Whitewater Center loses $1.7 million ...

Whitewater Center loses $1.7 million in first year

There are 11 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 13, 2007, titled Whitewater Center loses $1.7 million in first year. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

CHARLOTTE The U.S. National Whitewater Center says it will ask local governments to cover an estimated $1.7 million loss in its first year of operation.

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Jake

Asheville, NC

#1 Nov 13, 2007
Yet another waste of tax dollars.

“peace”

Since: Feb 07

28777

#2 Nov 13, 2007
Before the blogosphere LIGHTS UP with possible Whitewater Center naysayers....perhaps a quick analogy is in order:

Tax Money spent on WELLNESS.....helps prevent SICKNESS.

Tax Money spent on OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ..like walking, hiking, breathing & WHITEWATER KAYAKING & CANOE-ING & RAFTING & INNER-TUBING......helps prevent SICKNESS, TOO!

ARE YOU WET YET?:-)

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Dazed and Confused

Ocala, FL

#3 Nov 13, 2007
Twain wrote:
Before the blogosphere LIGHTS UP with possible Whitewater Center naysayers....perhaps a quick analogy is in order:
Tax Money spent on WELLNESS.....helps prevent SICKNESS.
Tax Money spent on OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ..like walking, hiking, breathing & WHITEWATER KAYAKING & CANOE-ING & RAFTING & INNER-TUBING......helps prevent SICKNESS, TOO!
ARE YOU WET YET?:-)
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How 'bout we find a way to make money at it, or at least break-even? That's a big loss for something that was a reach in the first place.
rickm

Eddyville, KY

#4 Nov 13, 2007
Charge people for using the place. It would offset some of the costs anyway to help close that gap.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#5 Nov 13, 2007
Uh, no thanks. Last time I was in the water on a river around here a snake "fell" into our raft. Needless to say, Im glad I am blonde as I am sure I would have been gray. Gads. I will stick with my other forms of exercise. But to those who dont share my affectation, get out there and get wet!

“Fourth Estate = Fifth Column”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#6 Nov 13, 2007
Close it tomorrow and give the tax dollars requrested back to the people they were taken from.

“peace”

Since: Feb 07

28777

#7 Nov 13, 2007
Hey there LAW (and others):

So.....it makes MORE SENSE to SPEND MONEY (private and or public)...on SICKNESS than on WELLNESS??????

Penny-wise...and TONS OF FLAB FOOLISH!

Y'all must RELISH every chance you get to spout ABSURDITY.

A nominal ($5?)...user fee sounds good....but I don't believe 'The Queen City' needs another PRIVATE 'GATED COMMUNITY SPA'....for the EXCLUSIVE SET.

(come on...... mister lawman....just once or twice....GET REAL & THINK!!!!!...sigh....
Jake

Asheville, NC

#8 Nov 14, 2007
Twain wrote:
Before the blogosphere LIGHTS UP with possible Whitewater Center naysayers....perhaps a quick analogy is in order:
Tax Money spent on WELLNESS.....helps prevent SICKNESS.
Tax Money spent on OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ..like walking, hiking, breathing & WHITEWATER KAYAKING & CANOE-ING & RAFTING & INNER-TUBING......helps prevent SICKNESS, TOO!
ARE YOU WET YET?:-)
*****
What you say is true but there are far more efficient ways to spend tax dollar money to encourage wellness. This poorly designed project was a ridiculous waste of money.
kendra

AOL

#9 Mar 4, 2008
potheads from out west who think they are better

where is this place. I have nt an idea
When are they going promote this disaster. I do not see anything in the papers about where it is or how much it costs

“peace”

Since: Feb 07

28777

#10 Mar 9, 2008
kendra....

you are a tri-athlete
AND

a

'PEE-HEAD'

you must
have

AMAZING
LUNGS!

as to the locale...

LOOK NORTH & WEST...

or

SOUTH
&
WEST

from

5000'

along the

BRP in

NC/USA.

:-)

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Ghost Dog

United States

#11 Mar 10, 2008
Bill Clinton never did collect the $50,000 interest he was given in Whitewater, he lost that $50K and the repugs spent $82,000,000+ investigating his $50K interest and that was in 1990 dollars, equivalent to 3-4 times that amount now! That was a waste of money and nobody got any exercise, except rightwing pundits jaw muscles!

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