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Our View: New river park tops the list

Hindsight convinces us that the members of the lodging tax committee made a wise choice this week when they identified their top priority for spending $900,000 in lodging tax revenues pegged for Yampa Street.

Jim Boyne: Off-snow success

At the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, we aim to produce “champions” on and off the mountain. Many of our athletes have the dream of Olympic and podium-level success, but it is the lifelong impact the club has on an athlete that is the ultimate goal and source of pride for us.

Ryan McHugh: Up to City Council

Similar to Sarah Jones’ letter regarding Steamboat Springs and its current sustainability goals, I too am shocked, and quite frankly, utterly confused by the fact that to the Steamboat Springs City Council, sustainability isn’t even in their top-five priorities.

Our View: School Board should pledge to work with BOCES

As long as the specter of Steamboat’s withdrawal looms, the future of BOCES remains uncertain, which could make it difficult for the organization to retain qualified staff members who may be forced to look for employment elsewhere if they think their positions are in jeopardy of being cut.

David Moss: Climate change context

Clearly, our local area has been both much colder and warmer than now. The climate will continue to change. Until we have a much greater understanding of this extremely complex process involving the sun, landmass, oceans and atmosphere, I doubt there is much man can do about it.

Our View: Time’s a wastin’

At issue: City Council goal setting. Our view: City Council retreat should have resulted in specific, attainable projects

Rob and Trish Carpenter: K9 unit in Steamboat

We live in Steamboat, where we work hard and play. Why not a K-9 unit, help police put bad guys away?

Bill Wallace: Letter is clueless

Steve Mendell, in his March 13 letter, proves himself to be particularly clueless about what sustainability means, and how the consequences of not operating under a model of sustainable economic development negatively affects us all. Mr. Mendell started out by taking issue with what I thought was a sound commentary about our city’s sustainability policies written by Sarah Jones, the executive director of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Then his letter flew off into some Ayn Rand-Fox News fantasy world in which all of us are saved by what purports to be free market capitalism.

Steve Mendell: Threat to sustainability

The biggest threat to “sustainability” is the so-called “sustainability” movement promoted by Sarah Jones in her March 11 letter to the editor. Why? Because only a centrally planned allocation of resources can ever (through government mandates and subsidies) result in the complete depletion of any resource. More on that later.

Arin M. Daigneau RD, CDE, IBCLC: Healthy foods, healthy families

March is National Nutrition Month, and we’re celebrating the great work being done through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental food program. The program serves low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children to age 5.

John McHale: Barkey attitude unfair

It was with special interest that I read your article about Brett Barkey, the Routt County district attorney, and his hard-line, my-way-or-the-highway attitude that any crime will be prosecuted to the fullest extent and making this community his personal Gulag.

Omar M. Campbell: Immigration mess

I sense a reluctance nationally and in our own community for discourse or publicity on the illegal situation. Media seem reluctant to say anything. The last local commentary or editorial I can recall was about a decade ago, when readers were asked to accommodate the illegals.

Sarah Jones: Sustainability matters

Last week, I attended the March 4 Steamboat Springs City Council meeting and was alarmed by comments made by City Council members that “sustainability does not even rank in the top-five goals for the council at this time.”

Our View: Mayo network enhances patient care

The recently announced partnership between Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic is good news, further solidifying the local hospital’s reputation for excellence and enhancing patient access to high-quality health care.

David A. Lien: Hunters and anglers celebrate and plan preservation

Ten years ago, a group of seven hunters and anglers, standing around a fire in U.S. Army veteran Mike Beagle’s backyard, set in motion a series of events that would lead to the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA), the sportsman’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. This year marks BHA’s 10th anniversary, which we’ll celebrate in Denver during our annual BHA North American Rendezvous (March 21 to 23).