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Cindy - Where on earth did you get the idea that teachers here make that much money? I'm positive they would enjoy earning that much, but you are no where in the ballpark of their salary and I have personal experience as I am recently retired from this district and my top salary was far shorter than even half of the lowest wage you listed and the figure was closer to 1/3 of the lowest you list. And do you really believe that the majority of bank workers make that much money here? Tellers probably average aournd $12 per hour.
What ever happened to objective journalism? Oh yeah, the Steamboat Pilot and Today do NOT believe in it.
Yes, gravel must come from somewhere... Do you want to see the South Valley torn up in the most visible spot possible? Where most tourists, year round, will look at it as they enter our pristine valley - or should we say our valley that will look like the destruction you see presently as you drive into Silverthorne, so it's beauty becomes past tense? Won't that add to our tourism on which our economy depends? Do you want to see a gravel pit, of proven low quality gravel, in this spot for 20 to 30 years depending on how many roads and driveways can use it dependent on demand? The gravel at this location is NOT good for concrete, a fact that Lafarge tried to hide, and McArthur admitted. (Interestingly enough, there is a much larger deposit of high quality gravel, which has been determined to last over 80 years, in the works presently.) Halsnes, McArthur and Coe intend to bring 80% of their gravel North - that means through town as there is not much building at the Mountain area for years to come, ie. snowbow's theory of the traffic issue in town from the west, really means, truck traffic from the east going to Steamboat 700, 360, and other projects. And, McArthur's projected truck traffic in and out of this location is 1+ trucks per minute turning into traffic going north and south on Co 131 within an extremely short and dangerous distance of the regular fog events on the Yampa River at this site. Fog and traffic safety was a huge concern during Lafarge's application phase, and this application from McArthur, Jalsnes, and Coe just tries to sweep it under the rug .
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