The Longmont Years: 2012-2013 Airport Master Plan success, and plans to move

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…

The Longmont Years: 2009-2011 Breaking the Bloc

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…

The Longmont Years: 2000-2006 Coming to Longmont, and Wrongmont

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…

Longmont Airport’s future more secure with recent developments

With the unanimous approval by Longmont City Council of the new FBO (Fixed Based Operator) at Vance Brand Airport, the future of the airport becomes that much more secure, probably to the chagrin of those that have endlessly tried to undermine the airport for the last 20 years.   Continue reading…

Longmont Airport complaints go “Hitlerian”

This is just too good not to share:

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…

LP020: Mexifornia and airport haters gone crazy

On Episode 20 of Longmont Politics we talked about a recent trip to California (aka Mexifornia), the anti-airport group (of 1) Quiet Skies going off the rails and losing all grips on reality and decorum, and citizens gone ballistic at council and how Mayor Dennis Coombs needs to handle them.  We also talked about another ballot issue to pay for the lawsuits that will come from a fracking ban ballot issue, and yet another way for Sarah Levison to shake down Longmont citizens to squeeze more taxes out of them.

Music played in this show was “Oxygen” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP016: Fracking ballot questions, voter ID, the airport, and deranged Tweets

On Episode 16 of Longmont Politics we played some City Council audio of singing anti-frackers and talked about their group (ROAR) limiting dissenting opinions on their Facebook page.  It was then on to voter ID and some questions for our City Clerk.  We then talked about some proof of voter fraud and letters from some people who may have registered illegally.

It was then discussion of the Twin Peaks Mall, Panattoni, Harvest Junction, the Vance Brand Airport.  Finally, we went through the quite revealing and troubling mental sewage in the form of tweets from former Longmont City Councilmember Sean McCoy, as well as those who “think” they are competition for me or any sane thinking person.  I invite you to check out their swill (Longmont Area Democrats & Free Range Longmont).

Music played in this show was “How The World Ends” by Modern Science – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP013: Brian Bagley and the neverending fracking fracus

On Episode 13 of Longmont Politics, we broadcast LIVE and had Longmont Ward 1 City Councilmember Brian Bagley in-studio.  We talked about his director work on his film “El Cartel“, we went over his comments at the recent council meeting about the fracking regulations, took some questions from callers and people in the chat room, and talked about MileHi Skydiving and his position on the airport.  Thanks to Brian and all the people who called, chatted, and listened.  Regardless if you love/hate myself or Brian, this interview has a little bit of something for everyone regardless of your politics and position on fracking.

Music played in this show was “Doxology” by Polaradio – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP012: Open Records, Wards, Boards, and the marauding hordes

On Episode 12 of Longmont Politics, we discussed Longmont’s ward realignment, advisory board processes, fun found through Open Records searches, the ongoing harassment by anti-airport individuals and the odd change in tactics by the anti-frackers.

Music played in this show was “Love” by Aldo Leopardi – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP011:Bumper stickers, Mayor playing procedural games, and CD4 update

On Episode 11 of Longmont Politics, we discussed the bumper sticker mailed out to anti-airport neighbors by Mile Hi Skydiving, along with comments during the Airport Advisory Board meeting.  The Times-Call ran my letter about Mayor Coombs and a game he played at the recent council meeting.  We updated the money race for U.S. Congressional District 4 and how candidate Brandon Shaffer possibly killed an election night reporting bill.

Music played in this show was “Prisoner” by Cary Morin – courtesy of Music Alley.

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