Election 2007

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Paul Hebert: The human toll

"Noticeably absent from their editorial, however, was any mention of the awful human costs of our current mess." — Paul Hebert

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Laura Case: Individual vs. collective

"If health care was treated like car insurance, cell phones and other products, capitalism would work." — Laura Case

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Kristopher Hammond: Full-day K is no brainer

"If the trajectory of a child’s life can be improved by just one or two degrees at age 5, imagine the difference that angle will make in 20 years." — Kris Hammond

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Mayling Simpson: A fact check on Amendment 69

"Let’s not miss this opportunity to improve health care for all Coloradans. Vote “yes” for Amendment 69." — Mayling Simpson

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Opponents critical of kindergarten mill levy proposal

Some vocal opponents have emerged to question the math of the Steamboat Springs School District’s proposed mill levy override to fund all-day kindergarten.

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Corrigan picks up fundraising pace; Dapper still outspends opponent 2-1

Corrigan picks up fundraising pace; Dapper still out-spending him two to one.

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Hollie Sutton: Vote 'yes' on 3D

"Remember that a "yes" vote on 3D means safety for our children and those who drive them." — Hollie Sutton

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Brodie Farquhar: Seeking to make positive difference for Hayden

An op-ed submitted by Brodie Farquhar, candidate for Hayden Town Council.

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Ashley McMurray: Championing 'smart growth' for Hayden

An op-ed submitted by Ashley McMurray, candidate for Hayden Town Council.

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Katherine George: Vote for full-day kindergarten

"As a parent of two primary school children who attended full-day kindergarten in Steamboat Springs and paid for it, I am voting “yes” on Referendum 3C." — Katherine George

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David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

"The reasons for double-digit premium increases are the result of Obamacare, not shareholder dividends and CEO pay." — David Ihde

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Daniel H. Smilkstein: Medical center provides essential service to South Routt

"The additional revenue generated by the increased mill levy will essentially bring us back to parity and help cover operating and capital expenses." — Daniel H. Smilkstein 

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Ben Beall: What's the future of our public lands?

"There is one question that I don’t think has gotten enough exposure in this election and it is important for the future of Routt County. What is the future of our public lands?" — Ben Beall

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Al Rosenthal: Vote 'no' letter was false

"The letter “Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 69," which ran in the Oct. 24 issue of Steamboat Today, is a letter of fear and speculation disguised as certainty." — Al Rosenthal

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Our view: Amendment 69 — Too big, too risky

"The aim of Amendment 69 is a laudable goal but it’s how this huge statewide system would be executed that concerns us." — Editorial Board

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Money matters in Gail Schwartz-Scott Tipton battle for Congress

Gail Schwartz might have been a late entry in the race for the 3rd Congressional District, but it hasn’t stopped the Crested Butte Democrat from leading the latest round in campaign fundraising.

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Jim Sunderland: Better health care for all

"Colorado Care is focused on helping contain increasing medical care costs through prevention programs and removing financial obstacles to primary care and early treatment." — Jim Sunderland

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Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner: Vote early to ensure final vote tallies on election night

The Routt County Clerk's office sent out 16,435 ballots the week of Oct. 17 for the all-mail Nov. 8 election, and by the end of the day on Monday, 1,400 or 1,500 ballot were expected to have been returned.

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Tammie Mader: Vote 'yes' on Referendum 3D

"As a community, we owe it to our children to be transported to and from school, athletic events and field trips in the absolute safest vehicles." — Tammie Mader

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Kathy Dietrich: Vote 'no' on Amendment 69

"So, we will get to pay high taxes, not keep our doctor and will lose jobs." — Kathy Dietrich

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Dennis Brust: Vote ‘no’ on 3C

It’s for the kids. If only that were true.

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Chuck McConnell: Trump will make America great again

"Donald J. Trump has the skills to bring back economic vitality, jobs and prosperity." — Chuck McConnell

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Cassady Roberts: Hillary Clinton is leader we can look up to

"We need a leader that my students can look up to. That person is Hillary Clinton." — Cassady Roberts

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