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Bob Burks: Reconsider rates

"Does Ski Corp. really appreciate the contributions aging skiers have made?" — Bob Burks

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Mary Anne Fairlie: Don't compromise music education

"Music education is the breath of life for the quality of our schools and community; let’s not let it suffocate." — Mary Anne Fairlie

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Dennis D. Brust: Government scandals, fraud, corruption

Government scandals are one of the most important issues; most citizens don’t know much about it, as most news organizations only cover breaking news issues or, in some cases, don’t cover at all.

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Our view: Will people pay to play?

Our view: City leaders must evaluate current parks and recreation assets and come up with a tax-neutral plan that details how funds generated by a new tax would be spent.

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Josh Nowak: Another perspective on broadband plan

"We have known for years that broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity in today’s world." — Josh Nowak

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Alexandra Mathisen: Thank you from North Routt Preschool

"I would like to take a moment to write a letter of sincere thanks on behalf of the North Routt Preschool to the community for their support for our Easter fundraiser." — Alexandra Mathisen

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R.B. Rick Fisher: Debt of gratitude

"Although I have lived in Steamboat since 1973, this is my first letter to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, but necessary for the debt of gratitude I feel to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s Ski Patrol and Yampa Valley Medical Center’s emergency department." — R.B. Rick Fisher

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Letter to the editor: Big thank you to businesses

A big "thank you" to Mambo Italiano restaurant, Natural Grocers and Wells Fargo Bank.

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Our view: Up Fish Creek, no need to paddle

The news this week that the city of Steamboat Springs expects to begin construction in autumn 2017 on a new U.S. Highway 40 pedestrian underpass alongside Fish Creek is the most welcome development for cyclists and people on foot in our community since the city installed manually operated blinking pedestrian crossings at 10 locations around the community in 2014.

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Patti and Tom Zehner: Don't gouge seniors

"If someone is skiing at 70, it is because they have supported their local ski mountain for at least 20 to 50 years." — Patti and Tom Zener

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Our view: Get involved, get informed

The time to get involved is now, and we encourage community members to attend one of the three forums this week.

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Lisa Brown: Daffodils for hospice

"Year after year you adorn your offices, schools, homes and businesses with our cheerful daffodils." — Lisa Brown

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Tiger Shaw: Steamboat is favorite stop

"With its infamous Voodoo mogul course and top-notch aerials site, Steamboat is always a favorite stop for the nation’s best freestyle skiers." — Tiger Shaw

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Paul Wellman: Quit teasing the bears

"Steamboat is a budding green community, so why not a mandatory no compostables in trash cans law?" — Paul Wellman

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Our View: Just do it

There can be little argument that the long-discussed and soon-to-begin construction project on Yampa and Oak streets will ultimately benefit everyone, from visitors to residents to the numerous businesses that call the riverfront stretch of Yampa Street home.