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Our view: Securing future of Howelsen Hill

We are cautiously intrigued by the possibilities suggested by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. potentially bringing its expertise in ski area operations, food and beverage and marketing to historic Howelsen Hill.

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Time’s up

We were more than a little concerned last week to learn that the Community Committee for Education, or CC4E, has extended the timeline for presenting its recommendations for school facilities construction and upgrades to the Steamboat Springs School Board.

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Judy McGinnis: Facts, please

When can we expect a clear evaluation of the consequences of the AHCA to the people of this district?

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Susanna Opper: Cost of carelessness

An open letter to the snowboarder who ran into me on Rudi’s Run: Since you took off when you heard the call to Ski Patrol, even though you were asked to stay around, you don’t know my story. I’d like to share it with you.

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Jim Dudley: Rearranging the deck chairs

Our health care payment model is not working. Current discussions are similar to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Our view: Roping in more parking

Though we admire City Council President Walter Magill’s consistent efforts through the years to address our downtown parking problem, we don’t buy the logic that 100 new spaces at the rodeo grounds would put off the need to impose paid parking on the downtown commercial district.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: If not you, who?

If you have an agriculture water right, then the Colorado Ag Water Alliance workshop is for you. If you are concerned about the future of Colorado’s water, then the CAWA workshop will be of interest to you. If you want to learn more about water, you might attend the CAWA workshop.

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Dog’s Eye View: Consistent, reliable, dependable

Animals in our care require a consistent routine. This includes food, water, access to safe areas and enrichment. They also need to know they can rely on us for these survival necessities. This includes being dependable.

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Bob Stein: Civil discourse is vital

"We feel privileged to live in a community where people of diverse backgrounds and opinions can come together to hear about, and discuss, the important national and international issues of the day." — Bob Stein

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Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

Thomas Jefferson recognized that “our liberty depends on the Freedom of the Press, and that cannot be limited without [our liberty] being lost.”

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Joe Roberts: Brust letter prompts questions

"Mr. Brust, I read your letter to the editor of March 4, and I have a couple of questions." — Joe Roberts

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Our view: Seminars success story

"The Seminars series brings the world to Steamboat and provides intellectual nourishment for a community that is most widely known for its outdoor recreation." — Editorial Board

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Hope Cook: Health care's future very complicated

"I believe that the risks of eliminating the benefits of Medicaid expansion, which is part of Affordable Care Act, deserve more attention." — Hope Cook

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William E. Cully, Jr.: Voice your concern

"Start locally and change the world we live in for the better." — William E. Cully, Jr.

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Letter to the editor: Still standing

"We stand with Standing Rock to push back against the energy industry’s abuse of eminent domain and the subsequent erosion of private property rights."