An event of this magnitude, and the complete failure in the management by Frank L, the town trustees, and just the god awful decision to handle this the way it was, just shines a huge, giant, bright, spotlight on the incompetent, inept town board, and their inability to make good decisions, and yes even the "fuming" mayor.
How does a cast of such incompetent leadership figures compensate for the staggering losses incurred by all these business owners and disappointed citizens?
is Estes Park. The home of (my opinion only but is fact based) incompetent town officials and school boards who drive their own agendas without true (not just show) stakeholder input, embezzlement and loyalty to ones own self, manipulation of rules and laws and regimes that tear down all community trust is the norm. If a big bull elk, doe, cow or stag are not poached or shot with arrows they should be on the next school board and mayor/town trustee ballots. They are efficient, consistent, reliable, predictable, can get along with others in the herd (all that antler jousting is just sport) and people (who are not stupid enough to roust them during the rut) and they are the true money makers.