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Joyce Rankin: Go big, go bold

"In order to better serve the students in Colorado, I hope we 'go big, go bold.'" — Joyce Rankin

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Our view: Protecting, serving the community

"Policing, by its very nature, is reactive, so it’s nice to see our local police department embrace opportunities to work toward collaborative solutions to community challenges." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Exodus suggests opportunity

On Nov. 22, Steamboat Springs Resort Association CEO Jim Clark, who had been at his post a little more than two years, tendered his resignation. This situation could be seen in two ways — as another setback or as an emergent opportunity.

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Scott Tipton: Looking forward to 115th Congress

We’re approaching the time of year most people begin to think about their New Year’s resolutions. As we look forward to all the opportunities 2017 will bring, I think it’s also important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made in the past year and identify areas in which there is still work to be done.

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Grey Schuhmacher: Trails building process needs scrutiny

"I'm concerned about the lack of disclosure regarding the use of the 1 percent lodging tax and impediments to building trails with those funds." — Grey Schuhmacher

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Charlie Williams: Advice for elected official

"Email is so impersonal, especially for a local elected official in a small tightly knit community." — Charlie Williams

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Our view: Question of council compensation

"We also urge the council to take the necessary steps to abide by the city charter and put the health insurance question on the ballot for voters to decide." — Editorial Board

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Omar M. Campbell: Remembering Pearl Harbor

"It is difficult to imagine the spirit, energy and sacrifice displayed during the WWII era taking place today." — Omar Campbell

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Routt County commissioners: Public input prompted action

"The Routt County commissioners were prompted to consider the liberalization of rules governing secondary units based upon citizen input received at a public hearing well over a year ago." — Routt County commissioners

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Diane R. Miller: Proposed oil, gas leases concerning

"The time for residents of Routt County to act is now, while the BLM can still withdraw parcels from consideration and/or impose stricter technical and environmental stipulations on its lease sales." — Diane R. Miller

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Margaret Huron: Change is needed

"It has become clear to me in evaluating the latest developments in communication among school board directors that change is needed." — Margaret Huron

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Roger Good: No such thing as 'free money'

"To make it as clear as possible that there is no such thing as “free money” when it comes to the construction of school facilities . . ." — Roger Good

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Our view: Steamboat’s middle class at risk

"We have a strong middle class in Steamboat Springs; let’s not price them out of the community." — Editorial Board

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Scott Bideau: The gift of a portrait

"The idea behind Help Portrait, a worldwide movement recently brought to Steamboat, is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait and 3. Print their portrait." — Scott Bideau

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Jay Gallagher: County should not bypass public process

"The county should not be seen as bypassing the public process of reviewing the master plan and zoning regulations in its pursuit of making these changes." — Jay Gallagher