Mem Tierce

Mem Tierce 7 years ago on Steamboat's urban boundary questioned

To all growth advocates:

I would like to say “thank you” for making me rich and give me the ability to live where I choose! Currently I choose to live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A few years ago I lived on a barrier island near Destin in the panhandle of Florida. It was a beautiful place, sand as white as snow, teeming with birds with the sea full of fish. I owned a good bit of property there; several years ago I told my wife if they keep paving paradise they would make us enough money to move to and live where we chose. And sure enough, the growth advocates took over, paved paradise, made us rich and we moved to Steamboat Springs. And while the growth advocates made us a lot of money they did not improve our or anyone’s quality of life. Yes, we had Wal-Mart super stores, many big-box stores and even larger traffic jams trying to get to them. Yes, the beach was still there, but you could not see it for the high rises and the many people, along with their litter, hiding it. And unfortunately, many of the birds and fish were gone!

Sure, as any place grows for a SHORT time, many of the existing businesses grow and salaries may increase some. But soon more competition comes - chain stores, big-box stores, etc. and many of the local business are forced out of business!

Who gets rich and makes money? THE LAND OWNERS, some of the developers and large corporations. Who must now stand in line, pay more taxes, pay higher rents, put up with traffic jams? YOU DO - THE AVERAGE PERSON.

Again thank you. My Colorado home has more than doubled in price in 3 years, but how does that help my quality of life? The price increases help only if I sell and move again to another (temporarily) unpaved paradise. Signed Mem Tierce


Mem Tierce 8 years, 1 month ago on Atira Group raises its offer

Do not change the height restrictions! They knew what they were when they bough the property.


Mem Tierce 8 years, 7 months ago on Market issues hit home

Shorter line and less people on the slopes and in town sounds good to me!


Mem Tierce 9 years, 2 months ago on Nerneys face uphill battle

He was out skiing! I saw him and some of his fellow pirates on the mountian.


Mem Tierce 10 years, 6 months ago on Take a tour of historic Moffat County

"The Museum of Northwest Colorado is a must-see for visitors to the Yampa Valley"

is a nice article, but what town is it in?