Lisa Schlichtman columns

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From the editor: Lovin' those Steamboat summers

This summer’s photo contest is not limited to selfies. You may also send in photos of you, your friends and family enjoying summer in Steamboat that are taken by others.

From the editor: Step up and serve

“Step Up and Serve” is the name we’ve chosen for a pair of forums the Steamboat Pilot & Today will be sponsoring June 10 and 17. The events, which will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. both nights in the newspaper’s community room, are open to anyone in the community interested in running for Steamboat Springs City Council.

From the editor: Having the right and doing right are 2 different things

As the editor, it was my decision not to run the letter. No one told me not to. But not publishing the letter, doesn’t mean we are ignoring the accusations or don’t understand the severity of the allegations.

From the editor: Continuing the community conversation at a new time

After more than four years of hosting Coffee and a Newspaper events, the Steamboat Pilot & Today has decided to change things up a bit. The April 1 event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the newspaper office.

From the editor: A year of recreational pot

The Steamboat Pilot & Today team is looking back on the past 365-plus days of legalized pot, and we’re publishing a five-part series of articles breaking down the first year and what it means for Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

Exploring Steamboat: A community that gives where it lives

The longer I live in Steamboat, the more impressed I become with this community’s spirit of generosity and the willingness of local residents to step up and get involved when there’s a need.

Exploring Steamboat: Social club is a bridge builder

Steamboat Springs' Over the Hill Gang is one of the most active organizations I’ve encountered since moving here a little over a year ago.

From the editor: The community’s newspaper celebrates 25 years

From its inception, Steamboat Today has been the community’s newspaper. The free daily was launched quickly with a small staff, and throughout the past 25 years, it has grown to become Routt County’s trusted source for news and information as well as serving as a catalyst for business growth through advertising.

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Exploring Steamboat: Horses, mountains and opera

Keri Rusthoi always thought horses, mountains and opera went together, so in 2001, she set out to create that unlikely combination by hosting a summer opera production of “The Magic Flute” in Steamboat Springs. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, postponed the performance, but it eventually took place the following summer, marking the beginning of the Emerald City Opera, now in its 12th year.

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Exploring Steamboat: A peaceful paradise right in town

The Yampa River Botanic Park awaits exploration and is described best as peaceful and serene.

Exploring Steamboat: A place where creative work gets done

With a rich 101-year history, Perry-Mansfield is a gem somewhat hidden from the general public, but to the dance and theatre world, it’s a life-changing, iconic destination where young students from across the country gather each summer to immerse themselves in the pursuit of creating art and learn from on-site faculty who are among the very best in their professions.

From the editor: A battle worth fighting

First and foremost, it is the responsibility of news organizations and journalists everywhere to ensure elected officials and governmental bodies are adhering to open records law. We are on the front lines of this fight for open and transparent government, and we will remain diligent in fulfilling our watchdog role.

Exploring Steamboat: Editor's column gets a new name

This week, I am officially changing the name of my column from Discovering Steamboat to Exploring Steamboat.

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Discovering Steamboat: A car that keeps away cancer

Jean Benton and her art-on-wheels car are a common sight in Steamboat Springs, and as Jean drives down Lincoln Avenue, she gets waves and honks and thumbs-up from the people she passes.

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Discovering Steamboat: Still searching for my 1st crane sighting

After talking about cranes with Nancy over coffee recently, I found myself genuinely intrigued by the magnificent bird, and I’ve been on the look out for one ever since.

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