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Ken Collins: Where are today’s GOP Congresspeople?

November 15, 2019

A short list we always heard concerning conservatives and the GOP: 1. Fiscally responsible2. Respect the Constitution3. Believe in the “rule of law”4. Keep government out of our daily lives5. Believe in the right to vote6....


Dana Conners: The Epoch Times is non-biased newspaper

November 15, 2019

Thank you Del Lockhart for telling it like it is. I’ve also about given up on the Steamboat Pilot & Today due to their constant biased choice of reprinting opinionated articles that bare little factual truth....


Cindy Turner: Special events policy necessary

November 15, 2019

I greatly appreciate the policy/effort to “limit” the number and size of special events held in Steamboat, especially on holidays that already make our little town too congested and vastly unpleasant for residents and visitors....


Del Lockhart: Who’s politically biased?

November 13, 2019

How thoughtful it was for you to warn us of the “controversial fake news” newspaper, The Epoch Times. I presume it must be “controversial” and “fake” because it doesn’t conform to your narrative? Is it...


Joe Haines: Thank you Gerber Berend

November 13, 2019

We would like to extend a hearty “thank you” to the team at Gerber Berend Design and Build for their partnership and generosity in remodeling the Bunkhouse at Yampatika’s Environmental Center at Legacy Ranch. Yampatika...




Larry Desjardin: Let’s keep our bears wild and alive

November 6, 2019

Anyone who frequently reads “The Record” in the Steamboat Pilot & Today knows that we’ve had nearly daily bear incidents in the city this summer- and sometimes multiple times a day. Colorado Parks and Wildlife...


Paul Wellman: Page column woke me up

November 4, 2019

I would like to address the Nov. 2 Clarence Page commentary, “Obama gives ‘woke’ culture a rest.” The title should be “Clarence Page gives ‘asleep’ culture a boost.” Reading this column “woke” me up …...


Letter: Thank you for recycling responsibly

November 4, 2019

Oct. 26 was the 10th fall Recycling Drop-Off coordinated by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, and our community continues to show its passion for recycling right. In the Meadows Parking Lot, 439 households recycled electronics and...


Letter: Fire district board supports 2A

November 1, 2019

For more than 40 years, the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District and the city of Steamboat Springs have worked jointly to provide fire suppression, fire protection and public education, rescue and extrication, hazardous materials,...


Letter: Fire district board supports 2A

October 31, 2019

For more than 40 years, the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District and the city of Steamboat Springs have worked jointly to provide fire suppression, fire protection and public education, rescue and extrication, hazardous materials,...


Lonn Clementson: Please consider ‘yes’ on 4A

October 31, 2019

Nobody owes me anything. I feel blessed to have been raised in this valley.  After my K-12 education in Steamboat Springs, undergraduate degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and working as a carpenter in Steamboat...




Letter: Listen to the teachers

October 30, 2019

Steamboat voters have asked for information from people who have first-hand knowledge of our schools. Here are the facts from the teachers. We have squeezed all of the juice from our current buildings. The teachers...



Paul Hughes: ‘Howl’ is just bad poetry

October 30, 2019

I read with interest the article about the controversy over a Steamboat Springs High School teacher assigning Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems.” I taught English in college for nearly 20 years, and I never...


Deirdre Boyd: Let’s avoid a scary future for our schools

October 30, 2019

It’s Halloween, so imagine a scary prospect—Steamboat in 10 years with the same old, overcrowded buildings, 40 students to a class, more modulars, no place to park. The teachers are untrained and emotionally detached, and...


Bob Baker: ‘Howl’ is a literary classic

October 29, 2019

In 1959, I drove from rural Illinois with several friends to downtown Chicago, where the Shaw Poet Society was sponsoring a reading of “Howl” by Alan Ginsberg. The Shaw Society was composed of fusty old...