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Stacy Childs: Medicare for all would be costly for all

December 5, 2018 — I applaud Tuesday's letter to the editor from Vail Kozatch regarding creating a Medicare-for-all system. I am glad that she has taken an interest in fixing a broken system. The Affordable Care Act made our wrecked system worse off and more expensive, despite promises to

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Avery Globe: A thank-you note to Xcel

December 5, 2018 — While the snow is piling up, and we celebrate a great opening of the ski season, let's not forget the extremely low river flow and extensive wildfires of this past summer. Unfortunately, the rising temperatures and smoke-filled skies are becoming more and more common each

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Our view: Transforming Steamboat’s alleyways

December 4, 2018 — Anyone who spends time in downtown Steamboat Springs has probably navigated through some of its alleyways. Oftentimes, these passageways are cluttered with dumpsters, trash cans and empty wooden palettes, but there are a few bright spots — a sunset over Rabbit Ears Pass on the

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Vail Kozatch: Medicare for all isn’t free

December 3, 2018 — Creating a Medicare for all system would be worth it because it would cost a lot less than what we’re currently paying for our insurance right now.  Everyone would pay a fixed percentage in withholding, just as those eligible for Medicare usage do, but that’s where the

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Nancy Kramer: Thanks to ‘the village’ of Steamboat

November 30, 2018 — I would like to extend my appreciation for the article the Steamboat Pilot & Today published last month, introducing the new Steamboat (More) Barn interpretive sign to our community. As program coordinator of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program and grant/project manager of this project,

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Diane Miller: Climate change is a bridge issue

November 28, 2018 — Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stern warning to the world: immediate action is needed to protect coastal cities, coral reefs, thousands of plant and animal species and hundreds of thousands of human lives. Last week the federal government sounded a

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Sarah Winebrenner: Young voters care about climate change

November 28, 2018 — In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, at least one thing was made clear — younger voters are no longer willing to sit on the sidelines while our future is jeopardized by inaction on climate change. Nationally, youth turnout was the highest in 25 years.

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Our view: Help school district find ‘common ground’

November 27, 2018 — The Steamboat Springs School District has been holding a series of "Common Ground" community forums to gather public input on building solutions to accommodate increasing enrollment and over-capacity schools, and the last one is scheduled for 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Soda

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David Dragoo: Congress must #SaveLWCF

November 26, 2018 — With elections behind us, Congress is reconvening for its "lame duck" session. One of its first orders of business should be to permanently reauthorize our nation's most successful outdoor recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Over its more than 50 years, the Land

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Linda Delaney: Whatever happened to YVMC?

November 26, 2018 — If you have gotten a message to remind you of an appointment at the local hospital lately, the notification says, "This is UC Health." Since there are five medical facilities in Northwest Colorado, let alone all the others in the state, where exactly are we

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Our view: It’s time to ban plastic bags in Steamboat

November 20, 2018 — A request to ban single-use plastic bags and place a 10-cent fee on paper bags was brought before the Steamboat Springs City Council last week by three members of the Teen Council. The trio spoke eloquently, and their presentation was backed up by a standing

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Natalie Breitung: Thanks Steamboat for showing you care about veterans

November 20, 2018 — It is with deep and humbling gratitude that myself and fellow veteran members of the Leo Hill American Legion Post 44 want to thank all the generous business establishments and schools for giving back to all veterans and showing that we are "not forgotten" in

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Kim Keith: Share your voice on West Lincoln Park plan

November 20, 2018 — Steamboat Creates has taken a leadership role to ensure that the re-imagining of West Lincoln Park is a top-quality, community-informed project. We have been actively collecting community input through a variety of ways including: suggestion boxes, recording current public use, polling school-aged children, gathering information

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Paul Wellman: Forests should not be managed like cornfields

November 20, 2018 — This letter to the editor is written in response to the article that published in the Sunday, Nov. 18 issue of Steamboat Pilot & Today, “From destruction to growth – Beetle-killed timber builds opportunities across Colorado.” Until settlers showed up on the scene, the Rocky

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Letter: Thank you, council

November 19, 2018 — We would like to publicly express our profound gratitude to the Steamboat Springs City Council for their hard work and commitment to fire and emergency services in our community. The council appears poised to form a citizens committee at its Dec. 4 meeting to address

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Brian Kotowski: Plastic bags, silly walks

November 16, 2018 — While following the efforts to ban plastic bags in Steamboat, I am reminded of Monty Python's epic "Ministry Of Silly Walks" sketch — yet another ludicrous bureaucratic initiative writ large. The prevailing and accepted fiction is that paper bags are more eco-freindly because they are

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Christy Sinner: Thank you, Hayden school district voters

November 15, 2018 — The Hayden School District would like to express our great pride and respect for the community and their continued support of our district and our kids through passage of the mill levy override. The voters put trust in the school district by approving the continuation of

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Ken Brenner: Thank you for supporting CMC

November 14, 2018 — As your elected representative to the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, I want to thank the voters in the RE-2 School District for your overwhelming support for ballot question 7D. You have given CMC the long-term stability to ensure the quality and affordable higher

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Lisel Petis: Please stay involved

November 14, 2018 — It has been a busy week for Steamboat Springs City Council, discussing many issues such as a ban on plastic bags and, probably the most contentious issue, a mill levy to fund fire/EMS. As council members, we received a lot of emails and phone calls

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Our view: Lessons learned from the 2018 election

November 13, 2018 — The midterms are over, and voters everywhere are recovering from election fatigue. With Election Day more than seven days behind us, we thought we'd use this week's Our View to share some of the lessons we gleaned from this year's election in Routt County. With

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