Statistics released separately Tuesday by the Justice Department and by the PEW Research Center show a very steep decline in the number of firearm homicides from 1993 to 2011. The data show that the huge number of gun laws already in existence are working.
Recognizing the growing influence and potential of location-neutral businesses in Steamboat Springs and Routt County is becoming increasingly essential to our economic health.
Nearly two years ago today, I threw my cap up as high as I could on Folsom Field as I had officially graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in business administration.
Each spring, many parents receive a notice from school that it is once again time for their teenage children to have a sports physical. Increasingly, our nation’s youths have discovered the benefits of participating in sports to have adequate physical activity for weight control and to develop an appreciation of leadership skills and teamwork.
While Routt County may have been justified in its decision to stand by an RFP process that ultimately re-awarded an exclusive Class One service contract to longtime local shuttle and taxi service Go Alpine, county officials didn’t emerge from the process unscathed.
There is misinformation about the amended, final Senate Bill 252. Let me share what I know from my research and outreach, which led me to demand changes to the bill.
This past week, about 40 of your city’s residents descended on our park at the same time. These people were some of the kindest and friendliest campers ever to visit here.
When the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment, they were thinking about one-shot muskets or pistols, not automatic and semi-automatic weapons capable of killing scores of people.
Some people never cease to amaze us. These are the individuals “out there” who think that the lights come on with the flip of a switch and that hairdryers and electric razors work when plugged in.
Steamboat Springs has been blitzed with the idea of “Buy Local” for some time thanks to a successful campaign by local businesses in the day of online shopping. We are similarly faced with the local option as the popularity of the Farmers Market continues to grow.
One of my worst nightmares came true as the ski season ended. I found myself in the hospital with broken bones and no family in town to care for my immediate needs. Where would I go and how would I manage on my own? With a few phone calls and the help of friends, I experienced what a small town is all about.
There’s merit to the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board’s recent decision to establish a minimum level of funding for the Steamboat Springs School District this year, but we hope such a move doesn’t come at the expense of evaluating individual funding requests on their merit.
Soon after the passage of controversial laws affecting the ability of the people of Colorado to defend themselves against enemies foreign and domestic, Senate Bill 13-013 was passed.
Many thanks to all those who wished me a happy 95th birthday by calling, visiting and sending cards, letters, flowers and gifts.
Even in a city that bills itself as Ski Town USA and is home to more Winter Olympians than any other community in the country, Johnny Spillane stands out above the crowd.