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I totally agree with Mr. Ford. It is obvious to me that whomever wrote this editorial has not been in town for any length of time. What great improvements we have made in the past 10 years in the downtown corridor and all without an additional tax.
Cresean, yes from 30 years ago the men to women ratio has evened out a bit. As we like to say "the odds are good but the goods are odd".
I have to agree with most of what Scott Says, however, there is NEVER an excuse to be rude. shame on the bike rider for not being more courteous. I would suspect that he is equally as rude in most other aspects of his life and certainly not reflective of the general Steamboat community.
Terri, Welcome to Steamboat! I suspect that the bike rider was not a local and if so, shame on him. Because so many of us are in the service industry we have a different perspective on how to treat people. We often see bad examples of human behavior and understand that we don't want to be seen in this light. We are generally a friendly helpful bunch that has adopted the ranching heritage of assisting ones fellow man. Please don't judge the whole by the few bad apples.
Run Mamba Run!!!
You know you have a cousin who is a Sports Psychologist that can help you get back in the saddle again. I hear that margaritas help also. Perhaps a combination of the two?
Sorry but I have to agree with Jack. The biggest issue is that the vast majority of bike riders do not adhere to the rules of traffic. They disregard traffic lights and stop signs, ride in the opposite direction of traffic, do not use signals, cut through parking lots,do not have adequate lighting at night and dart in and out of traffic whenever it is convenient for them. It is true that on the core trail they may have to be a little more observant of pedestrians, dog walkers, tubers and fishermen but they need to be respectful of those equally qualified users. Just as they should be respectful of the rules of the road.
Robin, I would love to have the ability to ride my bike more to and from work. However when a client walks into our office and wants to go view a property now it is not convenient to strap him and his family to the handlebars and ride up to Storm Meadows.
I am certainly not against bike riders but they need to have and show more respect for the rules of traffic as well as other modes of transportation.
As usual there is a lot of misinformation floating around. The incident at the Concert was not as reported by Jerry. I was the first person that the little girl ran to and immediately looked for the dog. It was nicely leashed and tied to the base of a ski jump over 100 feet from the concert venue. It was lying down and not roaming free. This was a case of unsupervised children outside of the fenced concert area and not one of an out of control dog.
Jenette, I appreciate your concern however we should have more and not less dog off leash areas. We have walked Spring Creek over the past 24 years on a nearly daily basis with our dogs off leash and have NEVER encountered any issues with all of the other off leash dogs. Generally the dogs on leash tend to be the more aggressive. The vast majority of the dog owners clean up after their dogs and we always carry spare bags for those that don't. We have encountered lot of wildlife without incident including Bear, Moose and Mountain Lion. The only issues that we do have are the bikers who travel much too fast for the amount of foot traffic and the city trucks that come up to empty the trash that also drive much too fast.
I agree totally with Jerry. why bring in someone who does not understand and appreciate Steamboat and spend time and money trying to educate them. Many qualified people from within.
Although I appreciate your frustrations on the lack of basketball courts I have an issue with your one statement that "the city owes the youths in this community a place play". If you feel this strongly about a rec center than start doing something about it! How do you think the Ice rink or the tennis center or Haymaker golf course or the core trail happened? It was the community as a whole who saw a need and came together collaboratively to accomplish these goals. If this is a hot ticket item for you then start doing the research from other like communities who have rec centers. What are the costs, the economic impacts, the useage, etc. Figure out how to pay for this without coming back to the citizens for more taxes (yes there are ways) and begin the process of identifying locations and what the Rec center should look like and include. This is your opportunity to get together with like minded peers and accomplish something that you can have pride in for decades to come just as we have with the amenities mentioned above. Its time for new leadership to step up. is that you? I hope so.
As an intermediate step why does the school need a full time gym supervisor? Get a group together and approach the School District about the possibility of using one of the gyms, Volunteer to open, close, clean up and even gather funds to pay for electricity useage.
I look forward to seeing what you have been able to accomplish in a few years.
Joe, Thank you for your well thought out letter to the Editor. I agree with virtually everything that you state with one small exception. Your statement that "for the first time in history a country was founded on moral principle". In 1192 a confederation was formed that eventually led to the country of Switzerland or Confederation Helvatica. this new land was specifically and precisely formed on moral principal and, for the most part, has remained true to it's original pledge. Thanks again for your passion.
Although I agree with the opinion stated, I am a bit dismayed that the powers that be in the cycling world have not done a better job in educating their constituents in safety measures and road etiquette. .
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