Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley 3 months ago on Several Yampa Street business owners oppose removal of parking spaces

Removing highly valuable parking spaces when we as a community have what anyone who actually lives and works in Steamboat would call “a parking problem” is like putting gasoline on a bonfire… OR - in terms that a few members of the council may, more easily understand - would be like selling your existing police and fire stations without having a new station already built. Or identified. Or land purchased for. Or an ETA. Or actual blueprints. You get my point…. It is lunacy!

Business owners on Yampa provide well in excess of 300 jobs to locals - locals that pay taxes, locals who have to have customers to serve in order to make a living, customers have to have PARKING SPACES in order to patronize those businesses. SO, no - we as business owners aren’t the only ones who’s opinions matter in this topic, but we should be looked upon for guidance of the situation as we are the ones ‘in the trenches’ on a daily basis and have ideas to move this thing forward in a productive manner instead of a destructive, possibly catastrophic manner.

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Collin Kelley 8 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 8 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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