Thanks for giving back
I would like to thank Randall Hannaway and the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors for their generous donation to the Soroco Middle School girls basketball team. I don't have a child or grandchild on the team or even in the school district, but I still appreciate and admire your generosity. Thank you from giving back so much to your community.
Loss of Boggs is wrong
I just wanted to make a comment about Boggs closing down. I've lived here for 25 years and this makes me sick that they have to close their doors. It just leaves an empty pit in my stomach and it's very sad that the city can't do something to accommodate their taxes.
What's the deal?
I just read the Steamboat Today article "Police department gets grants to combat drunken drivers." I had thought that the police and sheriff's departments were already given grants to stop drunken drivers and that's why, toward the end of every month, there is an overflow of police and sheriff cars on the road stopping everyone, even before nightfall, just to check to see if they are drunken drivers. I do know that there is an excess of stopping people at random, without any reason, to check if they are drunken drivers or for any other violations. I've been here 19 years, I don't drive after 9 p.m., in the wintertime I don't even drive when it's dark, just because everyone gets stopped. What's funny, too, is that I just read the other day that drunken driving is down 56 percent in the state of Colorado and I'm really wondering, what are the statistics for drunken drivers in Steamboat Springs? This whole thing about getting a grant to combat drunken drivers, how bad is it really? ... I just don't remember many drunken driving accidents in this town.
Wrong to reprimand
I am calling in response to the article published about the Oak Creek town meeting. I wanted to inform Mr. Stordal that, as a member of Oak Creek, I don't think he has the right to reprimand other people's wives. Mr. Stordal, you need to stay out of this situation. You are not there to harm other employees, you are there to work on community issues and community issues alone.
A community resource
Emerald Mountain is a community resource. The Emerald Mountain Partnership is trying to create a multi-use model for land use. Even though, in the Emerald Mountain survey that was conducted about a year and a half ago, the vast majority of responses stated that wildlife was the most important resource on Emerald Mountain, it is important that we recognize the varied resources and attempt to create a plan where all the varied resources and uses will be compatible. In the attempt to create a multi-use plan, it may be necessary to discourage some uses that would negatively impact the natural resources such as wildlife and the enjoyment of these resources by the majority of the community.
Missing the point
John Kiely misses the point in his letter to the editor about Euzoa Bible Church in the middle school. Yes, "religious speech is as protected as any other type of speech" but NOT in my child's school. Euzoa and any other religious group can preach on the street corner all they want, but it is incredibly inappropriate for them to set up a table in the school where I've sent my child to learn. These 11- and 12-year-olds have no choice but to be there. And how he could find Jeff Troeger's comments "condescending" and "holier than thou" is beyond me. Troeger had said, "Do we really want the middle school arcade populated with groups of adults trying to sell their particular religious, political, and personal beliefs; like some timeshare gauntlet you pass through in a Mexican resort airport?" I thought this was a very apt and funny comparison.
Lighted Man wanted
I certainly hope they are going to have the old man with the Roman candles at the night show at Winter Carnival this year. It's one of the best parts of the show.