“Standardizing” Recreation Residence Fees- House Bill

So my understanding is that it’s hard to figure how much market value really is for some of these properties; however, I wonder about the rationale for reducing fees because owners “can’t afford” them. I’m sure National Park access fees are high for some people, .. how about means testing them? If the problem is …

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IdeaFest in Boulder CO This Week

I would like to attend all these but may not be able to.. if anyone else on the blog would like to attend and submit a post, let me know. The below seminar sounds interesting, especially for us bloggers, but conflicts with a vet appointment for my dog. CSTPR Noontime Seminar: The Contrarian Discourse in …

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Op-ed on “The Nation Possessed” Conference

Hmm.. some other folks are seeking to reach across the divide..Here’s a link to Patty’s op-ed in the Sunday Denver Post. Bolding mine. Good on the Center for the American West and the presenters. More important, you will have the rare, almost exotic experience of hearing people of different partisan affiliations consider a national issue …

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Nibbled to Death By Neighbors: The Future of Public Lands?

One of the issues that you usually don’t hear much about in the press are “lands” issues. Lands people, in my opinion, are among the unsung heroes of the Forest Service. If you talk to them, you will find out some of the problems facing public lands- neighbors attempting to cut off access to the …

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