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Medora Fralick: Vote ‘yes’ on mill levy

In the upcoming election, I find myself spending more time voting “against” one candidate than “for” the other. Nothing feels really good about most of the candidates or issues.

Andrea Wilhelm: Another perspective

As the human resources director at Casey’s Pond Senior Living, I felt it was important to communicate a perspective on how the city’s recent decision about parking on Owl Hoot Trail will affect our employees, residents, guests and daily operations.

Our View: Stick to the point

The Steamboat Springs City Council recently reviewed its rules for public comments at meetings and decided to stick with its policy of limiting citizens’ input to three minutes at the podium on a given subject. Council members also will continue the practice of listening to the comments but not engaging in a public debate about the stated concerns.

Callie Bradley: 1st DitchFest a success

If you weren’t in Decker Park in Oak Creek on Sept. 20, you may very well wish you had been. Locals and out-of-towners alike were entertained by some great music, art, exhibits and games.

Tom and Rosie Kern: Thanks to community

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire community of Steamboat Springs and Routt County for being so welcoming and helpful over the last three years.

Our View: UGB process needs fixing

We believe the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County were justified this month in restructuring the rules for expanding the city’s urban growth boundary. For many years, that boundary has prevented urban sprawl from taking place in the open spaces immediately surrounding the city.

Jim and Gayle Dudley: Community support

In March 2013 our son Matt Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He immediately started writing on www.caringbridge.com and a caring community was formed.

Ken Collins: Pay them by the hour

America has an employment problem. Yes, we also have an unemployment problem. But this is different.

Our View: To invest in solar energy or not?

Last week, the Steamboat Today reported on the Routt County commissioners' hesitation to invest in the community solar garden that is being constructed in Craig, and that response by the commission left us a little mystified.

Johannah K. Hall: Community approach

Last spring, Mountain Montessori Charter School was established. Still in its toddler stages, it soon will grow into a full-blown working plan, and like our children, it will need your community and individual support to continue in its growth.

Our View: Welcoming a new chamber leader

We urged the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Board on July 5 to move swiftly in finding a successor to outgoing Chamber CEO Tom Kern, and that’s just what Chamber President Kerry Shea and his search committee accomplished with the Sept. 12 hiring of Jim Clark.

Tom Schatz: An environmental waste of breath

Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state’s natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure.

Ed Miklus: Know facts before tax

In the article entitled “Winter air service plan program approved” in Wednesday’s Steamboat Today, readers should take note that Mr. Porter, LMD chairman, exclusively uses the term “seats” when referring to the rosy colored picture of the program.

Betty Leipold: Best option for station

I still think the most logical place for a new police station is the Iron Horse Inn.

Kathleen Marie Kelly: Rebuttal to editorial

I thought the opinion of the Steamboat Today that gave advice to Oak Creek was cavalier. Does any of your staff live in Oak Creek? When stating that “we urge, we think,” who actually is the we?

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