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Randy Kelley: Protect our resources

As a seasoned river runner, I can tell you nothing compares to the experience of floating a wild river through wild lands. Preserving that experience depends on a lot of factors, not least of which is ensuring we keep enough water in our rivers to support recreational use.

Our View: Food on the go

In our opinion, food trucks don’t compete with traditional restaurants but enhance Steamboat’s growing reputation as a culinary destination. They have the potential to complement downtown’s quaintness and its easygoing ambiance by offering visitors and locals even more epicurean options.

Our View: Blazing a trail

In the early stages of a 2012-13 campaign to persuade the Steamboat Springs City Council and the public to commit future millions in lodging tax funds to building new trails with the potential to drive more resort visitation to Steamboat Springs, one of the ideas that gained considerable buy-in was the goal of extending the heavily used Yampa River Core Trail.

Our View: Eyes on the pass

The snow that has been falling since Sunday comes at just the right time for the start of the 2014-15 ski season and provides the perfect backdrop for an editorial urging travelers to use the new webcams the Colorado Department of Transportation has installed offering real-time views of road conditions on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Our View: Hearth and home

One could approach the news this week that Routt County Habitat for Humanity is dissolving from several points of view, but we find ourselves focused on the implications the news holds for Routt County’s attainable housing market.

Ken Constantine: Hunters important

Most residents in our area are aware that hunters are an important source of income for area businesses during various hunting seasons.

Scott Wedel: An important night

I think Wednesday's 6 p.m. Oak Creek Planning Commission meeting could be the most important meeting in years. After the joint meeting of the Town Board and Planning Commission last month, this meeting is to discuss fundamental sweeping changes to the land use code affecting every property owner. 

Willie Richardson: Wrestling with pot issue

The town of Oak Creek is currently wrestling with the new and emerging retail marijuana business, its placement within town and the concerns of its residents to this new and not wholly accepted industry.

Our View: Help police nab 'em with anonymous tip line

This week, Routt County Crime Stoppers launched a new “Text a Tip” hotline that represents one of the first positive public agency responses to emerge in the wake of the McKeon case, and we think the law enforcement agencies involved in the effort should be commended.

Routt County Habitat for Humanity board of directors: Thanks for support

Fifteen years ago, a group of committed volunteers formed the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — International with the mission of building or renovating simple, safe houses with people in need in our community. Over the years, through the generosity of hundreds of individuals, companies and nonprofits, Routt County Habitat was able to build 10 single-family/duplex units and 20-plus renovations.

Our View: Take me to your leader

Not even two weeks have passed since we last editorialized on what has been a curiously drawn out performance review process for City Manager Deb Hinsvark. But we can’t resist weighing in again.

Our View: New campaign helps teens rise above

A new statewide campaign aimed at reducing drug use among teens was launched in Steamboat Springs the last week in October. The unveiling of a huge graffiti-inspired mural at the Boys & Girls Club and the introduction of a youth-centric social media plan marked the start of the #IRiseAbove effort here and across Colorado.

Harriet Freiberger: Day to honor our military

Few people remember when they first heard the word “veteran,” but awareness of what it means has a lot to do with response to the national holiday Tuesday.

Our View: Both a right, and a duty

The subject of voter turnout has become highly politicized in the immediate wake of the 2014 Republican mid-term smackdown. But we think efforts to understand disaffected voters who can’t be bothered to lick a stamp is a subject worthy of some thoughtful study.

Kate Nowak: Thanks for generosity

Last Wednesday evening the place to be was at Ciao Gelato. Warmth and love were circulating the air as patrons stopped in to say goodbye to Lynne and Massimo and their wonderful staff.