Mallard is for the birds
It's time for the editors of the Steamboat Today to make a decision. Will page 6 be an editorial page or a comics page? Every day, you print two thought-provoking editorials, along with a sophomoric excuse for a political cartoon. Most people who read the editorial page have an intellect above a fifth-grade level. By printing Mallard Fillmore on the editorial page, you are insulting the intelligence of liberals and conservatives alike . If you insist on consistently bashing the left in cartoon fashion, I suggest you do it with an adult political cartoon, and put the name-calling-Rush-Limbaugh style Mallard Fillmore on the comics page, where it belongs.
Say no to sprawl
Our town does not need a six-screen movie theater. Maybe what we need is a new Planning Commission. Let's try to improve our downtown, not add to our sprawl.
Lafarge's claim bogus
Although I have not formed an opinion about the Lafarge pit, if Lafarge claims its public benefit is to reduce truck traffic downtown, then the Planning Commission should restrict its customers to those east of town. If that's Lafarge's public benefit, then Lafarge should restrict its customers voluntarily.
Smoking ban stupid
People, you need to get a life. The exhaust from one vehicle will put more garbage into the air than smokers ever will. Yet you don't ban them. That's right, I forgot, the in thing to do in today's society is to pick on smokers. I think everyone should have to walk or ride a bike so I don't have to breathe or smell like your car exhaust. How about not driving within 25 feet or parking at least 50 feet from any no-smoking establishment, if you're so concerned with health. What an intolerant society we have become.
Smoking ban wonderful
How terrific is this? The smoking ban will make a significant difference in the health, safety and welfare of Steamboat residents and visitors. This is the single most important decision the council could make regarding public health and comfort. A full ban on smoking in the state is next. Thank them for their courage and foresight.
Approve MacArthur pit
Ed MacArthur's latest proposal for the Yampa Meadows project not only should be approved, but be applauded as the model of a local businessman giving back to the community. Regardless of past issues with the area in question, the new proposal limits gravel operation, removes the gravel piles from the land and gives back to the community both monetarily to the housing authority and with land to the city park system. It is absolutely a win-win situation for everyone. It is time to let go of past issues and move forward.
Reynolds is right
Channing Reynolds is so right. Sound Off has no credibility without the signatures of those making the statements. It is purely entertainment. Perhaps the next "Question of the Week" should be "Do you think that Sound Off provides credible information?" The Pilot can post the results based on the answers of 31 people (the average number who responded during the past 40 weeks), hardly a good representation of how people feel about the question. "Question of the Week" is a good idea, but pathetically too few people respond to make it worthy of continuing. Please consider using the space these sections have in the paper to offer more letters from residents willing to put their necks out and make their views known.
-- Beth Banning
Look next door
This is a comment regarding the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and the approval or nonapproval of Ed MacArthur's gravel pit. I don't know why you are giving Ed MacArthur such a hard time about his water ski lake and gravel pit proposal. The Planning Commission seems to forget it approved the atrocity next to the Steamboat Christian Center.