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As you know. For every seller there is a buyer.
"A Feel Good" does not always become a good decision.
And ;lacking a federal subsidy, aka other peoples money, this is a poor deal. And including OPM, it remains a poor deal for the population as a general.
Agreed Scott.......Let me ask the folks of Steamboat a question........how do you folks feel about paying a part of a neighbor getting new windows of a new toilet. Hoe about a new clothes washer or dryer?
While I don't agree with it I do have to admit that I use it in sales when talking to customers....the Federal and State tax refunds for installing "green".
Give me a break.
YVEA would not have considered a solar farm unless forced by law.
Can one say "Iron Horse"?
Here we go again.
So........YVEA.......how many folks have bought solar panels. What percentage have been sold. How's business? A standard business question.
And what's wrong with supporting the cleanest cola plant in the US....Hayden. Do we need to be out in front on this issue? Do we need to be a "save the world" community?
Great reporting throughout the Olympics.
Good time to be coming home. We have a nuclear capable Nation invading a Nation that gave up its nuclear weapons with the understanding (signed treaties now violated) that lots of folks would come to their aid if threatened. Unfortunately the only folks doing anything but talking are the Soviets (yes Soviets.....Russia's now long gone with the supression of the press, the blocking of the Internet, etc)
One Russian conscript feeling challenged and pulls the trigger......entirely new ball game.
Russia now has some 16,000 troops in an area the size of Rhode Island.....they're not there to protect local interests or their Naval Base.
And we have a law professor in charge who takes 6 months to "consider". Its a bad combination.
Thanks for the good reporting.
I really really really respect Deb Armstrong (and all of her family). And I really really respect folks like Chris Puckett, Terry Delaquadri, Scott Wither, Tony Nunnikoven, Adumus and all the others who worked so hard to shape my 4 children's lives. Olympians, World Cuppers, NCAA Champions, the Best-of -the Best! They are totally amazing people and I heartedly say they played a large role in making/shaping the success my children have enjoyed in life.
But Deb's letter ignores the "biggie". Alpine sports are expensive, way expensive, Lambrogini plus expensive over the course of 12 years and 4 children.
Deb was the first "Head Alpine Coach" who spent money, scheduled lodging, etc as if she was spending her own money. That was cool and very nice to see. Alas, I was out of money by the time we hired her.
And she's absolutely correct when she says "one never knows when all of a sudden one blooms". The question is....can one afford to find out?
Personally I burned thru, easily $300k+ in Alpine Sports with SSWSC, 4 kids 13 years. While I wouldn't trade their experiences and self confidence for anything (I consider it money well spent...what's my choice)......Alpine skiing needs to go back to when sleeping 4 to the floor and three to the bed it was in the 70's. SSWSC changed sleeping 2 to the bed, 3 or 4 star accomodations.
Else all the goals, dreams and desires of our youth will be throttled by the parents ability to pay. And I considered myself a "rich" guy when I started with SSWSC.....LOL
A un-named father of average means, long time local and friend to all, said once that "Ability" (which refers to the highest class of amateur racing) means "Parents Abilty to pay".
Deb's right in that the journey is more important than the final finish. But it crushes the athlete and the parents when they realize you need to be in that top 1% Obama is always talking about to find out if you're a competitive skier.
And actually, you'll know if you're a competitive skier about the time you're 13. Not to detract from the amazing returns from issuing yourself a personal challenge.
I would encourage anyone that has a few extra dollars at the tax season to give SSWSC a call. And I'd encourage SSWSC to continue to develop your ability to spend each and every dollar as if it were coming out of your wallet.
If I mis-spelled words, sorry.......you rock Deb.
"Ships" is absolutely correct. We need to fix up the Rodeo Grounds......period. There is so much unrealized potential there it makes my heart bleed.
You know, maybe, probably, the new police station as proposed is over the top. On the other hand, I believe we have an absolutely amazing police force. Its a touch of Mayberry RFD with the professionalism and training to handle something pretty damn serious.
What they have sucks as a Government Building. Its old, its tired and it doesn't allow them/us to take advantage of new technology as well as we could. Its rather insulting to junior police officers just starting out their careers. And its hard to ask them to be professional when we treat them as we do.
I'm sure, when a young man signs up, he's not visualizing giving a drunk a ride home, chasing away bears, elk etc. I'm sure he's not visualizing doing "health checks" and the myrid of things we see calling 911. And certainly these calls will not advance him in law enforcement careers.
I certainly hope the City is looking at a good compromise as to what we need and what we can afford.
Until then, I say to the SS Police, THANKS, good luck....and please be patient. Its only because of your good hard professional work The City and its residents, can take the time to discuss this.
Sounds great.....unless you're a trout. California has for many years been ripping out these small hydroelectric generators as they kill fish, impede spawning, etc.
Create an issue that requires lots of intelligence, education and experience to understand.....make people afraid of it.
Convince folks that the only way to avoid "Doom and Gloom" is to vote for them. They'll take care of everything.
Tom Ross, obviously a lover of the eloquence of the high country, a lover of Nature (aren't we all) , and someone who has the gift of words has taken this idea to heart.
Pure Water has become limited. We need to work on ways of purifying water and/or cleaning water. The quantity of water increases every day. FACT
I'm tired of gifted writers trying to tell folks we need to conserve water....or other issues on the environment.
I'd like to see gifted writers write about ways we can help produce more clean water that meets our needs.
Water is just a "transport" for minerals, vitamins, etc. Water, in and of itself, does no one any good.
Every day we have more water than yesterday. Useable water is another discussion.
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