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Kate Chapman: Renew my faith

To begin, I would like to thank the Steamboat community for making me feel so welcomed since I moved here in May. Having seen the town adapt and change throughout the seasons and cycles has been an exciting and rewarding experience.

I came here to work for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in the Saw Program and have stayed for fall to help with the Yampa Valley Science School. Assisting with nonprofits gives me a sense of leadership, accomplishment and worth. Although I will never make a lot of money working in this sector, or this town for that matter, I love my job, as well as this area.

However, on a sad note, I had my black Scattante road bike stolen from the Bud Werner Memorial Library. I left it locked up as I had a flat tire and had to catch a lift home. I figured I’d just come back and get it in the morning, but someone had broken the lock and taken it.

So, I spent the morning filling out police reports and hanging fliers. Not the best taste for Steamboat security (or lack thereof) … bummer! So much for “Bike Town” friendly USA.

Hopefully, it turns back up and my faith is renewed in all people. If anyone hears anything or sees the bike, I would be so grateful for any tips or suggestions. Like I mentioned, working in Steamboat remains enjoyable, but mostly because I can ride out the back door. My summer was so busy, and I was really looking forward to exploring the area with its autumn colors on my “black Scat.” Please help if you can. Thanks.

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Kate Chapman

Steamboat Springs

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