Editorials right on
Kudos to the Pilot & Today for once again being perfectly accurate when it comes to the many editorials regarding a community center and a recreation center. The seniors do continue to "shout down anyone who dared suggest any option contrary to their own." The seniors also have the time to attend every meeting, as opposed to those of us running kids around in every direction. A good example of how they really feel was heard at the May 9 City Council meeting, when one senior said during public comment, "We've already raised our kids. We don't need to raise theirs now," referring to the room full of parents who wanted a rec center on the November ballot. If only the City Council would listen to the majority, do what is right, and do something for the children and families in this community -- who will be around a lot longer than the seniors.
Build at Stock Bridge
City Council, please build the recreation center and the community center on the same site: Stock Bridge. The Curci-Turner site is not appropriate given the terrain, the quiet residential environs and the lack of public transportation.
An indoor pool should not be built at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center. The indoor pool should be part of a new recreation center.
Outside the box
After some open-minded thinking with some friends of mine, why don't you leave the senior citizens center where it's at and move the library to the old junior high school? That would open a whole new vista of opportunities for the old library building. I think if the managers of Steamboat Springs are truly open thinkers, they should open to think more outside the box -- I mean really outside the box.