Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley 3 months, 1 week ago on New music venue with catchy name planned for downtown Steamboat

@ BRET MARX - At least the bar/restaurants try... If the bar/restaurants didn't do music, Steamboat would have NO music scene AT ALL. I'm sure the local musicians and bands in this town that make their living playing in those restaurants with those little stages in the corner would disagree with your comment whole-heartedly.... Locals spout off non-stop about the lack of a 'music scene' in Steamboat - yet when good talent is booked anywhere in Steamboat, they scoff at the idea of actually paying to see it! Typical "I'm a local" mentality - can't/won't pay five bucks to see a high-quality touring band in their own backyard... Maybe we are spoiled by the Free Summer Concerts on the Hill and the free concerts that the mountain puts on?

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Collin Kelley 3 months, 1 week ago on Bonanza

At least the bar/restaurants try... IF the bar didn't do music, Steamboat would have NO music scene AT ALL. I'm sure the local musicians and bands in this town that make their living playing in those restaurants with those little stages in the corner would disagree with your comment whole-heartedly.... Locals spout off non-stop about the lack of a 'music scene' in Steamboat - yet when good talent is booked anywhere in Steamboat, they scoff at the idea of actually paying to see it! Typical "I'm a local" mentality - can't/won't pay five bucks to see a high-quality touring band in their own backyard... Maybe we are spoiled by the Free Summer Concertson the Hill and the free concerts that the mountain puts on?

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Collin Kelley 6 months ago on Commentary: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A for trails and park

Hey, Scott W - I would sincerely and genuinely enjoy hearing a more 'in-depth' perspective on your stance against 2A. The first question that comes to my mind - and in no way am I nearly as educated or well-read on the semantics or the verbiage of the allocation of the lodging tax dollars as you have proven to be - But, as I understand it, that money has to be spent on improvements to the city/valley that generate or promote tourism, etc... If not world-class bike trails and the Yampa River Park, then what specifically would you see fit to spend the money on to draw tourists to Steamboat? A lot of people don't realize that this is not a "new tax" - rather it is spending money generated by people staying in our hotels and condos throughout the year... so please, what would be your proposal to spend those funds on?

Thanks for your input and thoughtful posts,

Collin Kelley

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Collin Kelley 6 months ago on Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on Referendum 2A

Hey, Scott W - I would sincerely and genuinely enjoy hearing a more 'in-depth' perspective on your stance against 2A. The first question that comes to my mind - and in no way am I nearly as educated or well-read on the semantics or the verbiage of the allocation of the lodging tax dollars as you have proven to be - But, as I understand it, that money has to be spent on improvements to the city/valley that generate or promote tourism, etc... If not bike trails and Yampa River Park, then what would you see fit to spend the money on to draw tourists to Steamboat? A lot of people don't realize that this is not a "new tax" - rather it is spending money generated by people staying in our hotels and condos throughout the year... so what would be your proposal to spend those funds on?

Thanks for your input and thoughtful, well researched posts -

Collin Kelley

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Collin Kelley 6 months, 3 weeks ago on Nate Bird: Vote Yes on 2A

Hey, Scott W - I would sincerely and genuinely enjoy hearing a more 'in-depth' perspective on your stance against 2A.

The first question that comes to my mind - and in no way am I nearly as educated or well-read on the semantics or the verbiage of the allocation of the lodging tax dollars as you have proven to be - But, as I understand it, that money has to be spent on improvements to the city/valley that generate or promote tourism, etc... If not the bike trails and Yampa River Park, then what would you see fit to spend the money on to draw tourists to Steamboat?

A lot of people don't realize that this is not a "new tax" - rather it is spending money generated by people staying in our hotels and condos throughout the year... so what would be your proposal to spend those funds on?

Thanks for your input and thoughtful posts,

Collin Kelley

Carl's Tavern

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Collin Kelley 6 months, 3 weeks ago on Nate Bird: Vote Yes on 2A

Hey, Scott W - I would sincerely and genuinely enjoy hearing a more 'in-depth' perspective on your stance against 2A.

The first question that comes to my mind - and in no way am I nearly as educated or well-read on the semantics or the verbiage of the allocation of the lodging tax dollars as you have proven to be - But, as I understand it, that money has to be spent on improvements to the city/valley that generate or promote tourism, etc... If not the bike trails and Yampa River Park, then what would you see fit to spend the money on to draw tourists to Steamboat?

A lot of people don't realize that this is not a "new tax" - rather it is spending money generated by people staying in our hotels and condos throughout the year... so what would be your proposal to spend those funds on?

Thanks for your input and thoughtful posts,

Collin Kelley

Carl's Tavern

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Collin Kelley 7 months, 3 weeks ago on Denver man charged with assault after incident at Steamboat Springs bar

Hi Mike,

Your comments are utterly and ridiculously false. This public forum is for friendly debate and providing insightful opinion (as Rhys Jones and Scott Wedel do daily) - your comments are neither. For the record, there have been two "serious incidents" that have occurred at Carl's in the two years we have been in business. How many other bars on Yampa have the same track record over the last two years?

We fight diligently and tirelessly to keep out riff-raff and drunken idiots, every day of the week. We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs being used in our facility and fighting. We have passed every sting operation and test for serving minors or overserving visibly intoxicated patrons that has ever come our way from City and State. All employees that serve alcohol are TIPS certified and most are vetrans of numerous years, able to spot an person who needs 'cut-off'. Oh yeah, and we won Best Bar in The 'Boat for 2013.

To say that we, Carl's, are a 'nasty joke' and a 'pathetic local watering hole' is slanderous and insulting to someone who employs 48 Routt county residents who depend on me to earn a living and afford the 'Steamboat Lifestyle' that we all love. That someone chooses to come into a bar and cause a fight, is neither under our control or at all avoidable, under any circumstance, when you mix alcohol and egos.

I have never met Scott, Rhys and many of the other commenters that I enjoy reading on a nightly basis, but I would love to - Come on down to my 'watering hole' any time guys... I would love to buy you a round and meet you face to face.

Collin Kelley Owner & Executive Chef Carl's Tavern

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