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Wedel: Pot grows undercharged

The Oak Creek town government has, on numerous occasions, told citizens of the benefits of approving marijuana businesses and how those businesses are “paying their way.” I think that is not true for water and electric utilities.

Our view: LIFT-UP moving up

The announcement last week that LIFT-UP of Routt County had purchased a commercial building next door to its current location with plans to double the size of its thrift store and modernize its food bank is a success story the entire community can celebrate.

Stanko: Pack city hall Tuesday

On Tuesday, the city of Steamboat Springs is being honored as being “The Most Veteran-Friendly Little City in Colorado.” The City Council will recognize this award with a proclamation at 5 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

Our view: Diamonds and emerald

As long as use of playing fields by local youth is assured, there's no practical reason not to let Triple Crown build on its successful youth sports program.

Annabeth Light Lockhart: 'Spring' is a better term

Spring is a much nicer-sounding term than mud season.

Timothy V. Corrigan: Saving the sage grouse

The greater sage grouse should be protected.

Our view: This pooch has earned his Gravy Train

Routt County commissioners earmarked $18,000 in the 2015 budget for a new sheriff’s office recruit, and based on early results, we think it’s money well spent.

Community members: In support of URA, TIF

I am writing to express my support for the downtown URA with TIF financing. I am a strong supporter of our schools and our downtown, and I think this URA will benefit our community as a whole, just as the URA at the base area has.

Our view: Economic turbulence ahead

It's time to start a public conversation about finding solutions to Yampa Valley Regional Airport's fiscal challenges.

Quinn: Model for counseling

Does your child’s school have a comprehensive counseling program in place? Is the answer to that question important? And if they do have a comprehensive counseling program in place at your child’s school, how would you know? How is your child different because of their school’s counseling program?

Our view: Surveying the community

This week, 3,000 randomly selected residents of Steamboat Springs will receive a community survey in the mail, and today, our message is simple — fill the surveys out and return them to the city.

Our view: Cameras don't change their stories

Police body cams are serving to keep both cops and citizens safer.

Mindy Fontaine: Thank you volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association would like to recognize the many volunteers who help us further our mission of improving the health and quality of life for residents and families in the Yampa Valley.

Geoffrey Petis: Clubs give scholarships

Ensuring that our youth have the opportunity to attend a post-secondary institute of higher learning is a long-term, important issue which will ultimately affect all of us.

Our View: Education funding request a no-brainer

As the Education Fund Board is poised to make its grant funding decisions for next school year, we think there’s one request that rises to the top and begs for overwhelming approval.

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