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Tara Stroman and Lindsey Simbeye: A beautiful sight

"Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for all the people from across Northwest Colorado who showed up to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 3." — Tara Stroman and Lindsey Simbeye

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Barbara Hughes: Thank you blood donors

"The numbers are in and Steamboat, Oak Creek and Hayden donors have done it again." — Barbara Hughes

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Paul Hebert: Financial boon possible with Amendment 69

"Now with Amendment 69, we will have a new level playing field, but some will have a little pain getting there." — Paul Hebert

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Community Agriculture Alliance: What’s around the corner?

Often, we more fully appreciate the glorious final days of summer as they become fewer and we feel frost crunch beneath our feet on our morning runs and brisk winds on our evening commutes.

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Gaylon Kent: Left out of debate

"Club 20 excluding me was petty, and our acceptance of it is shameful." — Gaylon Kent

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Scott Marr: Amendment 69 could be devastating

"After reading and analyzing proposed Amendment 69 (a/k/a ColoradoCare), which is on the ballot this November, I am convinced that it is disastrous to our state’s small businesses, retirees, to our state and also to our community." — Scott Marr

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Paul Hughes and Matt Eidt: A rewarding experience

"If you have the time to give one hour a week to Editorial Board meetings for four months, you will be rewarded by the opportunity to engage in genuinely fulfilling discussions of important community issues." — Paul Hughes and Matt Eidt

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Our view: The numbers don't lie

"The city did a stellar job of mitigating negative impacts and communicating with the business owners and the public about the Yampa Street improvement project." — Editorial Board

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Our view: New stewards of the land

From what we can see, this is precisely what Routt County taxpayers have indicated they want, and it is precisely what developers such as Bruce Grewcock are trying to do. And while it might be easy to cast judgment upon wealthy “outsiders” who are purchasing and developing these parcels, why would we? They are actually doing us all a great service by investing their own money — not taxpayer dollars — into the preservation and enhancement of the visual vistas that are a big part of what makes our community unique.

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Harriet Freiberger: A day to remember

An op-ed written by long-time Routt County resident Harriet Freiberger in remembrance of 9/11.

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Our view: Innovative funding source matters

"We appreciate the U.S. Forest Service’s openness to adopting creative solutions to get the trails built." — Editorial Board

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Our view: You can get there from here

BrightView suggests that Steamboat consider installing new roundabouts at Mount Werner Road and Steamboat Boulevard, Mount Werner Road and Mount Werner Circle and Ski Time Square Drive and Mount Werner Circle. All three make sense to us.

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Joe Meglen: Free market approach to affordable housing

Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize housing for seasonal or lower-paid workers.

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Gardner, Millie, Bode and Merritt Flanigan; With sincere gratitude

I’ve always felt that Steamboat Springs was more than the sum of its amazing parts, but the last two weeks has been an overwhelming example of the very best our community has to offer.

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Rachael Shiebler: Driving in Steamboat is dangerous

Driving in Steamboat Springs is dangerous, walking in Steamboat Springs is hazardous and biking in Steamboat Springs can be close to a brush with disaster and bodily injury.