cara marrs

cara marrs 3 years, 4 months ago on Barb Parnell: Fight obesity

I am in the health care field and I would have to argue that the lower the economic status in many areas of the country the higher the weight. It is partly because of the quality (re: chemically laden, processed, altered foods no where close to their natural state) that they have access to and partly because of lack of education. In the general public the lower the economic status, the higher the obesity rate, period. I agree people need to get Moving, our culture (as a whole, Steamboat is obviously not a typical cross section of the country when we are speaking of health) has produced a generation of inactivity for adults and children.

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cara marrs 3 years, 4 months ago on Rod Podszus: Good luck with that

What a rude letter, to think that someone took the time to write this . There was a music festival that day as Space pointed out, something by the way we are usually sorely missing in this Valley! I would also point out that downtown Steamboat is one of the mellower downtown nightlife scenes in most ski areas of its size. Having Yampa be a hub of activity increases the viability of Steamboat and allows us to bring in more visitors not less. Perhaps Mr Podzus should try to visit on a quieter weekend instead of in July, our busiest summer month, and yes we have plenty of very beautiful guest ranches that offer solitude and quiet year round. I would say Steamboat as a city and residents values our natural resources above everything shown by the city maintaining the very bike trails you rode on while you were in town on Howlesen. If we did not value the outdoors as one of our #1 assets we would not put up with some of the hardships that come with living here at times like 500+ inches of snow falling and lingering well beyond ski season and the financial ins and outs of living in a tourist driven city. To compare DT Steamboat to LoDo is beyond ridiculous.

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cara marrs 4 years, 4 months ago on Steamboat police, Mainstreet work to resolve nighttime noise conflicts

Agreed with all above: There are numerous advantages of living right in downtown like easy access to trails, restaurants, markets, concerts and the river to name a few, but there are always some negatives to every location that you decide to purchase, this is the one for that spot. You can't have it both ways, we should all be happy that downtown is vibrant and bustling, these are bars with live music, thats what those types of establishments do.

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cara marrs 4 years, 5 months ago on Freestyle downhill biking causing a stir at Steamboat's Creekside Trail

We have been riding Creekside as a quick loop from our house for years and years and only have seen 2 or 3 people in all of that time (2 hiker, 1 biker) traveling uphill. For tourists signs are good b/c they would not know Creekside is not safe to hike uphill, since the old sign was removed, wasn't there a sign years ago saying no uphill traffic? For locals...come on everyone knows that this is a mainly downhill trail with or without all of the bridges and recent downhill additions. We have 100's of trails to choose from that are better suited for hiking, its 1 short trail. There is no need to be traveling uphill on Creekside at all and if you live on BC road you are extremely close to other trails on the mtn.

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cara marrs 4 years, 5 months ago on More than 30 runners and bikers compete in first Craig Duathlon

Thanks to Jim and Barb Gregoire for a great race. The run was on pretty trails by the Yampa River and the bike course was a hilly course with nice green views of the Valley, unfortunately you cannot tell from this picture. Great turnout for a 1st year race.

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cara marrs 4 years, 6 months ago on Focus put on the Front Range to attract Steamboat tourism

I hope the City remembers organizations like the Steamboat Springs Running Series that brought in >1,100 runners last year from May through September (those numbers do NOT include the Steamboat Marathon by the way), and numbers this year are on target to equal or surpass that. Over 65-70% of runners where tourists that came with families and friends and utilized local lodging, restaurants and stores. We should remember small organizations that we forget about like the SSRS that have a positive impact on the local economy, while having a low impact on community resources.

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cara marrs 4 years, 6 months ago on Ritter signs CMC bill in Breckenridge

This is great news! As someone who had to leave to receive a recent degree, I know how hard it is to do when you are already planted firmly in your community. This will open up opportunities for future local students on a tight budget, maybe attract more out of town students, make it easier on those that are returning students, and keep dollars in the mountain towns. Nice to see something positive!

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