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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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City Council FYI: Yampa River management could face new norm

September 16, 2018 — The recent and unprecedented call on the Yampa River has generated questions, concerns and even fear. But it is hard to say that this came as a surprise. If you have been tracking the status of the Yampa this summer, you likely saw this coming.

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Focus on fitness: Off-season exercise key to an enjoyable ski season

September 16, 2018 — As the leaves turn yellow, and some lament the end of summer, many in Ski Town USA are dreaming of powder days ahead. The lifts in Steamboat start turning in less than 10 weeks, and if you want to make the most of your season,

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Thoughtful Parenting: Youth can serve community and reap benefits

September 16, 2018 — Whether it's to connect more with the community, serve others or even simply get a ski pass, many in our community choose to give back by volunteering. The benefits of volunteering are many, and those benefits extend to our youth as well. Volunteering not only

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Richard Levy: Trickle-down housing

September 13, 2018 — Steamboat Springs City Council is closing in on final agreements with Brynn Grey for their annexation of the West Steamboat Neighborhoods. One of the key components for the community to accept an annexation proposal is the quality and quantity of affordable housing. On Aug. 22,

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Paul Stettner: Council needs to address costs associated with proposed West Steamboat Neighborhood

September 13, 2018 — Steamboat Springs has been "discovered.” Housing has become more expensive than many of our local workers can afford. Affordable housing is needed. An undeveloped area adjacent to the west city boundary is where the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County agreed that growth would

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Steve Lewis: Property owners should vote ‘no’ on BID

September 12, 2018 — The Steamboat Springs Business Improvement District — BID — is trying again to create a commercial property tax in downtown Steamboat. Like the 2007 and 2015 BID tax attempts, this is for marketing, advocacy and the staff to oversee it. It has failed each time.

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Jack McEncroe: Sept. 11 column was inspiring

September 11, 2018 — Harriet, thank you for your wonderful reminder of what this day should mean to all Americans. It is not just the outrage, carnage and horror but rather, for a very short spell, all Americans came together as one. Ideologies, agendas and self-serving motives were set aside, and

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J.J. Kopf: Memories and love last forever

September 11, 2018 — It is hard to express our feelings for this wonderful person — Marc Sehler. We will not be able to see your smiling face but you will be in our hearts and minds forever. We have lost one of the finest people I have ever

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Our view: Council needs to get specific

September 11, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated as the Steamboat Springs City Council has placed the funding offset discussion on it’s Oct. 9 and 16 meeting agendas.  The Steamboat Springs City Council is currently discussing a fire district inclusion election, which would be decided in

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Master Gardener: Beautiful zinnias

September 11, 2018 — For several years I've been working on an easy to maintain garden that attracts wildlife.  Native perennial plants with low water needs have been carefully selected and have replaced non-natives that need more water or don't appeal to pollinators.  I've kept a few favorite non-native

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