No editorial headlines


Editorial comments and biases should remain on the editorial page.

A case in point was the story and headline in Friday's Steamboat Today about the Airport Commission meeting Thursday night. Susan Bacon's article quite accurately described the meeting I attended.

But the headline -- "Airport Commission defends report" -- was an entirely different story. The airport commissioners were certainly not defensive about the report and said so (and were correctly quoted by your reporter).

It also was made clear that the report now being prepared about the airport is not a defense or rationale for keeping the airport open, but rather a comprehensive compilation of the economic and operational facts associated with Bob Adams Airport.

It appears to some that the Steamboat Pilot & Today editor wishes to close the airport. If there is a sound economic reason for the city of Steamboat Springs to take that action, then so be it. But that decision should be based on facts and a logical decision-making process rather than sly innuendo, faceless coalitions with private and self-serving agendas and misinformation.

The Pilot & Today has an excellent reputation in the region for its balanced reporting and local coverage. It should not be sullied by slanting its news coverage to make an editorial point.

Mike Forney

Steamboat Springs


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