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Sen. Bob Rankin: I love Colorado

November 20, 2019

Why would anyone serve in an elected office? What motivates us to become public figures, meet hundreds or maybe thousands of new friends and acquaintances, stand up for our principles against criticism, give up time spent...

Dylan Roberts: Doing something about mental health

November 5, 2019

Colorado is no stranger to finding itself at the top of the list in some impressive categories. For example, we are near the top of the list for the nation’s best recreation, place to retire,...

Kelly Latterman: ‘What is best for our students?’

October 23, 2019

My name is Kelly Latterman, and I am running for a seat on the Steamboat Springs School Board because of my professional and personal passion for education. For years, I provided expertise to policymakers around...

Tony Rosso: ‘Let me be your community voice’

October 23, 2019

I am running for the Steamboat Springs School Board because I want to be your community voice on the school board. I am a lifelong educator, advocate for youth activities and a parent. I believe it...

Lara Craig: ‘Supporting excellence in education’

October 23, 2019

Sharing a love of the mountains and Steamboat Springs, my husband, Brad, and I have dedicated ourselves to raising our family in this amazing community. Both my husband and I have volunteered in various capacities...

Andrew Heppelmann: ‘Better documentation on decision making’

October 22, 2019

An area the Steamboat Springs School Board needs to improve is their decision-making process. One of the main reasons I’m running for School Board is my desire for better documentation surrounding controversial decisions. We all use some sort...

Chresta Brinkman: ‘Advocate for all children’

October 22, 2019

My name is Chresta Brinkman, and I am running for Steamboat Springs School Board for the two-year term in November. Steamboat is such a special place to live, and strong public schools are the heart...

Opinion: Summer’s over … back to work

October 16, 2019

The “out-of-session season” is winding down. It’s back to work on the Joint Budget Committee starting on Nov. 12. But last month, there was still time to travel, listen and learn. The highlights included a...

A Peer’s Perspective: The ritual of should

October 7, 2019

“When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself” –Plato I have been looking forward to the long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s book about Derry, Maine, and the sinister entity that has lurked...