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"Furthermore, she added, Steamboat’s best chance of a successful application would require a guarantee of future mountain biking improvements on Mount Werner, but the tax-increment funding also couldn’t be used on federal lands such as U.S. Forest Service areas."
"if we use taxpayer money on federal lands for their infrastructure … how do we get paid back or some return on that investment.”
Can it, or can it not be used on federal lands?
The majority of the mountain is forest service land (Christies up). I think this guarantee of improvements on the mountain needs to come from Ski corp since they will benefit the most from those improvements. They will also benefit from the advertising, and people coming to the town to bike, not just coming to town to ride the mountain.
I don't think the city should put half a million into on mountain improvements, when that money could be used better somewhere else. I do think it is important to pursue this grant and invest in our community as healthy, outdoor, and bike friendly. The money from the grant can be used for improvements off the mountain, events, and other infrastructure.
The potential for revenues not to meet set limits needs to be looked at carefully before anything is signed, but that should not stop us from pursuing this great opportunity.
I think it went a little more that 100 yards. How far is it to Betwixt?
Way to go Patrol.
We are lucky enough to have some of the best in the business working up there.
I get that... It would just be interesting to know actually how many people got hurt on one of the busiest days of the year. I am guessing that more were taken in the courtesy shuttle, so the headline is a bit misleading.
I find it hard to believe that only 4 people went to the hospital with injuries from the mountain yesterday. That would be a slow day with that many people on the hill.
Way to go Todd.
The stoker clientele does not frequent the t-bar. They prefer the mountains higher end establishments. That trailer has some dam good food.
Did anyone notice the new buildings you have to ski thru to get onto Thunderhead? Is that where the new body imaging machines are going?
Why call him out with a big headline like that? ...Pretty lame.
No one wants higher utility bills, and there is no doubt it will have an effect on the local coal industry, but the question is...
What's best for the environment?
If the coal industry had it's way we would still be burning coal in our homes.
Maybe NW colorado needs to look to large scale renewable energy alternatives such as solar or wind farms.
^^^ Because your taking van loads of kids down potentially icy roads.
Howelsen Hill is a great benefit to this community, and I support all these improvements.
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