Lisa Schlichtman columns

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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.

Discovering Steamboat: Bustling coal-mining community now a ghost town

After driving from Steamboat Springs to Craig and back at least a half a dozen times in the last six months, I could avoid it no longer, and last Wednesday, I felt compelled to stop at a “Point of Interest” sign located along U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Minturn. The visit introduced me to the former coal mining town of Mount Harris.

Discovering Steamboat: The healing power of dogs

Barb Clark and her 6-year-old Bernese Mountain dog Julia demonstrated perfect teamwork during a recent visit to Yampa Valley Medical Center as part of the Heeling Friends hospital visitation program.

From the Editor: Live from Sochi

The Steamboat Pilot & Today has two reporters on the ground in Sochi, Russia, to bring the games to Steamboat Springs and our readers.

Discovering Steamboat: Going underground at Twentymile Mine

Since joining the 2013-14 Leadership Steamboat class this fall, I’ve been looking forward to the day we would be traveling to Peabody Coal’s Twentymile Mine for a tour.

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Discovering Steamboat: A place of health and healing

The famous Heart Spring that feeds all of Old Town Hot Springs' spas and pools has a rich history in Steamboat. It is thought the Ute Indians frequented the spot for the healing powers of the natural spring water, and James Crawford, Steamboat’s founder, discovered the spring soon after he moved to the valley in 1875.

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