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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
..... And a really big thanks to the Steamboat Springs Search and Rescue guys who went in to help get them out this morning. I heard it was quite the task. Good job guys.
Fortunately they were not lost, but just stuck and tired. Had enough gear for the night and all is well now that they are out of there.
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