Questions, answers

Hired consultants plan to be at rec center campaign meeting


— One of the best times to get involved with a campaign is at the beginning.

If someone has questions about a potential recreation center ballot proposal, the Community Recreation Steering Committee meeting 7 p.m. tomorrow at Craig City Hall is a good place to start finding answers, said Dave Pike, Craig Parks and Recreation Department director.

Wednesday's meeting also will be the first Craig appearance of Sink Combs Dethlefs, the Denver-based consulting firm hired by the city to plan, prepare and coordinate a recreation center proposal.

"This'll be the first time that they come to visit us," Pike said. "If you're interested in becoming involved in the process from day one, this is the meeting to come to.

"If you're on the fence (about supporting a recreation center proposal), what better way to get your questions answered than coming to a meeting like this?"

People curious, or dubious, about the city's process in forming ballot questions or pursuing the recreation center proposal also could learn about the proposal's course of development and become involved themselves, he said.

Not every issue will be addressed at the meeting, Pike added.

"This is kind of the first stage," he said. "Anybody who wants to get involved with the process is welcome. At this meeting, basically we're going to talk about a timetable for the election, when is the best time to have that, and talk about what kind of amenities and features we want."

Andy Barnard, Sink Combs Dethlefs vice president, will be one of his company's representatives trekking to Northwest Colorado for tomorrow's meeting.

Barnard said his first visit will be something of a follow-up to the failed recreation center proposal voted down in 2003.

The community and Sink Combs Dethlefs will go back to the drawing board, Barnard said.

"As time goes by, people's priorities change," he said. "We want to see what people would like to have this time compared to last time.

"Hopefully, we can get some input from the community. That's the key."


50cal 8 years, 9 months ago

remember what I said? They will push this through until they get enough people moving in here to get it passed. The teenagers that want to drink will drink. I know that with enough do gooders pushing the issue they will find the answer they are looking for. This tax base is not unlimitless. energy booms have come and gone, people who think that we don't pay enough when compared to other communities should count that as a blessing.


taxslave 8 years, 9 months ago

Ballot question? This has already been a ballot question, remember? I'm beginning to think someone has perfected voter fraud. I believe Moffat County should demand open and transparent machines, no secret counting.

A couple of rigs packed up and moved out this past weekend. I know a couple of "fathers" who just lost their jobs.

I vote no more tax payer projects until we "see the money" and completion of the other projects.


redneckgirl 8 years, 9 months ago

I agree on the taxpayer projects........get one of them done before hitting us with another. I work in Steamboat and here all my co-workers that work here gripe about their Routt County taxes but at least they have things to show for it and use. The bike & walking paths that go through Steamboat are very nice--and they don't have to pay for it again each time they want to use it. Oh I forgot........they were building a bike path in Craig that goes from Columbine apartments into town. I guess that will come in handy if I decide I want to ride my bike out there through the sage brush.


50cal 8 years, 9 months ago

I thought you lived in craig for the sage brush. Thats good stuff . If there was a need for a rec. center wouldn't private industry be looking at it? The city can't even maintain what they've got. The wave pool needs repairs but they don't look like immidiate problems?


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