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PROUDThe people of Steamboat must be mighty proud of the story in the Steamboat Pilot & Today of April 29, telling of the graduation ceremony of more than 80 students from Colorado Mountain College. I know I am!

Education means everything in today’s world. Think of our own local college setting more than 80 students on the road to a very successful life! I can’t think of a higher achievement! Can you?

Congratulations to Steamboat Springs! And may your achievement continue to shine!



Lucy Bogue
El Cerrito, Calif.

DISAPPOINTEDPlease be aware of how disappointed many of us in the community were to see a swastika prominently displayed in the full-page cover photo of the May 18, 2001, Steamboat Today.

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In today’s hostile environment, this kind of sloppy editing is inexcusable especially for a publication that brags about winning general excellence awards.

Ted Kahn
Steamboat Springs

AMAZEDI am amazed and disappointed that the Steamboat Pilot & Today chose the operator of one of the largest nightly rental operations in this community to answer the question “Are Nightly Rentals a Problem.”

For next week’s Pilot why don’t you contact Colonel Sanders to see if chicken franchises are suitable for neighborhoods as well?

John Thrasher
Steamboat Springs

ThanksI wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kathy Steitz for her tireless efforts and hours of work to raise money for our schools through the flower sale that you featured this week in the Steamboat Today paper.

She ran the flower sale at our elementary schools and did a fabulous job.

She endured rain, snow, frost and baby-sat numerous flower pots at her home when people failed to pick them up.

So, THANK YOU Kathy for an excellent job that benefits so many of our children.

Marsha Sanford
Soda Creek Elementary School

GOING SOUTHYou’ve made it all the way down to Antarctica!

In February of this year my husband and I joined a group of about 150 other runners for a two-week trip down to Antarctica for the fourth running of the Antarctic marathon.

Unfortunately, the seas were too rough for us to land on the island where we were to have run our 26.2-mile race.

More about this adventure can be read in the June issues of the magazines Runners World and Running Times.

However, we did run the world’s first marathon on a ship!

Four hundred and twenty-two laps around the darned thing equaled one marathon.

And we did make it ashore in other parts of the Antarctic. The Steamboat Pilot was displayed for all (penguins) to see on one of the Aicho Islands.

They didn’t seem particularly impressed, I have to admit. They preferred sliding on their bellies or waddling down to the sea.

I am very proud to say that my very first marathon, out of 20, was the Steamboat Springs Marathon in June 1998.

Unfortunately, we can no longer subscribe to the Pilot because we presently live in Venezuela and can’t get third-class mail here.

Ruth Morley

Venezuela


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