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David Moss: Obama’s firestorm

As has been widely reported, President Barack Obama made some very controversial remarks during his speech at the National Pray Breakfast. He indicated that Christians “should not get on their high horse” as Christianity has been used as a basis for justification of “terrible deeds” throughout history including the Crusades and the Inquisition and, more recently in the United States, slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Soren Jespersen: Let’s keep our river safe

Ten years ago, Friends of the Yampa participated in a process with the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Division of Wildlife, a citizens advisory committee and numerous other stakeholders to create the Yampa River Management Plan.

Don Lorenz: Pearl Lake, great skiing

The ski jumpers in Bill Fetcher’s video titled “Skiing at Steamboat Lake 1973” were the Lorenz brothers, Jim and Don. Bill’s dad, John, shot the videos on a beautiful skiing day in Routt County.

Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

Both houses have passed the Keystone even in the face of an executive veto. Let’s see what they accomplished.

Nikki Brown: Honest, kind mechanic

I want to acknowledge Shaun Doran at Doran Auto Repair for his kindness and honesty.

Brett D. Barkey: Heart-wrenching losses

I was deeply saddened by this week’s tragic loss of Deputy Clark Kreger, of the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Alycia Riggs, of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Our view: Who's afraid of the big bad bear?

We’d like to be able to write that Steamboat Springs City Council took a bold step Tuesday toward ending the problem of bears that has plagued the city in recent years.

Leigh and John Whittum: Family appreciates care

Between Dec. 21 and 25, our daughter Maggie experienced a vascular insult (bleeding) in the pons/brainstem (brain). The diagnosis was a cavernomous angioma (cavernoma).

Debra Hinsvark: Celebrate Howelsen Hill

I would like to “second” the voice of the editorial board’s written celebration of Howelsen Hill that appeared in last Sunday’s paper. Howelsen is indeed a community gem – one that residents, city employees and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members have taken great pride in for years and one with a long history.

Our View: Empty inns get new life

Imagine this scenario — the community of Steamboat Springs establishes a goal to build an affordable, transitional workforce housing facility. The building must have the capacity to house 60 to 90 people for several months until they can secure permanent housing.

Jim Boyne: The value of a $10 button

As most of us know, the purchase of a $10 Winter Carnival button is the official entry pass to viewing or participating in all of the Winter Carnival events, including the street events and the Night Extravaganza, which are signature events during the festivities.

Michael Bennet: States that stood up need to be repaid

Coloradans, perhaps more than anyone, appreciate the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors, the innovation and job creation that comes with a $600 billion recreation economy, and the importance of preserving our national treasures. Nearly one-third of our state is federal land, and we have more national parks than 46 other states. 

Karen Vail: To area dog owners

I met a young woman at the corner of Third and Maple streets walking two dogs recently. The conversation went something like this: Me: Do you need a bag? Woman: No, I don’t. A long pause.

Our view: Howelsen sets us apart

Howelsen Hill Ski Area may be tiny by modern standards, but it undeniably looms large in the history of competitive skiing in North America.

Koye Carlstrom: Encourage right projects

In response to the Jan. 20 article, “Routt County Building Department studying possible cut in permit fees,” I would like to propose another option that would be in all of our interests.