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Robert Nestora: I’d be ashamed to be a Democrat

September 25, 2018 — There are so many legitimate cases of sexual misconduct that will be diminished by the Democrats hijacking the issue of Brent Kavanaugh’s nomination for political purposes. It happens in Florida when the weatherman predicting the storm of the century becomes a cry wolf and people

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Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A

September 25, 2018 — Steamboat Springs voters will be deciding on a 0.20 percent sales tax for air service this fall, and we hope the measure flies. The tax, if approved, will fund the airline program, which we believe has been a success and is the envy of other

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Kent Myers: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A

September 25, 2018 — This letter is to encourage the citizens of Steamboat Springs to vote yes on referendum 2A supporting the 0.20 percent sales tax to fund increased air service to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.  The 0.20 percent benefits each and every local as it

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Chris Johnson: Vote to continue sales tax for education

September 25, 2018 — This year, the half-cent sales tax will pay for many staff members for our schools including instructional coaches, mental health therapists, a behavior specialist, English as language learners and gifted and talented teachers, plus 17 classroom teachers. It will also pay for items and services

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Brodie Farquhar: Defeat the Party of Trump

September 25, 2018 — For most of my journalism career over four decades, I was registered as an independent. After all, a partisan registration would make it all too easy to call into question my journalistic objectivity and integrity. I've received both bouquets and brickbats from Republicans and Democratic

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Ann Ross: A few men hold too much power

September 24, 2018 — My mother said, “do not sweep your dirt under the rug, as someday your trash will be found." It has taken far too long to expose the bad, indecent behavior of men in politics, industry and churches. The major senators seated on the judiciary committee

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Ian Roche: Hunters, anglers gather to celebrate Public Lands Day

September 24, 2018 — With many working two jobs and trying to find land here in the Yampa Valley, it is no secret that land is hard to come by. However, we can all find solace in knowing that we are the proud owners of 640 million acres of

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Julie Warnke: Vote ‘yes’ on 2B

September 24, 2018 — Constituents of Steamboat Springs, I urge you to vote “yes” on 2B this November. Can you believe that a mere 5 cents for every $10 spent in Steamboat Springs for the last 25 years has amassed $57.5 million dollars for our local schools? It's true.

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Elaine Dermody: Thank you Steamboat Pilot for hosting Longevity Project

September 24, 2018 — A big thank you to Lisa Schlichtman and the Steamboat Pilot & Today staff for sponsoring the Longevity Project and all those that took the time to nominate a senior. I think I speak for many of us who were nominated, it was quite an

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The Haven: Assisted living community should be celebrated

September 21, 2018 — This month we celebrated National Assisted Living Week. This year's theme, “Capture the Moment,” reminds us to seize the day and continue to find purpose in life. Residents at The Haven assisted living facility in Hayden certainly give purpose to those who work here. It

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Diane Miller: Endangered Species Act is threatened

September 19, 2018 — The Endangered Species Act is the result of legislation that passed with broad bipartisan support in 1973. It recognizes the "esthetic, ecological, educational, recreational, and scientific value of nature to our nation and its people." The provisions of this act are responsible for improving populations

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Dave Peregoy: We can do better

September 19, 2018 — In 2016, we elected a president, who to put it mildly, has not behaved like his predecessors. Every day seems to bring a new Twitter tirade or an attack on any media that does not paint him in a favorable light. His constant attacks on the

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Ted Carey: Thank you Steamboat for supporting free concerts

September 19, 2018 — Dear Steamboat Springs, Thank you for an awesome summer. Steamboat Free Summer Concerts is beyond grateful for the support we have received from you for the past 26 seasons and for the support we know you will show us in the summers to come. Thank

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Our view: Vote ‘yes’ on 2B

September 18, 2018 — Since voters first approved the half-cent sales tax for public education in 1993, more than $61 million has gone to support public schools in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. That funding has helped elevate the Steamboat school system into one of Colorado’s best. In 2009,

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Tales from the Tread: Museum receives Steamboat Pilot photo collection

September 18, 2018 — A vital part of Steamboat Springs' history has been saved through the efforts of the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Pilot & Today. The museum is proud to announce that it has received the entire historic photograph collection of The Steamboat Pilot newspaper —

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From the editor: Longevity event offers secrets for living well

September 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This morning, I hung up the phone after interviewing Jim Meyers, one of Routt County's octogenarians, and felt incredibly inspired. At 85, Jim has the activity level of a man 50 years his junior. He routinely hikes in the wilderness that surrounds

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David O’Neil and Melissa Sherburne: Brynn Grey offers compelling vision for locals neighborhood in Steamboat

September 17, 2018 — Steamboat Springs has a critical housing need. In a normal housing market, local jobs and incomes establish housing prices, supply and demand. In Steamboat, however, second homeowners and Airbnb/VRBO short-term renters have distorted the market, increasing demand, drying up supply and driving up prices. The

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Sarah Woodmansee: A penny earned, a dollar gone

September 17, 2018 — These statements from a pnews release of the Bureau of Land Management, published on Sept. 6, exemplify current policy aimed at monetizing the United States’ natural resources. “The BLM's policy is to promote oil and gas development if it meets the guidelines and regulations set

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Cedar Beauregard: New bike trails are destroying elk habitat

September 17, 2018 — One man’s pot of gold is another man’s bucket of tar sands, and more importantly, the population of elks’ strip mine. As I visit my beloved elk country this fall bowhunting, I have come to a very sad realization. The new bike trail construction in

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Diane Brower: Brynn Grey proposal does not meet ‘spirit’ of West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan

September 17, 2018 — There’s more than a little bit of smoke and mirrors these days in City Council discussions on the proposed Brynn Grey West of Steamboat annexation and the topics of affordable housing, deed restrictions and the inclusionary zoning ordinance. I’m not sure if this is due

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