Letter to the Editor: River our responsibility

I will try to make this letter short and simple. I initially posted a nasty letter to tubers on Facebook, but then I realized that, truth be told, we are all responsible for trashing the river. As the season has progressed, so has the amount of trash on the Yampa’s banks.

Our View: Rodeo: Part of Steamboat’s authentic brand

More than a century ago, Steamboat Springs was the place where cowboys from area ranches would gather to show off their roping and riding skills. Those early rodeo events, which date all the way back to 1897, often took place right on Steamboat’s Main Street.

Letter to the Editor: Affordable impact

When it comes to climate change, I’m neither a denier, an industry apologist nor an ideologue. Even so, I couldn’t help but notice a recent letter touting the benefits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan completely ignored any mention of what those benefits might actually be, instead offering self congratulatory horn-blowing about past successes of the renewable energy lobby in Colorado, and a reminder that we’re fortunate to live in such a progressively trending state.

Letter to the Editor: Fireworks upset goats

Please eliminate your pagan tradition of explosives this coming Fourth of July. The blasts are terrifying. The crazy colors and patterns in the sky are worse.

Letter to the Editor: Gay marriage clarity

The purpose of this letter is to try to bring some clarity to the issue of gay marriage. This issue becomes easier to understand if one divides marriage into two components and does not try to make it a single issue.

Steven Ross: THC harmful to babies

During this week’s Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s sixth annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference, it was mentioned that next month the American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing its recommendations for young mothers, who are considering using marijuana products during their pregnancy and consuming marijuana while breast feeding their infant.

Our view: The unsinkable Kathy Connell

Kathy Connell, of Steamboat Springs, was named chairperson of the Colorado Transportation Commission this month, and we believe her passion for people and public affairs will serve the entire state well.

Letter to the Editor: Punishing and taxing

In what is usually the worst day of someone’s life, when they find themselves behind bars, only a family member or close friend coming to visit can provide solace. That practice is scheduled to come to an end for Routt County residents.

Our View: Steamboat gears up for historic weekend

Since the day the USA Pro Challenge announced its 2015 race route at an event at Howelsen Hill, it’s been obvious Steamboat Springs is positioned to be at the center of the action, hosting the start of one of the world’s most-watched cycling events.

Baker: Writing is on the wall

Well, the good folks of Craig are upset at New Belgium Brewing for supporting an environmental group that is suing the Colowyo Coal Mine. Coal miners are afraid — and rightly so — of losing their jobs.

Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

We are all aware of the horrendous carnage at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last week, resulting in nine dead at the hands of a 21-year-old sociopathic killer. It was sadly reminiscent of another attack not too long ago somewhat closer to home.

Salky: Not enough trash cans

I am thoroughly disgusted and embarrassed by the amount of trash that is heaping over the trash cans on Main Street.

Troeger: Plans clean up the air

In regards to EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: No matter how much the deniers, industry apologists and ideologues try to twist the facts and attack science, health-robbing air pollution and manmade climate change are real.

Our view: Don't let go of the vision

The downtown URA is in the past, but the need to reinvest in public facilities is still ahead of us.

Letter to the Editor: Broadband improves

I have just returned from this year’s Mountain Connect conference in Vail where the theme was developing rural broadband infrastructure through public/private partnerships.