Sound Off for May 14

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It makes sense
Yes, I support the artificial field. It makes more sense and would require less maintenance in the long run.t will provide more useful time on the field and keep our students in the classrooms. It would be beneficial to several sports.

Misused funds
I think an artificial turf field would be a wonderful amenity to the athletic community here in Steamboat. However I think the funding mechanism goes totally against the spirit of the half-cent sales tax when we're cutting time and teachers for the arts in the community, when we don't support the academics, when we can't support the needs of our gifted and talented students. I think it's outrageous that we use the half-cent sales tax toward an athletic expenditure.

We need this
I fully support the use of artificial turf at Gardner Field. I believe that athletics are an important part of the whole educational process. Besides, this will give Eagle Valley nothing to complain about during the football season.

Why should we pay?
This is a comment about the article (May 9 Steamboat Today) about a committee to study the economic impact of a sports complex in Hayden. The study is expected to cost between $25,000 and $35,000, with the city of Steamboat expected to pay most of the cost. I don't see a reason why the city of Steamboat should be spending our tax money to do that. If the Triple Crowners want to be here, let them pay for it all. We don't want them here, and we certainly don't want to spend our taxpayer money on them.

No one spoke
Did anyone else notice that not one person spoke to City Council on Tuesday in support of the old junior high as a site for the new community center that was promised to the community?

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