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Our view: It’s a new world

"In our opinion, this recent records request was a shot across the bow for city officials." — Editorial Board

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Ken Collins: National Parks need support

"Our parks are our legacies — our playgrounds — our outdoor medicine for our mental health." — Ken Collins 

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Doris Dewton: CMC: Amazing community asset

"Colorado Mountain College has proven to be an amazing community asset in all nine counties in its service area covering some 12,000 square miles." —Doris Dewton

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Our view: Public use means public use

It sounds overly simplistic to say, but the only proper use of funds earmarked for public improvements is to make improvements that stand to benefit the public — the entire public — not just the small segment of it that pays for the privilege when they cut their monthly rent checks.

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Friends of the Yampa: Colorado’s Water Plan will keep the Yampa mighty

"For more than 30 years, Friends of the Yampa and others have worked fiercely to defend this jewel of the Western Slope but with Colorado’s mushrooming population, the Yampa is on red alert." — Friends of the Yampa

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Our view: Ski area signals start of improvements

"We are encouraged that Ski Corp. is positioning itself to improve the ski area, which in turn will elevate the visitor experience, hopefully resulting in more skiers and more visitors." — Editorial Board

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Steamboat Free Summer Concerts board of directors: Focusing energies on 2017

"2016 was an excellent summer on so many levels; however, with the cancellation of the fifth and final show of the season, it is with deep regret that we will not be able to promote a fifth show." — Steamboat Free Summer Concerts board of directors

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Our view: By the light of the moon ...

One of the most obvious things all of us can do to support Search and Rescue is to minimize the need for its services.

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Brita Horn: Taxpayers must be treated equally

"Our county’s citizens repeatedly have told me that they appreciate that I will stand up for them against a large corporation pulling political strings." — Brita Horn

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North Routt 5th and 6th grade students: Stop overfishing

"We are students at North Routt Community Charter School, and we are concerned about the problem that could potentially destroy the oceans- overfishing." — Fifth- and sixth-grade students from North Routt

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Wendy Rogers: Grateful for our firefighters

"My heart goes out to the Flanigans for all that they lost early Sunday morning. But I have to say "thank you" to Captain Hetrick and the Steamboat firefighters for their work in isolating the fire to this one house." — Wendy Rogers 

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Our view: Less confrontation, more collaboration

"Ultimately, we expect our elected leaders to work together to solve community problems and issues, and we’d like to see more collaboration and less confrontation from the county treasurer." — Editorial Board

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Roger Steen: Increased setbacks needed

"The single most contentious landowner issue related to oil and gas wells and production is with the setback minimums, which are the minimum distances between drilling/production equipment and a house, or high-occupancy building regardless of who owns the surface." — Roger Steen

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Our view: Homegrown success story

We are grateful for our associations with our homegrown businesses, which together, serve to promote the Steamboat brand across the nation and beyond.

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Letter to the editor: Wrong project, wrong location

"City Council ignored the building code and voted for the project in spite of its many drawbacks."

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