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Our view: Do as we say, not as we do

It is not Planning Commission’s endorsement of the new Igloo project that concerns us; rather, it is the fact that commissioners also sanctioned a variance city planners are seeking to delay construction of the new facility’s sidewalk until 2017.

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Working to combat Zika virus

Recently, the Zika virus has been elevated to a pandemic by the National Institute of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control has called the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Jane Dougherty: Wear Orange to end gun violence

Gun violence can happen to anyone. That is why I will be participating in the Wear Orange campaign.

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Bill and Kathy Cox: Applause for Mr. Knapp

"In a community that focuses on sports involvement, important as well, we wish to acknowledge one teacher who has shaped the landscape of music education for our youth in Steamboat Springs for approximately 11 years — James Knapp." — Bill and Kathy Cox

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Sheri and Ben Steiner: Steamboat'ers are awesome

"How we love Steamboat! We’ve lived here for 40 years, and people never cease to amaze us." — Sheri and Ben Steiner

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First Impressions Council: Support free full-day kindergarten

"It takes a village to raise a child and having access to full-day kindergarten gives all children a chance to start school ready for lifelong success." — First Impressions Council

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Our view: School board division is concerning

"All five members of the school board need to find a way to work together for the benefit of students." — Editorial Board

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Tom Sullivan: Wear orange June 2

z'June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness day, and on that day, I will wear orange in remembrance of my son Alex Sullivan, who was murdered celebrating his 27th birthday in the Aurora theater massacre on July 20, 2012." — Tom Sullivan

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Harriet Freiberger: Memorial Day traditions

"This is a day to look upward into that summer sky, think about what draws us to this place and touch the ground where our soldiers lie buried." — Harriet Freiberger

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Dennis Brust: Government control of health care

Liberals want the government to control health care, and they want to keep the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Conservatives want to repeal it and create a better plan.

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Our view: Building credibility with voters

Now that we’ve had a week to think about it, we view the decision to allow the tax to sunset as one that is fair to the taxpayers, but also strategic.

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Paula Salky: A day to remember

"Memorial Day is the day where we can set aside our political differences and stand together to remember." — Paula Salky

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner: Remembering sacrifice

"It is important that we honor the memory of our fallen heroes by reflecting on their service and tireless dedication to protecting this country." — Michael Bennet

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Doug Monger: Trade deal crucial to economy

"In order to bolster our economy and help workers across Colorado, we need the Trans-Pacific Partnership to pass this year." — Doug Monger

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Ana Lash: Thank you from Hayden Library

"Hayden Public Library would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent survey." — Ana Lash