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Letter to the Editor: Snowglobe did more harm than good

Snowglobe … in my opinion, an event that may have created an “economic boom” for the city, county and whatever. But what of us property owners who experienced thousands of dollars in damages from event-goers? I’m not talking about noise, I’m talking about $36,000 in damage done to my property by a group of individuals who came up specifically for the snowglobe and, during their stay, completely trashed my home. I’ve owned this home for eight years now and not once have the cops been called and not once have I ever experienced damage more than $1,000, which, by the way, is the amount of the security deposit we charge. Sorry, but I’m of the opinion that Snowglobe and the element that it brings into the South Tahoe basin is not an element I would like to see in our community. The event-goers are typically teens to twenties, not people who are are financially secure for the most part, as they are usually college students or just starting out; there are drugs and drinking involved and just generally really poor behavior, extremely disrespectful. And, having the event over New Years? Come on! It’s bad enough that time of the year, we get the partygoers regardless, but coupled with a large music event that caters to even more drinking and partying … can anyone honestly think this would be a benefit? More like a perfect toxic combination to promote no good. By all means, have events here that promote a financial benefit to the community as a whole, but there needs to be some serious and lengthy thought over the event coming back in the future. Money can’t be the primary factor here. Residents should be priority, period!

Karen Chapon

Stateline, Nev.

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