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Doug Monger: Trade deal crucial to economy

"In order to bolster our economy and help workers across Colorado, we need the Trans-Pacific Partnership to pass this year." — Doug Monger

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Ana Lash: Thank you from Hayden Library

"Hayden Public Library would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent survey." — Ana Lash

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Kelly Ann Parkinson: Life-saving response

"I feel like my life was saved and that my daughter has her mother only because of the care that I received." — Kelly Ann Parkinson

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Our view: Applause for new arts education initiative

"We can’t wait to see what develops from this new collaboration between one of Steamboat’s most revered performing arts programs and two of Routt County’s rural schools." — Editorial Board

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Joy Carlson: Tribute to the people of South Routt

"That village is the South Routt community — made up of ordinary people who cared enough to do something — even at personal sacrifice." — Joy Carlson

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Our view: Council shows flexibility

It’s gratifying to know we have a city council that’s willing to consider all aspects of a question — even new information gathered after the fact.

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Bill and Andrea Hayden: Thanks for making Hayden shine

We want to personally thank the following organizations and persons, for without their help, the Hayden Clean-Up Day and Spring Fling could not have happened.

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Brodie Farquhar: Wolves, humans can coexist

Generally, wolves can help create a healthier, more diverse habitat, without wreaking carnage on livestock flocks and herds.

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Our view: Celebrating Steamboat’s art scene

"We believe there is great value in the prospect of Steamboat becoming a Colorado Creative Industries Creative District." — Editorial Board

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Bill French: Dispensary asks council to make "Natural Choice"

Our proposed storefront location has created controversy far beyond what we ever thought imaginable. Natural Choice is a small, family run business that is owned and operated by community-minded people who love Steamboat Springs.

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Our view: New city manager ‘gets’ mountain towns

We were pleased to learn that a panel of community members had recommended offering the permanent city manager post to Steamboat Springs interim city manager Gary Suiter, who has demonstrated that, not only does he have the administrative skills to improve the performance of city hall, but also the personality to work with City Council while being responsive to citizen inquiries.

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Ken Davis: New technology, public awareness key to fighting prescription drug abuse

"Addressing the growing problem of abuse of prescription painkillers and other opioid drugs in Routt County and across Colorado is a major battle facing the healthcare, law enforcement, schools and treatment communities." — Ken Davis

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Mary Ellen Denomy: Tax money should not support CMC Foundation

"Seeing that CMC is facing financial restrictions, funding the Foundation through taxpayer and tuition dollars is not in the best interest of CMC students and our communities." — Mary Ellen Denomy, CMC board trustee

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Our view: City needs to bear down on problem

"The city remains obligated to do everything it can to discourage bears from getting into trash, and we think the solution lies first in strict enforcement of city ordinances." — Editorial Board

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Diane Mitsch Bush: Wrapping up the legislative session

An op-ed by State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs.

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