Janet Zacher: Traffic directors: Thanks

The community service officers who had the task of directing traffic during the four days of the USA Pro Challenge would like to thank the community and visitors for their patience and cooperation with the street closures and detours.

Eric S. Morris: Let's not pass debt on

As I help my eldest color a picture, watch my middle child on the monitor during nap time and watch my baby master pre-crawling, I can’t help but think about the kids.

Paula Stephenson: What new schools mean

Whether or not we want to invest in our public schools is one of the most significant questions voters will be asked to answer this fall. To date, the public discussion has focused on the figures and their impact on taxpayers, but the bottom line should be about how this project will impact our children.

Our View: Hayden at crossroads

The Hayden Town Council took a bold step when it voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to allow licensed, commercial marijuana-growing operations to operate within the city limits. Now, that decision is being challenged by an unnamed resident who is seeking to override the ordinance passed by the council through a recall petition.

Diana Simon: Race may not be worth it

I agree with your concern about the value of the USA Pro Challenge biking races. I was excited to have them come to Steamboat again.

Gary Kalow: Rob is right but wrong

I agree with Rob in that Donald Trump would be a terrible GOP candidate for president. That said, for the Republican Party to exclude him from the field of candidates would be doing what liberal Democrats have been doing for years.

Our View: Keeping wheels spinning

After 98 miles and some deceptively taxing hill climbs, the difference between first and 15th place in the opening circuit race of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge bicycle race here Aug. 17 could be measured in a handful of seconds. We think it’s time for the community of Steamboat Springs to scrutinize the measurable results — or “measurables,”

Kevin Copeland: Response to earlier letter

As I read Thursday’s Steamboat Today’s letter to the editor, “Statement needs proof,” written by Dave Peregoy in response to Jim Erickson’s previous letter, I had to reflect back on the original letter of Aug. 13.

Laura Schrettner Corriveau: Issues divide Hayden

As a resident of Hayden, I am sorely disappointed in the citizens of my town. As the debate rages on (marijuana manufacturing), finger pointing, accusations of lack of Christianity, war on the town officials and many other negative ideas can be heard all across town.

VNA’s Community Health Center team: About local VNAs, CHCs

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Centers in Craig and Steamboat Springs are among nonprofit CHCs throughout the U.S. providing affordable health care to individuals of all ages and incomes.

Ken Mauldin: On overcrowded schools

As a parent of three children who attended Soda Creek Elementary School last year, I have personally witnessed the consequences of overcrowding.

Jim Engelken: Apology to Hinsvark

I owe an apology to Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark. On July 7, the day a continuation of a public hearing on Triple Crowns access to Emerald Park was supposed to occur, I went before City Council and criticized the city manager. Not only had the item been removed from the agenda, but a report on staffs negotiations with Triple Crown had been hidden in the city manager’s report.

Barbara Hughes: Thanks blood donors

I’m writing today to recognize and send a big thank you to all Steamboat blood donors, especially those of you who came in at the last minute after receiving a call from Bonfils Blood Center on Aug. 6 about a patient in need.

Our View: Take a stand for openness, transparency

No one can argue that it’s not a tumultuous time for the city of Steamboat Springs. Our city leaders are grappling with the resignation of a police chief and deputy chief in the wake of a contentious police department investigation, which has left residents highly dissatisfied due to the limited amount of information that has been released about what the investigation found or didn’t find.

Ken Collins: Now is time for peace

On Jan. 4, 1961, three U.S. Marines, James Tracey, Mike East and Larry Morris, walked out of the U.S. Embassy to the flagpole and lowered the flag.