Jump to content
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Last login: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Contents of this site are © Copyright 2016 Steamboat Pilot & Today. All rights reserved.
Tablet version |