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Martha “Chris” Young: Rita Valentine Park is a city park, not a dog park

March 19, 2019 — According to a Steamboat Today article published in May 2014, the current Rita Valentine Park consists of "the 40 acres donated by Curci and Turner didn't become a park until 1992 by a vote of the City Council. These votes to this day do not prohibit

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Jan and W.M. Stalcup: Answers about school site selection needed

March 19, 2019 — I was involved in and supported the last school bond election and their committees. My interest stems from being a former educator, school volunteer, school board trustee for 12 years — board chair for eight — in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During my tenure, we built six

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Letter to the editor: Thank your Steamboat school board for caring for every student

March 19, 2019 — Driving home from Aurora last week, following a conference held by the Colorado League of Charter Schools, members of the North Routt Community Charter School District board realized yet another reason we are thankful we live in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs board of education

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Hal Levin: Why I live here

March 18, 2019 — I moved to Steamboat Springs in 1977 to ski. Since then, I've been very lucky with work taking me to many different cities and countries. When returning home, a wide smile ensues when the Yampa Valley comes into view. One reason for smiling is our

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Tyler Gibbs: Transparency begins long before project gets to council

March 18, 2019 — In its editorial, "City planning should be transparent," Steamboat Pilot & Today rightly supports our community's commitment to open and accessible processes in the approval of new development. However, it may perpetuate the misconception that this transparency is all about one hearing at Steamboat Springs

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Brie Neppl: Those concerned about school sites need to get involved in process

March 18, 2019 — Moving forward together as a community is vital to creating the best future for Steamboat Springs and Routt County. Recently, there have been a number of instances where groups have come forward to oppose plans without considering the entire picture. I love the community we

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Alicia Yost: Please be courteous; share the road

March 18, 2019 — As the weather is warming up, many people are taking their workouts outdoors. Runners, dog walkers and, even, cyclists can be found all over town enjoying the sunshine. This is a friendly reminder to please share the road. Take some extra time to stop at

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Letter: Steamboat Springs school board thanks community volunteers

March 15, 2019 — In the Steamboat Springs School District, we are not alone as we face the challenges of a growing community. In fact, it is hard to find a local agency, nonprofit or business that is not affected by the increasing number of full-time residents in our

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Steve Hofman: Letter had anti-Semetic intent

March 14, 2019 — Well, well, Mr. Paul Bonnifield, your March 12 letter about a Times of Israel article should not fool anyone about your anti-Semitic intent. You framed your commentary's focus on a Times of Israel article by saying "I'm sure we have all heard something about Rep.

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Letter to the editor: We expect better from our local newspaper

March 14, 2019 — We applaud Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Feb. 26 editorial calling for greater civility in public and political debate. As the editorial said, "it’s important that we treat one another with dignity and respect, even when we disagree." We also agree that the Pilot should help to

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Eric Washburn: Impact of Mad Rabbit trails concerning

March 14, 2019 — The Mad Rabbit trail proposal has generated considerable debate in and around Steamboat Springs. As a board member of Keep Routt Wild, I am both concerned about the impacts these trails will have in the Routt National Forest and understand the frustration expressed by many

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Elaine Dermody: Residents need to voice opinion on 2A trail funds

March 13, 2019 — I urge residents to read "Council to discuss excess 2A trails tax money plans" in the March 12 edition of Steamboat Pilot & Today. There has been public discussion on the pros and cons of the Mad Rabbit Project, but I feel less on the

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Rodger Steen: Reform of Colorado oil, gas permitting

March 12, 2019 — On March 1, legislation was introduced in the Colorado General Assembly that would finally update the way our state makes decisions about permitting the oil and gas industry, which will take into account its impacts on its neighbors' health and welfare. These neighbors are the

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Paul Bonnifield: Times of Israel article is enlightening

March 12, 2019 — I’m sure we have all heard something about Representative Amar’s statements concerning Israel, but as an interesting aside, today, I was killing time on the internet and typed in Times of Israel. It is Israel’s leading newspaper with an excellent reputation for fair and balanced

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JoAnn Baker Paul: Steamboat’s living environment is priceless

March 12, 2019 — Beloved Steamboat — have you forgotten who you really are? Have you forgotten your primal soul — the origin of this magical natural place that drew so many of us here to begin with? A wildlife and wilderness habitat sanctuary before all else? Do you,

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Letter to the editor: New surgery center a good start toward keeping outpatient costs down

March 11, 2019 — The Steamboat Pilot & Today recently reported a partnership between UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute to create a new Ambulatory Surgery Center. This will create an opportunity to reduce the dramatic costs of outpatient orthopedic services. However, it

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Matt Karzen: Annexation opposers hold Yampa Valley’s middle class hostage

March 11, 2019 — If you signed the recent petition regarding the West Steamboat Neighborhoods housing annexation, did you believe you were supporting progress in accessible housing for working families? If so, you were deceived. The Lets Vote Committee has one goal: kill the project. Not that you would

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Sarah Blackstone: Thank you Steamboat from Chico, California

March 8, 2019 — My brother has lived in Steamboat Springs for many years and he sends news from there from time to time. I live in Chico, California, near the disaster area in Paradise, and recently, he has sent me a number of news items regarding efforts in

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Sandy Conlon: Ode to the Plowmen

March 6, 2019 — Here's to the plowmen who scrape our streets Way down to the rocks and bare concrete; So thorough they are, for joy I must leap Over the snow pile that buries my Jeep. Undaunted, faithful when snow fills our town The persistent plowmen don't let

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Brodie Farquhar: Suggestions for Freedom Forum speakers

March 6, 2019 — After reading about the Conservative Political Action Conference, I got to wondering who Steamboat Institute might invite to the 2019 Freedom Forum, just by looking at the CPAC speaker list. There were some old favorites from past Freedom Forums at the 2019 CPAC – Laura

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