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Our View: BID-ing for downtown upgrade

With a week remaining before election day, a relative handful of Steamboat Springs business and commercial property owners, along with a sprinkling of out-of-town owners, will make a decision affecting the future viability of our historic downtown commercial district and the entire business community with it.

Wayne Williams: Ensuring Colorado elections run fairly

My name is Wayne Williams, El Paso County clerk and recorder and candidate for Colorado Secretary of State. Seventeen years ago, I first served on the Canvass Board overseeing elections. I saw firsthand the importance of fair and accurate processes.

Joe Neguse: Empower citizens with right to vote

My name is Joe Neguse, and I am running for secretary of state for a very simple reason: I believe that the right to vote is sacred. My parents came to this country more than 30 years ago from a war torn country in East Africa.

David Ihde: 27 amendments

Maybe if you watched Fox News or listened to Rush Limbaugh and the others you mentioned, instead of disparaging them you would learn something, Mr. Farquhar. There are 27 amendments to the constitution, not 33.

Amy Bollinger: Chances to learn

The Northwest Board of Cooperative Educational Services organized and hosted a professional development day Oct. 10 on behalf of its six members and one associate member districts.

Ron Szerlong: Facing Ebola issues

This letter is regarding our current policy for the Ebola issues that we are facing as a nation. No, I am not saying it’s scary at this time, but should we be more conservative in our procedures?

Paul Bonnifield: Coal mine near its end

I usually don’t respond to a letter to the editor that comments on a letter I’ve written. I think I need to comment on Mr. Kevin Copeland’s letter “Fact 1st on Coal.” The hard truth is that the Twenty Mile coal mine is running out of coal to mine and several miners and railroaders better be looking at their future.

Mark Udall: Collaboration delivered

Nearly six years ago, the people of Colorado sent me to the U.S. Senate on a promise to bring Colorado common sense to Washington. With the nation reeling from two wars in the Middle East and an economy hobbled by a financial crisis, we needed a change.

Jessie Dunlop: Calling all wilderness warriors

Calling all wilderness lovers. Midterm elections approach quickly, and so does our opportunity to exercise our right to vote.

Bob Beauprez: Colorado, we can do better

Opportunity that used to come here is passing us by. Good jobs that have supported our communities are being threatened, and some have left the state. We see economic numbers telling us that there’s pockets of good news, but in much of the state, families still are waiting for the recovery to show up at their kitchen table.

John Hickenlooper: Building on a strong foundation

Despite devastating fires and a historic flood — despite 13 federally declared disasters — we have not merely survived; overall, our state has thrived.

Wendy Lind: Votes 'yes' on 3A

It’s seemingly simple — check a button on the polling computer or fill in a box on the mail-in ballot. However, as we all know, the circumstances behind each of those boxes are often anything but simple.

Jeremy Johnston: Support Prop. 105

Don’t you think that you have a right to know what’s in your food? In response to your editorial, “Our View: Proposition 105 is costly and confusing,” here are a couple of facts to help clear up some misconceptions about Prop. 105 and genetically modified organisms.

Kevin Copeland: Facts 1st on coal

A good historian first will research all available information, then cross reference the data in order to concur that factual events indeed took place. This information should not in any way be infused with personal views or beliefs in order to make a political statement that might be construed as actual recorded history.

Ann C. Ball: ‘Yes’ to transparency

Steamboat Springs public schools are funded with our public tax dollars, and that money should be spent with transparency and accountability to the public.

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