I was born in Texas almost 65 years ago. I have lived all across the U.S. I lived and worked in Alaska, and I am ashamed that I worked in the oil fields there because we ship all the oil there to Japan for half the price of what we pay Saudi Arabia. Why?
It astounds me to read from so many people that this measure being placed in front of us is so crucial to the survival of our current school system.
Unfortunately, bipartisanship in our nation’s politics is not something that is even worth hoping for right now. Yet Colorado voters have the opportunity to do something uniquely bipartisan for our state’s kids in the upcoming election.
Whether we want to invest in public education is one of the most significant questions we need to answer as a state.
On Oct. 14, the Steamboat Springs School Board discussed Amendment 66. Many community members on both sides of the issue expressed their opinions. The board finally voted, 3-1, to not support Amendment 66. A resolution to oppose the amendment was not brought forward.
The participation of the Steamboat Springs Police Department in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday struck us as a very good idea given the growing national trend toward abuse of prescription drugs.
For the past nine years, the Blue Star Mothers of Colorado have hosted a special weekend for the parents in the state who have lost their son or daughter in the military since the War on Terror began. To date, we have more than 215 Fallen Heroes in Colorado.
We are not old enough to vote, but if we could, we would vote “yes” on Referendum 2A. We are members to the Steamboat Springs High School mountain bike team, and we are proud to have earned fourth in the state championships at the recent Eagle race.
I believe the decision to be different: Do voters really want to commit 10 years of tax revenue to two new projects when the city has a difficult time maintaining existing facilities?
As a rural resident who frequents Steamboat for school and shopping, I cannot vote on city matters but would like to share an idea.
Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.
Thank you for taking the time to engage in our democratic process. Although we all find ourselves frustrated with politics at times (for some, it’s all the time), it’s important that we do our best to pay attention and vote or our democracy does not work.
Steamboat Springs is a wonderful city and I am so grateful to live in a place with so many incredible attributes. The single best asset is the caring and empathetic community.
I want to point out to the voters who are considering voting for Referendum 3A, which would change all Steamboat Springs School Board seats to at-large seats, that if this referendum passes, it is very unlikely that outlying areas will be represented on future school boards simply due to the number of voters within the city limits of Steamboat.
The city of Steamboat Springs has launched a new website dedicated to the construction a new police station. The site went live Friday morning and will be used as a multifunctional tool for disseminating and collecting information from the public.