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Completley agree with you John. I choose to live in OC now because it is much more affordable and has a great small town community. I wouldnt be oppossed to 1 or 2 more trailer parks in Stmbt if the HOA were a bit stricter on maintaining them. I just wouldnt want to see huge chunks of land continuously bought up for that purpose and the same for large elite lodging. Steamboat is home and family so where does the line get drawn.?? Maybe when that home town we love to live in becomes the place we dont love to live in anymore..
JMO..of a 42 yr old ski bum..Go Bronco's..
I am always for free enterprise and investments and certainly dont want the government telling me what I can and cant do. But bcause an investor has an idea of what he or she wants to develope does not necesserly make it the right decision for the community. Just like big development projects, I wouldnt want dozens of trailer parks popping up all over the place. The public community should also get a voice in the process..
He will be on that list forever.. I think that after his jail time it should be manditory to explain what he did in public view..A few emberresing days on a street corner may actually do more good..
How bout we will not let Steamboat become an Aspen or Vail.. Its hard to believe that Stmbt has grown to almost 13,000 people. If we hadnt lost what we had, we are certainly loosing it.
I woud love to see a numbers count on nightly and short term rentals in Stmbt. I bet that number would shock alot of people. The number of management comanies now operating in steamboat should explain how big it has become and the energy costs for all of these has to be astronomical for a small town. At the moment it looks like there is no end to the building of more duplexes, town homes and 5 star lodging complexes. One would think that our electrical grid could not support this kind of growth cosidering that most new builds are supplying air conditioning in all the units because of demand for it now. Even though I am not for the continued growth of rental builds, it wouldnt be fair to say no to others who are looking to add theres to the rental fleet unless there HOA does not allow it.
Sexualy assaulting a child only gets you 30 days in jail and a few yrs probation..It does make you wonder John why the punishment for these crimes is quite minimal. They should at least make these people stand downtown on 3rd st. holding a bilboard about there charges..The punishment deoes seem awfuly light.
Great job!! :-)
I played tennis for Durango High and went to state with the # 1 doubles partner (ex principal Tim Bishop).. Obviously by our age that was some time ago. I know he will be missed at strawberry park and wish the best of luck to him and his family.
Durango has always put out a very tough tennis team as well as track and field, so job well done to the saiors. ...Keep up the good play...
I woukd also like to thank the city (parks and rec) for doing a wonderful job on the resurfaced courts at Howelsen. They are back to new condition and I have noticed more people playing on them this year.. With the harsh winters and expansive soils, I know its a tough job to keep up on. A BIG THANK YOU for all you do to in maintining our facilities.. :-)
Maybe I was a little rash in my statement but its hard to believe that RVP was even proposed. There were about 7 police officers in the late 80's and now I think we are over 20 or so. It is quite obviouse to me that more space is needed.
This should be well thought out and planned to fit in with what Stmbt is.
Any park, sactuary or donated land for the purpose of preservation should be off limits to any such development accept maybe for the occasional purpose of accepted recreation for public use (voter approved) that has a minimal impact to the land.
I am leaning more twords a smaller substation on the mountain that would allow for a faster response time throughout Stmbt. Then maybe some of those hundreds of dispatch reports of
"A suspicious drunk person or what not was seen trying to get into a car at so and so street"
"By the time police arrived the person was no where to be found"
I am not harping on the police. I believe they are doing the best they can and do a great job. They obviously have a lot going on between all the dispatch calls between town and the mountain. A substation would greatly relieve some of that pressure.
I believe the city is loosing more and more respect from the community with these kind of foolish decisions. It is quite obvious that the community does not want it where a preservation site has been established and they should just let it be and move on. 3 acres is a large chunk of land not a tiny section that they have said. These are the kind of words that are quite frusterating. It will be under power lines and close to commercial property. SO WHAT ...That has nothing to do with this preserved site. The word preserved means to leave it alone and for good reason. First it will be 3 acres and then I can see them wanting to detroy more of it for future development just like other open space chunks of land that are no longer here anymore.
One of the reasons people moved here was because of all the open space that was around the valley and now the city wants to start developing in one of the last open spaces here. (A memorial park, dog park and elk sanctuary to boot)..We have lego land Steamboat to bits in the last 10-15 years and the open space beauty has rapidy dissapeared. This is not positive but instead negative growth and development to the valley. The city needs to put an end to this way of thinking and start to focus again on preservation or Stmbt will become ugly and destroyed with development decisions such as this. I look forward to the upcoming elections and any petition that need signing as I know many do. Look out council, I believe that internal changes will be headed your way and there is no one to blame but yourselves..
It was one of the coolest lightning storms I have seen up here. Looks like we could be in for round 2 tonight
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