Martha D Young

Martha D Young 1 week ago on Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on proposed changes to city snow plowing ops

"Councilman Tony Connell wanted the city to first investigate whether the extra road graders could be contracted from a private company instead of purchased. He also suggested it might be better if the city purchased used graders. He compared city staff's request for the new road graders to buying "Mercedes" and chasing shiny toys." I wonder if Mr. Connell thinks the same way when he buys new equipment for his paving company. Since when are used graders a better investment that new ones? Maybe Connell would like the city to contract graders from his company. Although nominally he should have some useful experience to bring to council it seems quite the opposite.


Martha D Young 1 week, 1 day ago on Man arrested after detox worker assaulted

The detox "worker" who was assaulted by the detoxing man has my full sympathy. She should never have been in that situation. She is neither medically nor law-enforcement trained. Detoxing is a complicated biochemical process that requires both medical and law enforcement presence. That is how Denver Health does it; the detoxing person's behavior is unpredictable and can run the gamut from death to full on assaultive behavior. Please, Routt County, revise or eliminate this program.


Martha D Young 1 week, 2 days ago on City wants to implement new snow plowing system

Thank you to the diligent and effective snow plow drivers. It sounds like selling two graders in 2009 was a false economic move. Money for new graders should be available immediately, no matter from what source.


Martha D Young 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Airline board readying to take general sales tax back to voters in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs should not raise the sales tax for anything, no matter what the good cause is. The over 8% sales tax is a disincentive to me to shop here at all. The LMD already got their lodging tax cut. How can they justify asking for more?


Martha D Young 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Proposed 58-unit rental complex downtown asks for exceptions to building code

Pardon me for imposing my aesthetic taste on you, but I think the proposed building is a detraction from the Old West look so carefully guarded downtown. The appearance of that building would fit in better near the ski area. The Lincoln Ave. side of the building looks like an industrial building wall. And, give the numerous precedents, why should proving parking spaces even be a consideration?