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Congratulations to a fantastic class of athletes graduating from SSHS this year. I have had the distinct pleasure of coaching, watching, cheering and mentoring many of these fine young adults through the years. As well as a number of other Steamboat athletes who will be participating at the club level or pursuing other interests.
Thank you to all of the coaches and administration as well, for your tireless work in often stressful circumstances to provide these students with the skills they need to compete at the next level.
Thank you as well to the community that supports these athletes with their gifts both monetarily as well as being in attendance at high school sporting events. These athletes love nothing more than to participate in front of a packed stadium or gymnasium.
Special thanks to the Steamboat Pilot and Today and it's staff of sports reporters and editors. There are many other newspapers in towns similar to Steamboat Springs that lacks the relationship that Sailors athletics has with our local paper. Kudos to you for having the ability to ensure that the public and our visitors are kept abreast of our athletes achievements.
SSHS athletics has become a well known resource for colleges to mine for student athletes that will be productive on the field/court, but more importantly excel in the classroom.
I look forward to following/cheering for the next great group of student athletes to rally behind at Gardner field or in Kelly Meek Gymnasium.
Steamboat Springs Booster Club
Inevitably these conversations come around to Teachers working harder, then they don't get paid enough and so on, and so on. We seem to lose sight of the fact that the education system we have is the engine that drives these student's cars. But the parents are the fuel that runs the engine. Without parents demanding the success of their children they are destined to fail
Not to mention that it is a tiered system with the tax going from 4.6% for all to 5% for income levels below $75,000 and 5.9% for those with an income above $75,000. Why is the income tax tiered? Rhetorical question really. I just don't see how the amendment is equitable.
Somebody tell my wife!
Keep the Current location and expand it over the existing parking lot with a 2nd story giving you the extra space you need and providing covered parking for the patrol cars. This keeps the presence downtown where the night life scene is, and still as central as needed to accommodate managements request for a centralized location. No land purchase and a much lower construction/remodel cost.
You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy. Too many people feel they got disrespected and hurts their fragile egos. Nice to get back to a point where it was okay to take a beating once in awhile if you deserved it.
I am a little surprised more of you have not seen this as what it really is. By initiating a campaign to locate the station on a loved and heavily used piece of open space, the city garnered exactly the reaction it wanted. Now when they propose something that is less obtrusive to our collective psyche, we will all say "O.k.. that's better, let's do that instead". They have played both ends to the middle to get what they really want. Classic salesmanship.
Complain about profits all you want. Ring the bell for for the greed of pharms, and doctors. Blame the low pay rate of insurance companies. All of this is really inconsequential until you address the issue of tort reform. Until there are significant punishments for plaintiffs and their council for filing frivolous lawsuits, prices, and therefore insurance premiums, will remain inflated. A hospital/doctor is often forced to not diagnose the problem, but eliminate possibilities. Many people will sue them for not treating their bunion when they have received treatment for their broken wrist. Quite often an attorney (settle down barristers, I did not say most, or all attorneys) will see an opportunity for an easy settlement, as the professional liability insurance company will pay a settlement vs. fighting the charge. The state of Colorado values the human life at somewhere around $360,000 in the case of a death. But "pain and suffering", loss of wages, and loss of consortium can be valued at millions.
Ken, I have been saying this same thing for years, but my opinion is you also make Oak street one way east to west and Yampa one way west to east. Make Lincoln a pedestrian mall, and put a parking structure at 8th and Oak. Businesses would still have the alleys to accept deliveries, and you could add a modicum of additional commercial real estate to the downtown area.
A little bulletin board material in this article boys:
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