Sunday, February 10, 2008
Steamboat Springs Here it is, Feb. 6, and we already have 345 inches of snow. While this snow is a blessing for the ski industry, businesses in Steamboat and for our drought, the hardship it has created for our city snow removal crews, private snow shovelers and crews cannot be underestimated. They are short-staffed, they are tired, they are sore and they are sick of getting up night after night with no break while the rest of us get to sleep. It's all in an effort to keep our streets, walkways, driveways, roofs and sidewalks safe and free and clear of so much snow.
Let's all take a minute to give them a pat on the back, a honk of the horn, a wave or a smile to tell them we appreciate their hard work. I, for one, am one proud citizen of Steamboat Springs for the incredible efforts our city staff is making to keep us so well plowed. I am one proud employer of our staff, which is constantly having to shovel and re-shovel our walkways and accesses. I am one thankful businessperson for our subcontractors who are conducting private snowplowing and roof shoveling. Thank you to each of you, and don't pay any attention to those whiners who still aren't happy with your efforts or who want you to start later in the day so they can sleep later.
Heck, just hand them a shovel and say, "How about a little help?"