Throughout the past month or so, our current state representative has been meeting with constituents and providing commentary to the local paper. I have read the articles and attended two of these recent meetings — one with the Routt County Board of Commissioners and one with the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors. In both of these meetings, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush touted her bipartisan achievements and her effectiveness as a legislator. I have to take exception with the picture that Mitsch Bush is painting of her “legislative accomplishments.”
In the unfortunate American media style of form over substance, there will be an abundance of human interest pieces about many of those selected for the team, but despite this overindulgence of feel-good stories that seem to monopolize the coverage of an otherwise spectacular event, the most fascinating stories of the Games often are never told: the stories of not making the Olympic team.
Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” was an ad that silenced the room as soon as it started. That song always does. You didn’t know whose ad it was, and it didn’t matter. To hear one of the most beautiful songs ever written, sung in so many languages, was a true tribute to the greatness of this country.
Hitting the century mark is a huge accomplishment for any organization, especially one like the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, which is a cornerstone of the Steamboat community, helping to define its culture and impacting the lives of more than 22,000 athletes and their families along the way.
I do not understand recent articles wherein a committee is deciding how Yampa Street should spend their $900,000 in proceeds from the accommodations tax. I think Yampa Street should do what they told the voters they would do.
The thoughtful cards and prayers with such sincerity, love and loss are personally touching. All of which are helping us heal daily and the days ahead. Thank you for all the gracious donations to the Ben Zamzow Memorial Fund. The North Routt Community Charter School’s music and outdoor programs are humbled by the contributions.
Congress can't be trusted from year to year to pay its property tax bill. So we think PILT monies should be approved five years at a time.
During the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama repeatedly expressed his support for the military and ended the address with a well-deserved tribute to a wounded soldier and his father sitting next to the First Lady. This tribute was very moving for both the assembled audience as well as myself and the millions of others watching the speech.
We are writing this letter in sincere thanks to everyone in Steamboat that was involved in searching and rescuing our son Keegan Gavin. We are extremely grateful and thankful for all your efforts. We were in Jamaica during this terrifying ordeal. This was an extremely helpless situation for us.
As your first Steamboat Springs Board of Education at-large director, I want to thank my constituents for their support of my nomination as well as the current board and district staff for their assistance thus far. I also want to recognize the other individuals who volunteered to fill this open position — each of whom I hope to see on the 2015 ballot.
It is going to be interesting to see how pot legalization plays out in the long run. Will our family-oriented reputation survive?
The Steamboat Springs Film Committee’s aspirations are bold and exciting, and provide another avenue for marketing Steamboat that we think is worth funding and supporting.
Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush kicked off her 2014 election campaign with a self-serving “op-ed” filled with feel good platitudes, professing a desire to work across the aisle during this year’s legislative session to develop “common sense” public policy.
The 2013 Colorado Assembly session was anything but positive for the residents of Northwest Colorado. We have a single-party government in our state with Democrats controlling the House, Senate and the Governor’s office. The agenda of the Legislature did not consider rural Colorado nor our House District 26, which includes Routt and Eagle counties. Sadly, the governor has not used his office to stand up for jobs in our area.
As the city of Steamboat Springs deliberates whether to implement paid parking downtown, we think it should consider a trial run in existing parking lots during busy seasons.