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Great point Tom and makes sense. We do not need to mess with any natural springs.
Its a tuff spot and the bus stop doesnt help. There is the R lane going east bound as you pass dream island. This lane never gets much use except for impatient people. Maybe there could be a way to redesign utilizing some of that section and the oversized middle turning lane as well. At the least I think the signage should be looked at a different way..
I feel your pain as well Sharon. That merge sign is not a yield sign. Most long time locals undrstand this and let people merge correctly. There are quite a few who legaly drive down the the right lane, through the twenty mile light, passing 15 cars and then try to merge left into traffic. Alot of drivers get upset because they waited in traffic only to be what they think is cut off. Therefore we see alot of people driving aggresivly just so you dont merge in front of them. What you did is legal and you should not be ashamed. This section of highway was never as bad 20yrs ago untill the town trippled in size. Congestion has become a big problem through there.
I have complained many times about having the city or cdot bring the sign back 100 yards makeing the merge lane longer. The Dream Island bus stop is a whole other problem. I am suprised that the bus or a pedestrian has not been hit. That bus stop should have a set back so it is not stopping traffic.
This is our widest 2 lane road in town. I wish they would widen the highway through there decongesting our traffic. To me it looks like there is plenty of space for this to be done. Same problem occurs East of town past the Walton Creek light. The signs posted does not give you enough notice to start merging. I feel bad for out of town visitor who dont see this comeing untill its to late.
These are just some of things our town should be focusing on because they are a problem.
Thnks Bill for posting that. As I had mentioned before in this heated debate (IMO)" If you - Will Not - (not) - CANNOT - perform the duties that the Colorado people voted in then you should step down". This is nothing more then hideing behind the federal law or applying a personal agenda. I have always had respect for law inforcment so this is not any kind of personal attack. I also have respect for any officer not performing his duty due to pesonal beliefs. But again, if this is such the case then ANY officer not perfoming the duties asked of them by this great state should respectfully step down. I have to mention that I am quite suprised of the stance by our officers here in Routt county. It seems that some have forgotton what has made this town so great. (IMO) it is not posting a photo of your child holding a millitary style assault rifle on face book or disrespecting the voters wishes. Stmbt was voted nationaly yrs back as the number 1 small town in America for families to raise their kids. This was absolutly incredible and realy helped Stmbt grow in this aspect. I'm sure my comments are going to p** s some people off but Stmbt is known as a family town with family values and one of the best places to raise your kids and I would prefer for it to stay that way.
Just about everyone I know has or had a sump pump in there crawl space at one time or another. I have known some to run year around. That whole area was debated for yrs on whether anything should be built there because it sits on wetland. The hampton has had problems ever since it whas built. Ever wonder why such a prime area has never truly been developed??. Sounds like the pumps were not doing what they were intended to do and that they were exitng the property illegally. In the past, I have seen pumps exiting into a homes sewer line instead of the outside to keep them from freezing or because it was easier to exit the water that way. This is also illegal to do. I hope they get it figured out soon as our spring melt is about to give way.
My satements are JMHO..(~: but doesnt law enforcment have to legaly follow any new law put into effect or am I mssing something.??
I think you missunderstood my point Renee. I do stand by and defend our constitution as I hope any american would. Unfortunately our Bill Of Rights get thrown around in ways that sometimes dont merrit the times that we live in now. I believe that certain rights should have stipulations on them. (Example) The right to bear arms, the right to free speech. These are great rights but are dangerous rights and there should be some sort of ethical respect and accountability twords them. Regardless of the matter, the police dept. have a job to do by upholding the law, not creating there own. If they dont like the cards that have been dealt to them then they should fold and step down.
I am ashmed at what I am hearing from the police dept. What makes them think that they are above voters decisions. This is not an anarchy society. How can comment s like this not be grounds for termination. The police work for us (the public community) they are not above anyone and need to start showing signs of respect for those who pay there salary. I know who I'm not voting back in. I am not against fire arms but do know that some kind of change has to be made no matter how little it is. People who talk this way about deadly weapons shouldnt own them and about our rights and the constitution?? As education, knowledge and experience grow so should common sense changes. I believe our constitution should be looked at this way as well instead of the common saying (" it's my right, it's whats in the constitution).
Did we just learn how to create fire or is this actually 2013??
I believe we have to earn our rights they are not just given to us.
Its great to live in a community where these type of achievments occur. Great job toTim,the teachers and all the parents who have truly focused on the education system in Steamboat.
Wrapping a resort town around tourism is the correct things to do which includes upgrading and developing specific things that make sense for the community and the people who visit as a whole. Curb appeal and safety should be a huge part of that attraction. It would be nice to see things like the east entrance of town get some life with median work and land scaping between the highway. You pass the welcome to Stmbt sign but it doesnt seem very welcoming untill you drop down into town above old fish creek. This has sat barren and ugly for way to long. A bike tunnel accessing village dr and hwy 40 would be nice as well. I have seen way to many tourists with kids trying to cross 40 by the fire house. The path takes you to the highway but forces you to fight the traffic to cross. It's only time before someone gets hit or killed.
Sidewalk and curb repair especially between town and mountain. More and more people are using the walkway along 40 instead of dropping down to the core trail. I have seen many times a family with kids riding ther bikes west against traffic right next to the highway to get to town or to access the core trail. There is no sidewalk on that side of the highway and the traffic does 45. I have seen some close calls.DANGEROUS!!!
Simple bus shelters would be nice to invest in needed areas around town. ( Hwy 40 corridore between town and mountain and west of town to 7/11. There is no reason to spend the kind of money that was spent on the shelters down town. Simple and functional. Maybe let the Stmbt school kids paint them to add some community charm like on the city bus. There is so much more to Steamboat then down town or the ski area. (Oh yah..Ski Time Sq.?? Arghh...Buisness's are struggling so much up there). These are the high volume areas but Steamboat offers beauty where ever you go. The city should embrace that more and spread it to areas that could realy use it. (howlesen tennis courts could use major repair). When you enter a town like this and it catches your eye all the way through that would be the kind of attraction, advertisement and investment that Stmbt should focus on. I am not against making yampa st more functional in the future but would like to see our funds spent better as a whole. NOT JUST FOCUSED IN ONE AREA
Bernie used to come into Big Tunas and was always a friendly customer who never led me to believe that he was racist. He was nice to talk to and was never negative. It was always nice to have his company. I have a some black in my nationality and never was led to believe for one minute that he is racist. Hitting a minor?? ( BIG NO, NO ) and I'm sure he will get in plenty of trouble for that. I hope I dont bite my tongue off but I do not believe there was any racial intent in this matter
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