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Eagle county does it and they dont seem to have a problem with the distance it takes. Edwards has a great recycling program that sits at the rest stop off I-70.. I have heard of no issues with expenses to run these.. Also, Sanfrancisco, which in my opinion should be the modle that citys look at has a 90% trash recycling and yes it is single stream. It is so successful that they are working on a 100% recycling including the trash which will all be single stream. Dual stream recycling is fine as long as the card board is broken down and there isnt an extra gas expense for the install and removal of these containers and more employee expenses.. I dont have the answer to Steamboats recycling problem but I would love to see an expense break down from start to finish published. Then maybe with community input, we can come up with a cost effective solution
Minturn has all bear proof cans through town. It has definately made a huge difference.. IMO, any one breaking the rules regarding when to put trash out should be immediately fined without warning. A fed bear is a dead bear and a point needs to be sent to those who just dont seem to get it. Fines should also be handed out to any management company or business that does not raise and lock the bars on the dumpsters every night and there are many of them that dont....PERIOD..NO EXCUSES..
Drink Town USA!!!
And we wonder why there are sooo many DUI's here...
I love Stmbt just as much as anyone but were not always the best place for bike town, dog town or pot town USA. I think that is selfish and somewhat closed minded. Any mountain town like Stmbt, Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, Glennwood Springs, etc., or college town such as Durango, Boulder, Gunnison or Fort Collins would be a bad place for such a study. Pot has alway been a low impact non issue in such places with much more acceptance and is more expensive. Places like Colorado Spring that is more conservative, very religious and has a millitary atmosphere would be a much better place. It is also much less expensive with a much more diverse community. Canyon City wouldwould also be a good place for such a study.. JMO..
For once, I actualy agree with Mark H. Especially your last statement.
If the paper is misquoting or confusing the facts in such a way that is bennefitting them in advertisement sales, wouldnt that be an unethical way of doing business?? If so, wouldnt this violate a code of ethics?? If what you say is true then the paper has an obligation to explain the visitor numbers in layman's terms so there is no confusion. As of now, most believe what is posted about the visitor numbers. If what you are saying is true, then on average there were abut 7,000-9,000 visitors in town this past weekend. .....Hmmm......I gotta tell ya that living here most my life, it was pretty crazy down town. I could have walked from the health and rec to fart park then driven. Maybe not quite as crowded as some popular weekends when there is an event downtown but it was a good old fashion Wisconsin Dells out there.. By 1pm there was no parking to be had anywhere downtown or on the side streets and as far as I know, there was no event happening down town except for the farmers market. Almost everyone that came in said "they had never seen it this crowded here in the summer before." No exageration...
Well they put in the paper "14,000 people expected this weekend" not 14,000 sleeping spots. Also, I dont know wher you were but town was most definatly full. Ther was almost no vacancy to be had and I know that by working in the tourist industry. Also, if shuttling was done corrctly, there wouldnt be to many empty shuttles. They may not be full but would at least remove quite a few cars from town. I drive shuttle in this town for many many years and there are more eficient ways to keeping them full then what is being used.. I guess we will have to agree to disagree..
Just trying to stir the pot a bit Scott, maybe my dry sense of humor doesnt go over very well... NO... I dont love government regulations over the free market, but I do disagree with you saying that there is not enough demand for more shuttle services within the lodging community.
We had more then the population of Steamboat in town this weekend and lodging was full to capacity.
Most of these people drive there vehicle 5 min to a ball field and park it most of the day. Maybe a speific shuttle service to and from our ballfields is something to seriously consider. Another problem is that most people just want to drive and not have to rely on anyone else. Maybe if the lodging companies reached some kind of rider quoata during specific times of the year they could get a gas break which may help them push shuttling more to their guests (wink..wink..).. Even better, take the shuttle then get a drink voucher to where your going. After all, it is Steamboat. I'm sure where ever you are going they got alcohol to sell ya..
As the rate of DUI's here continue to grow off the charts, it wont matter any way. In 5-10 yrs half the newbees here will have lost their licencse and will be on scooters. Also, there are many lodging companies that only run shuttle service in the winter. Steamboat needs to figure out how to utilize every shuttle service in town to its fullist pottential. Maybe a tax or gas break to any service going that extra mile to persuade guests to ride instead of drive and offering special services to and from large events such as the soccer tournament this past weekend... Maybe not over exploding the banks of Steamboat with more and more events every weekend of the summer causing more then double the poulation to come here at once would help.. lets also not forget that a major US Highway comes right through town adding plentty to the mix..
Growth and development stole it away from us!! Those were some of the best times here with the vintage motorcycle races to. Hanging out on the deck of La Mantanas drinking cold frosty beverages...
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