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Teresa Harrison: Silence is not golden
Teresa Harrison: Silence is not golden

May 18, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, 13 Steamboat Springs High School students and three coaches piled into two white Suburbans that quietly drove out of the Steamboat High School parking lot headed for the Colorado State Track...



Scott Wedel: Facts dispute need for new school
Scott Wedel: Facts dispute need for new school

May 17, 2019

We are heading to the May 20 meeting without the school district presenting many relevant facts. Fact is that kindergarten-fifth grade enrollment peaked in 2015. Fact is the past seven years have had 14% fewer...



Craig Henningfield: What would George Orwell think?
Craig Henningfield: What would George Orwell think?

May 16, 2019

“You have the right to believe what you want to believe … as long as what you believe agrees with what I believe.” That seems to be the up-and-coming standard in our complex world. Not...


Sarah Branson: Tipton should support CORE Act
Sarah Branson: Tipton should support CORE Act

May 16, 2019

I was pleased to read Congressman Scott Tipton’s op-ed about celebrating National Park Week. He wrote that he has been “especially proud to introduce and support these national park sites and other treasured lands.”  Thankfully,...


Debbie Routt: Plastic bag ban has unintended consequences
Debbie Routt: Plastic bag ban has unintended consequences

May 16, 2019

City Council’s decision to ban single-use plastic bags may be short-sighted. The January 2019 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management study by University of Sydney economist Rebecca Taylor determined the deleterious consequences of such bans:...





Letter: Annexation is right plan for community’s future
Letter: Annexation is right plan for community’s future

May 15, 2019

In June, we will make an important decision about our community’s future by voting on the annexation of 191 acres into Steamboat Springs for the creation of West Steamboat Neighborhoods, a neighborhood of 158 deed-restricted...



Greg Liebman: A landlord’s perspective
Greg Liebman: A landlord’s perspective

May 14, 2019

Let me preface this by saying that I was a renter in Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Yampa before buying a little house in Yampa 25 years ago. I had one to three dogs at various...




Mary Beth Magalis: Good job dog owners
Mary Beth Magalis: Good job dog owners

May 13, 2019

What a great day to help keep Steamboat Springs clean and tidy. I personally do “poop patrol” each year at the Whistler off-leash park and was amazed and grateful that there was so little to...



Kelly Northcutt: Does your vote matter?
Kelly Northcutt: Does your vote matter?

May 12, 2019

In 2013, 71.1% of our community voted to fund the development of a multi-use trail network, as described in the Trails Alliance Proposal. The overwhelmingly-approved proposal contains far more trails than are actually being considered...


Linda Delaney: Democrats, do yourself a favor
Linda Delaney: Democrats, do yourself a favor

May 10, 2019

Health is a human right, a moral issue. The left could do itself a huge favor and avoid bickering over poorly-defined and poorly-understood terminology regarding creating a new health care plan. Candidates for national office...


Jerry Buelter: Blame game needs to stop
Jerry Buelter: Blame game needs to stop

May 9, 2019

Somehow and in some way the recent shooting at a STEM school in Colorado has impacted me more than many of those prior. Perhaps it was because I had just spent the morning with our...