dave mcirvin

dave mcirvin 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Trash haulers preparing for new era of bear-proof trash containers in Steamboat Springs

Excellent Steve Weinland.
Easy and available refuse substrate is the primary problem here. Comparing national park substrate availability (trash, unsecured food in tents, ice chests, picnic tables and inside vehicles) and municipal trash issues are not close to being the same. Growing up (and well before the overwhelming human density increase), our family camped every summer in Yosemite and Pinecrest.

The bear proof bin that my Wife and I purchased this past winter from Steve @ Aces High easily withstood 2 attempted bear assaults (not quite as dramatic as the old american tourister TV commercial featuring the massive silver back and a suitcase) during the first month in spring. (previously, we did not have weekly garbage pick up service but kept it secured, double bagged inside the garage, delivered/paid WM by the bag-never had any bear incidents).

On one occasion a boar did "inspect" our open bin but rinsed recyclables and moved on when there was nothing substantial other than residual scent. Bear proof bins for recyclables needs to be on the agenda as well. Thanks, Steve, Tom Ross and Sonja.
Dave McIrvin

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dave mcirvin 1 month, 1 week ago on Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers

new ordinances are long, long overdue and a reasonable approach. reduce/remove the substrate, enforce with significant fines to violators and the bear issue will soon improve.

Scott, (IMO) playing dirty harry/magnum force (and following bears to their dens in winter) aint gonna cut it without reducing the caloric incentive.

Durango, Aspen, Vail-BC and Boulder have long proved the new approach is a winner. thanks Sonja and Tom for leading.

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dave mcirvin 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

(IMO) bring the cycling challenge on to SS....emotionally it is great having world class cyclists here for a couple days and the traffic seems no more onerous that a bad weekend during spring break in winter...when the snow is deep and the lines at the market are deeper.

(IMO) the price is (likely) worth it and doesn't nearly approach the same level as a proposed $34M rec ctr, field house or funding for some more kool-aid imbibing induced air tax.

lastly, how to keep the tack placing jerks from doing the same during the challenge?

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dave mcirvin 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Bears poach hot tub area at Steamboat condo complex

indeed, Pat West.
not rocket science. why aren't the central park merchants/tenants/landlord required to install bear proof bins and why isn't this enforced with fines (motivation) by city/CPW? in the upper Rollingstone Ranch GC area, we haven't seen bears (daylight) for weeks. why? they are dining @ Central Park.
like in Aspen, someone (besides the bears) is going to get hurt until there are motivated (fined) merchants/tenants/landlords? with the new city instituted rules (thank you for your leadership Sonja and Tom) this summer, have there been any fines levied?

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dave mcirvin 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Laura, Kyle and Ian Case: Relentless givers

Indeed.
Not a cooler couple (family) in all of Routt Co.
The long list of volunteers representing every age group on 10/30-31 serves as reminder of their abundant character and good will. We (selfishly) hope to see Lynne and Mass' smiling faces together soon AND at a location that serves them (and us eager folks) well.
See you soon, Linda and Dave

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dave mcirvin 3 months ago on Ciao Gelato saying 'arrivederci' Wednesday

like Doug said, loss of "an institution..." and THE community gathering spot (AND the to die for salty carmello). There is not a classier couple in all of Routt Co. We take all of our out of town visitors there to consume some tasty treats but primarily to meet this great family.

We'll be there on wednesday evening but we won't be taking any free treats. Rather, we should be accumulating towards their first months rent for their new store front.

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dave mcirvin 3 months, 2 weeks ago on City of Steamboat Springs considering cuts to winter bus service

sharpened pencil...is it too early to consider dumping the 0.25 percent sales tax to supplement the winter air service and instead direct it towards the bus service?

(ignoring the logistics and clearly not the first time this has been raised) and/or charging 25-50 cents (not including seniors, kids, adaptive individuals) for routes off of the main line of Lincoln?

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