By Max R. Weller
I’ve lived in the same north Boulder neighborhood continuously for over six years now, and I’ve lost all patience waiting for things to change in re the worst-behaved transients and Transition Program bums from nearby Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. The same ol’, same ol’ bullshit is tiresome, and even the scenic view I have is becoming rather blah to me.
Here’s what I’d rather see every day:
Mount Meeker and Longs Peak are seen from Union Reservoir in Longmont. The Twin Peaks stand over a valley full of fascinating curiosities. (Times-Call file)
Let’s be honest: Boulder’s Flatirons are not nearly as grand as the scene above. And being right up against the Foothills restricts one’s view of the Rockies beyond; it’s sort of like being in the presence of a beautiful woman, and only being able to see her armpit.
I’d love to find a way to camp year-round along the St. Vrain River Greenway, regardless of any applicable laws which might restrict or ban such activity. I can be very inconspicuous.
Another consideration for me, fastidious as I am, is having access to a shower facility every morning. Longmont’s OUR Center does NOT provide this amenity for homeless people, despite the millions and millions of $$$ they rake in annually.
These are my thoughts and desires, humble as they may be . . .