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I first learned of this on KBCO (Boulder/Denver radio station) this morning; so this definitely is no secret. The news clip sounded much like the first paragraph of this article while also mentioning that Aspen, Vail, and The Beav all have ticket prices in excess of a C-Note. Bad news for sure.
Comparing a season ski pass to a season golf pass for a 9-5er is pretty far from apples to apples. The (obvious) difference: As a 9-5er, I could play 9 holes of golf after work for a majority of the golf season. In fact, one could squeeze 18 holes in after work for a small window of time. I can not ski after work with a ski pass.
Walgreen's will fit right in at this location just across the street from Staples and with Wal Mart and Sports Authority off in the distance. Quit trying to sound like you live in Telluride or something.
The last time I ordered a Soda Creek pizza it was well north of $30 for a large and some sodas. Yeah, I said A large, not 3 larges. I can get elk tenderloin at Cafe Diva for that price. Needless to say, I cancelled the order. Glad Dominoes is still running strong, love that $5.99 two topping meduim deal. RIP Pizza Hut.
Far more egregious than originally reported. Why two days to get the full story?
The Sweet Pea loyalists are kinda quiet all of the sudden.
How, exactly, do you get a story so wrong (or commit such a 'significant error')??????
I mean...I know it's a free newspaper...but c'mon! That's pretty bad, dude.
Mr Wallace, I have copied and pasted my comment from Justin Hirsh's editorial for your enjoyment. In case you weren't around just a few short years ago or have conveniently forgotten, the below mentioned mines didn't 'destroy' the things people 'come for' and they have not 'stop coming.' Or at least, not as far as I can tell.
"What I find odd about this and the other editorial regarding this matter is that they both make it sound as if a gravel mine in South Routt is something new. Didn't there used to be two gravel mines just across the street from this location that were not only closer to the Yampa River but located even more so in the 'prime scenic corridor' than this one? I don't recall any of the above outlined (rather severe) impacts being the case with either of those two mines. If so, surely we would have learned from that and not ever let it happen again."
What I find odd about this and the other editorial regarding this matter is that they both make it sound as if a gravel mine in South Routt is something new. Didn't there used to be two gravel mines just across the street from this location that were not only closer to the Yampa River but located even more so in the 'prime scenic corridor' than this one? I don't recall any of the above outlined (rather severe) impacts being the case with either of those two mines. If so, surely we would have learned from that and not ever let it happen again.
"But Triple Crown’s presence long has been a thorn in the side of many residents because of impacts such as increased noise, traffic and crowds around Steamboat."
Pretty amazing in today's times that we still can't seem to welcome the Triple Crowners. A couple million dollars worth of cash flow and we're still using words like: "lunacy," "extortion" and some of the other nonsense stated above. TC obviously can't live down the days of when the adult softball fatheads USED to come here and wanna whip up on half the town...those days and crowds are a thing of the past. (and by the way, when we decided to become a resort town, we welcomed noise, traffic, and crowds. I'm pretty sure we made this bed......)
If these were alpine ski camps coming out of New Hampshire, I'm pretty sure the sentiment would be much different and this message board would be empty. And there's really no difference.
I, personally, am tired of reading articles about declining sales tax revenues and hearing about DT businesses going under and budget shortfalls etc. So bring on the Triple Crown and all their wallets and purses, this town needs the shot in the arm. (and bring on the comments about selling our soul and what will we stop at for money--again, we made this bed and we're in we're in no position to be picky. Deal with it or move to Kremmling.)
Rather amazed that Ms Patten is on here getting defensive. Please spare us the excuses and stop acting like you know ANYTHING about road reconstruction by sticking to the very important public information component of this project. Which btw, has been far from accurate and absolutely inadequate at times throughout this mess.
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