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Congrats, Cari!! All your hard work paid off----now, a question---How do we fix the mess at the airport?
As to the national election--The tidal wave for the GOP was NOT because the republicans and their agenda was sooooo loved by the electorate, but that the country wants Obama, progressives, liberals and their agenda STOPPED and by electing dems that could not happen.
Plus we are Bike Town USA, now instead of Ski Town USA so the summer business will continue to build as the winter business falls--ask retailers how their July numbers compare to their March numbers and the trend becomes very clear. Very few tourists fly in July so just another reason to let the tax supported airline guarantee sunset!!
Short, concise and exactly correct. If one thinks back to this vote it is one more example of an uneducated public voting on the "scare tactics" put up by said private corporation. It never even occurred to me or fellow "thinking" voters that this could possibly pass. After all who in their right mind votes to punish themselves in a down economy by agreeing to pay more taxes to benefit a private corporation. Any hope I had for the local voting public went out the window with this vote . . . . . .
It is nice to know we have an advocate in the taxpayers corner!!
Chuck, Chris, CHUCK---A good man and by far the best choice as our representative!!
I miss Ski Town USA when we had a passionate, devoted yet friendly bike town in the "off season." I miss seeing elk on Emerald mountain, in fact I miss hiking on Emerald mountain without getting yelled at to get off the trails. I miss Steamboat . . . . . (there must be a song in here somewhere. LOL)
Cow/elk/dogs/porcupines---seen them all on 129--have always been able to stop in time to not hit them. I am a slow driver which is why impatient drivers pass me on 129--or honk. However killing a cow means I might have to pay for the cow--hitting a bike unintentionally means I may go to jail and lose my lifes savings/work--even if I was following the letter of the law on the roadway. Your comment is comparing apples to oranges!!
And once again Pat and Matt--
Attacking drivers is your answer instead of coming up with safe alternatives to problem roads.
I stand by my assertion that 129 does not handle drivers and bikers safely.
Maybe a "usage/licensing tax" should be assessed all bikers and put into a savings account like dave mentioned above to create a safe shoulder/bike path to 129. Was 129 designed/built to handle bikes, cars, motorhomes pulling boats, agricultural vehicles safely? Many roads in this county have been redesigned/widened to handle bikes and vehicles safely but 129 is not one of them. I find it astounding the attitude of some bikers that their rights exceed all others. My comments are specifically related to being proactive about safety before there are deaths on 129. Maybe not a biker, but a motorist swerving to avoid one around a blind curve and rolling their car. Speed is not the issue on 129 as much as the narrowness of the road.
Sorry, Pat, totally disagree with your assessment on 129 in particular. Cyclists have many options where to do their "pleasure ride." If you are a 5th generation rancher/farmer who has hay/cattle to get to market their use of this road takes priority--what road options do they have to make their livelihood? I am just willing to voice what so many feel but think it is "politically incorrect" to say out loud!! Perhaps prohibiting cyclists certain times of the year or days of the week on this road is the answer until shoulders can be built---which I doubt will happen in a lifetime.
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