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How about if the city just pursued all the lodging tax owed by owners using their homes/condos for short term rentals, like VRBO listings, etc. I am sure that would add up to thousands of $$.
Amen, Pat! Sorry I participated in an off topic conversation to the detriment of posters interested in comments pertaining to the story only!
Is it lack of sunshine, too little fiber in your diet or just early onset dementia that drives these comments containing an astounding amount of paranoia? I am sorry to be so blunt but moderation on both sides of issues is the ONLY thing that will keep this country moving forward---even at a slow pace. And once again your and other comments are totally off the topic of the article so I am calling it out! But, as long as we are off topic I read recently (and I will try and pull up the reference) that a full 55% of Americans, including myself, view themselves as independent voters--socially more liberal, ie: govt needs to stay out of the bedroom, and fiscally conservative, ie: no raising the debt ceiling without compromises on spending. The current POTUS has lost his "mojo" so is lame duck at best. The idea that he will be effective in driving his liberal agenda for the next 3 years is absurd. He is now in a position of playing"small ball" like trying to raise the minimum wage instead of addressing the bigger, more important issue of tax reform and speaks volumes about his current lack of popularity. At least a conservative had the nerve to propose sweeping tax reform against the judgement of his peers on both sides of the aisle. Communism? Go for a walk in the sunshine and re-think your comment . . . . .
Obviously, people calculate costs differently. Plus all the other advantages of driving to the front range for shopping, sporting events, visiting friends/family, entertainment venues not to mention picking up and taking guests back to DIA who have also found it is too expensive to fly into HDN.
1) Many Steamboat residents have friends/family in the Denver metro area to visit. In addition, the savings/choice of shopping in a big metro area are draws.
2) Trust of reliability of a larger airport. If you have been burned in HDN one or more times, you do not even consider taking yet another risk of missing a connecting flight.
3) Convenience of flight times. There are not enough flight opportunities for connections with other flights without long layovers. The inconvenience of not having a car in Denver if your flight in HDN is delayed makes the drive to Denver less stressful.
4) Fear of flying smaller planes over the Continental Divide. One bad flight experience over the Continental Divide in a small plane is enough to make the drive to Denver more appealing.
5) Cost, cost, cost
There will be no gun seizing!
While the testosterone in the audience is exploring their inner grouse I will be exploring puff daddy on the the dance floor--you know getting ready for my male in the lek!
For crying out loud, why must every discussion get OFF TOPIC. This info blurb from the paper is nothing more than an activity announcement. Maybe next time the paper should just file this type of activity in the Happenings section other than 99.9% of the population have never heard of a lek so maybe it required a bit more explanation. Biodiversity, Fred, is not even in the conversation---plus snakes slither every dam* day, not once a year so your analogy is ridiculous!
P.S. The American Heart Assoc. says cheerios are good for you. . . .
Did it ever occur to you that every article does NOT have an underlying "political message" except in your grandiose mind? The paper was reporting on a wildlife viewing opportunity that happens once a year and really is quite fascinating to experience. I would think that you and Fred would feel right at home in the lek as you both like to "puff up and strut around the forum" almost daily--in fact invite Scott W. to go with you for the experience. I think you are all three "soul mates" with the male grouse at heart.
Mark---you are really a weenie . . . .didn't you eat your cheerios this a.m.??
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