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Phil Kasper: Thank you Hayden voters

"On behalf of the Hayden School District, we are grateful for your support in passing the mil-levy override proposal to purchase school buses." — Phil Kasper

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Gregory H. Hermann: Treasurer deserves apology

"Officials who let ambition and party agendas stand in the way of doing right by the citizens they represent are the heart of the problems we face." — Gregory H. Hermann

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Our view: Trade division for unity

"Regardless of who you voted for, now is the time to respect the will of the people and unite as Americans to solve our common problems." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Residents deserve to know

We commend Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn for working diligently, and successfully, to negotiate payment terms with the energy giant, but the same time, we’re frustrated by her unwillingness to release the particulars of the settlement.

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Erin Biggs: Our hearts are full

"We raised over $2,000 for the water protectors in Standing Rock, and our hearts are full." — Erin Biggs

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Our view: Health care facility deserves support

"We encourage South Routt voters to support their local health care facility and vote “yes” on Referendum 5A." — Editorial Board

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Ken Rogers: Save our clinic

"Currently, the clinic is operating at a net loss and will be facing dramatic cutbacks unless the additional funding is approved."— Ken Rogers

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Paul Hebert: The human toll

"Noticeably absent from their editorial, however, was any mention of the awful human costs of our current mess." — Paul Hebert

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Erin Biggs: Water is life

A Steamboat Stands with Standing Rock Silent Auction and Fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Schmiggity's.

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Mary Walker: Trespassing is a crime

"Trespassing is a crime; killing an elk for its antlers makes your crime an act of childish egomania." — Mary Walker

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Laura Case: Individual vs. collective

"If health care was treated like car insurance, cell phones and other products, capitalism would work." — Laura Case

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Kristopher Hammond: Full-day K is no brainer

"If the trajectory of a child’s life can be improved by just one or two degrees at age 5, imagine the difference that angle will make in 20 years." — Kris Hammond

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Mayling Simpson: A fact check on Amendment 69

"Let’s not miss this opportunity to improve health care for all Coloradans. Vote “yes” for Amendment 69." — Mayling Simpson

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Our view: Compassion for the terminally ill

Voters have the opportunity this election cycle to show more compassion for the terminally ill and approve Proposition 106.

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Hollie Sutton: Vote 'yes' on 3D

"Remember that a "yes" vote on 3D means safety for our children and those who drive them." — Hollie Sutton