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Town of Yampa hits series of home runs

Thank you to all who attended, danced and donated to our highly successful auction and concert with Todd Park Mohr on July 30.

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Our view: Un-Convention-al

The changes at the Sheraton have the potential to affect the local economy, and the community deserves direct communication about what that entails.

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Paul Sachs: Thank you, Ms. Karin

Ms. Karin's studio was a calm and beautiful oasis for so many children. She is one of those people who make Steamboat such a special place. She will be sorely missed.

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Elaine Dermody: Protect your wilderness

"Practicing "leave no trace" and complying with the wilderness regulations will help to keep your wilderness areas pristine for your enjoyment and others." — Elaine Dermody

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Our view: Make Howelsen the beneficiary

"Ultimately, we think it would be a beautiful thing if that tax money could be dedicated to Howelsen Hill rather than being used to build something new that the city would have to maintain down the road." — Editorial Board

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Heather Martyn: Slippery slope?

"If you pass a 2 percent increase in taxes on marijuana and alcohol perhaps, together as a community, we can start to stabilize the mountain that is slowly being eroded for many generations to come." — Heather Martyn

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Maureen Smilkstein: Another look at dogs off leash

"There are 2,500 acres of open space managed by the city and over 150 miles of trails. I think we already have the space and quality trails to accommodate all users including dogs off leash." — Maureen Smilkstein

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Our view: An ounce of prevention

We were gratified and encouraged last week by news of Yampa Valley Medical Center’s $150,000 gift to our county’s three school districts, money intended to help the schools improve their efforts in the area of behavioral health, including those related to substance abuse.

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Future of Howelsen

I am in complete support of keeping Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as a means to positively influence our kids.

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Brodie Farquhar: Zika is real

"Republicans, like Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, are responsible if Zika becomes a pandemic in the U.S." — Brodie Farquhar

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Loren Wood: Great athlete will represent U.S. at Rio

"So go for the gold in Rio, Jenn Suhr, and hopefully we will see you carrying the American Flag, leading the American athletes, at the opening or closing ceremonies in Rio." — Loren Wood

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Patty Theobald: CMC leadership solid

"The Colorado Mountain College board must commit to move forward in a timely and competent way in order to grow and to change with new populations and needs of our communities in an uncertain economy." — Patty Theobald

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Linda Pendexter: Bullying, sharing not the same

"Bullying little kids and sharing are not one and the same." — Linda Pendexter

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Our view: Permanent kindergarten funding fix

"We applaud the school board for seeking a way to find a long-term solution for making all-day kindergarten free for all students." — Editorial Board

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Dr. Rosanne Iversen: Patient care declining

"We can passively allow the insurance industry corporations to dictate quality of care, or we can stop complaining and choose the cooperative model that is available to us through ColoradoCare (Amendment 69)." — Dr. Rosanne Iversen