The Question of the Week should have been, "Should Steamboat Springs help fund a sports complex near Steamboat that includes a couple of artificial fields that our youths, high school and adult soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, football, track and Triple Crown would use?" We need these facilities now. Our adult leagues are near capacity and play at crazy hours. Our high school athletes area at a huge disadvantage in the spring by practicing indoors, and how embarrassing was the condition of our football field in the playoffs last fall?
This new sports complex would be used by a large percent of people from Steamboat and the surrounding areas. If the City Council is willing to shell out millions for a tennis facility used by a minority of people, it should be willing to help pay for a facility used in one way or another by the majority of our community.
The best thing that could happen to Steamboat is to get rid of Triple Crown. They destroy our clean environment, trash our town and don't understand our nature. They are not an asset to our economy.
Your question of the week might be better stated on April Fools Day. You must be kidding me. The city of Steamboat Springs pays for baseball fields to be developed in Hayden? How 'bout we also develop their infrastructure to support the baseball parks? How bout we also improve Highway 40 so thousands of people can get between Steamboat and Hayden? If we really want this, why doesn't the Chamber and Dave King, the people who really will profit from this, pay for it?
Should Steamboat Springs help fund a Hayden sports complex that Triple Crown would use? Absolutely, no question about it. Let's don't be stupid about getting revenue into Steamboat.
The city of Steamboat Springs should completely fund the sports complex in Hayden because they are the ones giving in to the extortion demands of the Triple Crown bunch. No one I know is real excited about Triple Crown.nd for Hayden, I don't see much of a return. With two eating establishments, one of which is a bar, and one motel, I can't see much revenue coming in. Granted, I don't know all the details of the deal, but I know we are a small town with not many amenities. I like it that way.
There's absolutely no way our airport should be closed here in Steamboat Springs. We ought to have Sue Dellinger and Ken Brenner take a drive out to the Hayden airport and explain to everyone where all the new hangars are going to go, where the new facilities will be, parking, etc., and then who's going to pay for it all. It would be absolute lunacy to close the airport.
The results of last Sunday's Question of the Week tell us that the airplane owners at Bob Adams Field have the better organized telephone tree than those who don't believe it's worth keeping the airport open. The results don't tell us anything about the financial feasibility of operating the airport at the expense of the rest of the taxpayers in Routt County.
I feel this is a community issue. It seems like a lot of reporters for the paper don't put the human side of what's going on with people's lives. It's like Steamboat yesterday and who's lived here for years doesn't count. It's just whatever they read or know. There's no investigation done. They just print things that are erroneous. It's very hurtful to the community to not see all sides of stories and hear the human factor.