Benjie Robinson

Benjie Robinson 1 week ago on Todd Schayes: Playing with class

Thanks to the coaches and young men of the Moffat County basketball team for their display of good behavior and excellent sportsmanship. Also, thank you to Mr. Schayes for acknowledging it.

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Benjie Robinson 1 week ago on Jay Oxley: Filling Safeway’s space

There is a new and strongly emerging industry that is causing an extraordinary boom in the commercial real estate business. Soon those people looking for reasonably priced commercial real estate could be lured to Moffat County if the County Commissioners and City Council had the sense to allow it instead of imposing their moral beliefs upon the population.

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Benjie Robinson 2 weeks ago on Our View: EDP and businesses need to take action

Ending the local prohibition on cannabis isn't going to rescue Craig but it sure could fill a lot of those empty spaces mentioned in this opinion piece.

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Benjie Robinson 4 weeks ago on Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership funding up in the air

The Amendment 64 bus is pulling out of the station and Craig, CO isn't on it. Want to fill some warehouses? End prohibition. Want to put some people to work? End prohibition. How about some sales tax dollars? End prohibition. I certainly realize that ending the local prohibition on cannabis will not save this dying town but it sure would give it a booster shot.

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Benjie Robinson 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ballot question measures public opinion on marijuana growth

Hey Dennis, I've read several of your other comments regarding this topic so it should be known that I am not replying to your comment here for the purpose of arguing. This reply is to give you, and others an idea of how this legitimate industry could benefit Moffat County. Here is a list of fields that could profit from the cannabis industry:

  • Realtors
  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Local business that supply all these contractors
  • Security providers
  • Tourism

This is just a short list off the top of my head. I'm not sure how familiar you are with the internet but a fairly basic search would reveal several more businesses that have developed from this industry without even having to grow or sell marijuana. I believe I can safely assume that there are probably a few property owners in town who have vacant warehouses that they would like to rent or sell. There are also a few local contractors who probably wouldn't mind landing a 20 or thirty thousand dollar job to turn a warehouse into a safe and efficient growing operation. I'll even go out on a limb here and say that the county might even want a few extra tax dollars. Maybe they could have allocated that money to keep the Luttrell barn from falling down.

But I could be wrong also. Maybe these people would rather see rundown, decrepit warehouses. Maybe there are contractors out there who don't like working. Maybe our county doesn't have any use for extra revenue. It looks like that's the case so far.

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Benjie Robinson 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ballot question measures public opinion on marijuana growth

Thanks for giving Measure 1A some attention. This is an important measure to pass in order to give our community an opportunity to embrace a new and profitable industry.

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Benjie Robinson 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Benjie Robinson: Support medical pot

I would like to clarify that Measure 1A pertains strictly to the cultivation of recreational marijuana. I mentioned medical marijuana in my letter as an example of an already successful decision made by Colorado voters.

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