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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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Scott Wedel: School demographic projections still in question

November 13, 2018 — I read the newspaper article on the Steamboat Springs School District community forums seeking input on proposals to solve overcrowding and am stunned the normal process has again been short-circuited. The school district predicts 3,000 students by 2030.  The source of those numbers is district

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Bob Baker: Trump’s comments about Coffman were ‘disgraceful’

November 12, 2018 — Surely I have missed something. What I have missed is an outpouring of outrage against President Trump by Colorado Republicans over Trump’s very disgraceful comments about Congressman Mike Coffman, comments that went far beyond the norms of decent political culture. I did not agree with

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Robin Stone: I support plastic bag ban

November 12, 2018 — I read in the Steamboat Pilot & Today about the Steamboat Springs teens’ proposal to eliminate single-use plastic bags, and I am in favor of it. People may argue that Steamboat relies on tourists and that visitors would not like the inconvenience presented by a

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Mark Lehman: Thanks for supporting Hike or Treat

November 12, 2018 — On Saturday, Oct. 27, we hosted the second annual Hike or Treat at Yampa River State Park. Our visitation jumped from 280 last year to 350 this year, as we handed out 120 pounds of candy, several hundred toothbrushes and a slew of refreshments. We

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Luster “Vic” Vickrey: Remembering those who lost their lives in battle

November 12, 2018 — As a veteran, on Veterans Day, my thoughts are of my comrades in combat. I remember those that lost their lives in battle. Those who suffered the trauma of being a prisoner. Those friends that have gone before me. And, those family members who still

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Scott Ford: What is our greatest economic asset?

November 12, 2018 — Economies are dynamic and are always undergoing change. The economy of Steamboat Springs is no exception. Prior to 1960, the local economy could best be characterized as being driven by activities associated with agriculture/mining. The development of the ski area was the catalyst for a

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Advocates: Community served by trained forensic nurses

November 8, 2018 — Nov. 5 ushered in Forensic Nurses Week to recognize forensic nurses who provide specialized care for men, women and children affected by violence and abuse. Advocates of Routt Countyinvites the Routt County community to celebrate nurses who provide the essential component of healthcare's response to

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Sam Jones: Proud and grateful

November 8, 2018 — As president of the Steamboat Springs Education Fund, I wanted to say how proud and grateful I am to our entire community for your support of Referendum 2B. It wasn't just a “yes” vote, it was an unbridled, resounding, 85 percent, YES vote, and that

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Brian Edwards: Support Teen Council’s effort to ban plastic bags

November 7, 2018 — Congratulations are in order to our Steamboat Springs Teen Council, another example of today's youth not accepting the status quo but forging a path to a better world. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Teen Council will present a proposal to Steamboat Springs City Council for a

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Paul Wellman: Maybe Trump can pull off ‘peace on earth?’

November 6, 2018 — The Doomsday Clock was moved down to two minutes to midnight last year. That is the closest to midnight since 1953. Stephen F. Cohen is called America’s most controversial Russian expert. He just came out with a new book called "War With Russia?" According to

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Joella West: Steamboat community gathered to support Jewish community

November 6, 2018 — Friday evening Jewish congregations across the United States gathered to begin Shabbat and to seek comfort in their sacred spaces. I'm incredibly moved that our Har Mishpacha congregation in Steamboat Springs was one of them. On a Friday evening, despite inclement weather, despite First Friday

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Sarah Jones: Thanks for another successful recycling event

November 6, 2018 — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to thank the 94 volunteers, 20 recycling partners and all our generous sponsors and donors for your support of the bi-annual Recycling Drop-Off on Oct. 27. We couldn't do this community conservation event without you. We would also like

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Letter: Thank you for supporting Routt County 4-H

November 5, 2018 — We, the Colorado State University Routt County Extension Office, love helping our community address important and emerging issues using dynamic, science-based educational resources. We are here to help answer your questions on gardening, indoor air quality, water/soil/hay testing, food preservation, small acreage management, plant and

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Letter: Article about treasurer’s lawsuit was one-sided

November 5, 2018 — As citizens of Routt County and plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the county commissioners, we need to respond to the one-sided article that appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of the Steamboat Pilot & Today written by Matt Stensland. There is a backstory of facts

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Rebecca Lamb: Medicare recipients should expect positive changes

November 4, 2018 — Over the last months, much has been said about Medicare and expected cutbacks under the current administration. The 60 million members of Medicare and those people who will be turning Medicare age can expect substantial positive changes that will improve Medicare recipients' care and the

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