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Our View: Pulled over for reckless thinking

We were dismayed to see how easily city and county governments are letting go of the community goal of building a combined police and sheriff’s facility on the west side of Steamboat Springs. It would be a facility that could realize operational efficiencies for the taxpayers and also pay dividends in the form of building cohesiveness between the two largest law enforcement agencies in the county. It’s also a strategy that was the first choice of a citizens committee tasked with leading the former city council out of the wilderness.

Bob Stein: Recognition appreciated

Thanks to Wednesday’s issue of Steamboat Today and Audrey Dwyer for shedding further light on this important financial support for arts and education in our community.

Thanks for coverage: Rx Task Force

On behalf of the Rx Task Force, we want to thank you for reporting on the growing opiate addiction issue in our valley. Your article provided a necessary community snapshot of this rising national epidemic.

Bennet: Diverse energy portfolio positioned for 21st century

Colorado’s diverse energy sector has powered our state’s economy, helping to create thousands of jobs and driving our unemployment rate down to about 3.5 percent. It’s one reason our recovery has outpaced the rest of the nation.

Partners in Routt County Board members: Thank you for support

As board members of Partners in Routt County, we want to thank the community for 20 years of supporting our mentoring programs. Community-based mentoring between adult volunteers and at-risk youth, along with our school-based mentoring led by a committed staff, have served thousands of young people across the valley.

Our View: New era for school communications

The Steamboat Springs School District used its new emergency messaging system for the first time last week when it notified parents that students at Strawberry Park Elementary School were being evacuated to the middle school gym due to an unexplained odor of gas at the campus.

Bank of the San Juans: Thanks to community

Our most sincere gratitude goes out to the South Routt community for pulling together and donating 297 books for our local schools.

Our View: Lessons of the past

We were greatly encouraged by Monday’s news that the Steamboat Springs Board of Education intends to move forward with seating a 17-member steering committee to study the district’s facilities needs and develop a plan that addresses these needs in a way that’s palatable to the community.

Carrie Besnette Hauser: Making the college dream a reality

Last week, in the Glenwood Springs central administrative offices of Colorado Mountain College, something special happened. Roughly 30 of our employees volunteered their time during lunch to fold, stuff and prepare nearly 2,000 personalized letters for mailing.

Our View: Hayden's budget woes remain

In a special election Tuesday, Hayden voters approved a measure that will allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana for retail and medical uses under limited circumstances.

Our view: Plan critical for Howelsen’s fiscal future

We were encouraged by the constructive tone of Steamboat Springs City Council’s Jan. 18 discussion on the future of Steamboat’s historic skiing operation at Howelsen Hill, which set aside any notion of the city discontinuing skiing there. Instead, city leaders are now looking forward to exploring opportunities to mitigate the city’s exposure to fiscal risk from damaging mudslides on the hill and generate increased revenues from ski operations.

Allen Hischke: Clear snow off roofs

We have had quite a bit of snow this winter so far — more than we have had here in recent years.

Katherine Cain: Selah offers services

Each year at this time, the nation turns its attention to the issue of crisis pregnancy and choice, as we mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 to legalize abortion in the United States.

Dennis D. Brust: Reader shares research

American peace officers are currently under attack. The mainstream media, which rely on hot topic stories that often incite emotional responses that help bolster their polls, along with ill-informed, ignorant politicians looking to support a sensitive topic for political gain, bear a lot of responsibility for this horrific situation.

Friends of the Yampa: Group helps Yampa

The board of the Friends of the Yampa is pleased to announce its new officers for 2016. Friends of the Yampa is the preeminent river advocacy group located in Steamboat Springs and dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships. Charlie Preston-Townsend has been elected president for 2016, with Eugene Buchanan as vice president. Kent Vertrees will fill the role of secretary, while Greg Henion will continue as the board’s treasurer.

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