Our View: 1 great day of giving

Among the most gratifying and reliable characteristics of the Yampa Valley is the unswerving altruism of its residents.

Richard Lowe: Conflicts raise questions

During the Nov. 23 meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board, I tried to point out what I think to be some inherent and obvious conflicts of interest that, left unchallenged, would have put the school board in a precarious position in the future.

Our View: All Routt County's students matter

The plain language South Routt School District Superintendent Darcy Mohr used this month to describe the future of the schools in Oak Creek and Yampa should the district fail to reverse the downward spiral of student enrollment struck us as not only appropriate, but also courageous.

Our view: Snow worth making noise about

If there are destination skiers and snowboarders in distant states who have been hesitating this fall to book a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, there’s a good chance news of the ski area’s early opening this weekend has their attention.

Our view: Connect buses to housing

We were encouraged earlier this month to learn Steamboat Springs Transit had secured a $132,515 state grant enabling SST to restore a second bus to Craig (with stops in Hayden, Milner and Steamboat II) on weekends. And our reaction is about much more than mere convenience.

Our View: Carry on legacy

Historically, the individual actions of an elected governing body — from a national congress all the way down to a town board — almost never enjoy universal approval from its constituency, and the former Steamboat Springs City Council is no exception.

Vicki Barron: Hospice volunteers care

If you know a hospice volunteer, you know they are exceptionally caring, compassionate and dedicated people.

Jim Webster: Resistance to change

There is an aspect of human behavior that resists change, even when there is overwhelming evidence that circumstances have altered.

Our View: Smooth operator

Yampa Valley Regional Airport Director Kevin Booth is predicting the airport’s restaurant operations will break even by 2016, which is a major improvement for an operation that lost close to $600,000 over 2013 and 2014.

Harriet Freiberger: 'Thank you' is not enough

An op-ed written by longtime North Routt resident Harriet Freiberger in honor of Veterans Day.

Our view: Strike while the topic's still hot

This time around, we can't afford to fail.

Robin Stone: Views not understood

I am having some difficulty understanding the views of the school administration and some school board members as presented in the Nov. 5 Steamboat Today front page story, “Board discusses bond.”

American Legion Post No. 44 and VFW Post No. 4264: Legion thanks paper

As we approach Veterans Day, local American Legion Post No. 44 and VFW Post No. 4264 express their gratitude to the Steamboat Today for adding an obituary option to include a veteran insignia at no extra cost to family and loved ones.

Jenna Knowles: Apply golden rule

The leaves have mostly fallen, and snow is cresting our highest mountain peaks. Bikes are headed for storage, and winter boots are quickly replacing hiking shoes. Skis and boards are already tuned, and sleds are gassed and ready to go. The days are shorter, and town has been enveloped in a sleepy calm.

Our view: A history lesson for school leaders

The new school board can learn from their predecessors who served 20 years ago and follow their lead by appointing a true citizens committee to guide planning for the next building proposal.