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29 May 2008
at 11:31 a.m.
It seems like… perhaps the Grand Old West Days committee could re-think the prices of the events that they bring to the community. All the events were so expensive a lot of folks were unable to attend anything that wasn't free! With the high cost of living…you have to be selective where you put your money. I think the committee did a great job bringing in Collin Raye and the motocycle stunt team but if they would have sold tickets for perhaps $10 to $15 for each event then people could come closer to affording to go to the events. Also you have a better chance at filling up the grandstands steats at all the events! After you spend $50 +/- on taking the kids to the carnival you just can't justify spending more.
Perhaps a “wrist band” style weekend would be good? You pay 'X' amount for a wrist band that would get you into all weekends events? Or just think about lowering prices and focus on attendance!
Anyhow, good job to the committee, it's a HUGE job to plan something that big and with the constant weather issues it makes is difficult to press on.
13 March 2008
at 10:34 a.m.
With our community growing the way it is…this idea is a wonderful one. Our pool complex is over populated in the summers, our bowling alley is often times full, parks are filled up with city activities most of the summer… The community's places to 'hang out' are getting smaller and smaller. Perhaps a rec center would promote a more fit communtiy as well. A rec center that could offer a wide variety of things would be great! The problem I see is … with building prices… you have to off set the price of the construction in the costs of attending and use of the facility. Cost of living isn't going down, and wages are not going up…(have you looked at gas prices). That might be a battle but it's one worth fighting. Perhaps grants and non-profit research is the way to go?
23 January 2008
at 7:06 a.m.
If they were looking for committee members they did a poor job. Where did they advertise? I never heard about it! They probably posted an internal ad in the office!
21 January 2008
at 11:38 a.m.
JB your not old… Lonelyone… I think a bundle of people would have jumped on the committee for entertainment had it been presented. I for one would! Mr. Pike took it upon himself to select OUR entertainment for OUR 100 year celebration…he didn't try to form a committee or get any suggestions from the community did he? I know a ton of people complain about the “Boat”… however I still see them at their walmart, resturants and free concerts.
19 January 2008
at 11:38 a.m.
lonleyone… i was born in the 70's… so no, I don't want to go see an ancient band that probably won't even have all its original members if Native is right. Get real here people, we can drive 42 miles to Steamboat and see Daryl Woorley, Montgomery Gentery and other big names this weekend!!!!! Along with two kids groups for under $25.00 a ticket!!!! I understand there is more money to spend to get big names in steamboat but… I think Craig can do it too! Maybe not several a year like Steamboat does, but ONE good one..Yes! If not this year then SAVE and budget to do it next year, then you should make enough to keep bringing big names in!!!! Basic Math here, spend more to make more! No biggie, I'll drive to Steamboat and spend my money there if I want to see good artists!
18 January 2008
at 9:42 a.m.
If you want to have entire community involvement then perhaps you should select a band that can contribute to the majority of those who would attend? Three Dog Night…I have not even heard of them… Sounds like to me that Dave Pike is pursuing his own interests? Perhaps he wants to attract one generation only? My thoughts… if you bring in the 'big names' people will attend, even if the tickets are $50. I'd much rather see a great band here locally than drive to Denver or Wyoming to see them and pay the same ticket price plus travel expenses. If you have $50,000 to spend…get someone GOOD and popular that a majority of people know their music. If your concern is the expenses after the band cost…form a committee and get volunteers, donations and utilize the community more.Just my thoughts!
16 January 2008
at 10:47 a.m.
27 November 2007
at 11:21 p.m.
Thanks Native!! I actually didn't see the article you are talking about…anyway I can find it? I would love to see how religion fits into this. (LOL) As you said the bible is full of war stories and brutal ones at that….the fact is that civilization loves the art of war and has for millions of years. Look at football….boxing…hockey…wrestling. I could go on forever….all the way back to the bible as you said. Thanks…. I hope they work out the kinks and get this event up and running again and hold many of them a year. Any additions from the religious side?
26 November 2007
at 8:27 p.m.
I think the city and county have enough to worry about… the staff that provided this event had all aspects under control. They had EMT's there, along with judges, referee's and other support staff. The fighters know what they are getting into when they sign up….as long as they are of age then let them do it. If you do your research on this sport it has evolved and came a long way since the very first UFC MMA fights. I enjoy them and will continue to support events such as these. This town needs alternative sports here…more than Rodeo and Football. !!! I look forward to the kinks being worked out and the scheduling of the next event.
3 September 2007
at 12:40 a.m.
I have to say…I've done my research and agree that we do need a new hospital. I am not sure 45 million is a mid range or high number but … do your research before you choose not to vote on this matter please. Take Natives advice, arrange a tour of our run down facility… take into consideration your own health or the health care of your family….
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