Ken Constantine: Hunters important

Most residents in our area are aware that hunters are an important source of income for area businesses during various hunting seasons.

Scott Wedel: An important night

I think Wednesday's 6 p.m. Oak Creek Planning Commission meeting could be the most important meeting in years. After the joint meeting of the Town Board and Planning Commission last month, this meeting is to discuss fundamental sweeping changes to the land use code affecting every property owner. 

Willie Richardson: Wrestling with pot issue

The town of Oak Creek is currently wrestling with the new and emerging retail marijuana business, its placement within town and the concerns of its residents to this new and not wholly accepted industry.

Our View: Help police nab 'em with anonymous tip line

This week, Routt County Crime Stoppers launched a new “Text a Tip” hotline that represents one of the first positive public agency responses to emerge in the wake of the McKeon case, and we think the law enforcement agencies involved in the effort should be commended.

Routt County Habitat for Humanity board of directors: Thanks for support

Fifteen years ago, a group of committed volunteers formed the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — International with the mission of building or renovating simple, safe houses with people in need in our community. Over the years, through the generosity of hundreds of individuals, companies and nonprofits, Routt County Habitat was able to build 10 single-family/duplex units and 20-plus renovations.

Our View: Take me to your leader

Not even two weeks have passed since we last editorialized on what has been a curiously drawn out performance review process for City Manager Deb Hinsvark. But we can’t resist weighing in again.

Our View: New campaign helps teens rise above

A new statewide campaign aimed at reducing drug use among teens was launched in Steamboat Springs the last week in October. The unveiling of a huge graffiti-inspired mural at the Boys & Girls Club and the introduction of a youth-centric social media plan marked the start of the #IRiseAbove effort here and across Colorado.

Harriet Freiberger: Day to honor our military

Few people remember when they first heard the word “veteran,” but awareness of what it means has a lot to do with response to the national holiday Tuesday.

Our View: Both a right, and a duty

The subject of voter turnout has become highly politicized in the immediate wake of the 2014 Republican mid-term smackdown. But we think efforts to understand disaffected voters who can’t be bothered to lick a stamp is a subject worthy of some thoughtful study.

Kate Nowak: Thanks for generosity

Last Wednesday evening the place to be was at Ciao Gelato. Warmth and love were circulating the air as patrons stopped in to say goodbye to Lynne and Massimo and their wonderful staff.

Our View: City manager evaluation process shouldn’t be this difficult

Since March, the Steamboat Springs City Council has been grappling with a new process for reviewing the performance of its city manager — the only city employee to work directly for the council.

Linda D'Aquila: Ornament sales ended

Although it is bittersweet to see a local tradition fade away, it is always exciting to accept change and a challenge. The Kiwanis Club has decided to let the commemorative Christmas ornaments become a thing of the past. We look forward to developing new ways to raise funds in support of the growing needs of our community.

Our View: County’s airport needs interim leadership

Dave Ruppel has, for nine years, provided Yampa Valley Regional Airport with the steady, professional leadership needed to bring one of the most important pieces of transportation infrastructure in all of Northwest Colorado into a new era with a modern terminal.

Laura, Kyle and Ian Case: Relentless givers

Have you ever met someone who makes you a better person?

Tina Kyprios, Kay Weinland and Catherine Carson: Exercise your right to vote

The 2014 General Election is a mail ballot election. Mail ballots were sent to all eligible voters to the address on their voter registration, beginning Oct. 14.