Sunday, December 20, 2009
It appears that the costs for wastewater improvements were left out of the article. My addition puts that value at $22,600,000. The Mount Werner Water District will not be responsible for any of these costs. That leaves the citizens of Old Town with a $56,000,000 bill. Seems like a lot of money to me. Living in Old Town, it is difficult for me to see my benefit. I understand that some of this is facilities maintenance that for some reason have been ignored, but a large portion of the bill is to expand the city to the west.
Concussions in youths
I agree that brain scans are very important for any level of athlete in order to help with the problem of concussions. The only problem is that it would be very hard to make it required for young athletes, as it would open you up to liability. At least that was what people were told when it was brought up in a discussion among some fellow coaches. Once they reach a national team level, it would be easier to make it required. In NZ, they do require them, and they have beneficial for the athletes. Until the liability issue gets cleared up, or people stop suing each other, the younger athletes will be at risk.
In the meantime, ask the WSC. A bunch of local coaches with the WSC follow it, and make sure kids actually take time off when they ring their bell.
New hookah lounge
Good luck, nice to see the next generation of entrepreneurs taking charge of their own future. Lord knows no one else will! We were in there the other night. It’s a great place to hang out and watch a game without all the trappings and noise of a sports bar. Good meeting place while waiting for all members of your party to show up and decide what and where to eat. Great selection of teas to warm up after walking around shopping.
This was an excellent and productive gathering, and Club 20 deserves thanks for promoting this kind of grass-roots process.
Olympic heritage walk
What a wonderful way to recognize and immortalize the members of our community who have trained many hours to attend a wonderful international event that represents our country and Steamboat Springs!
Nordic skiers do well
■ Its great to see that Johnny is back firing on all cylinders. The bad news for the rest of the world is that these guys (Todd, Bill and Johnny) are only going to get faster as they get their sights set on Vancouver. The big question is who’s going to be No. 4.
■ Way to go Nordic USA!!! build that momentum.