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Ken is spot on.. It is absurd to ask the officers to only patrol the high traffic areas until there is a complaint. That is not how enforcing a long time city rule should be. There are only a few of these kind folks patrolling steamboat, so the comment of a city wide dragnet enforcement is comical to me. Just like the river tubing that has got out of hand by not enforcing simple rules that benefit everyone and the eco system of the yampa, the city is now tying to enforce necessary rules that has always been here but not enforced due to financial restraints after the economy crash. They are now playing catch up with a town that has tripled in size and unfortunately those who have been used to a law that wasn't enforced for years are now the ones complaining about being targeted.. I suggest visiting any other town and one will see that Steamboat is pretty lax with its dog rule. IMO, this is just entitled selfishness toward the community and it shouldn't be accepted not matter where you live within the city of Steamboat..
I do agree that Stmbt DOES NOT need to confront those who's are letting there dog take a quick dip on a hot day in the river unless there is good reason. I got a ticket for that in 1992 at what was Rabbit Ears Park, so this is nothing new for Stmbt. They are just enforcing a law that has got out of hand with growth and arrogance.
I agree that the leash law needs to be enforced as it would in any town but the city could use a real fenced in dog park preferably by water. I always thought the Fetcher was the perfect place due to its location on the core trail, water access, a grassy park and restrooms.. I also think the city should promote RVP more due to the fact that most dog owners I run into have no idea that it is an open space dog park. A fenced in area for stubborn eared dogs and a small water pond could work in that area as well but I think one of the biggest problems is its not near the core trail and more difficult to get to without a vehicle.
S.W.... Your basically saying that if you live in a nice quiet up scale neighborhood then it should be ok to have your dog off leash.. How about the deuce, silverspur, heritage park, bc, val d'lsere, the barns, tree haus.... I could go on and on about quiet neighborhoods who's neighbors probably do not want your dog coming on there property well, trained or not..... So if I want my dog off leash then I should move to an upscale quiet neighborhood somewhere in Steamboat.???... REALLY!!!
Its about respecting the towns ordinance WHICH has been in place for about 30 years..... The arrogance that some people have just baffles me, when we live in a beautiful place that obviously has a dog off leash problem.
I cant think of a town that doesn't enforce leash laws. Can You...????? Do you own a dog and walk around town every day or just think its ok for some to do it but not another depending on where there home is situated in Steamboat.?
Black said the increased leash law enforcement was preventing dog owners from doing such things as playing Frisbee and playing ball with their pets....... What an ignorant comment.....
Dave McIrvin said:....although it is important for the city to enforce leash laws in “problem areas,” the enforcement should be more lax in more rural areas, such as where he lives, because he doesn’t think there are many problems there.
Complete and udder nonsense. The sanctuary is not even close to rural and is full of bear and moose in that area, so it should be more important keeping your dog on a leash or of leash when on your rich ass property..... I hear the same thing from the richy riches at catamount. Its getting old with the ignorant disrespect towards the LONG time residents here.... Sometimes I cant believe what I am hearing from some of these people... You cant say yes to some and no to others.... Its no.. Leash'm up or pay a fine.PERIOD!!!!!! If you want to go off leash then that's what Rita V park is for, frisbee golf course and pretty much anywhere you go out off of city public property you will most likely not be bothered.
These are good people trying to do a job that should never have gotten to this point. Just like the bear problem. And now you have people (mostly newbies) over the course of 10 plus years thinking that that for some reason it is justified to let there dog run free regardless of how well behaved the pooch is. I got a couple of tickets in 92 and 93 for dog off leash in the river down by what was rabbit ears park... C'mon people. We have 3 times more people now and way, way.... more dogs... This self entitlement that I hear from some people is ignorant, disrespectful, childish, immature, irresponsible..... I for one will stand firmly behind the law enforcement on this topic and thank them for doing the RIGHT thing.
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..
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