Robin Schepper and Eric Washburn: School needs help

With one son in fourth grade and another in eighth grade, we are closely following the debate about the high school bond issue. Reading the Sept. 29 front page article about that topic, we were struck by the following three facts.

Our view: Say ‘yes’ to Proposition BB

The state of Colorado owes its taxpayers a refund, and the first Tuesday in November, those same taxpayers will tell the state how they’d like to receive that refund — as a little cash now, or as a substantially larger return on a collective investment in the future.

Todd Musselman: Thank you volunteers

On behalf of Yampa Valley Fly Fishers/Trout Unlimited Chapter and the Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust, we would like to extend a special thanks to the volunteers, fly-fishing guides, fly shop owners and landowners who donated their time and property to support the 17th annual Golf Trout Tournament throughout the weekend of Sept. 12 to 14.

Deirdre Macnab: Make correct plan

Public education is the promise America makes to its children. It is the common denominator of a thousand cultures, languages and histories — it is what binds us as a nation.

Robert Ball: Support 3A, 3B, future

After living in Steamboat Springs for 15 years but not raising any children here, we were presented with the opportunity to visit the high school with a retired teacher as our host. This was mid afternoon but seemed fairly representative. The traffic was its usual mess at Third and Fish Creek Falls, fortunately not at peak time.

Bruce Carta: Trust deserves credit

During the past few weeks, water secured by the Colorado Water Trust has been augmenting natural flows of the Yampa River.

Ben Beall: Land use rules help all

The Routt County Board of Commissioners are on the verge of destroying, in perpetuity, the rural agricultural Routt County that is the reason that so many of us decided to live and raise our children in this place.

Our View: CORA should guide judicial branch rules

Due to a 2012 court decision in the Gleason v. Judicial Watch case, Colorado’s judicial branch is no longer subject to the Colorado Open Records Act that allows public access to records that provide information about how taxpayer-funded agencies operate.

Nancy Merrill and Barbara Hughes: Heartfelt thanks

As coordinators for the fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, we want to thank the Steamboat Today for excellent coverage of this year’s events and local residents for their support of the cranes and the crane festival.

Jenn Warren: Support new school

I am in full support of the proposal for a new high school on the west end of town in the proposed location. The proposal makes sense and makes good use of existing space.

Molly Lotz: Alternatives matter

As of yet, I have heard little about the smaller schools that will be affected by the upcoming education mill levy.

Our View: Tim, Doug, Cari Show

The Routt County Board of Commissioners took a step in the right direction this month when it dedicated a high-volume phone line to offering its constituents the ability to call in and listen to live public hearings. But let’s agree, it was a baby step in the digital era.

Laura Peterson: Support for the bond issue

I have been a proud member of this community since the mid ’90s. We now have two young children who are beginning their journey into our public school system, which we have advocated even before their birth.  

Jamie Baird: Response commended

I wanted to pass on some thoughts about the charm and professionalism of small mountain towns such as Steamboat Springs and Hahns Peak.

Our View: City should ground air tax promotion

Members of the Steamboat Springs City Council were divided in their decision to reduce funding to support an educational campaign for the winter air service program at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. In a 4-3 vote, Council opted to fund only half of a $50,000 request to help finance the effort, and we think that’s $25,000 too much.