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With the backward aproach to everything Stmbt these days, I am not suprised the city has allowed this to continue...Total junk show.. This realy needs to stop or be fixed. Either put another bin there, put one or two by city market or remove them and make people drive to WM or do curbside.. The mess of trash left there is unacceptable for Steamboat or anywhere.
I like what you said Erich "not very boaty" :~)
Scott makes a good point, that it realy dosnt mater where the station goes. Our police force has excellent proficiency covering the entire town. This also seems like a much better location. Centraly located and close to the hostpital which could be of benefit at times. The downtown location would then seem to be a perfect spot to turn into a large parking garage, alleviating some of our parking woes downtown.
Oops.. Miss took Oak St for Oak Creek..
But yes Oak St is horrible for pedestrian traffic. Throughout the years, Oak St has become very commercial and therefore should require a much safer access to store fronts and business's. Parking is tight and now the bike strip just makes it more dangerous. It is a narrow street to begin with but what street isn't narrow down town. They werent designed for this type of growth in Steamboat. To correctly fix the situation, I think that most properties would have to undergo a small loss of their front yard. Some business's my not be to happy about that but it would be very benneficial for all the business's to have better access. I believe they would increase there walkins by quite a bit. Especialy during our busy times.
I agree with you Harvey. Huge potential there..
Fairgrounds, Farmers Market, October Fest.The Romick rodeo grounds is a huge spacespace that could bring in a ton of revenue when not in use for other events. Wish Steamboat woud bring back the equestrian events.($$)
I feel like they got pushed out due to the never ending expansion of Tripple Crown.
Everyone needs to smoke some green and calm down.
If this country should fix anything right now it should be our electrical grid and infrastructure(sewer, bridges, etc.)
There is aparent climate change and global warming that has been occuring for some time but changes in one small country isnt going to change anything on a world wide scale.
We are doing many things that help such as being able to recycle just about anything now, more economical vehicles, natural gas, self contained green construction, solar, wind, water,etc.
If we realy want to help the environment then we should cut down on population growth which is causing our resources to be more depleted (the whole world needs to tie a knot in it already)
Ken, you are not an idiot for voicing your opinion. That would be judgmental, close minded and and does not help solve any issue. It only adds to it with offering no solutions and only harsh words twords those who are trying to offer ideas. Without listening to ideas, good or bad, we would be a very ignorant people.
Thanks for the article Ross. The community needs to keep standing strong on these topics so all facts and ideas can be heard and considered.
Every now and then someone brings up the sattelite station idea providing a second building on the mountain. This idea to me seems to make the most sense allowing patrol to spread out through Steamboat, providing a quicker response time and relieving pressure in one facility.
I dont have any idea how much money this would save but it has to be substantial.
The more we ignore our sidewalks, the more expensive and difficult it will to to repair and improve. We are a community full of families and children and tourists. This should be a top priority for Steamboat.
I live in Oak Creek as well. Although I dont see to much of a danger walking around town except for the occasional loose angry dog, it would be nice to see OC work on grants and ways to allocate funds to begin a chip and seal project through town.
I think we would see more families and kids biking, rollerblading and just enjoying not walking in dirt and mud year around. I realize this would require a huge infrastructure with sidewalks, drainage not to mention old property lines that would have to be revaluated.
Money of course would be the largest hurdle to jump. Even if OC could work on just the main streets such as Bell, Sharp, and Moffat would be a huge accomplishment not to mention the appeal it would add to Oak Creek
Hilltop is a great example of where I see people walking on the road. I agree Tim that anywhere that a sidewalk can be put to keep people off the road should always be considered.
There is river access out through legacy but I am not sure if the trail will access it due to private land. I hope in some way that it is possible.
Your right Tim, there is not alot down there and our roads and sidewalks definately need to be kept maintained. The harsh winters create most of this damge I would think, not to mention the amount of underground springs ground water erosion and Colorado's expansive soil.
I would also like to see more effort to make repairs when needed instead of waiting untill the repair becomes a replacement. But I am always one for the expansion of our core trail.
With Stmbt becomeing much more populated throughout the years, the core trail through town has also seen a huge increase in its use. Being able to expand the core trail in either direction is something I am always for. Steamboat is know to be one of the most athletic towns in Colorado and pretty much Oympic Town USA. (Yah I said it). Expanding the core trail would be a huge bennefit to any athlete, runner, biker or to anyone who just wants to get out and go on a stroll.
Not to mention getting some of the bikers and walkers off the main highway which is apparently becomeing dangerous west of town past Sleepy Bear to Stmbt II.
The core trail has been molded into Steamboats fabrication since its inception and I hope that it continues to grow for everyones bennefit.
OHHH.....Here we go once again with the city council!! I agree with you 100% John.
This has become a tiresome norm.
It is quite apparent that they have their own agend and it doesnt involve truly what Stmbt is and was, only what they want it to become.
IMO,, they always seem to focusus around some sort of realeststate transaction more then the true community needs and wants and thats just unexceptable. Seems like a code of ethics violation to me..The core trail is a major staple and has made Stmbt unique from just about anywhere. I dont know a person in town that doesnt use it. The city should be using verything in their power to maintain, improve and expand it. (This goes for all of our public facillities and our open space as well. (Rita Valentine Park is another example that never should have come into discussion).
Dont get me wrong. I dont have anything against the responsible use of alcohol or mj but is it worth rolling the dice with your education???
The now 43 year old me says no way but the young 18-21 year old me said why not roll the dice. Put weather stripping around the door and get a fan. Hang beer out the window on a rope. I got lucky..Some people I knew did not.
We knew the rules and they havent changed. If your caught with possession at CMC, it is simply your fault and no one elses. You now get to go home and explain to your parents why you got kicked out of school
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