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Letter: Solving the affordable housing problem

February 14, 2020

This letter is in response to John Spezia’s letter about Steamboat Springs’ real estate market. I’ve been trying to facilitate the construction of a 500-space tiny home village. No luck. I only have a concept...


Letter: Real estate market caters to the wealthy

February 13, 2020

After reading the article, “2019 set market records” in the Steamboat Pilot & Today, I came away with some interesting tidbits. More than half of the available real estate listings in the city go for...


Letter: Sunday cartoon was not funny or clever

February 13, 2020

The cartoon on the Viewpoints commentary page of the Sunday issue of Steamboat Pilot & Today, depicted Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks lining up to discard their Medal of Freedom awards,...


Letter: Poem captures big snow, big boom

February 11, 2020

The Big Snow and Light Show It was billed as the snows of all snow,for elevations high upas well as those here below. So the snow was totally relentless,smothering small housesand most country fences. Who...


Letter: Vote your pleasure

February 11, 2020

Money, money, money, Cabaret. “You can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself “ Lying, cheating, stealing, bullying and name calling are aggressive. Mother’s wooden spoon and Ivory soap deterrents. My friend’s mother tallied...


Letter: Wildlife and fireworks don’t mix

February 10, 2020

It’s time we start prioritizing the needs of our wildlife neighbors when making decisions that negatively impact them. We are blessed to live and play in a mountain community where if we’re lucky we can...


Letter: ‘Thank you’ Tim Borden

February 10, 2020

Many thanks to Tim Borden and his team for providing us with the spectacular firework event. Also thank you to the Steamboat Pilot & Today for providing us with a video to send our out-of-town...



Letter: Fired STARS volunteers seek more than ’empty words’

February 6, 2020

On Nov. 14, 39 individuals signed a confidential letter to the STARS board raising concerns about their leadership. See http://bit.ly/STARSconcerns.  An article in this paper as well as several letters to the editor documented that over 20...


Letter: What STARS means to me

February 5, 2020

I became involved with STARS seven years ago after volunteering at Humble Ranch. And from there on, my husband and I knew we found our passion. I am so thankful God put these kids in our lives. They...



Letter: Volunteers embody STARS for clients

February 5, 2020

I am a person with a disability who has been able to take at least eight ski trips to Steamboat Springs over the last 10 years. I am totally blind and have skied at least 32...





Letter: My hope for STARS

February 3, 2020

This letter is written in response to the Jan. 26 Steamboat Pilot & Today article, “Taking a stand: STARS volunteers speak out after more than 20 terminated.” I was a past paid instructor and then...



Becky Lewis: Changes are needed on STARS board

February 2, 2020

I am a Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, STARS, volunteer and one of the three board members removed from the STARS board in November 2019. I have been a member of several nonprofit boards and chaired...



Letter: Fourth-grade class need readers’ help

January 31, 2020

Dear Editor, The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class...