I had the pleasure of attending the annual membership meeting of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council this past Thursday. For the past few years, this valued organization has been in disarray: poor leadership, lost vision and accountability.
I am writing to voice my disappointment in your opinion piece published Saturday, “Our View: Clean Power Plan bad deal for state.”
Yes, we need affordable housing. The project being planned for near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Elk River Road is perfect, not our valuable city property on the Yampa River.
As Colorado’s attorney general, I was elected to serve as the people’s lawyer. My effectiveness depends on my ability to make independent legal decisions that defend the rule of law and protect our state’s authority to govern itself.
I vote no on 3A and 3B. Originally, I was for it and have since changed my mind after learning the following facts.
In a Sept. 4 news release, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced she will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of Section 111(d) of the Clean Power Plan to mandate state regulation of greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions by electric utility generating units, or EGUs, which make use of fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas.
This is my experience with Hayden’s fluoridated water.
We the following are writing to express our support for retaining community water fluoridation in Hayden. Colorado is where researchers first discovered the benefits of fluoride in preventing cavities, and we are proud of this legacy. The people of Hayden have had the benefits of fluoridation since 1960.
It was interesting for me to read the letter from Van Fletcher attacking me in the Thursday edition of Steamboat Today. Interesting because contact with me has been by Kathryn Fletcher, not Van Fletcher.
How is this possible? On Thursday night, 10 leading candidates for the Republican nomination for president of the United States participated in a nationally-televised debate on the campus of our state’s major public university, and only one of them got asked about the number one issue facing college students across our state and country?
Keeping our homegrown outdoor industry business in Steamboat is a high priority, but we believe the city’s role is limited.
As a school board member, I thought it important we conduct thorough research and explore every option in addressing the issues of needed school repairs and overcrowding.
I have been observing an ad from the Steamboat Citizens for Local Control, submitted by Roger Burton. The ad states Margaret Huron is receiving 100 percent of her contributions from unnamed Front Range interests, and Michelle Dover is receiving 75 percent contributions from unnamed Front Range interests.
Kids need to experience the real world. This isn’t just a statement, it’s a fact backed by more than 50 years of research on the importance of child development and multi-sensory interaction with the real world. Real-life experiences were integral to my educational success, and the importance of this type of learning is something I observe each day as I watch my son Nicholas grow.
I have lived and worked in Steamboat Springs for more than 20 years and have two kids at Strawberry Park Elementary. This community is fortunate to have a school district that is consistently accredited with distinction by the Colorado Department of Education. I attribute this success to a strong leadership team at the school district promoting the culture of excellence central to the district’s mission.