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Our view: Hurry up and slow down

We were impressed with the creativity, wide range of options and flexibility evident in the options presented by architect Matt Porta this week to the Steamboat Springs School Board and about 30 members of the master planning committee for possible new schools and remodels of existing buildings.

Margaret Stees: Honesty not always best

On Dec. 20, 2014 (a stormy, snowy night), I attended a Christmas party at the Clarion Inn in Craig.

Melinda Clark: Scholarships limited

As the mom of a graduating senior, I am delighted by the many local scholarships that reflect our community’s investment in and value for our young people and their futures. At the same time, I was startled to discover that only approximately 10 percent of local scholarships are listed as options for the whole county.

Brian T. Kelly: URA raises concerns

As a former Steamboat Springs School Board member and longtime volunteer for the RE-2 School District, I have been following the developments of the proposed downtown URA and TIF with some concern.

Our view: Hurry up and slow down

In the case of the Steamboat Springs School District's expansion plans, the best way to move forward might be to slow down.

Mindy Fontaine: Thank you, volunteers

Coordinator says "thanks" to local volunteers.

Ed Miklus: Unified policing

“Sheriff sees opportunity” is the headline in Tuesday’s edition of Steamboat Today. Sheriff Wiggins spoke to the joint meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County Board of Commissioners about exploring the possibility of a shared public safety facility as a cost-savings measure for both the city and county.

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs: Thank you, Ski Corp.

As the ski season comes to a close, the board of directors for Mainstreet Steamboat Springs would like to take this time to thank Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. for all its efforts to make what was a less than stellar snow year an extremely successful year for downtown Steamboat restaurants and retailers.

Our view: Join the conversation

Last week, members of the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission were quizzed by city officials on their ideas for a new pocket park on Yampa Street.

Michael Dunn: A fair solution

In response to yesterday’s letter to the editor, I wanted to provide the following clarifications.

Doug Muller: A forgotten legend

As Steamboat Springs prepares to celebrate Ski History Week on Wednesday through Sunday with the induction ceremonies of the 2015 class of the National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, there is a local skiing legend I would like to recall.

Rob Douglas: Oversight in question

On Sunday, Steamboat Pilot & Today published “Excessive force, excessive lawsuits.” At this point, I take no position on the recent allegations raised in writing by several current and former police officers against Police Chief Joel Rae, Deputy Chief Bob DelValle, City Manager Deb Hinsvark and City Attorney Tony Lettunich.

Jack Dysart: Obligations undefined

Thursday’s front page article “Steamboat City Council to decide if city should take on airport hangar maintenance” by Scott Franz seems to give credence to what many consider a misinterpretation of the obligations of the city and the hangar owners at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

Our View: That won't fly

We find it regrettable that City Council has directed its legal staff to amend its lease with Aviation Development Group (ADG) to absolve it and its tenants of having to cover the cost of outside hangar maintenance, including snow removal. We fully expect that investment in time on the part of staff will have been squandered Tuesday when Council reconvenes. We think it likely that members, upon second reading, may change their minds and vote to enforce the city’s leases with hangar developers.

Ryan Dyer: Thanks to community

It truly does take a community to make dreams happen. I want to say thank you for all the incredible support I received this past weekend.