Denver Water shutting down Dillon Dam Road permanently

Jul 9, 2008 Full story: Summit Daily News 10

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“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#1 Jul 9, 2008
I Think it is BS. First off, they are worried about cars, yet will keep it open to pedestrians and bicycles? What about the boats? There is NO security at the marinas, what makes the pedestrians, bicycles and boats any less of a threat than cars?

This road is used in lieu of I 70 by locals to get from Dillon to Frisco & I see NO REASON to close it. If they are worried about security close the resevour to all USES. I dont' see any security benefit to closing just to cars.

DUH!

My theory when hearing this, this morning, is that there has been a threat and NO ONE is telling us. If this is the case they then need to TELL US! Otherwise, their justification has serious holes in it.

“Stop DA Ritter's Narcissism”

Since: Jun 08

Truth or Consequences

#2 Jul 9, 2008
The whole thing is Government creating Government (GCG). Hey, I start a forest fire, I report it, I'm a hero. Folks in the forest service have been feeding fires in danger of dying for years. Hey, fire pay is expected. This sort of closing of public access is a "what if I didn't do it?" type of reaction. What are the possible statistics that would suggest such activity? Where is the review? This is just the normal arbitrary unreviewed action of government. Hey, it's for national security. Hey, I'm afraid. It is BS. Show all your logic. Or is this not America but the beginnings of Stalin (Bush) Russia (Whatever)?

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Leadville, CO

#3 Jul 10, 2008
Not to mention the emergency services, there are ONLY 3 roads that connect Dillon/Silverthorne & Frisco. THE DAM road, I70 (which is a nightmare in winter) and Swan Mountain Road, which is WAY out of the way if there is an emergency on the north side of the lake. They are allowing boats still, bicycles & pedestrians, whatever this "increase security concerns" they aren't sharing and they are full of SHIT!

OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!
OPEN THE DAM ROAD!

UNNECESSARY hardship for locals that USE that road in lieu of I70 in winter & summer. The AMOUNT OF PINE BEETLE KILL IS HUGE AROUND THE LAKE. Even if they grant emergency services passage, IT WILL SLOW THEM DOWN! NO VALID REASON GIVEN, SEVERE LACK OF COMMUNICATION and they have done this before. Legal Action might just get their attention & FORCE them to use some FRICKING LOGIC!

OH does this chap my ass!
Telling it like it is

AOL

#4 Jul 11, 2008
haiku wrote:
The whole thing is Government creating Government (GCG). Hey, I start a forest fire, I report it, I'm a hero. Folks in the forest service have been feeding fires in danger of dying for years. Hey, fire pay is expected. This sort of closing of public access is a "what if I didn't do it?" type of reaction. What are the possible statistics that would suggest such activity? Where is the review? This is just the normal arbitrary unreviewed action of government. Hey, it's for national security. Hey, I'm afraid. It is BS. Show all your logic. Or is this not America but the beginnings of Stalin (Bush) Russia (Whatever)?
Just wait until King George declares martial law "for the good of the nation" so that he remains beyond elections as "CommanDEER in Chief" and he can then direct the military to break down your door with metal detectors and gunpowder sniff-out dogs to confiscate the last hope of any
true patriots left being able to take back our country from the greedy elite.

Think I'm being silly? Google "FEMA Prisons" and read all about it for yourself.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#5 Jul 11, 2008
Telling it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Just wait until King George declares martial law "for the good of the nation" so that he remains beyond elections as "CommanDEER in Chief" and he can then direct the military to break down your door with metal detectors and gunpowder sniff-out dogs to confiscate the last hope of any
true patriots left being able to take back our country from the greedy elite.
Think I'm being silly? Google "FEMA Prisons" and read all about it for yourself.
IF'n that happens there will be citizen militias to take back our great country thanks to the right to bear arms. However what does this have to do with Denver Water Board overstepping their authority and NOT even communicating or giving VALID reason to shut down a public road?

OH, that's right you didn't read the article did you.
Telling it like it is

AOL

#6 Jul 11, 2008
The Iggy wrote:
<quoted text>
IF'n that happens there will be citizen militias to take back our great country thanks to the right to bear arms. However what does this have to do with Denver Water Board overstepping their authority and NOT even communicating or giving VALID reason to shut down a public road?
OH, that's right you didn't read the article did you.
If you were as adept at "reading comprehension skills" as you are at your "kneejerk reaction" skills, you would be able to tell that I was responding to the comments made by another poster. Particularly, their last sentences regarding the evidences of our government working against the interest of "we the people".

Regarding "citizen militias". Probably just a comforting delusion. We have become a nation of impotent pooosies. As long as we have some chips, beer, and the remote everything is A-OKay.
And those wishing to create a new "feudal society" of the "power elite" and all others "serfs", know this and are counting on it.

A bunch of unorganized, untrained, and undrilled people with semi-auto half gummed up small caliber arms and old ammo lacking any firepower more significant, and effective communications does not constitute a "militia". It would just be lot's of small bands of rabble trying to figure who to go after and in conflict with one another. Easily suppressed, in the face of well trained military that has been getting a few years of on the job training at kicking down doors and "neutralizing insurgencies".

The only hope for this country is to be able to convince the Generals on down to the troops that we have all been bamboozled by the greedmeisters that consider the "Constitution" as, to quote King George, "it's just a God d**ned piece of paper", and that when the orders come from the top to disenfranchise Americans of the most important right to safeguard against Tyranny, that the military refuses to carry out those orders.
Gas Sucks ride a bike

Loveland, CO

#7 Jul 11, 2008
What are you all so p!ssed about, maybe you yahoos who feel you have to drive from Frisco to dillon 4 times a day will realise that your bike is a better way to go.
KEEP THE ROAD CLOSED
"The best way to get ride of traffic and congestion is to make it harder to drive"

“Stop DA Ritter's Narcissism”

Since: Jun 08

Truth or Consequences

#8 Jul 11, 2008
The Iggy wrote:
<quoted text>
IF'n that happens there will be citizen militias to take back our great country thanks to the right to bear arms. However what does this have to do with Denver Water Board overstepping their authority and NOT even communicating or giving VALID reason to shut down a public road?
OH, that's right you didn't read the article did you.
I don't know it, but I suspect that the DW A-holes are responsible for the "blackout" of the Google Earth maps down and around Cheesman Reservoir. These guys must have a former Secret Service Agent on the PARANOID PAYROLL. He's probably TRIPLE DIPPING after retiring from some schizo army thing into SS and DW. Let it go DW. You can't plan for the second coming of Jesus. Let us all keep on living while you wrestle with your night emissions.

“Stop DA Ritter's Narcissism”

Since: Jun 08

Truth or Consequences

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Gas Sucks ride a bike wrote:
What are you all so p!ssed about, maybe you yahoos who feel you have to drive from Frisco to dillon 4 times a day will realise that your bike is a better way to go.
KEEP THE ROAD CLOSED
"The best way to get ride of traffic and congestion is to make it harder to drive"
The statistics I read show that the masses from Boulder that infiltrate Denver everyday consume much more fossil fuel than all of Summit County. You folks should take care of your own shop first. How about not running up and down 93 in your Saabs, Volvos, RANGE ROVERS, and Subarus one winter and save all of Dillon's carbon emissions for two decades. Why don't you ride your bikes to ski in Keystone? It's too bad that we can't burn your delusions of adequacy this winter to heat our homes.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#10 Jul 14, 2008
Woah guys, this isn't about King George or the Shrub as I like to call him, this is about Denver Water, shutting down one of only 3 east/west passages in a very populated and potentially explosive area (with all the beetlekill) WITHOUT COMMUNICATION with Local Officials.

THAT is UNACCEPTABLE, you all down there that never take the drive up here, have NO CLUE, this isn't about GWB and what not, this is about a WATER BOARD that is NOT COMMUNICATING with local officials JUSTIFING this "safety threat".

NO one up here UNDERSTANDS that threat, WE have a RIGHT to KNOW what "increased security concerns" prompted such a RASH decision without COMMUNICATION to the very emergency response teams that would respond!

INEXCUSABLE, if there were a wild fire on that road ANY delay could have EXTREMELY SERIOUS consequences, even a slow down for a wooden gate to lift. TELL us the threat, JUSTIFY closing of a road that people use daily!

And to the poster about riding their bike, great plan 3 months out of the year, but why should a local have to deal with I70 or go way out of their way to Swan Mountain Road at 15 degrees faraheight in winter? Why should the local commuter have to be forced to I70 without JUSITIFICATION of this "threat"?

Sorry I am not buying it, too many commute from out of county to Summit to say everyone should be riding a bike and quit whining about the road being closed. Bikes are great up here about 4-5 months of the year IF we're lucky. And if you NUTZ enough to ride your mountain bicycle on ICY roads, then more power to ya, hope Darwin is nice to you, because personally I think those that do that need their head examined.

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