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Letter: Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church becomes reconciling congregation to welcome all

January 19, 2019 — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, promoting equal rights for all Americans, the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church would like to share our newly adopted Public Welcoming Statement, which reads: "Led by God's Spirit, the people of the Heart of Steamboat United

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Letter: Thanks for making the Science Fair a success

January 18, 2019 — The Soda Creek Elementary Science Fair was an enormous success this year, and it would not have been possible without the help and donations of many. A big thanks to Soda Creek Pizza, who, for the last three years, has generously donated over 30 pizzas

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Mary Walker: My heart breaks for Kenyans in wake of terrorist attack

January 18, 2019 — I am currently in Nairobi where I spend several weeks at a time visiting a young woman Caroh and her son Biden several times a year. She has been unable to obtain a tourist visa to visit me and husband, Michael, in Clark, so these

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Judy McGinnis: Will Mayhew mean mayhem?

January 17, 2019 — Mary Mayhew was recently appointed to oversee the Medicaid program — covering more than 70 million low-income Americans — and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which is offered to some families with children who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Based on her past

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Barbara Hughes: Steamboat blood donors answer the call

January 17, 2019 — Giving the gift of life was certainly a great way to start the year. Blood supplies across the country are low right now because donations drop during the busy holiday season. That trend continues into January when cold and flu season prevents some regular donors

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Letter: Thank you West Routt Library District patrons

January 17, 2019 — On behalf of the West Routt Library District and Hayden Public Library, we are writing to thank the citizens of Routt County for 20 years of generous support for the building expansion project. In 1998, the voters approved a bond to expand the library from

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Beth Melton: Government shutdown will soon have significant effects for Routt County families

January 17, 2019 — The federal government has been partially shut down since mid-December, affecting hundreds of thousands of workers across the country, including some here in Routt County. The effects of this shutdown will soon be felt even more directly by many local residents. Approximately 410 households in

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Our view: Council needs to act now

January 15, 2019 — The Steamboat Springs City Council has been discussing the West Steamboat Neighborhoods project for over two years, and just when we thought an annexation decision was going to be made, council found a reason to delay action once again. City Council was stymied by an

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Eric Meyer: We are impacting wildlife

January 15, 2019 — The U.S. Forest Service will address the impacts created by trails, and the public should hold them accountable but there are more significant wildlife impacts happening. Both the city and county through the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan agree to use the Routt County

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United Way: The giving spirit of Routt County

January 14, 2019 — Each winter in Routt County, there is a little more magic and a little more holiday spirit. This was especially true over Thanksgiving and Christmas, when we saw the difference it makes when our whole community comes together to help those in need. Our holiday

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Mariana Ishida: Federal employees deserve our thanks

January 14, 2019 — I just wanted to take a minute and thank every federal government employee who comes to work every day, knowing there may not be a paycheck for them this week.  A special thanks to our local TSA agents, who despite their situation are making sure

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Paul Wellman: Democrats need strong candidate to beat Trump

January 14, 2019 — Unless we get behind a program that will address the necessity of the following. • Overturning the 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC, which resulted in an oligarchy • An equitable tax structure • Instituting Medicare care for all • Free college education for all and

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Under the dome: Transition to Colorado Senate

January 14, 2019 — It looks like I'll be moving from the Colorado House of Representatives to the state Senate on Jan. 22. All because Senator Baumgardner, the current senator representing Senate District 8, is resigning effective the 21 and a vacancy committee, meeting Jan. 2, chose me as

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Anita Merrigan: Humans have significant impact on elk population

January 14, 2019 — Examining the natural history of American elk along with recent studies showing the status of Earth and her bounty provide perspective when debating whether more 2A trails are appropriate for Steamboat Springs. Consider: • Prior to European settlement, more than 10 million elk roamed nearly

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Leah Vann: Loss of identity in cancer narrative

January 12, 2019 — Steamboat Springs sports editor speaks out about the missing perspective on a national story in college football.

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Brodie Farquhar: Colorado could save billions by shutting down coal-fired plants

January 11, 2019 — Recently, Xcel announced plans to be carbon-free by 2050, and new Colorado Governor Jared Polis, in his State of the State speech last week, wants 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. Everyone, with the exception of Trump, Republicans and the fossil fuel industry, recognizes that

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Kelly Northcutt: Pinning elk population decline on trails in narrow minded

January 10, 2019 — I am writing in response to the letter to the editor regarding "Retracting the Mad Rabbit Trails project.” It is important to look at this issue from a much bigger mindset, rather than blaming trails. As Larry Desjardin’s referenced article mentioned, “We all know what

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Dry January: why take a break from booze?

January 10, 2019 — "Dryuary" or "Dry January" started in 2013 in the United Kingdom and is gaining popularity in the U.S. Committing to 30 days of not drinking alcohol is an excellent way to reevaluate your relationship with booze. As you explore other ways to relax and experience

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Larry Desjardin: City should retract Mad Rabbit Trail Project

January 9, 2019 — The city of Steamboat Spring plans to fund a massive network of trails extending from Mad Creek to Rabbit Ears Pass known as Mad Rabbit. Though I'm an avid cyclist, hiker and outdoorsman, I have come to the conclusion that the creation of those trails

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Our view: Seize each day

January 8, 2019 — The life of a community mirrors the lives of the people who live there. We experience tragedies and triumphs, and when we're at our very best, we come together to celebrate the good times and support each other through the bad times. On Sunday, Steamboat

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