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Jim Schlaver: Pass hike hits all adults

A few letters have appeared recently protesting the unreasonable, 20-percent increase in senior rates for 2016/17. Actually, all adults are paying exorbitant prices.

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Lou Dolman: Group protests pass increase

I am writing on behalf of Steamboat’s Over The Hill Gang to protest the 20-percent increase in senior pass rates for 2016-17.

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Chuck McConnell: Purposeful job destruction

It’s ironic that while politicians and presidential candidates decry the decline of the American middle class, the campaign against coal is costing tens of thousands of high-paying, middle-class jobs.

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Our view: Rangers to the rescue

The newly approved park ranger program should help protect the Yampa River and ensure the river and the Core Trail remain wholesome places for people to play.

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Steve Soule: Pleasure became disaster

"If you are ever on the Core Trail and see a potential hazard on the pavement, please move it off the trail." — Steve Soule

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Luther Brentson: Keep rates affordable

I want to say kudos to Patti and Tom Zehner and also to Bob Burks for their comments about reconsidering senior ski pass rates in their letters to the editors last week.

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Ann Ross: Seniors not for increase

There is a saying “Two is company, three’s a crowd,” but in this case three is not enough. I am adding to the Zehners’ and Bob Burks’ concerns about the increase in senior ski pass rates, hoping more will chime in.

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Marcus Honnecke: Increase lease fees too

Alvin Skiles wrote last week concerning the 20 percent price increase for over-70 senior skiers by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

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Jim Webster: No to parks and rec tax

"In my view, a dedicated property tax to fund parks and recreation with an elected Parks and Recreation Commission is not the best choice for Steamboat." — Jim Webster

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Michael Buccino: More campaign transparency

"We must be sure their education is guided by local people who are not controlled or unduly influenced by outside powers." — Michael Buccino

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Michael Bennet: Fulfilling our promise to veterans

"Colorado is fortunate to have a large and proud veteran community, and our state is committed to being the best place in the country for veterans to live and work." — U.S. Senator Michael Bennet 

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Our View: Kindergarten cut a poor plan

The Steamboat Springs School District plans on dropping its all-day kindergarten program only a year after instituting it, and to say we were disappointed by this development would be an understatement.

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Alvin Skiles: Slap in the face

"This increase (in the cost of a senior ski pass) is a slap in the face to seniors, many who have skied Steamboat many years prior to reaching the senior age of 70.

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Anne Kroeger: Consider outdoor rink

"An outside (skating) rink would be invigorating to say the least and a great money maker." — Anne Kroeger

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Jon Quinn: Input to broadband plan

"A broadband planning effort is underway, which I applaud, but I feel that the recent plan from Neo Fiber submitted to the county is focused too much on long-term goals of redundancy, and attracting other middle mile providers, but does not adequately address the more immediate needs of our underserved residents." — Jon Quinn