Gaylan Hellyer

Gaylan Hellyer 1 month, 1 week ago on City Council calls first dibs on free concert tickets, VIP passes

Point being: They are offered the perks and have passed them along in the past. It is their right to opt to use them. Last I looked, passes are still available and the purchase price goes towards the Free Concert Series funding. I'd pay extra to sit in a non-smoking section.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs City Council sued over downtown apartment decision

When you are dropping down on Lincoln from the library or from the college, notice the views of town and the openness. Now-imagine a large apartment building in that spot. It blocks the views across looking towards Emerald Mountain. It was mentioned before that it had to be a certain size to make the project cost effective, so maybe this isn't the right spot for this project. And on another note: How many people living in the 'new' residential buildings downtown complain about the late night noise? Seems that there are always noise complaints. I am happy to see that someone is challenging this project. There are two new projects on the west side of town that are 'apartment' buildings. One right past Napa and the other just breaking ground on Elk River Road across from YVEA which will be affordable.

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Gaylan Hellyer 2 months ago on How do you plan to deal with summer construction delays on Colorado Highway 9?

I drive down and back a few times a week. That bridge needs some major attention. But didn't know they were working on it - there wasn't any sign of pending work on Saturday.

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Gaylan Hellyer 2 months, 1 week ago on Council to revote Tuesday on pot shop move

There has been such a push to bring to light and educate this community of the rampant opiate and prescription drug abuse. And we are telling kids that underage drinking is bad and parents who contribute are hit with stiff penalties. So how is moving a pot shop to a more public location to increase business setting a good example? Are we teaching capitalism trumps common sense regardless of the effects on the community. And this can be applied to a number of businesses opening up around town.

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Gaylan Hellyer 2 months, 1 week ago on Council to revote Tuesday on pot shop move

Problem is that people do 'violate' the laws. And packaged MJ still stinks. And even though it's illegal to smoke in public people still do. Unlike when people drink in public, smoking affects everyone around them. I find it interesting the number of high school kids who are sitting in their vehicles stuck at the light by the post office who think they are so sneaky blowing smoke out a cracked window........like the rest of us don't know what they are doing. But when my car starts smelling like pot because the kids next to me are blowing so much out the window then it is affecting me. Same concept will apply to the area around Curve Plaza. There are a lot of businesses there and a lot of foot traffic. Yes it legal, but that doesn't mean it has to be front and center in our town. Lets leave that for other Colorado towns. Steamboat for the most part is a grounded family community and I don't feel we should lose sight of our family values. Steamboat is a great family ski area and I feel still draws more family tourist over single partiers. Now, I'm not saying everything is perfect but I don't see why there needs to be fuel added to the fire.

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Gaylan Hellyer 2 months, 1 week ago on Council to revote Tuesday on pot shop move

I know my voice doesn't really seem to count being a non-smoker, but my concern would be the smell that already permeates into everything around the current shop locations. The liquor store doesn't affect the 'air' around them and Big House serves beer & liquor that doesn't affect those in the restaurant who aren't drinking. But seems that depending on which way the wind is blowing in certain parts of town you can't escape it. And believe it or not, not everyone enjoys the smell of 'sweet buds' being smoked or not. As a parent I would be discouraged from going to Big House / Lil' House if there were a pot shop right there. Just saying.

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Gaylan Hellyer 6 months ago on Mountain lions concern Lake Catamount residents

I agree with Fred. The snow is deep and temps have been colder. They are using more of the manmade trails so expect an increased number of encounters.

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Gaylan Hellyer 7 months, 2 weeks ago on CSP identifies crash victim

"Drug Impairment" tells me that they found evidence of drugs in the vehicle. Either way, it's a sad situation. One young woman who is dead and the burden on the driver who is responsible. The two survivors will be dealing with this the rest of their lives.

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Gaylan Hellyer 9 months, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat school bond campaigns heat up

The proposed build out of the SB700 would have been over 30 years. Plenty of time to assess and plan for growth. At this point everyone keeps pushing projected growth but it won't happen unless we address affordable housing. And what happened to the new police station?

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