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Our View: All aboard the Bustang

August 20, 2019

Editor’s note: Prior to the time the Our View, “Get aboard the Bustang,” was written, Steamboat Resort entered into an agreement with the city of Steamboat Springs to split the cost of participation in the...


Our View: Hayden prepares for life after coal

August 13, 2019

Coal mining has been taking place in Routt County since the 1880s, and coal-fired power plants have been part of the economic landscape since the mid-1970s. Now, local communities are working to imagine their futures...



Our view: Continue the conversation

July 23, 2019

Today marks the end of Steamboat Pilot & Today’s eight-week series on sexual assault, but we hope the reporting project’s conclusion does not mean the community will stop talking about this important topic. One of...


Our View: Proceed with caution

June 26, 2019

Steamboat school board members directed district leaders to proceed with a $79.5 million bond package that will include construction of a new preschool through eighth-grade school at Steamboat II plus upgrades to all of the...


Our view: What were you smokin’?

June 11, 2019

Steamboat Springs City Council members voted on two ordinances pertaining to local marijuana businesses last Tuesday — one law establishes a merit-based application system for new marijuana licenses and the second requires existing dispensaries, as...




Our View: Jail program holds promise

May 14, 2019

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a first-time program at the county jail that will provide addiction counseling to inmates. We think this program is necessary and aims to address  a problem — addiction —...


Our view: Key questions on annexation must be answered

May 7, 2019

The long-running drama surrounding the proposed West Steamboat Neighborhoods continues to be of high interest locally. And for good reason — key questions about the project remain unanswered just weeks before special-election ballots will be...


Our View: Be bear aware

April 23, 2019

It was sad to learn this week that a bear euthanized in Meeker for disturbing a farmer’s beehive had been relocated to that area from Steamboat Springs. The bear was the first bear in Colorado...


Our view: Listen, challenge, engage

April 16, 2019

Steamboat Springs residents will now have the opportunity to vote June 18 on the annexation of 190 acres of land on the west side of town, which if approved will become home to West Steamboat...


Our View: Good deeds

April 9, 2019

As spring arrives in the Yampa Valley, it seems like the perfect time to stop and reflect on a string of stories Steamboat Pilot & Today has reported on in the last few weeks that...


Our View: Council should proceed with caution

April 2, 2019

Editor’s note: This editorial was updated at 6:30 p.m. April 2 to reflect when City Council will consider the ordinance. The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission voted last week to recommend that Steamboat Springs City Council...


Our View: Keep an open mind

March 26, 2019

The Steamboat Springs School District is poised to present voters with a bond issue to finance construction of a new school or schools in November to solve the district’s issues of current and projected overcapacity....


Our view: Vaccines work

March 19, 2019

Debate over whether or not vaccines cause autism and whether or not parents should risk vaccinating their children has been going on for two decades, and as a result of more parents opting not to...


Our view: Council should focus on planning transparency

March 12, 2019

We believe there’s always opportunity to streamline government processes, but in the case of giving the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission more authority on planning decisions, we’d ask Steamboat Springs City Council to proceed cautiously. As...


Our view: Triple Crown agreement is a home run

March 5, 2019

Triple Crown has a somewhat contentious history in Steamboat Springs. For years, the community has had a love-hate relationship with the baseball organization that brings hundreds of families to town for tournaments in the summer....