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Congratulations to all the Spillanes. I know how long and hard Johnny worked for this. You now have the pride of being related to an Olympic champion and one very fine well adjusted young man. I knew Johnny when he lived in Beths guest cottage and his dedication was apparent even back then. I have a feeling this young man isn't finished yet.
My congratulations to Todd Lodwick for his 4th place. He is another commendable athlete who has worked relentlessly toward his goal.
And above all congratulations to Steamboat Springs for being the home of these very talented men. It is you as a community who helped these champions attain their goals.
After living in this park for 9 years it brings a tear to my eye to see it being ruined by this road. I considered West Acres to be the most beautiful park in the country. I am greatful for the 15 years I lived in Steamboat and am saddened to see "progress" ruin the charm it had to accomidate the almighty dollar.
Finally somebody to represent the common residents. Goooo Kyle!
Your objection was noted shooker5 but full of holes. I stand by what I said. I drove in Routt and Moffit Counties for over 15 years and witnessed dump trucks speeding and tailgating vehicles (mine included) several hundred times. The cold hard facts are that most of these trucks are paid on a per load delivered basis. Thus their reason for being in a hurry.
The cold hard fact is that this man made a fatal error in judgement or Lorna would still be alive. We don't know how the truck driver feels because they (he and his boss) are declining to comment. Speeding is not just in reference to the posted speed limit it is also dictated by existing conditions as in a vehicle making a lefthand turn in front of it. The charges are yet to be determined.
I am not against dumptrucks being on the highway. I am agains their disreguard for the law. I have also noted the best dumptruck drivers seem to be women. Dumptrucks provide a needed service in the Yampa Valley and their presence will only increase as time goes on. I am not singling out this particular driver. The CSP will determine his charges.
As to your reference to "my favorite beverage truck", I'm at a total loss as to what that's suppose to mean. I will not post in reference to this again as I don't want to be a part of the rediculous tirades I see in here all too often.
The cold hard fact is Lorna is gone and there is nothing she did wrong to merit that except go to get the mail as she has done for many years. Sad!
Lorna was a good friend for many years. I will remember her laugh, kindness and compassion. I am deeply saddened she met her fate because of a dump truck. If they are allowed to continue breaking the laws (speeding) more will die. Such a shame.
My sincere condolences go out to Gary, Dusty and her many many friends!
Knowing Bob and Tony and being a past member of the VFW I'm confident they did their research on this. It never ceases to amaze me how the same people come in here and use the comment section to personally attack each other and/or the Pilot. For shame, for shame! Grow up! You're NOT setting a good example for our youth.
It never ceases to amaze me at how unprepared people are when they go out in the Wilderness. I lived there for 17 years and if I ever did get disorientated it was only for a brief amount of time. Why? Because I always prepared before I left. I used GoogleEarth to scout the areas before I left and always carried a compass, map and essential survival equipment. Why don't people plan ahead? A very expensive rescue was needed and these guys have a life too. They have better things to do than spend time looking for people who should be better prepared. Thank you Search and Rescue for retrieving another one from what could have been serious peril, you do a valuable service. I hope the community realizes this when these guys have their fundrasers since that's where their main support comes from. God Bless you guys!
It looks really good as related in the article. I too wonder what consessions were made to do this since we know it isn't likely as good as it was written to look like. Money talks bull walks is the rule.
A comment here is getting as rare as finding a diamond.
It seems more than obvious that Chris was well loved in this town he called home. I can't make the service Sunday but will be there in spirit as I'm sure Chris will. It's a shocker and sad loss for us all no matter what the reason. Never forget to tell people how you feel BEFORE they're gone!
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