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Arthur von Boennighausen: Research Engineer, Author, Poet, Inventor, Alpinist, Storyteller, Scholar of Comparative Religion and Philosophy. Arthur has over 30 years experience in Residential and Commercial real estate development in the $200,000 to $10 Billion (nuclear power plant) range, in addition to both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering.

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A Dog barks……

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on October 23, 2016

Letter to the Editor:

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* It was so quiet last Thursday night while we were reading the latest issue of the Wet Mountain Tribune at our Sierra Mojada Ranch I could hear a Dog barking at the Painted View Ranch ten miles away. “ Ralph, Ralph, Ralph “ the Dog barked.
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* The Hood family Dog is reminding us they are aggressive people from the East Coast who are Capitalists in the bio tech industry.  The Dog is reminding us they are like releasing Wolves among Sheep…….  To have their way they don’t mind stomping on people like Maureen and John G. Johnston who earn a living as Realtors and Innkeepers.  To the Hood family they are just the “ Little People “ who are in their way…… 

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Thinking allowed…..
Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

 

 

Of Mice and Men rev 3.1459

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on September 24, 2016

Letter to the Editor:

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While Donna L. Hood’s latest political advertisement in the Wet Mountain Tribune name drops the Music Meadows Ranch, Bear Basin Ranch and the San Isabel Land Trust and makes the claim she is for protecting our Heritage, her own Painted View Ranch is heavily developed with property improvements.

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Using Google Earth and personally visiting the Ranch on several occassions I could see that much of the Ranch is covered with large buildings, roads, corrals, gigantic barns, loafing sheds, over grazed pastures and outbuildings.  If everyone followed Donna’s example our beautiful high mountain valley would look like a vast Agricultural Complex in a Desert setting.

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My own Sierra Mojada Ranch is a cluster housing development of 1640 acres that preserves over 80% of the Ranch in it’s natural state for future generations and honors the traditions of the New West. To me the Sierra Mojada Ranch like the Music Meadows Ranch, Maytag Mountain Ranch and the Bear Basin Ranch are preserving our Heritage not the heavily developed and commercialized Painted View Ranch event center.  These sort of large scale Agricultural Complexes leave little of the land in it’s natural state and are heavy users of precious ground water.  They also disrupt the Ecology that has been in place for thousands of years.  Wildlife habitat is ruined.

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You can Google these names and words in this letter to Learn more.  Look at all this on Google Earth also if you have the time or drive around these Ranches and look out the window at reality.

Thinking allowed…..

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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

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The Telecom Blues

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on August 24, 2016

Letter to the Editor:

* In 1994 the entire community of Estes Park, Colorado still had “ Party Lines “ where many people had to wait to make a call until no one else was on the line. Other people on the same line could listen in on other private conversations. The Estes Park Mayor and Town Council along with the Larimer County Commissioners filed a complaint with the Colorado Public Utility Commission as we were getting no where by dealing with US West directly.  The situation was so bad we gave US West the nickname of “ US Worst “….. Look here:
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* The Colorado PUC responded to our complaint and sent a representative to Estes Park for a public meeting with 300 attendees.  Retired US Army Colonel Louis O” Riordan and Arthur von Boennighausen testified in behalf of the Town of Estes Park.  The Colorado PUC supported our case and issued a directive to US West to immediately begin upgrading the telecommunication system in the Town of Estes Park with a population of about 10,000.  The Colorado PUC enforced their mandate to upgrade the system through a series of $100,000 fines to US West over the course of a year.
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* Since the Estes Park telecommunication system was so far behind the times they enjoyed a new digital telephone switch and underground fiber optic cable to the curb of most commercial businesses and residential homes.
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This is the approach I recommend we use with the very poor service from AT&T Wireless in Custer County, Colorado.
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* Google the names and words mentioned in this letter to Learn more…..
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Thinking allowed…..
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

Himmelsleiter Nimmt Dich Über Alles

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on July 13, 2016

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Friends:
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* Arthur von Boennighausen now has 40 years experience as a Research Engineer and Real Estate Developer with many projects in the $200,000 to $10 Billion [ Nuclear Power Plant } range.  He has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Real Estate.  He is a licenced Colorado real estate agent with the certification of Independent Broker and has completed the coursework to be a Managing/Employing Broker.  He founded and owns his own company – “ Hummingbird_Engineering “ since 1994. Arthur is also a Roman Catholic Scholar of Comparative Religion and Philosophy.
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* Arthur lives on and owns the 455 acre Sierra Mojada Ranch near Westcliffe, Colorado with his wife Marty Vyn Boennighausen, a Horse, Mule, Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Cat.  The Ranch features a $1.5 million dollar log Ranch Haus and log Guest Haus that he designed and helped construct over the course of many years. Arthur is an avid reader having read over 12,000 books in his life.  Arthur has published several books including: “ Himmelsleiter – The Art of Solo Climbing “ and “ Mount Analogue – A Climber’s Quest “.
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* Arthur is a descendant of Field Marshall Lothar Dietrich von Boennighausen and Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boennighausen. His hobbies include Alpinism, Storytelling, and Motorcycling.
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* You can Google his name to Learn more…..
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Thinking allowed…..
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Arthur Gerard Michael Baron von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

Hillary Clinton for President / Arthur von Boennighausen

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on July 11, 2016

 

Friends:

* As a long time registered Republican I will be voting for Hillary Clinton for President in the 2016 November general election.

* In my opinion she has the education, experience and temperament of judgement that I am looking for as our President and Commander in Chief of our Military.  As a woman she will offer solutions that use different approaches.  Here is an example of what I am talking about:

Years ago I was attempting to lift a large wooden crate and even though I am 6’3″ tall and weigh 280 pounds from years of weightlifting I just could not lift the crate.  A small woman saw I was stuck and also noticed that the crate was in a heavily waxed hallway.  She walked up to the crate and easily pushed it down the hallway to where I wanted to go instead of trying to pick it up.

Thinking Allowed…..

Arthur von Boennighausen

 

 

 

 

 

Tubac, Arizona Home For Sale / Between Earth and Sky

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on June 15, 2016

Friends:

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* This Tubac, Arizona residential  home is for sale……. The owner is Beth Thomas…….The home has access to a very large irregular shaped community outdoor lap swimming pool, hot tub and workout room within 10 minutes walking……….The core of the Village of Tubac is also a 10 minute walk…… Look here:
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* While Tubac is in the Sonoran Desert, it is adjacent to the snow capped, pine forested Santa Rita mountain range.  I have been to this Village near the border of Mexico many times…… Look here:
http://www.tubacaz.com
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Thinking allowed…..
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

Donna Hood’s Flying Circus

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on May 26, 2016

Letter to the Editor:

* I read Dr. Gary Ziegler’s letter to the Editor of the Wet Mountain Tribune offering his “ Archeological “ opinion of who to elect as Custer County Commissioner with  interest.
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* Gary’s opinion plus the political ads in past issues of the Tribune reminded me we are about to vote for a Custer County Commissioner NOT an ”  Event Planner ” for the Painted View Ranch.  This sort of role is for the Chamber of Commerce, Private Industry and  the Main Street Manager.
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* Even letters to the editor in support of Donna Hood constantly re-enforce her success as a “ Event Planner “ mostly at the Painted View Ranch which should be an effort by private industry not local government.
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* Google my name to Learn more…..
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Thinking allowed…..
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

 

Welcome to Circus Westcliffe !!

You doesn’t have to call me Johnston

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on May 11, 2016

Friends:

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* John G. Johnston of Westcliffe, Colorado will be collecting about 75 signatures starting May 20th, 2016 to be on the November General Election ballot for Custer County Colorado Commissioner.  John will be running as “ Unaffiliated “ against whoever is the Republican candidate.  There are no Democratic candidates for 2016.
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* John and his lovely wife – Maureen are the owners and innkeepers of the Courtyard Inn of the Village of Westcliffe.  John is also a long time Realtor in our community who is about to finish an extensive course in land use and planning.
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Sorry Cowboy… I was admiring your Ford pickup truck not you… / Arthur von Boennighausen

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on April 16, 2016

Friends:

My Oxford White 1996 Ford F350 XLT pickup truck with four doors and 4×4 is for sale.  The vehicle is in very Good condition and has the powerful 7.3 liter [ 445 cubic inch ] turbo charged Diesel engine.  Kelly blue book value $8394.  Asking $7100. We call this truck: ” OL’ 96 ” and I have owned it for 20 years. Contact Arthur via email at: arthurvynb@sangre-de-cristo.net

 

OL’ 96

 

The Sound Of One Hand Clapping……

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on March 12, 2016

Letter to the Editor:

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* I read Diane Whalen’s letter to the Editor of the Wet Mountain Tribune in support of Donna Hood for Custer County Colorado Commissioner with interest…. I know Diane is a fan of people who join many, many organizations and get little or nothing done.  This is the role of so many present day Politicians in the United States. I call this “ The Swamp “.
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* In my personal experience with Donna Hood there is a total lack of two way Communication between Donna and her future constituents…..  She is like a Apple iPhone that can not receive in-coming calls or messages.   Old time radios were like this where the audience could only Listen to the broadcast with no chance of giving feedback.
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“ No matter how quickly you see the opportunity nor how clearly you perceive the course of action; all is lost if others will not Listen.  It is the sound of one hand clapping…. “ – Arthur
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* Google my name to Learn more……
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Thinking allowed…..
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *