Carrie Requist

Carrie Requist 5 months, 3 weeks ago on College update: Catching up with Routt County collegiate athletes

You missed that Austin Hinder (Junior, QB, University of California) got some playing time in the Cal vs University of Washington game on Oct 26th. Completed a pass for a first down among other plays.

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Carrie Requist 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Carol Ward: Keep districts

My personal observation from the 13 years I have been here with kids in the school district is that we would be much better off without districts. We are often in a situation where there is only one contested race and the other districts have only one candidate (or sometimes none until the last minute when someone is heavily recruited). It is completely silly that an elected school board member has to resign because they move within Steamboat, but that move causes them to change districts. Most people have no idea what district they are in. I applaud anyone who wants to be on the school board and think that the board will be stronger if, for example, the electorate gets to choose the 3 best out of all 5 people running instead of choosing between 3 people for one seat while the other two run uncontested. It is important for our community to ensure that we have a strong school board and that members can serve their entire terms.

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Carrie Requist 6 months, 2 weeks ago on Routt County Jail celebrates 1st GED graduates

Unless a criminal is never going to be released, it behooves society to help that person figure out how to be able to be law abiding once they are released. Earning a GED is not a freebie. These guys had to decide to do the work and for that I commend them and I think it is great that there are resources to help them.

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Carrie Requist 6 months, 3 weeks ago on Longtime coach Gary Crawford leaving Steamboat Springs

This is a huge loss for the Steamboat community and especially for the Nordic Combined families. We'll miss you so much Gary and Kim even though we understand why you have to go. Gary, you are just adding one more example to the role model you have been for so many kids/adults, not only to push hard to excel, to be a good teammate, but also to take care of those you love in the way they need to be taken care of.

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Carrie Requist 9 months, 3 weeks ago on Fire causes heavy damage in North Routt County

I certainly feel for this family for the loss of their garage, but come on Steamboat Today, the headline here is horrible. In the midst of a tremendous fire season, when fire danger is high, the headline, "Fire causes heavy damage in North Routt County" evokes images a of multi-thousand acre fire with many homes lost and perhaps even lives lost. One garage is not 'heavy damage in North Routt County." Please think about the affect your headlines will have and write them to be reflective of the actual situation.

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Carrie Requist 10 months ago on The Record for June 16, 2013

I don't think it is necessary for an untrained person like me to have to go to the C-DOT open house to say that they need to line the lanes wide enough for the cars that will be driving on them and to leave enough room for cars parks on the curb to not have their mirrors torn off. I expected that C-DOT, with its vast experience (much more so than I have) would have instituted what seems like common sense measures to me.

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Carrie Requist 10 months ago on The Record for June 16, 2013

Not sure of what part of what I said indicated that I don't have empathy for the bus drivers. It is not the bus driver's fault that the bus doesn't fit in the lane.

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Carrie Requist 10 months ago on The Record for June 16, 2013

Over the white line is a land and a half to me. At that point, I don't want to be next to the bus and I certainly won't try to pass the bus, so effectively the bus is taking both lanes, which is fine since the bus is too wide for the lane. And that is my whole point - they were painted too narrow. As for eliminating parking on Lincoln, that's what I am doing myself and I agree that would solve the problem, but then the issue of parking downtown will really need to be dealt with.

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Carrie Requist 10 months, 1 week ago on The Record for June 16, 2013

Perhaps this was the goal when they re-paved and re-striped Lincoln, but the lanes, including the parking lanes are just too narrow. After having my driver's side mirror knocked off my car shortly after Lincoln reopened, I will no longer park there and I try to avoid driving in the right lane when on Lincoln. I see lots of cars on Lincoln driving over to the left (over the white line into the left lane if they are in the right lane or over into the middle if they are in the left lane). The city buses just take up a lane and a half when they drive down Lincoln. If you park on Lincoln and pull in your mirrors, then it is very difficult to see oncoming cars and determine when it is safe to open your door. And it is really hard to get back into your car when the traffic is streaming by so close. I am not surprised to see that a person opened their door into a passing car since the street is now just set up for these kinds of fender benders. Too bad that all the lines were set in the concrete without the width being done right. Just doesn't seem like there is a solution for this and it really screws up our main street.

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