Shawn Reilly Mills: Let's switch homes


— Your view (Our View, July 11 Steamboat Today) praising the addition of Frontier flights to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport gave me a great idea. You seem enamored of the airport and the growing number of flights in and out, so I would like to propose you and I switch homes for the next year.

By living here, on Vista Verde Road, you would be treated to the pleasure of an up close and personal experience. The runway seemingly coincides exactly with our road, allowing for incoming flights to actually line up by following it in. During the ski season, there is a plane overhead every 45 seconds - and so close you can practically read the name of the tire brands on the deployed landing gear. Besides this awesome visual, you get the acoustic resonance of the jet engines vibrating through the entire house - and fabulous enhancement if you happen to have a china cabinet. Previously, the flights ended at about 10:30 p.m., but with new ones being added, you have the potential to enjoy their arrival on into the night. If that isn't enough to tempt you, don't forget about the fumes to which you and your family will be exposed.

Don't worry about Hayden accidentally claiming any of the financial benefits of the increased air traffic - the airport is actually on county land even though tickets say HDN and Steamboat gets the biggest chunk of any revenue.

I look forward to hearing from you, we can move at the end of August.

Shawn Reilly Mills



fish 9 years, 9 months ago

That maybe true but when certain a$$hole pushed this through they guaranteed the citizens of Hayden that no large planes would ever be landed there, now they just keep getting bigger and bigger. I guess some of us knew better than to ever trust a person in politics.


bigdog 9 years, 9 months ago

let me guess, the Mills owned the house and land before the airport was put in. Unfortunately, airports have to be put somewhere (normally close to where they are needed) and someone(s) are inconvenienced by that.

There is no clear solution.....


another_local 9 years, 9 months ago

I am curious. Just who do you think "pushed this through"?


JazzSlave 9 years, 9 months ago

There will always be NIMBYs. They're just as prevelant as the nebulous a-hole(s) fish refers to, but can't identify.


fish 9 years, 9 months ago

It is not can't identify. it is not dumb enough to identify.


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