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Johannah K. Hall: Community approach

Last spring, Mountain Montessori Charter School was established. Still in its toddler stages, it soon will grow into a full-blown working plan, and like our children, it will need your community and individual support to continue in its growth.

Our View: Welcoming a new chamber leader

We urged the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Board on July 5 to move swiftly in finding a successor to outgoing Chamber CEO Tom Kern, and that’s just what Chamber President Kerry Shea and his search committee accomplished with the Sept. 12 hiring of Jim Clark.

Tom Schatz: An environmental waste of breath

Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state’s natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure.

Ed Miklus: Know facts before tax

In the article entitled “Winter air service plan program approved” in Wednesday’s Steamboat Today, readers should take note that Mr. Porter, LMD chairman, exclusively uses the term “seats” when referring to the rosy colored picture of the program.

Betty Leipold: Best option for station

I still think the most logical place for a new police station is the Iron Horse Inn.

Kathleen Marie Kelly: Rebuttal to editorial

I thought the opinion of the Steamboat Today that gave advice to Oak Creek was cavalier. Does any of your staff live in Oak Creek? When stating that “we urge, we think,” who actually is the we?

Dusty Atkinson: Merge in right place

I think it would be helpful to explain to the town why you should drive all the way up to the merge point in construction zones.

Our View: Say ‘no’ to Buffalo Pass partying

U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer Nick Walters said he hoped the community was “appalled” by recent partying at Buffalo Pass that caused damage to the popular outdoor destination, and on behalf of local residents, we are. Forest Service officials report that partying on the pass is an ongoing problem, especially during holidays, and we are disturbed by this trend for a number of reasons.

State Rep. Randy Fischer: Having a voice in water planning

Our goal for the water plan is to provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need in the future while seeking to maintain such divergent values as healthy watersheds and environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities and viable and productive agriculture.

David Moss: Response to EPA letter

The purpose of this letter is to provide three counterpoints to Jeff Troeger’s letter to the editor entitled “EPA Confusion” in Steamboat Today on Friday.

Our View: Council makes common sense decisions

The Steamboat Springs City Council has been busy over the past few weeks, working with staff to review budget requests and prioritize an extensive and expensive list of capital projects. During this process, the council made a pair of decisions that we believe are fiscally smart and make sense.

Gary Hofmeister: History redux

By sheer serendipity, I have been immersed in World War II as of late. I awoke a few days ago noticing it was Sept. 1 and, being a history buff, remembered this was the beginning of WWII when the Nazis invaded Poland (and the Soviets a few weeks later, lest we forget.)

Veronica Bea McMahon and Connie Smith: Hayden’s kindly firefighter

Recently, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting “Simon,” one of the firefighters stationed at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.

Judy Gunthorpe: Be courteous on roads

This is in response to Terri Willliamson’s letter, “Impact of Words,” published Thursday regarding the use of bicycle bells. During one of my regular summer visits about five years ago, I wrote in the same vein.

Jeff Troeger: EPA confusion

Dennis Webb’s recent article chronicling the Environmental Protection Agency’s visit to Craig to discuss their new carbon pollution safeguards illustrated some common misunderstandings about the pollution limits.

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