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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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Himmelsleiter Nimmt Dich Über Alles

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on July 13, 2016

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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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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.

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Tubac, Arizona Home For Sale / Between Earth and Sky

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on June 15, 2016

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

2015 Custer County Colorado Real Estate Report……. Don’t Shoot The Messenger!

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on January 1, 2016

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* The market value of real estate in Custer County, Colorado is going down by the week. Sales in 2015 were brisk for some local real estate firms on homes where the Seller adjusted the asking price to the current market value.  We are experiencing a reverse chain reaction. It is the best Buyer’s market in 40 years.
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* Each time a property is appraised by a lender whether it is vacant land or has property improvements like a residential home the appraisal determines how much the lending institution will let you borrow.  You can ask a million dollars but if the appraisal comes in at $385,000 then you have to sell the property for the lower value or find a cash Buyer willing to pay more than the appraised value.
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* About 50% of the property in Custer County is recreational vacant land or a second home for vacations.  People all over the USA are getting into financial difficulty and/or don’t have jobs and the first thing they give up is that second home in Custer County.  I saw a $1million dollar Santa Fe style home in the Dilley Ranch sell in 2015 for $385,000 with all the furniture.  The owners lived in California.
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* If you are really in need of money selling the property at the current market value is better than having it languor on the market while you are struggling financially somewhere else. A little bit of something is better than a lot of nothing.  Some stock market investments can double your money in a couple of years.  This will quickly make up for selling for less than you hoped for.  Even $385,000 will purchase a really great home in some parts of the United States like  Southern Arizona and leave you with money in the bank.
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* The appraisals are generally made using recent comparable sales.  The first Seller that deeply discounts a home [ $1million home discounted to $385,000 ] starts to devalue all similar homes.  Now the second Seller has to offer his place at an even deeper discount and so on.  It’s Turtles all the way….
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *
www.WestcliffeColorado81252.com

” There goes the Neighborhood…. ” – Rodney Dangerfield

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on December 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor:

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* I read the Ideas presented in the Wet Mountain Tribune newspaper by Dave Wicks and Professor Charles Procter on human overpopulation with interest.
* Using Dave’s figure of one person per 14 acres;  Custer County Colorado does not have the resources to support a population of more than 33,828.  We are now at the 4000 level with more on the way.
* For the past 15 years I have published a figure of not more than 12,000 people in Custer County, Colorado by evaluating the resources available.  This works out to a little over 39 acres per person compared to the 14 acres per person that Dave Wicks suggested. Using the Pareto Law of Conservation; of the 12,000 about 20% or 2400 would live in the Village of Westcliffe, Colorado.
* Since 1970 about 50% of all Wild Animal populations on Earth have been wiped out and 76% of all Fish because of the effects of human overpopulation.
* Leonardo da Vinci once said: “ The time will come when Men such as I will look upon the murder of Animals as they now look on the murder of Men.’
* Saint Francis of Assisi once told us: “ The Animals Love their lives as much as we do…… “.
* Comedian Rodney Dangerfield once quipped: “ There goes the Neighborhood…… “ and had this engraved on his tombstone as a reminder to all of us.

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* You can Google these subjects and names to Learn more…..

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Arthur von Boennighausen

 

Proponents of Custer County Ballot Issue 1A are almost ” Fact Free “….. Oh No! Not Those Guys Again!!

Posted By Arthur von Boennighausen on October 22, 2015

Friend Jim Little:

I read this latest Wet Mountain Tribune article with interest:
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* I wonder if Dale Mullen knows that a LOT of what he told your reporter is not correct…… Yikes! Most Elderly people can not remember much about technology…….  I offer a cartoon [ mouse click to view ] after my signature that I published in the  Wet Mountain Tribune in year 2006 [ about 10 years ago which is more than 70 dog years ].  This may be the year that Dale Mullen is thinking about…. Ha! Ha! and LOL ……
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* So Ballot Issue 1A opens the barn door to the funding of a bunch of 200 foot high towers with a long term lease from Custer County to a couple of “ Mom and Pop ” private businesses that could go out of existence in the blink of an eye.  What could they be Thinking???
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* We would be better off co-funding some more cellular towers from AT&T Wireless……… We all could have AT&T 4G LTE [ Long Term Evolution ] wireless service in Custer County, Colorado.
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Arthur von Boennighausen – BSIE, MSCS, MRE, Independent Broker, *

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