Gaylan Hellyer

Gaylan Hellyer 11 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Mattingly: Still kid friendly?

For David and the first comment: From 7 News. DENVER - For the first time, Colorado has issued retail marijuana licenses. The documents were mailed Monday to 348 businesses.

Licenses were sent to 136 stores, 178 cultivation facilities, 31 product manufacturing facilities and 3 testing facilities, the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division reports. The vast majority of all licensed facilities, a total of 270, are located within the City and County of Denver. The next highest concentration of licensed facilities is in Steamboat Springs, which has nine. ............ http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/colorado-issues-348-retail-marijuana-licenses-for-stores-cultivation-manufacturing-and-testing

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Gaylan Hellyer 11 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Mattingly: Still kid friendly?

Regardless of where Joe is from, he is an out of state visitor who would like to know that his continued enjoyment of Steamboat as a kid friendly town will remain as these new laws take affect. The MusicFest crowd is different from Joe and other families. Take the same age group and add booze/dope you will get the same behavior no matter where they are. So.... For those who are stoked about the new laws, great; but understand that not everyone shares your enthusiasm. It's one thing to raise kids in a ski town knowing there is an abundance of drug use but it's another when it's front page news and topic of conversation across the nation.
I agree with Mark H., I'd love to see what would happen if a few new gun retailers opened shop in town along with a firearms manufacturer. For those singing the praises about the shops bringing "tourist dollars" to town keep in mind that in the long run the family SKI DOLLAR will still be spread further, benefit more people throughout town, and most likely carry more weight. It's not about shielding his kids from the rest of the world but more an issue of the overall environment of Steamboat and how it will evolve from here. I agree that Steamboat is a family friendly community no matter if you're a resident or a visitor but with MMJ and now the recreational sales permitted it has brought it to the forefront and there is a point when you want kids to be able to be kids. Please leave this guy alone for expressing his concerns because it doesn't matter if you smoke or not, not everyone has to be or is "stoked" about the new laws.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 3 months ago on What do you think about City Manager Deb Hinsvark’s decision to ask the Steamboat Springs City Council to take the Rita Valentine Park proposal off the table as an option for a place to build a new police station?

Either include the station with the New Emerald Park access which is location neutral or even on the other side of town by the transit center. Both locations have good highway access, close to town and without residential conflict. A possible downsized sub-station downtown for those who insist on police presence along Lincoln and Yampa streets.

It seems that the project is in motion whether we like it or not, so might as well make the best decision possible and consider future physical and technological growth, since they've outgrown the current location on both counts.

Keeping it downtown limits future expansion.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 3 months ago on Steamboat City Council to have choice of 4 building sites for new police station at October meeting

Still think the area between RR tracks and HWY 40 in conjuntion with the Emerald Park access is the best loaction. Between town and the mountian, good highway access and already in a commercial area.

Even though the city owns the Iron Horse, think of the added conjestion to the already loaded Hwy 40 & Downhill Drive intersection.

And Yampa Street should be turned into more of a destination with "CENTER " street parking and Round About's at Little Toots and 5th Street so people can easily turn around. Might also help alleviate traffic hazards at 5th and Yampa between pedestrians, bikes and vehicles.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 3 months ago on Trooper: Semi driver involved in accident did not have commercial driver's license

Passenger has a CDL and was allowing a non-certified person operate the truck. They were both issued tickets. After watching them load the guys on gurneys and into separate helicopters I'm relieved it wasn't worse. With the amount of emergency response vehicles that were there I thought for sure it was a head-on.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 4 months ago on New police station headlines Steamboat Springs' capital improvement plan

The Emerald Park Hwy access would be a great location for a new police station.

As far as actual Hwy access there is already break in the median and an open line of visibility in that stretch of the highway. Whereas the access point from the Iron Horse is already a cluster with low visibility and stacked next to a busy light/intersection.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 4 months ago on New police station headlines Steamboat Springs' capital improvement plan

Just mentioned the same thing above before reading your post. The Emerald Park Hwy access would be a great location for a new police station. As far as actual Hwy access there is already break in the median and an open line of visibility in that stretch of the highway. Whereas the access point from the Iron Horse is already a cluster with low visibility and stacked next to a busy light/intersection.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 4 months ago on New police station headlines Steamboat Springs' capital improvement plan

Direct access to Emerald Park from Hwy 40 was in the original plan but somehow was set aside and off the public radar. So I think there may already be an access easement in place from the park across to the hwy. And if the city can pull it off, this might be the best location for the new police station. Located directly off Hwy 40 nestled between the park, RR tracks, convenient store and hotel and not plopped down in an open green space between a bunch of homes. It would be nice to see the Iron Horse turned into low-profile housing with commercial space along the bottom creating a gathering place of sorts open to the core trail and river. And I say "low-profile" to not over build or obstruct the view from 40 across the valley.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 year, 8 months ago on Jonathan Coles: Boxed in

I meant to get to this earlier........ But wanted to pass along the info I found when I asked the same question.

I too qualify for a "Free" PO Box and have had them in the past in other small towns. The reason the post office does not issue "Free" boxes is that they say they have the cluster boxes for us to use but we have to contact the city to have them installed. When I contacted the city to volunteer a corner of my property for a cluster box they said they wouldn't install less than 3 clusters which is 30 boxes. We are on a dead end street in town and having 30 boxes located in the middle would create more traffic than it's worth. One cluster of 10 would be perfect So..... What is stopping us from putting mail boxes out in front of our houses for mail delivery? Other than it would be one more burden on the already stressed system. But I agree that if I don't have free access to mail delivery to my address I should at least be able to use a PO Box free of charge until the city has an opportunity to install cluster boxes in my neighborhood.

I did do the legwork a couple of years ago and didn't get anywhere, good luck!

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Gaylan Hellyer 3 years, 8 months ago on Man arrested on suspicion of stabbing teen at Bud Werner Memorial Library

OMG...... This really sucks. My kids love to go to the Library and they are getting to the age that they can go there from home alone. Is this the end of an era? The kids might have been being disrespectful but come on now, leave it to the people who work there to ask them to leave. You don't just go around trying to toss kids over railings and then pulling knives out. And what was the man doing in the teenage reading area anyway?

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