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Luther Brentson: Keep rates affordable

I want to say kudos to Patti and Tom Zehner and also to Bob Burks for their comments about reconsidering senior ski pass rates in their letters to the editors last week.

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Ann Ross: Seniors not for increase

There is a saying “Two is company, three’s a crowd,” but in this case three is not enough. I am adding to the Zehners’ and Bob Burks’ concerns about the increase in senior ski pass rates, hoping more will chime in.

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Marcus Honnecke: Increase lease fees too

Alvin Skiles wrote last week concerning the 20 percent price increase for over-70 senior skiers by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

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Jim Webster: No to parks and rec tax

"In my view, a dedicated property tax to fund parks and recreation with an elected Parks and Recreation Commission is not the best choice for Steamboat." — Jim Webster

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Michael Buccino: More campaign transparency

"We must be sure their education is guided by local people who are not controlled or unduly influenced by outside powers." — Michael Buccino

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Michael Bennet: Fulfilling our promise to veterans

"Colorado is fortunate to have a large and proud veteran community, and our state is committed to being the best place in the country for veterans to live and work." — U.S. Senator Michael Bennet 

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Our View: Kindergarten cut a poor plan

The Steamboat Springs School District plans on dropping its all-day kindergarten program only a year after instituting it, and to say we were disappointed by this development would be an understatement.

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Alvin Skiles: Slap in the face

"This increase (in the cost of a senior ski pass) is a slap in the face to seniors, many who have skied Steamboat many years prior to reaching the senior age of 70.

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Anne Kroeger: Consider outdoor rink

"An outside (skating) rink would be invigorating to say the least and a great money maker." — Anne Kroeger

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Jon Quinn: Input to broadband plan

"A broadband planning effort is underway, which I applaud, but I feel that the recent plan from Neo Fiber submitted to the county is focused too much on long-term goals of redundancy, and attracting other middle mile providers, but does not adequately address the more immediate needs of our underserved residents." — Jon Quinn

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Bob Burks: Reconsider rates

"Does Ski Corp. really appreciate the contributions aging skiers have made?" — Bob Burks

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Mary Anne Fairlie: Don't compromise music education

"Music education is the breath of life for the quality of our schools and community; let’s not let it suffocate." — Mary Anne Fairlie

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Dennis D. Brust: Government scandals, fraud, corruption

Government scandals are one of the most important issues; most citizens don’t know much about it, as most news organizations only cover breaking news issues or, in some cases, don’t cover at all.

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Our view: Will people pay to play?

Our view: City leaders must evaluate current parks and recreation assets and come up with a tax-neutral plan that details how funds generated by a new tax would be spent.

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Josh Nowak: Another perspective on broadband plan

"We have known for years that broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity in today’s world." — Josh Nowak