Gaylan Hellyer

Gaylan Hellyer 1 week, 6 days ago on Transportation is top Colorado State Senate priority

Still can't figure out why the tax revenues from pot sales can't be used to fund state budget shortfalls. Schools, roads! There needs to be a way to re-work TABOR so that we can put the money where we need it.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 month ago on Jessica Speer: Shoutout to post office crew

YES........These guys are dealing with an insane workload and still smiling. When watching videos of disgruntled delivery drivers over the holidays I reflect about how thankful I am to live where we do and to have such great people in out community. Thank you for writing this quick letter shedding light on these guys.

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Gaylan Hellyer 1 month ago on Steamboat Springs woman seriously hurt after being hit by car

Grant: Heard the Pedestrian was impaired walking at night while wearing dark clothes. As it states above, officials were not sure where the woman was walking to in that area. Also there are not any provisions for pedestrians in that area and most people would take precautions when crossing a busy road in the dark. Pedestrians may have the right of way in most areas but in this case it seems she was drunk wandering in heavy traffic. The driver did nothing wrong and there isn't any indication he is receiving 'special treatment' from law enforcement. If anything he most likely feels awful about this. And the person injured has a history of regular consumption. This was an accident. And I'd like to THANK all the people who have been walking with flashlights at night around town. With more people walking in the street because of snow it's nice when they make the effort to be seen.

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Gaylan Hellyer 3 months ago on Election Guide 2016: Amendment 69 — Statewide health care system

So....Quick question: How would this work when you need medical attention out of state. Right now my insurance covers me when I travel unlike Medicaid which is only accepted In-State. Or at 'in-network' out of state providers which is a short list.

It's a concern since many people in this state travel nationally and beyond. Thanks.

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Gaylan Hellyer 3 months, 1 week ago on The vulnerable population: Recent restaurant violation sheds light on employment discrimination issues

So one of the "alleged"(unconfirmed) restaurants was Tequila's / PIT on 5th which now has NEW OWNERS! The chef from Cantina purchased it with another family member and is working on a NEW MENU and a NEW NAME. As the Steamboat rumor mill spins please don't let the NEW OWNERS get caught up in the previous owners mishandling of employee's. The other one rumored to be involved was Fiesta Grill. Please correct me if someone knows something different.

I do know that PIT on 5th has new HARDWORKING owners and I'd like to see them succeed.

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Gaylan Hellyer 4 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat Springs marijuana industry continues to grow in 2016

I've been told schools get one or the other because of TABOR. Regular Funds? or MJ sales tax but not both.

Also this is from Wikipedia regarding TABOR: "When Colorado voters passed the law that decriminalized marijuana, the voters approved using tax money generated from marijuana sales for schools, police, and drug education. However, the tax money might end up not being used for any of those programs. The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights restrains the state’s ability to tax and spend. As of April 2015, projections for marijuana tax revenue for Colorado are at $58 million. But that money might have to be returned to taxpayers, due to the provisions in the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights."

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Gaylan Hellyer 4 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat Springs marijuana industry continues to grow in 2016

So, are those tax revenue's staying in Steamboat or are they going to a state level? And why aren't our schools seeing a benefit from these collected tax revenue's? How does TABOR affect those tax revenue's collected locally?

Everyone keeps raving about the tax revenue's being collected but I haven't heard where those funds are being directed on a local level. Schools?

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Gaylan Hellyer 4 months, 1 week ago on Parents won't be charged with crime related to child's death

There have been many cases of child related shootings and the parents were cleared. It's a tragedy and I don't think they were treated any different than I would have been other than the fact that there were more agencies involved than normal. I have kids.......they are clever and can get into things faster than you think, especially toddlers.

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Gaylan Hellyer 4 months, 1 week ago on Parents won't be charged with crime related to child's death

Properly investigated or not. Charges or not. These parents will live with this the rest of their lives. They've already received a life sentence. It was a tragic accident. Not all accidents require further action.

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Gaylan Hellyer 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Our view: Permanent kindergarten funding fix

My kids attended Soda Creek Elementary 11 or so years ago and FULL DAY kindergarten was not even an option. I paid for them to attend Discovery Learning Center in the mornings and then they were bussed over to the school after lunch for half day public kindergarten. So the fact that the school district was able to make full day kindergarten even possible is a bonus. The full day program is a privilege and if it strains the school district budget then I understand the need to charge for a full-day program while 1/2 day kindergarten is still covered. The school district is still charging less than other private programs in the community.

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