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Our view: Affordable education right here at home

We feel fortunate to have an institution like Colorado Mountain College right here in our small, remote community, a college that offers quality education at truly affordable prices.

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Think big on Colorado River restoration

The Colorado River runs through the heart of my family’s ranch near Kremmling, where I live and work, so we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of water to the state.

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Martha Drake Young : Give me your tired ...

Now is a good time to remember the inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

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Ken Kowynia: ACA hardly a failure

While it is true that the Affordable Care Act "hasn't made health care affordable or accessible for all Americans,” Obamacare has not failed.

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Josh Nowak: The future of broadband

"The reality is that most of us don’t care how the internet is delivered to our home; we just want it to work when we need it and to know it’s fast enough to provide a quality experience." — Josh Nowak

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Brian Berge: Value of the halfpipe

"Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club should be commended for reaching an agreement to keep the halfpipe at Mount Werner open this season after talk of abandoning it." — Brian Berge

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Our view: Charter school shines

"In our opinion, having a charter school in North Routt strengthens the entire community." — Editorial Board

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Bill Hayden: Access to health care important

"Perhaps we could in the future re-name the Affordable Care Act to Obama Cared and possibly that Trump Cared Also." — Bill Hayden

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Craig Schifter: Do Hamilton's words resonate?

Letter to the editor submitted by Craig Schifter of Oak Creek.

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Sally Claassen: Can honesty be rallying cry?

"Whoever you voted for, let's together demand honesty from our leaders at all levels." — Sally Claassen

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Ken Collins: Trump is threat to America

"Give Donald Trump credit. He has found the worst people for almost every cabinet post that could be found." — Ken Collins

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Soda Creek Elementary Science Fair Committee: Thank you Steamboat Springs community

"We truly appreciate the support of our community in making the science fair a continuing success year after year." — Soda Creek Elementary Science Fair Committee

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Diane Brower: Positive exchange of ideas

"The citizen involvement and grassroots democracy that can happen within an organization like the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley is important today more than ever." — Diane Brower

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Our view: Think hard before heading for backcountry

The Jan. 12 avalanche that injured Steamboat Springs Search and Rescue member Jay Bowman in Fish Creek Canyon reminds us that everyone who sets out for the backcountry in search of powder has an obligation to check avalanche conditions and understand the implications before they go. And once you go, use sound judgment, and be as self-reliant as possible.

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Betsy Ludlow: Shoddy treatment by the Ski Corp.

"A well-liked professional volunteer gets sacked on the basis of one absurd and erroneous letter, and the appeals of local residents, including two witnesses, are ignored?" — Betsy Ludlow