, a strawberry blond in her 20s was seated alone. After trading stares into her reddened, soggy, emerald-green eyes, Frank was spellbound and stopped.

Frank was terribly nearsighted without glasses. Even though he was seriously visually impaired, he could plainly see poor Allyson.

Young Allyson looked as if she was crying her eyes out.

Frank shyly spoke up, “May I help you in any way?”

“I don’t imagine how. I have to get on the next train.”

“You know this Amtrak California Zephyr is a pretty nice ride.”

“Oh, it is not that. I do not know when I will ever see my boyfriend again.”

After Frank set his body gently next to her he wondered and softly spoke up, “What’s up? Is he back home or somewhere around the train station?”

“Travis is working along the river this entire summer and I have to go to work.”

Frank felt a rage of adrenaline in his blood and rapidly asked, “Do you work nearby? Could you call in sick? Can you return to the Springs soon?”

Allyson paused then replied, “I manage a bar and grill in upstate New York and must be there by Monday.”

“You know the train is running late. Things aren’t as bad as it seems. Why don’t you take a walk around town and give Travis a call?”

To Be Continued . . .

Will Grandma Barbara pick up Ally at the train station?

Will Travis (this is not his real name) quit his summer job and travel east to be with Ally?

Find out about Ally’s opinion and reckoning with death..

Will Ally dye her red hair?

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Homelessness (Again) – The Beleaguered Population

Too cold and snowy the last two days. i am going back to be homeless again.

So what …

Much like a town like Bloomington, Indiana, the Christian churches in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Basalt, and Silt, Colorado, do a fine job providing at least one hot meal a-day and there is a daytime ministry where people can rest and eat breakfast and lunch five days a week.

This area has more resources for homeless (house-less or apartment-less) during winter and early spring months. During the late spring, summer, and early fall, many people camp-out.

This can be both hazardous* and criminal. Yes, city police will arrest homeless people if they are found sleeping in public.

* Check out a book entitled, “Don’t Get Sick.” The second edition by Buck Tilton and Dr. Rick Bennett is 108 pages.

Why Won’t Local Police (GSPD) Leave Homeless People Alone

 COMPLAINT

The Dailey Sun-Times-Chronicles/ news group, David A. Dailey (heretofore named Publisher), and members of the homeless community of Glenwood Springs have suffered indignities, surprising criminal arraignments, and have had their civil rights violated by the actions of the City Police Department and because of the unconstitutional local ordinances made by the City Councilmen.

The City of Glenwood Springs Police and Fire Departments have violated the Federal Freedom of Information Act by withholding and not submitting information to the public and press.

  • Not respecting the federal Freedom of Information Act, on July 17, the Administrative Assistant to the Fire Department Chief of the GSFD told Publisher Dailey that the feasibility of providing the logs was under the Fire Chief and staff’s consideration. She mentioned that it may be difficult and painstaking to remove confidential HIPA-protected information from their records.
  • Other newspapers in the area (Aspen Daily News; Aspen Times) regularly publish police calls. The Post Independent in Glenwood Springs has not during 2014.
  • It is believed that 13 Amendments to the United States Constitution have been recently violated by the City lawmakers and Glenwood Springs Police Department. Jailing citizens for sleeping in public – the plaintiffs assert – is unconstitutional.