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Our view: Housing proposal worth vetting

"We too are cautiously optimistic about Brynn Grey’s proposal, and we think the city is wise to explore all options when it comes to Steamboat’s housing crunch." — Editorial Board

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Ken Collins: A scary scenario

"Welcome to the world of folks who think that there is no safety in gun-free zones, and 'good guys with guns will stop ...' You have got to be kidding." — Ken Collins

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Mary Ann Demody: Important votes for CMC

"I will neither be voting for extending our president’s contract nor for additional compensation beyond what the faculty and staff is receiving." — Mary Ann Denomy

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Murphy Roberts: Make America change again

"The United States of America is the greatest country in the world because it was built on this concept. The United States has never waited on change." — Murphy Roberts

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Northwest Colorado Health: Prevention key to men’s health

Men’s Health Month in June heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Ryan Spaustat: Fatherhood, off-script

Of all the gifts Charlie has given me, this realization is my favorite — joy as the very condition of existence. I look back on his birth, and I should have celebrated the gift of his life and the joy it would bring me. I didn’t know that then, but I do now.

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Our view: Eye on the prize

Keep your eye on the prize, Steamboat. The inconvenience we’re now experiencing will seem a minor thing, indeed, when compared to the spectacular results we’ll all be able to enjoy for decades to come.

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Our view: Public service at a price?

"As public servants, members of this council need to be aware the comments they make at meetings will be judged by the people they serve, and as community leaders, they are held to higher standards." — Editorial Board

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Michael Turner: Council shows lack of integrity

Five of our council members have blatantly shown us their priorities, which appear to be “grab what you can, line your pockets and the hardworking employees and volunteers of the city and the constituents can “eat cake!” — Michael Turner

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Brodie Farquhar: What's going on down under?

"Why do we need large-capacity magazines in rapid-fire weapons like the AR-15?" — Brodie Farquhar

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Our view: Yampa River not merry-go-round

With a new crew of river rangers on the job, the city and community of Steamboat Springs are on track to do more to protect recreationists who may mistake the Yampa River for a water theme park.

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Soda Creek students: Mountain lion education

"Now you know what to do if you ever cross paths with a mountain lion and how to prevent trouble." — Soda Creek Elementary School first and fourth grades

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Robert B. Stevenson: Why is pot the whipping boy?

"If pot is to be the designated whipping boy (again), let’s not pretend it’s because of pot overdoses." — Robert B. Stevenson

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Our view: Lesson learned, not to be forgotten

"Public trust is on the mend, but the lessons to be learned from the years prior to the new chief’s arrival should never be forgotten." — Editorial Board

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Our view: Do as we say, not as we do

It is not Planning Commission’s endorsement of the new Igloo project that concerns us; rather, it is the fact that commissioners also sanctioned a variance city planners are seeking to delay construction of the new facility’s sidewalk until 2017.