dave mcirvin

dave mcirvin 4 days, 13 hours 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.


dave mcirvin 2 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?


dave mcirvin 3 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?


dave mcirvin 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Laura, Kyle and Ian Case: Relentless givers

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


dave mcirvin 1 month, 3 weeks 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.


dave mcirvin 2 months, 1 week 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?


dave mcirvin 3 months ago on Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service program

Michael, it would be nice but as we all know, we're pipsqueaks in the corporate-hedge fund world.

Last season's numbers are skewed since the west coast had such poor snowfall last season.
If it wasn't for that, last season's flight totals may have been far worse. (Numbers may be far worse this coming season if the expected moderate El Nino portends an average snow season for us but a bounty year in the San Juan's and Sierras).