I’m at an age where I consider whether various activities truly merit my time given the limited amount I have left. Cooperatively engaging in a staged exercise in propaganda reinforcement like the Environmental Protection Agency’s listening tour regarding carbon pollution control measures, well-intentioned or not, doesn’t make the cut.
Throughout my professional career, I have been a member of a system or organization. I have developed business models, sports teams and collegiate courses of study. Engaging in these activities takes skills in planning, creating a vision for success and gathering input from stakeholders.
Many of you already have received your ballots for this fall’s election. Some of you already may have submitted your mail in ballot. For those of you who have not, I would suggest that the school board election is by far the most important local decision you will make when you cast your ballots this fall.
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to meet with me during the candidate forums and my districtwide Coffee and Chalk Talks to discuss their concerns, ideas and hopes for the future of our school district. Because of the success of the Coffee and Chalk Talks, if elected to the Steamboat Springs School Board, I will be continuing to hosting these public meetings throughout the district during my term in office.
Colorado voters soon will be making an important decision regarding the education of our children. If passed, Amendment 66 would increase our income taxes significantly to finance some school reforms the General Assembly already has passed.
This fall, voters have the chance to make an investment in Colorado’s future that will help us rebound from the more than $1 billion in recent state cuts to K-12 schools and will make Colorado a leader in public education reform.
What’s good for kids is good for the rest of us and good for our visitors. I am voting “yes” for Referendum 2A because I would like to see safer trail connections throughout our trail system within town.
Anytime you see the word sustainable in a narrative from a politician, you know they are well into the politics of the liberal establishment. That is exactly where we find Diane Mitsch Bush.
Like everyone else, I have been trying to learn as much as I can regarding Amendment 66. No one can deny that Amendment 66 is important to the citizens of Routt County and Colorado. This amendment will change the statewide financing of preschool through 12th-grade education.
There is nothing in Senate Bill 213, which Amendment 66 funds, that specifies how the tax money generated by the new two-tiered income tax would be spent.
This letter is written to respond to the editorial by Diane Mitsch Bush in the Oct. 18 Steamboat Today about why we should support Amendment 66. I am going to vote ‘no’ on this amendment for the reasons explained below.
I was shocked and deeply disappointed that three of the four Steamboat Springs School Board members voted not to support Amendment 66.
On Saturday, The Steamboat Grand hotel hosted the third annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference. The facility and hospitality are first class, and the day was paid for by local sponsors.
This November, the Steamboat Springs community will vote to commit the accommodations tax dollars for the second time since 1986.
Don’t let the confusing ballot language put you off — Referendum 2A offers the promise of continuing the renaissance of Yampa Street and providing more of the world-class bicycling and walking trails that add so much to the quality of life here.