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Jill Limberg: Vote ‘no’ on school bond

I have lived in Steamboat since the early 1980s and have three kids who have either gone through the Steamboat Springs schools or are presently there. I have been active as a parent on various committees and activities and I believe in our schools and in our kids and want to give back to the community that has given so greatly to my children.

I agree that something needs to be done if our elementary schools and middle school are over-crowded. I am, however, voting “no” on this school bond issue for a number of reasons.

Many of the letters to the editor have already talked about some of the issues I agree with, so I won’t go into those. The biggest one, that nobody seems to be addressing, is the traffic issue in West Steamboat.

As someone who lives west of town, I deal with the traffic backed up to Steamboat Powersports every morning. I have seen numerous accidents at the intersection of Downhill Drive and U.S. Highway 40, as well as at Curve Drive and U.S. 40.

It scares me to think of all of those new drivers rushing to make it to class on a stretch of our highway that has many commercial/industrial businesses and many driveways where people are already pretty oblivious as they are pulling out in the morning.

I have heard that they have taken this into consideration, but I challenge those in favor to take a drive out west at 8 a.m. in the morning and see what I’m talking about.

I am voting no.

Jill Limberg

Steamboat Springs

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