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Andrew Stoller: Lucky to live here

"We are a special breed that has made Steamboat and places like it our home." — Andrew Stoller

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Our view: Now is the time to get involved

Securing adequate community housing is of concern to all Routt County residents, and we encourage the public to become involved with the important work of the newly formed Community Housing Steering Committee.

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Taffy: Who let the dogs out?

"I firmly believe we can come together and find a mutual workable solution for all: pet owners, non pet-owners and the wildlife that shares our community." — Taffy, a border collie

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Lu Etta Loeber: Photographer's work appreciated

"Thank you, John for your excellent work. Keep the photos and great journalistic writing coming our way." — Lu Etta Lobber

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Our view: Don’t be part of the problem

"In our opinion, the rules that govern dogs in public places should not be an inconvenience to people who control their dogs in the first place." — Editorial Board

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Davises and Williamsons: Best laid plans

"By negating our Mountain Plan, the Viceroy, Planning staff, commission and City Council have sown the dragon’s teeth." — Paul and Bonnie Davis, Randy and Kathleen Williamson

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Eric Washburn: SSWSC clearly benefits the community

"The city of Steamboat Springs and the Winter Sports Club are both part of 'us,' the community of Steamboat Springs, and Howelsen Hill is a central part of our shared history." — Eric Washburn

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Tinker Tiffany: Animal control officers appreciated

"I am glad we have hardworking animal control officers who I think are doing a fantastic job." — Tinker Tiffany

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He was always quotable

We can’t speak for the black bears who tangled with recently retired Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Jim Haskins, but we’re certain Steamboat Pilot and Today’s newsroom will sorely miss him.

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Susan Watson: Review the history of Howelsen

"I argue that Steamboat Springs would not be the community it currently is without the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Howelsen Hill." — Susan Watson 

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Molly Waters: Does city need 2 animal control officers?

"Before the vote on July 19, I urge council to take a close look at the animal control payroll, job duties and number of actual dangerous dog-human or dog-dog incidences." — Molly Waters

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Our view: A place for all people to play

"When the STARS Ranch becomes a reality, it will set Steamboat apart from other mountain communities." — Editorial Board

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Our view: What a difference a year can make

We recognize that years of engrained negativity cannot be erased in a single year or by a single survey. Change is a process, and processes require time. But to see such a dramatic turnaround in such a short period gives us great hope for the future, and that hope is anchored in the knowledge that the changes we’ve seen through the past eight months are only the beginning.

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Our view: Keeping kindergarten free

"In a progressive, caring community like Steamboat, it’s difficult to accept that family wealth could determine a child’s educational opportunities." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Time to chill

While we don’t doubt the good intentions behind city staff’s desire to replace the children’s after-school care facility known as the Igloo, we applaud Steamboat Springs City Council for deciding June 21 to table plans to build a new modular building at a cost of $775,000, at least until its October budget hearings.