If you think the federal government has overstepped the powers delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution by passing laws and regulations that transgress the freedom, power and rights reserved to the states and individuals, you should hug a Colorado pot smoker.
The city invited residents to share their thoughts about a proposed location for a new police station. And then, when those residents did as requested, the city manager tells them their view is inconsequential in the greater scheme of the city’s plan.
I can speak out in opposition to a president who bluffed by drawing a “red line” against the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons but, now that the line has been crossed, intends to put the U.S. military in harm’s way to “punish” the regime instead of destroying it and the chemical weapons.
The reaction to City Manager Deb Hinsvark’s decision to pursue constructing an 18,000-square-foot police facility in a residential neighborhood was so predictable it calls into question Hinsvark’s understanding of the character and fabric of Steamboat.
Given the majority vote this week by Steamboat Springs City Council to ban the use of the words cannabis, marijuana or any synonym or depiction for marijuana on advertising signs, marijuana proprietors will have to use a widget-like term to describe all marijuana products.
Try as they might to convince us otherwise, the plan by ski area officials to light 1,000 vertical feet of ski terrain will diminish the beauty of the night sky landscape at Mount Werner.
On Tuesday, to the bewilderment and disgust of every American equipped with an IQ above that of a turnip, Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Hill that President Barack Obama should consider boycotting the Olympics in February if Russia grants asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
By proposing to suspend the city’s community housing ordinance for one year, the Steamboat Springs City Council took a half-step toward correcting the misdeeds of a previous council that unwisely passed a law that, among other faults, places the financial burden for the artificial creation of “affordable housing” on the backs of real estate developers.
Having celebrated the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, most Americans proudly believe there are no modern vestiges of governmental injustice similar to those that caused 56 delegates to the Continental Congress in summer 1776 to risk their lives by announcing the birth of a new nation.
This week, I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Ronald “Chip” Ravenscroft while he gave me a refresher course about why the residents of Steamboat Springs chose to institute a tax structure that is based on sales taxes instead of property taxes.
While crawling along Yampa Street trying to obey the new 15 mph speed limit, take the time to think about whether you want the Steamboat Springs City Council to begin the process of saddling city residents with new taxes.
A little less than a month ago, as I was heading out on a Saturday morning to one of my favorite spots in the valley, I received a call from this paper’s editor, Brent Boyer. As soon as he said, “I have some bittersweet news,” I sensed that Brent had called to tell me he was leaving the Steamboat Pilot & Today. I wish my intuition had been wrong.
Of all the tragedies in life that are incomprehensible, the death of a child is the most difficult to fathom. That assault on our desire to live in a world shaped by natural order is compounded when a child dies in the violent manner that Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan did this week here in the Yampa Valley.
During the first several seasons, the opening scene of every weekly episode of “Hill Street Blues” — a popular 1980s TV police drama – invariably centered on Sgt. Phil Esterhaus conducting roll call.
“These people don’t belong in Lyons. They certainly don’t belong in the foothills around Lyons.” That is a direct quote from Lyons resident Patrick Ward, originally reported by the Lyons Recorder. Who was Ward complaining about? Bicyclists.