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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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Jaelin Kauf: Thank you, Steamboat

"Steamboat Springs has given me so many opportunities and opened doors for me that I would never have had anywhere else." — Jaelin Kauf

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Our view: Good gates make good neighbors

We wholeheartedly agree with Routt County planning commissioners’ Thursday vote to allow the homeowner’s association at Marabou Ranch subdivision to install a lock on its main gate, which was prohibited in the subdivision’s original 2005 county permit.

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Laurie and Brian Edwards: Article was breath of fresh air

"Friday's article recapping the inaugural season of the girls high school golf team was truly a breath of fresh air." — Laurie and Brian Edwards

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Our view: If you build it, they might come

"In our opinion, the money needs to fund a comprehensive marketing campaign aimed at making sure visitors and locals know it’s business as usual on Yampa Street despite the inconveniences that will be caused by ongoing construction work in the downtown area." — Editorial Board

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Ann Ross: Ode to mud season

"I love mud season for many a reason ..." — Ann Ross

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Making air travel more family friendly

"Between growing security lines, shrinking seat sizes and paying extra for everything from carry-ons to window seats, there’s plenty to grumble about in modern air travel." — Michael Bennet 

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Our view: What are we waiting for?

The level of public opposition to the Routt County Board of Commissioners’ exploration of the possibility of allowing more rural property within 5 miles of cities and towns to create secondary housing units makes us wonder how committed our community is to creating workforce housing.

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Paul Wellman: Steamboat could lead the way

"The real issue is not baiting the poor bears and inciting them to do battle with trash containers." — Paul Wellman