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Our view: Crisis support for the community

February 11, 2020

When tragedy strikes a small community like Steamboat Springs or Clark or Oak Creek, many people are deeply affected including the first responders, those who might have witnessed the incident as well as friends and...


Our view: School investigation is on the right track

February 4, 2020

The Steamboat Springs School District announced the selection of an investigator to oversee the probe into a negative culture at the high school stemming from an alleged mishandling of reports of sexual misconduct made by...


Our view: Wolf reintroduction is complex issue

January 29, 2020

Wolf reintroduction is a topic that elicits strong emotions on both sides of the issue, and this November, voters will have a chance to weigh in at the ballot box. Initiative 107, if approved, would...


Our view: New horizons ahead for Mizen

January 22, 2020

It seems rare these days for anyone to serve in one capacity and work for one organization for 10 years, let alone almost four decades, but that is exactly what Susan Mizen did. The longtime...


Our view: Red flag law can save lives

January 14, 2020

Colorado’s controversial red flag law went into effect Jan. 1, and local law enforcement officials say they intend to enforce it, although there are still uncertainties surrounding the legislation. We support the need and intent...


Our View: Things to accomplish in 2020

January 8, 2020

On Sunday, Steamboat Pilot & Today published its annual “Year in Review” publication featuring the top news stories of 2019 and reflecting on the previous year. Now, as we start a new decade, we would...


Our view: Playing safe in the backcountry

January 1, 2020

Living in Routt County, we’re blessed to have great access to the backcountry. It’s as easy as going out a gate at Steamboat Resort, but with that freedom, comes responsibility. In the past few weeks,...


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2019

Steamboat Pilot & Today continues its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” The editorial was written by veteran newsman Francis...


Our View: Serious claims require swift action

December 18, 2019

Last week, several parents addressed the Steamboat Springs School Board to raise concerns about what they claim is a “negative culture” at Steamboat Springs High School where female students don’t feel comfortable reporting instances of...


Our View: Parking crunch ahead

December 10, 2019

Do a search for “parking in downtown Steamboat Springs,” and you’ll find numerous articles written by Steamboat Pilot & Today reporters over the years along with links to several parking studies commissioned by the city....


Our View: Controversial poem opens community dialogue

November 26, 2019

The recent controversy swirling around the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg has sparked a community conversation that we believe has the potential to effect positive change. We aren’t going to weigh in on the literary...


Our View: Kudos to the council

November 19, 2019

Rather than waiting to take action until bear season rolls around again in Steamboat Springs, City Council took the first steps to revamp the city’s trash ordinances with a focused eye toward preventing bears from...


Our View: Proceed with caution on e-bikes

November 5, 2019

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission is currently reviewing rules that govern electric bikes on city trails, and local residents are invited to offer their input in advance of the commission’s next meeting in...


Our View: Make your voice heard by voting

October 29, 2019

Election Day is less than one week away, and if you haven’t already done so, we are encouraging you to fill out your ballot and return it by the deadline of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov....


Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 4A

October 23, 2019

Steamboat Springs prides itself on a high quality education system, which routinely ranks in the top 10 of Colorado public schools. As teachers are the ones working closely with students to achieve that top ranking,...


Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 4B and 4C

October 15, 2019

Since 2015, the Steamboat Springs School District has been hosting meetings, creating advisory committees and conducting surveys with the aim of engaging the community to come up with viable solutions to address the district’s issue...


Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A to support fire, EMS

October 8, 2019

This November, Steamboat Springs voters are being asked to approve the city’s first property tax in four decades. The two-mill levy would support the city’s fire department and EMS services, and we are endorsing the...


Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on Propositions CC, DD

October 1, 2019

Coloradoans are being asked to decide two statewide ballot issues this fall, and we encourage voters to approve both measures, which have garnered widespread bipartisan support. Proposition CC Proposition CC proposes to eliminate the state’s...


Our View: Suicide can be prevented

September 24, 2019

Over the past five years, 16 people in Routt County have taken their own lives, and in 2019, there have been two suicides. From 2004 to 2017, the county had a suicide rate of 20.9...