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Sen. Bob Rankin: Other people’s money

January 20, 2020

I saw this title on the spine of a book in the office of a governor whose name I won’t reveal. It’s the right message to keep in mind for Colorado state government and the Joint...


Dylan Roberts: 2020 legislative session — here we go

January 8, 2020

This week, your Colorado State Legislature will begin its 120 day-long 2020 legislative session. That means all 100 legislators convene at the State Capitol in Denver to begin our constitutional duty to pass a balanced...


Opinion: Colorado needs wolves

December 31, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 29, Steamboat Pilot & Today ran a piece by Rachel Gabel entitled “The price of ballot box biology: Forced wolf reintroduction in Colorado.”  As the debate begins in earnest about whether to...



Sen. Bob Rankin: I don’t want to write this column

December 18, 2019

Just kidding. I’ve been submitting an article every month for almost eight years. It’s always a struggle to anticipate what my legions of loyal readers want or need to know about state government or about the adventures...


A Peer’s Perspective: Express your success

December 16, 2019

“A little progress each day adds up to big results.” — Unknown When you hear the word “success” what first comes to your mind? For some, success may be defined by wealth and power. For...


Dylan Roberts: Bringing the Capitol to a town near you

December 4, 2019

In the U.S. Congress, unfortunately, there are many times when bills are introduced by legislators and then never see the light of day — no committee hearing, not vote, nothing. Or, sometimes, a bill will...


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...