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Lee.. Dont get your panty in a bunch... Its the comment page and I,m typing on an Iphone so just relax..
Sure we can Dan.. Just let them jump in and head on down the river for the next couple weeks will indeed weed out some of the stupid..
Remember when the Boat had 3/4 less people and only 5 police that everyone new and got along with.... The city would ticket you for tubining the river to soon or entering without a life jacket, leaving your trash out and not leashing your dog.... Plus, the locals here were much more respective with the river and natural environment. Why would the city stop these enforcments after Stmbt has trippled in size.. We have like 30 police now and roughly 12,000 people here not including 10,000-16,000 tourists..
Nothing like going backwards to try and catch up going forward..
Well thats just not true..
Weather or not the cans are locked up or not, bears will get into cars, houses, tents, campers, etc.,....
Of course if a bear cant get to his usual feast he will try something else until he cant get in and moves on.. This is bear 101 for anyone who really understands what the typical bear here will do or in any mountain town.
LOCKING UP THE TRASH CANS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.. Steamboat has to put a stop on the town trash buffet.. We are dealing with multi generations of bears that have been taught this and dont know any better. It is not the bears fault but rather our own choosing for the decisions that have been made over the years.. Just like camping in bear country you have to lock up or rope up your trash.. I thank the city for strongly enforcing this rule and would like to see this applied the all cans in town just like many mountain towns have adopted..... (again) ..... LOCKING UP THE TRASH CANS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO...
Hey kids.. I heard the circus was back in town again..Get your tickets and enjoy the lighted ride on the Steamboat marry-go-round :*)
Don't forget that due to an ancient 50 year old building, they now want a new town hall built on the 10th st parking lot across from Bob's.
Great video and great job creating a strong lid for a standard garbage tote. Pretty cool watching a grizzly try to figure it out. Makes our black bears look measly in comparison.. One thing to note " a grizzly will most not leave his food and will most likely stand his ground killing you and then eating you. Where as our black bears will almost always run when approached or can be simply scared off by sound, even around food.".... But don't always count on it.. Our black bears can occasionally be aggressive and may attack or bluff attack but we are highly unlikely to be eaten by one..
Not sure where this 11 yr program came from.. The Bear cans just got installed last year throughout town and the city is now finally starting to take measures on residential trash.. No excuse for commercial cans. This should have been implemented years ago like in many other mountain towns... Double thumbs down for Steamboat on this one :(
We have to start with the trash (plain and simple)... Yes. bird feeders and composter's are also a problem but this is nothing new. This is all old info on how to discourage bears in the area. Just like camping-you don't leave food out and accessible and you don't take into your tent with you unless you want company... Because Steamboat waited so long to implement any change, our bear problem and population have gotten our of control and will continue for some time to come.. And now we got an influx of moose which will become a growing problem.
Intrawest CEO says real estate market is 'primed,' ready for development.....
ASC (Another Screwed up Company) said the same thing and look what happened..
...Once again city council keeps talking about issues in downtown Steamboat but yet considers building on a parking lot on 10th street therefore eliminating more parking spaces in the heart of downtown.. ( New school, new town hall and now a new fire station)-all aboard the money train..
They also keep mentioning the 55yr old town hall building likes its prehistoric or something.
Are there some serious issues with this building that a less expensive remodel cant accomplish??
Maybe we should tear everything down in Steamboat and rebuild the town from scratch..
Well whatever the long term answer may be to this growing issue, the trash cans still need to be secured and no excuses for city cans and commercial business's.. Outside composting, and bird feeders are and will become more of a problem in the future to.. IMO, the city needs to start with securing trash and continue to move forward with alternative options (no-lethal) unless necessary..
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