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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t let shortshighted NIMBYs unplug SnowGlobe

I’m a professional in my mid 30s and support the SnowGlobe music festival.

This event brought thousands of people to our ski town at a time when Mother Nature has graced us with record high temps and no precipitation. I live less than one mile from the venue and was impressed with how well the festival was organized. The city contacted residents in the area to tell us what was going on, left a number for comments to keep police lines open for emergencies, set up shuttles all over town to keep people off the roads and the central location allowed people to safely walk or ride bikes to the event.

My parents, who are retired seniors, were visiting during the festival and while deep bass was audible and not their preferred music style, they were not bothered since it promptly ended at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1. We endure much greater disturbances any time some kids occupy the vacation rental next door.

Festival-goers we encountered at local cafes and shops, bustling with business, were respectful and friendly. What a contrast to the Stateline scene where last time I was at MontBleu waiting in line for the bathroom, a fight broke out between two girls that took five security guards to break up. Ridiculous!

I hope the good citizens of South Lake Tahoe who enjoy year-round solitude, would look beyond the minor inconveniences of a few hours of loud music and buy some earplugs so our town can reap the many benefits from such an event.

If SnowGlobe was held at Harveys, that revenue would stay in Nevada. I encourage all to take the online poll (http://www.cityofslt.us/polls.aspx) so a few shortsighted NIMBYs don’t prevent this festival or others like it from returning in the future.

Shay Navarro

South Lake Tahoe

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