As Colorado Mountain College’s “Campaign to Sustain the Miracle on a Mountain” winds to a close, each of us involved and all of those who have benefited want to express our gratitude to the philanthropists who supported Lucy Bogue’s dream that is now the “new” CMC-Steamboat. The new student Academic Center on Woodchuck Hill truly is something in which each of us takes great pride.
With all the news these days about iPhones being stolen by not so stellar people, it is wonderful to experience just the opposite here in Steamboat.
There have been some very anti-Obama and anti-Democratic letters in the paper lately. Fine. It’s called free speech. Maybe not fair, but free.
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas rush — putting up the tree, stringing the house with lights and filling wish lists for family and friends. But in the middle of all the excitement, it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and really grasp the meaning of the season.
Dec. 7, 2013, marks the 72nd anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese — also our entry into WWII. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bless his memory, called it “a day that will live in infamy.”
Anti-Second Amendment Colorado Sen. Hudak resigned last Wednesday rather than face a recall election, which she was certain to lose.
The 4 Yellow Foundation is moving on. Our volunteer committee members have returned to their family and business lives. However, 4 Yellow is forever.
Throughout the Amendment 66 discussions, we heard three things loud and clear — this community supports education, and given our growth and education goals, there is a funding need on the horizon. Third, supporting our education system is a bipartisan, shared value.
This past week, Routt County commissioners tabled a request to amend a gravel hauling permit to expand the hours gravel can be hauled from the Steamboat Sand and Gravel pit on Colorado Highway 131 south of Steamboat Springs.
Pharmacists cannot determine with any certainty where a prescription drug has been and whether it has been secured or safely stored on its way to the pharmacy. Making matters worse, there is no uniform oversight of this supply chain, where prescription drugs pass through many different hands (manufacturers, distributors, dispensers and re-packagers). All that exists is a patchwork of state regulations that vary enormously from state to state.
Most of us have been hearing these words for years and attempt to make at least some of our purchases locally. But, with the ease of shopping on the internet in the middle of night with our jammies on, or the perceived great deals we think we can get in Denver or at big box stores, we often don’t even look to see if the same products are available here in Steamboat.
There is a land-use proposal being discussed by the City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County. This proposal to modify the criteria for changes to the Urban Growth Boundary could affect the long-term quality of life of our community. This initiative is under the radar even though it is the most important land-use proposal since Steamboat 700.
Our good friend, the brilliant (late) Tony Blankley, told me shortly after President Barack Obama was inaugurated a truly scary story. Obama’s first major executive order to be signed as he entered his first term in office was for the eventual closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility. Upon signing it, he handed one of the pens to his lead counsel, Greg Craig, while offhandedly asking, “Where are we going to put them?”
Members of the new Steamboat Springs City Council didn’t delay late last month before taking the first step toward creating two new lodging tax steering committees, and that was welcome news — as was the possibility that the city could use a portion of the initial funds to extend the Yampa River Core Trail south of town.
On Wednesday, Steamboat Springs area residents will be hitting the slopes for the first day of the 2013-14 ski season and enjoying more than 630 acres of open terrain while donating to a local organization that exemplifies the spirit of the community.