Steamboat Springs A Steamboat icon is about to fall, and I'm writing to share my thoughts, with a feeling that there may be a lot of you out there who share my point of view.
The Tugboat is nearing its demise and, even though these words may not change that course, we need to let it be known that many residents here would like to see it spared from the wrecking ball.
The Tugboat is and has been a huge part of Steamboat, just the way it is. The building, inside and out, doesn't need a Ski Times Square facelift, because it already reflects the down-home atmosphere of our city to the tourists. It always is busy, tourist season or not, and arguably has been one of the most successful businesses in this town. If you want to save The Tugboat, a grass-roots effort is the only way Steamboat has to be heard. Save the building and keep the business alive for another 30 years.
There's not much time left. So many are already gone. It's The Tugboat. It's an icon in our town that deserves to be saved.
Let it be.