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Exploring an innovative solution

We were both intrigued and encouraged at the news of a recent proposal by a small groups of developers to create a 40-unit micro-apartment complex on a 2.79-acre parcel situated at Pine Grove Road and its abutment with Sundance Plaza.

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Scott Tipton: Setting the stage for 2017

A recent analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute showed that for every law Congress passed in 2016, the Obama Administration issued 18 rules and regulations. With a total of 3,853 last year, the administration issued the most rules and regulations since 2005.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: CAA Market bridges gap between producer, consumer

At Community Agriculture Alliance, we continue to be grateful for all of our Yampavores. A Yampavore is a person whose diet consists of food locally grown in the Yampa Valley.

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Dog’s Eye View: But baby, it's cold outside.

These past several days, with large accumulations of snow and lowering temperatures, brought to mind my checklist for winter pet care.

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Our view: Open the door council

"If the Steamboat Springs City Council is making New Year’s resolutions for 2017, we hope a pledge to meet less often in executive session tops that list." — Editorial Board

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Our view: This little ski area needs more marketing

The success of the latest in a series of free ski days, hosted by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreational Services Department at Howelsen Hill Dec. 23, leads us to the conclusion that, without a doubt, there is demand for low-cost family Alpine skiing and snowboarding in the heart of downtown Steamboat.

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Kate Nowak: Thanks to a generous community

"On behalf of the board and staff at Routt County United Way, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to our community." — Kate Nowak

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Our view: 500 new reasons to think twice

"In the final analysis, the ski area’s new policy isn’t about money; it’s about doing all that can be done to ensure the safety of residents and guests." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is continuing its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

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Tim Rowse: Community voices need to be heard

"If we don’t understand what the community wants and act on that, we run the risk of political illegitimacy and voter unwillingness to move forward." — Tim Rowse

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Shannon Fatjo: A sincere "thank you"

"We serve many walks of life in our community in many different circumstances, and I, for one, am thankful not only for our community this time of year but all year and especially to those that work to reach our fellow families and community members during tough times with giving hearts and warm smiles." — Shannon Fatjo

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Our view: Seize the opportunity

"City Council wasted time and precious political capital quibbling over an amount as little as $10,000 that ultimately helps move a housing project forward when Steamboat’s housing shortage is reaching crisis levels." — Editorial Board

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Joe Meglen: Making housing affordable

"Since government is the cause of “unaffordable” housing the solution is not more government but less." — Joe Meglen

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Our view: Closing the housing gap

We all know that demand for housing here is outpacing supply. What that means is that we are in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens to undermine every sector of our economy.

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Melanie Sturm: Solution for Trump election freak-out

You wouldn’t know it from the stock market’s record-breaking tear since Hillary Clinton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but the mood among Trump-averse Americans remains bleak.