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Ken- We will have to agree to disagree. I'm more concerned about the abuse our river is taking from the excessive tubing. The floating trash is getting worse every year - fire ball shooters and flasks, beer cans, cig buts, popped crappy pool tubes, etc... My wife and I walk the core trail every day with our dogs and its been getting worse and worse every year. This year will be nothing short of (SAD). This is not from commercial but private tubing (walton ponds-down).. I say, let the bears and moose chomp down on them...
Ken -Did something happen to you that has made you feel this way twords the wild life that has made the yampa valley home here since long before us. I do agree that the moose are definatley becomeing more of an issue because they are very unpredictable, and more are moving in but I cant remember ever hearing of a bear attack in steamboat since moving here in 88 or even a mountain lion attack. There have been encounters but not attacks that I am aware of.
Learning to co-exsist with Colorados wildlife is part of living in this great state and although we are more likely to be killed or hurt in a car crash there is always that chance of a bad encounter with any type of wildlife. The only only solution to this would be installing an electric fence around town, LOL.. There will always be wildlife venturing in and out of town and couldnt imagine it any other way.
Black bears dont go around typicaly chasing wildlife. They are mostly lazy foragers, looking for an easy meal, especially human food which has become a problem source. Yes they can kill a deer, moose, elk but almost always a young and not very often. Human attacks are even rarer. You will most likely be struck by lighting first. This story is somewhat confusing. Makes me wonder if the bear was actually seen chasing the calf down or if the calf was already dead and the bear was seen having a free meal.. Saw a mountain lion one summer chasing a deer down on Rolex. A coulple years later there was a mountain lion and 2 cubs hanging out and playing up by Bear Claw.. I believe the most dangerous animal in town now is the Moose and quite frankly I get nervous hiking around Steamboat now even with my dogs on leash.
we still have some good officers here who dont deserve to loose there career due to a few bad apples. IMO, the entire department should go through a psychiatric evaluation to weed out those officers who WE pay to SERVE the community and public.
Funny!!! I think Steamboat would have a very good running in this years Budweiser's commercial shoot... "Whatever Town USA"
IMO..This smells like an agenda against her maybe stemming as far back as the harrassment and complaints that are mentioned in the letter.. Everyone I have talked to holds great respect for her and in a small community that says alot. We have all used language in a place we may have shoudnt. Why wasnt she pulled a side and spoken to instead of terminated from that position. Does the police dept now have a 0 tollerance rule against profanity. If thats the case then just about every police officer better start looking for work elsewhere.
My wife and I walk the core trail with our dogs every day and every day we see people skating, biking and jogging with their dog off leash.. I have heard that animal control has started more enforcement but have yet to see it on the trail.. When I moved here in 88 (for 10 yrs), there were more yellow coats on bikes handing out tickets for dogs off leash in a town of 4000 people. What happend??? There are 12000 people here now and way more dogs. Patrol NEEDS to step up and get a grip on this. I occasionally work next to the Pond's and know that many come from there and see dogs runnng around off leash daily. If your gonna own a dog then leash it up or dont get one. Its the law and there are no exceptions no matter how well behaved the pooch is.. Its no wonder why this year may be the most difficult for renters to find somewhere to rent with their pet and why more HOA's are deciding not to allow dogs even if your an owner..... By the way, if a dog attacks or even chases an Elk in Estes park, the owner will be severly fined and in some cases the dog will be put down..The rights of wildlife their outweigh the rights of any dog..
Thanks for the line up....Forgot to list what is expected to be the most attended event Steamboat will have... 2015 USA Pro Challenge ~ Aug 17/18
As I do not know officer Bantle, I cannot attest to her character. I can attest to the good characters of many who stand by her. Something does seem concerning when one person can out weigh the many and cause someone to lose their position of trust. ...IMO, the police dept works for the community and it should be an open book to anyone who wants information (good or bad). The community should have the right to know what occured. All this does is cause further distrust... What is really concerning is the fact that our city manager stated, "the process the police department uses to evaluate complaints against its police officers is a "tried-and-true process," and she supported DeLong's decision"...
Tried and True are her words... There is truly something wrong when our city manager makes such a statement yet the police dept is under investigation and she has been mentioned in the recent letter to have brushed officer complaints under the rug.
This is a stink the community needs to rid it's self from.
I'm with Tim... The money that was also waisted on parking studies could have gone along way...!!
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