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Soundoff for July 25

Check priorities

The city just approved another $260,000 for the ski jump. I wonder if the paper could review the cost of the ski jump and the number of athletes who are expected to use these jumps to determine the cost per athlete. Let’s not forget that, for the kids who are not in the Winter Sports Club, it could buy five skate-parks for seasonal use for other kids who are loitering now and causing our city harm. Maybe Steamboat Springs should be renamed “Ski Jump Town USA.”

Forget ski jump

Maybe if the city hadn’t given $260,000 to the ski jump, they could’ve given some money to the mobile-home issue instead of just giving lip service to it or forcing the people who own the land privately to donate money out of the goodness of their hearts to the mobile-home issue.

No big events

Why is it that Aspen and Telluride can host events that the residents might be interested in, including bluegrass, String Cheese Incident Weekend, Aspen’s Labor Day Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass while we in Steamboat must debauch ourselves with the hordes of Triple Crowners on a weekly basis? It is time that our City Council encourages an assortment of events, even large-scale events, that appeal to residents and visitors alike.

Chip-and-seal

What is with the trophy size chip-and-seal on Routt County Road 129? Other Colorado counties seem to make good use of the medium and finer varieties — is cost the only factor in the county’s decision process?

You have just killed one of the last finer bicycling routes, never mind a few more windshields and paint chips. If my fellow Routt County residents agree, please let the Routt County commissioners and Road and Bridge Director Paul Draper know.

Save the balloons

Squeezing out the hot air balloon festival for the sake of sprawling development is a crime.


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