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I believe Bernie had his altercation by the super market. The one a few weeks ago which did involve a car accident was at my neighbors home off of williams and sharp.
I am just glad that Bernie can start to put this unfortunate inncident behind him. He his a great part of this community.
Racism is still very rampid in this world on all forms of race, culture and religion. Being of a mixed race myself I unfortunately can undestand what it feels like to be a victim of racism. It one of the most hurtful things a person can go through but a hate crime can ruin your life. It was hard for me to believe that Bernie had been a victim of this after knowing him for some time. I am extremely glad that our justice system saw Bernie innocent. Although there is obviously no excuse for giving the smackdown on a minor (even though it sounds like he may have desreved it), we are glad to see that you hung in there and and can get back to normalizing your life.
From what I understand this is not the first time this kid has been in trouble. A few weeks back, I heard that my neighbor had an altercation where the police got involved after a car accident. I heard the racism card was pulled out on that one as well.
Its not just the fact of enforcing the law but for me its just plainly the right thing to do. I am sure that there are quite a few families with children who would agree. Our Sherff should be leading by example, (especially in such a family oriented town)...not comeing up with excuses for not doing what the voters have asked of him. That one background or magazine check could be the one that stoppes a tragedy. Shouldnt the Sheriffs Dept. atleast give it a shot instead of shooting it down.
Lastly, we are all community members here with great passion for our opinions and love for the community. I try too keep a very open mind twords all topics. There is no bashing, hatered or name callng twords anyone. Just opinons. (Yes Mark your words were heard). If my words were offensive in any way, I appologize. It was not my intention. I was only expressing my opinion.
Yah. Saw that comeing as well. Theres gonna be a lot of frowned up on left turns comeing out of that parking lot. I think Its gonna get a bit ugly..
I know that I am off the topic but I wanted to state that I dont expect anything to change to much. It has been this way for a long time and I'm not certain how the road map will look for Stmbt. A lot of the open space is disapearing and it is obviously becoming more and more crowded and more dangerous for pedestrians and bikers.
I feel like Stmbt in the past had focused on family style growth, smart development while preserving our open space and not turning the mountain into lego land.
Steamboat has also been host to some of the largest environmental groups and seminars in the country yet somehow we have managed to get a below average environmental rating for the ski area. (this should be a red flag and taken very seriously)...The ski area may be a seperate corporation but its still our Steamboat and a big part of what makes Steamboat today.
Even though I wasnt born here I do call Stmbt my home and family. I truly love just about everything this community has to offer. It is a fantastic place to live or visit with some of the smartest and kindest people anywhere. After 25 yrs, I dont call myself an old timer but feel like I've been here long enough to see that Stmbt has changed its priorities a bit by focusing too much on devlopment and not enough on safety and preservation while adjusting to the rapid population growth.
I'm curious how JD Hayes would respond to all this. IMO he is as always been a respected community leader with fair and balanced views.
I agree with you Pat. Maybe reducing the speed to 40 in the winter time at least. Bike Lns would be nice to see on hwy 40. I have also seen too many families with kids biking on the shoulder of the highway trying to find their way to town. The only access to the path on that stretch is over to fetchers pond or turning into freshies. If your not from here it is easy to miss where the path continues forcing people to ride the highway shoulder into town. It scares me to death when I see families with young kids weaving there way to town against traffic that is going 45 mph. Maybe having a sidewalk built also on the south side of hwy 40 like the deteriating sidewalk on the north side would be a safe altenative. Also is there a reason why we have not landscap 9ed the median between Mt Werner exit and the east side fire house? I really thought that would have been beautified by now instead of dirt, broken bricks, and the occasional out of place shrub. The entrances both east and west into town should be welcoming and make even the pass through driver want to stop. Its still very industrial untill you reach down town. Lamps and plants can do a lot. I would like the city to focus more on items such as these. Ever since the real estate boom hit Stmbt years back, I feel like the city focused too much on items that has obviously created a lot of tension and debate in town. Again this is JMO.
Its funny that you say that. North Routt sure has a longer climate. The cows are just as hardy as the folk who live up there.(it's a beautiful area)... I cant remember the exact date 92/93 maybe. It snowed atleast once a month at the top of Mt Werner. (maybe someone can way in on this).. It also rained like clockwork every afternoon in the summer.
Thats a bad one to David. I pull out of the Shell frequently and have had close calls with drivers not knowing they need to merge left or turn right. Instead they will continue on the shoulder straight past the turn into the shell station. After 25 yrs of driving through the Walton Creek light. I have noticed that except for the 4th of July and other special events, the east bound traffic never gets backed up more then a couple of cars.(unless you are turning left onto Walton Creek Road) Therfore I would suggest a sign on the stop light post focusing on those in the right lane stating RIGHT TURN AHEAD ONLY or something to that extent. Doesnt hurt to try...
After driving that stretch for the bazzilianth time today I truly believe that posting another merge or maybe prepare to merge sign back to about where the old sweet pea market was would a huge help. (Especialy for someone out of town or those passing through on Hwy 40).. I have been guilty of drving a little fast through there from time to time as so are a lot of people. Most of us have experienced getting pinched out at that intersection which is why I usualy stay in the left lane. I hate to say it Pat but keeping the speed limit to 25 mph for a little farther or reducing it could help. It may keep people from rushing through a merge zone to get to that 40 mph sign. I certainly dont want to drive 25 any farther than it is now but this may help that hurry up congestion that happens at the end of each work day. (I'm sure I will hear about this from friends this week telling me to hush up).
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