MattBeckett

MattBeckett 2 years, 6 months ago on Governor orders flags lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

I apologize if I over reacted to your question lonely but the tone of the blog had take a turn towards the negative.

Just for the record... I took at drive through Craig around 9am today and two flags were lowered. One was at Craig Fire Rescue and the other was at First National Bank of the Rockies.

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MattBeckett 2 years, 6 months ago on Governor orders flags lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

I find these posts amusing as a volunteer with Craig Fire I didn't need the Daily Press to explain the reason behind the flags being lowered this Sunday. I already knew.

I knew because those men and women who died protecting life and property and whom will join the 3,500 already honored at that memorial are in my thoughts more than one day.

The flag at Craig Fire will be lowered but the paper is correct we have no formal plan for honoring our brothers and sisters who passed but they will remain in our thoughts and prayers Sunday and beyond. Just for the record Craig Fire staffed an Engine with volunteers for the Colorado Fallen Firefighters parade and memorial in Denver earlier this year.

Sad that on a day meant to remember the bravery and courage of firefighters that some would question motives and criticize those in our community that chose to volunteer.

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MattBeckett 2 years, 10 months ago on Editorial: Alarm bells uncalled for

SayWhat you misread the data the percentage next to the number of patients isn't the percentage in that county but the percentage of the total number of Colorado patients. If you do the math with you 1% or less than 1% it doesn't add up.

Routt County has 22,980 1,183 have medical marijuana cards so roughly 5% of the entire county holds a medical marijuana card and Moffat County has 13,184 residents with 222 card holders or under 2%.

With regards to the number of CMC students who are card holders I am looking for data on that topic but this was from the Steamboat City Council minutes:

Mr. Brian Hoza, Colorado Mountain College Campus Dean of Student Affairs

stated that during time of these dispensaries they have had three times the marijuana incidences on campus and he is responsible to control that environment. There are not that many severe medical issues on campus, so this is simply an access issue. He stated that it is the framework that is flawed, not necessarily the dispensaries.

Not sure Byron could be condemned for insulting a school when they see a rise in incidents and agree that the framework is flawed.

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MattBeckett 2 years, 10 months ago on Editorial: Alarm bells uncalled for

Here is some data-

Routt County has 1,183 registered medical marijuana patients and a population of 11,000 in Steamboat Springs Roughly 10%.

Moffat County has 222 patients. Roughly 2% of the population in Craig.

94% of all medical marijuana patients in Colorado list chronic pain as the medical reason for having a medical marijuana card.

Cancer is 2%

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/medicalmarijuana/statistics.html

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MattBeckett 2 years, 11 months ago on MCHS athletic director announces resignation

Sad that he was leaving because he wanted them to make it an AD/VP admin position and they declined but then advertise it as an admin position for his replacement. School district really dropped the ball on this one. We are losing two great people and educators.

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MattBeckett 3 years ago on Craig resident proposes mill levy, foundation to offset school budget cuts

As a home owner I would gladly pay the additional monies to help our schools. Thank you Chris for being involved as a parent and taxpayer and taking the time to develop and present a feasible option to a serious problem. On a side note the fire district mill levy cost the owner of a $100,000 home in the fire district $27.96 and the entire fire district mill levy budget could not offset the cuts our school district is being forced to make. Chris presents an excellent solution at a minimal cost. If we want our kids to have the quality education they deserve we need to support it not by blogging but by putting our money where our mouths scratch that by putting our money where our anonymous keyboards are.

Matt Beckett

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