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Brodie Farquhar: Are all Republicans racist?
Brodie Farquhar: Are all Republicans racist?

July 17, 2019

The racist trope of “why don’t you go back to where you came from” did not originate with Donald Trump, who recently threw that statement at four Democratic congresswomen of color. Three were born in...




Jen O’Connor: Circus has horrible track record
Jen O’Connor: Circus has horrible track record

July 11, 2019

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus’s notoriously awful history is in the public record.  After finding that the circus “willfully failed to develop a plan of veterinary care” and endangered the health and development of a tiger...


Ron Lazof: Make presidential debates bipartisan
Ron Lazof: Make presidential debates bipartisan

July 10, 2019

Here is a radical idea for the 2020 Presidential Debates, how about if we make them both bipartisan and helpful to the voters tasked with deciding on whom to cast their vote? My proposal is as follows:...


Nancy Porter: Indivisible aims to educate voters
Nancy Porter: Indivisible aims to educate voters

July 5, 2019

What is Indivisible? It is an organization formed in 2016 to help voters get reliable facts about issues facing towns, counties, states and federal issues.  The concern that younger voters were not participating in elections and...


Lisa Baker: Natural family planning is not unreliable
Lisa Baker: Natural family planning is not unreliable

July 3, 2019

In the recent “Monday Medical” article about “Birth Control Basics,” Dr. Mary Bowman repeated a fallacy that is often repeated among the many physicians who are not educated about natural family planning. She stated that...



Scott Wedel: Facts argue against need for new school
Scott Wedel: Facts argue against need for new school

July 1, 2019

I am disappointed to read the letter to the editor from School Board President Joey Andrew and Superintendent Brad Meeks inaccurately claiming that a new school is “absolutely necessary.” It shows the extent they have strayed...


Letter: School bond issue is ‘absolutely necessary’
Letter: School bond issue is ‘absolutely necessary’

July 1, 2019

In a recent “Our View” published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Editorial Board advised caution in the form of a smaller Steamboat Springs School District bond issue in 2019. The suggestion to wait...


Brodie Farquhar: Schubert-Akin ignores historical reality
Brodie Farquhar: Schubert-Akin ignores historical reality

June 28, 2019

Dear Editor, Jennifer Schubert-Akin’s guest column is in line with most conservative thought: capitalism good, socialism bad. Indeed, most conservatives would be delighted if you adopt that bumper sticker slogan as the be-all and end-all...


Ben Beall: The vote is over; let’s work together
Ben Beall: The vote is over; let’s work together

June 27, 2019

The annexation campaign and vote is over. It was an interesting campaign. The community voted for the annexation. But the proponents of the annexation and the opposition both campaigned on similar platforms with the main...


Letter: Editorial board service was valuable experience
Letter: Editorial board service was valuable experience

June 25, 2019

We have just ended our four-month stint as voluntary community members on the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s editorial board. We met weekly for about an hour at the Pilot’s offices and participated in the creation of...


Luke Brosterhous: Encourage long-term athletic development
Luke Brosterhous: Encourage long-term athletic development

June 24, 2019

It is important to recognize the significant contribution that events like the Ski Haus Run/Nordic Series, Town Challenge and Steamboat Running Series make to this community. These low-cost, family-centered events, contribute to the intricate fabric...



Jamie Pallotti: Let’s bear proof Steamboat
Jamie Pallotti: Let’s bear proof Steamboat

June 21, 2019

Anyone who reads The Record is aware that on an almost daily basis, from April through November, the Steamboat Springs Police Department is responding to calls about problems with bears. The vast majority of these...


Letter: Steamboat Restaurant Association supports annexation
Letter: Steamboat Restaurant Association supports annexation

June 20, 2019

The Steamboat Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association would like to voice our strong support of the annexation of land for building the West Steamboat Neighborhoods.  After much education on the project, we believe this...