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Our view: Lessons learned from the 2018 election

November 13, 2018 — The midterms are over, and voters everywhere are recovering from election fatigue. With Election Day more than seven days behind us, we thought we'd use this week's Our View to share some of the lessons we gleaned from this year's election in Routt County. With

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Our View: ‘The wolves of hate’

November 6, 2018 — More than 150 Steamboat Springs community members, from various faith backgrounds, gathered in solidarity Friday night to honor the 11 people who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 27. The special service was hosted by Har Mishpacha,

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Our View: Vote today

October 30, 2018 — Martin Luther King said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," and voting is a fundamental way to make sure our voices are heard, especially amidst the din of divisive political rhetoric. American democracy is rooted in the

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Our View: Unintended consequences of Gallagher must be fixed

October 23, 2018 — The Gallagher Amendment, adopted by voters in 1982, continues to have far-reaching, unintended consequences, now forcing taxing districts, especially those in rural Colorado, to seek voter approval for workaround initiatives all of which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. West Routt, Oak Creek, Yampa and

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3 ‘no’ votes, 2 ‘yes’ votes on 5 statewide ballot issues

October 17, 2018 — With a multi-page ballot this fall, featuring 10 statewide ballot issues, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board is using today's Our View space to offer our positions on five of those measures — Amendments Y and Z, Amendment 73, Amendment 74 and Proposition 112.

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Our view: Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 110, ‘no’ on Prop. 109

October 9, 2018 — With the gap between the list of state transportation projects and available funding widening to almost $10 billion, it's no surprise that two state transportation initiatives have landed on the November ballot. Propositions 109 and 110 both propose to fix the Colorado's transportation problems, but

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Our view: Downtown businesses should fund the BID

October 2, 2018 — This November, business owners are being asked to fund the Steamboat Springs downtown business improvement district, known as BID. Those who own property or operate a business in the downtown district are eligible to vote on a proposed 2.22 mill levy. In addition, businesses on

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Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A

September 25, 2018 — Steamboat Springs voters will be deciding on a 0.20 percent sales tax for air service this fall, and we hope the measure flies. The tax, if approved, will fund the airline program, which we believe has been a success and is the envy of other

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Our view: Vote ‘yes’ on 2B

September 18, 2018 — Since voters first approved the half-cent sales tax for public education in 1993, more than $61 million has gone to support public schools in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. That funding has helped elevate the Steamboat school system into one of Colorado’s best. In 2009,

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Our view: Council needs to get specific

September 11, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated as the Steamboat Springs City Council has placed the funding offset discussion on it’s Oct. 9 and 16 meeting agendas.  The Steamboat Springs City Council is currently discussing a fire district inclusion election, which would be decided in

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Our view: Howelsen agreement worth the wait

September 4, 2018 — After two years of negotiations, the city of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club have reached an agreement on how the two entities will work together to operate Howelsen Hill Ski Area. It took considerable time for this agreement to be ironed

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Our view: City wise to pursue hikers-only trail

August 28, 2018 — Spring Creek Trail is one of Steamboat Springs' most popular trails. It's an easy hike close to downtown that is accessible to visitors, a place where locals go to run and walk their dogs and a trail that provides mountain bikers with access to Buffalo

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Our view: Silver lining

August 21, 2018 — Employees of Smartwool as well as the entire Steamboat Springs community are still reeling from the announcement last week that VF Corp. would be moving Smartwool's headquarters to Denver within a year. The news came only days after Molly Cuffe, Smartwool's director of global communications,

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Our view: Steamboat stands for its public land

August 14, 2018 — The Steamboat Institute brought U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to town for the organization's annual Freedom Conference on Friday, and citizens in the Steamboat Springs and Routt County area took advantage of his visit to gather in support of public lands. The Stand

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Our View: Time to pitch in

July 31, 2018 — Steamboat Springs City Council began discussions last week that could pave the way toward placing a property tax issue on the November ballot to fund the downtown improvement district, which was formed in 2007 but has never been funded after tax proposals failed in 2014

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Our view: Lessen environmental impact of events

July 24, 2018 — If you attended the barbecue after the Tour de Steamboat on Saturday, you couldn't miss the bright green "Zero Waste" tent where volunteers from the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council were on hand to instruct people how to properly dispose of their trash. The tent, located

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Our view: Everyday heroes

July 17, 2018 — Anyone who happened to be listening to scanner traffic on July 10 would have heard police officers, firefighters and first responders from almost every agency in Routt County called out to respond to a series of emergency events that unfolded over the course of an

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Our view: The Steamboat brand

July 12, 2018 — Smartwool announced new leadership at the end of last month with Jen McClaren stepping into the role of president after former company president Travis Campbell was promoted to vice president and general manager of The North Face, Americas. It was exciting to learn that Smartwool

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Our view: Celebrate local community this 4th of July

July 3, 2018 — The Fourth of July is a day set aside to celebrate freedom and independence. And as we prepare to gather with family and friends in honor of our nation's birthday, we think it's important to reflect on what unites us rather than what divides us

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Our view: Yampa Street has been a long time coming

June 26, 2018 — Depending upon your perspective, the completion of traffic and pedestrian improvements on Yampa Street have either been four — or 34 — years in the making. Now, that it’s done, we think the re-birth of Yampa Street is worth celebrating throughout Independence Day week. For decades,

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