steve randall

steve randall 3 weeks, 4 days ago on Records suggest Steamboat's sporting good stores not absorbing some business lost with Sports Authority

So you lose a major big box sporting goods store and you think the boutique stores are going to pick up the slack? Different market segments. The customer that shopped at Sports Authority are fulfilling their needs elsewhere. If local economics drive the need, another store will replace the void...otherwise we will continue to see the retail landscape littered with specialized big box retail space.

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steve randall 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Sunday night bar brawl in Steamboat Springs almost turned into knife fight

Sorry to see this happen in a very nice place. Sound like the stars aligned for a group of A#@holes. Thank goodness someone behind the bar was thinking straight and got everyone out.

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steve randall 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Susanna Opper: Cost of carelessness

What do you call a snowboarder in a suit....the defendant. What do you call a snowboarder that breaks up with his girlfriend...homeless

All jokes aside, courtesy on the slopes is definitely lacking during peak times. I like Scott's suggestions for cameras.

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steve randall 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat Ski Area price hikes sting seniors

I think the bigger question is are the major ski resorts pricing themselves out of the family vacation market? You get to $1000 per day pretty quick for a family of 4.

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steve randall 3 months ago on Possible city tax on Airbnb, short-term rentals tempered in Steamboat Springs by legal realities

Seems lot of cities collect the taxes. I use VRBO all over the world....most seem to be collecting the tax. My rental manager in RI collects the local city taxes and provides me with a w-9 at the end of the year. Not like Steamboat re-inventing the wheel. Can't say I like the tax....but it happens.

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steve randall 4 months, 1 week ago on Newly-created downtown residential lots hit the market in Steamboat Springs

Maximizing their investment....the sense of entitlement we have in our community is surprising given our ranching heritage. If you can't afford housing because you do not make enough money, move to where your skills are more valuable, or develop skills that our local economy will value. Life's tough many of us left our birthplace to build a better life, just something you do as a productive adult. This sense of entitlement also applies to our local businesses. When they lose the labor pool that lives here 4 to a room maybe they will start paying a livable wage.

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