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Not sure where this 11 yr program came from.. The Bear cans just got installed last year throughout town and the city is now finally starting to take measures on residential trash.. No excuse for commercial cans. This should have been implemented years ago like in many other mountain towns... Double thumbs down for Steamboat on this one :(
We have to start with the trash (plain and simple)... Yes. bird feeders and composter's are also a problem but this is nothing new. This is all old info on how to discourage bears in the area. Just like camping-you don't leave food out and accessible and you don't take into your tent with you unless you want company... Because Steamboat waited so long to implement any change, our bear problem and population have gotten our of control and will continue for some time to come.. And now we got an influx of moose which will become a growing problem.
Intrawest CEO says real estate market is 'primed,' ready for development.....
ASC (Another Screwed up Company) said the same thing and look what happened..
...Once again city council keeps talking about issues in downtown Steamboat but yet considers building on a parking lot on 10th street therefore eliminating more parking spaces in the heart of downtown.. ( New school, new town hall and now a new fire station)-all aboard the money train..
They also keep mentioning the 55yr old town hall building likes its prehistoric or something.
Are there some serious issues with this building that a less expensive remodel cant accomplish??
Maybe we should tear everything down in Steamboat and rebuild the town from scratch..
Well whatever the long term answer may be to this growing issue, the trash cans still need to be secured and no excuses for city cans and commercial business's.. Outside composting, and bird feeders are and will become more of a problem in the future to.. IMO, the city needs to start with securing trash and continue to move forward with alternative options (no-lethal) unless necessary..
There is also the issue of how residents will afford the bear-resistant trash cans, which can cost more than $200.
..........I dont understand why our trash facilities cant offer rental cans like they do in other mountain towns. They are only a few extra dollars extra each month and that takes care of the hassle of trying to get the entire community to purchase one at $200-300.....
Looks like we know where the next stop light will be installed...
Ever heard of someone on pot smashing into a mailbox and dragging a puppy by car and leash :(
Well that just happened to a 36 yr old drunk man in Craig America..
What the hell people. Educate yourself already. Anyone visiting Ace would have to go out of their way to see the location of natural choice where as Golden Leaf sits bright as day on hwy 40 for all to see, sits on the bus route, sits next to a brewery, restaurant, public car wash, landscape supply company and on the public bike path. I am shocked by Aces statement and dont believe that the entire staff feels that way. We may now reconsider shopping there...
Hmmm. Lets back track 25 years when we had 5 police officers and about 4000 people living here. Not near as many core trail users, river users and dogs, yet many patrol in yellow was out and issuing tickets to those off leasher"s mostly. We didn't really have a river issue except for the occasional pissed off fisherman. Most every one was respectful in their surroundings and there wasn't a trash problem. The occasional lost flip flop or sunglasses in the A Hole.. and drinking was always part of the float. (Heck"", Rock'n Roll Round Up would rent you a cooler with your tube for I think it was about $4 for the day.... No shuttles then........ Now fast forward to recent... 25 of more police officers and I think they are hiring. Steamboat has tripled in size, traffic and the river, trash, off leash dogs and dog poop has become a nightmare of disgust. (The bear proof trash and recycle cans should have been put in place over 10 years ago like they have been implemented in other Mtn towns).....This was the quote::.. "As summer tourism has increased and traffic on the Yampa has exploded, the city has lacked the necessary manpower to strongly enforce rules on the river, and as a result, its banks are often littered with trash following busy holiday weekends."......
They should have quoted: "It didn't lack the necessary man power, it had zero man power enforcing the trail and river."
Why is Steamboat lacking in thinking ahead of the problem instead of waiting until it has become over run with what most would call a disgrace to the community who have put their lives and soul into this valley..
Steamboat used to think ahead and outside the box instead of waiting to try and fix a problem that could only get worse..
At least something is being done but I don't see how 3 poor souls are going to handle educating the summer traffic without extreme frustration. Not after what I saw last summer...
Enough of this cra* already.. Why do we keep letting 7 people make decions for 12,000..
I have always hated this unfair process and it makes zero sense what the council is trying to accomplish accept an undemocratic way of deciding where someones business is located. The state voted, the town voted, now let the community have a choice. Put it to a vote and let a town of many decide not just a select few...
At least Oak Creek had the balls to do something right.
4 more years of crap.. Expect it and accept it... Wouldn't surprise me a tried impeachment for either party was to occur in that time...
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