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Charity Neal: Immunizations protect

Vaccines have dramatically changed the landscape of infectious diseases. Thanks to vaccines, diseases such as polio, tetanus, Hib, yellow fever and diphtheria — illnesses that have caused tremendous disability and death in the past (and still do in some parts of the world) — are rarely seen in the U.S.

Our view: Well-funded transit system a must

A well-funded, reliable transportation system is a must in Steamboat.

Abbott: Only one botanic park

In your editorial regarding the Yampa River Botanic Park and Triple Crown, you said that you believe the new railroad crossing will remove “any reasonable objections to ongoing requests from Triple Crown Sports to use baseball diamonds at Emerald Park.” I would ask you to consider a different point of view.

Kiely: Potential breach of faith

This letter is regarding your editorial “Diamonds and emeralds.”

Our view: Westward ho!

The bike-themed Coffee and a Newspaper, sponsored by the Steamboat Pilot & Today last Wednesday night, attracted more than 75 people and sparked a lively discussion between members of the community and representatives from bike groups and land managers across town.

Robin Stone: Can’t have and eat cake

I beg to disagree with the paper’s viewpoint on Triple Crown being held at Emerald Park. Did you happen to see last summer’s Piknik Theater original production, Botanica?  Simply put, the show’s theme involved turning the Steamboat Botanical Garden into a water park to bring in more tax dollars. 

Our view: Step up and serve

Opportunities abound to serve on public boards.

Wedel: Pot grows undercharged

The Oak Creek town government has, on numerous occasions, told citizens of the benefits of approving marijuana businesses and how those businesses are “paying their way.” I think that is not true for water and electric utilities.

Our view: LIFT-UP moving up

The announcement last week that LIFT-UP of Routt County had purchased a commercial building next door to its current location with plans to double the size of its thrift store and modernize its food bank is a success story the entire community can celebrate.

Stanko: Pack city hall Tuesday

On Tuesday, the city of Steamboat Springs is being honored as being “The Most Veteran-Friendly Little City in Colorado.” The City Council will recognize this award with a proclamation at 5 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

Our view: Diamonds and emerald

As long as use of playing fields by local youth is assured, there's no practical reason not to let Triple Crown build on its successful youth sports program.

Annabeth Light Lockhart: 'Spring' is a better term

Spring is a much nicer-sounding term than mud season.

Timothy V. Corrigan: Saving the sage grouse

The greater sage grouse should be protected.

Our view: This pooch has earned his Gravy Train

Routt County commissioners earmarked $18,000 in the 2015 budget for a new sheriff’s office recruit, and based on early results, we think it’s money well spent.

Community members: In support of URA, TIF

I am writing to express my support for the downtown URA with TIF financing. I am a strong supporter of our schools and our downtown, and I think this URA will benefit our community as a whole, just as the URA at the base area has.