Sound Off for Aug. 29 |

Sound Off for Aug. 29

Clarifying tax proposal

I think someone should clarify that the proposed 2 percent tax has nothing to do with the Steamboat Springs Airport. This is for airline subsidies for Yampa valley Regional Airport.

Keep airport open

The residents of Routt County are being blindsided by a smokescreen of propaganda against our airport. Is the public aware that the whole idea of closing our airport is driven by a few with political clout and an adjacent property owner who wants to develop his property for personal gain? In reality we have the best of both worlds. We have a commercial airport that caters to tourism and an airport that serves general aviation and our air ambulance. The few who claim our airport is unsafe are using this as an excuse, and in fact, the Federal Aviation Administration has repeatedly shown our airport to be just the opposite.

Banner nuisance

A comment on the banners that hang downtown: You would think that after all these years of disrupting traffic once or twice a week all year round, you would think some rocket scientist would come up with a better way to change the banners than to use the time and expenses of the ladder truck. While the banners are a good way of letting people know what is going on, it seems a simple, one man pulley system should do the job.

Justice center follies

I would have attended the fair if it were in downtown Steamboat Springs, but anything past 13th Street is just too far out of downtown. Oh my. How will I ever get to the justice center if it’s not downtown any longer?

Supports Twentymile

I just want to comment on “Fan upsets residents.” I think Twentymile Mine has done a lot to be a good neighbor and resolve problems. I hope that people realize where the complaints are coming from.

A great fair

Congratulations to the commissioners, the fair board, the fair staff and the extension staff.

The 2004 fair was great. I really enjoyed the large number of new activities and events. It seemed like there was something happening all the time. The livestock building is awesome. Thanks for building it.

Police appreciation

I wish to commend the Steamboat Springs Police Department and specifically officer Damian Baynes, for the professional manner in which a recent matter was handled involving the investigation of a traffic incident involving my minor child. In the wake of recent criticism of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, I feel it important to recognize and give credit for positive encounters with our local police.

I commend J.D. Hays and the entire Steamboat Police Department for its concern and effort to improve and maintain good relations between the Department and the residents it serves, so as to provide our community with necessary law enforcement services.

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