2011

Lack of snow removal

Submitted by murrvalus on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 21:31

Aren't businesses and homeowners supposed to remove the snow from their sidewalks within 24 hours after it has snowed?  I live in the vicinity of LaPorte and Shields.  Apparently the home and business owners in this area are exempt from the ordinance.  Because at least half haven't lifted a shovel all winter.  I guess if you wait long enough the snow will melt on it's own.  There is an apartment complex at the corner of LaPorte and Sheilds and its sidewalks are treacherous.  I don't think they have done a thing to remove the snow all winter.

Revolution

Submitted by murrvalus on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 20:29

As I watch the unfolding of revolutionary change in Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt, I wonder when the dictators around the world will figure out that in the 21st century, keeping the populace living in fear and ignorance is coming to an end.  A college professor of mine asked a question during a lecture, "What is the most important element needed by a populace to have democracy?"  Answer - an educated populace, and in my opinion, the second most important component is communication.  In today's world, planet wide communication is available in all countries.  Not perhaps to all people, but in all

A new decade begins

Submitted by murrvalus on Fri, 12/31/2010 - 12:40

And so begins a new decade, for me it begins with high hopes.  A new start in Ft. Collins, a new job, my son newly married and expecting the end of May.  My daughter and her family returned from three years in Germany.

I also lost an uncle this year, one of the penalties of getting older, and a high school friend to cancer.