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Our View: Building Trust

We think that the highest responsibility of the Routt County Regional Building Department is to protect the consumers who purchase residential, commercial and industrial buildings here. But right after that comes the role of efficiently serving the construction industry that is such an important economic driver in the local community.

Rob Douglas: Who’s driving city policy?

The Aug. 10, 2012, edition of this column was headlined, “Will Roberts rise to Magill’s challenge?” The column examined complaints about then-Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts primarily raised by three members of the Steamboat Springs City Council — Walter Magill, Kenny Reisman and Sonja Macys — during that week’s City Council meeting.

Jan and Bill Dring: Poem for Steamboat

Our friends Guy and Arlene Lothian come to Steamboat every year for some good skiing. Often a particularly fine run will inspire Guy to write a poem:

Deb Armstrong: A gold medal perspective on sports

Steamboat is Ski Town USA, Bike Town USA, Kid Town USA. Our Steamboat youths have unique access to sports and its benefits, yet to facilitate the most of the opportunities out there, we must remain informed and continue to cultivate our understanding of the relationship of sports in our children’s lives. No one article, lecture or experience can be all-encompassing, but here are some thoughts I shared with the Alpine team for athletes ranging from ages 10 to 20 years and older in the form of a letter.

Our View: Preserving Steamboat’s unique brand

John Shipley, president of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series board of directors, likes to remind the Steamboat Springs community of a historical fact — before we were Ski Town USA or Bike Town USA, we were “Cow Town USA,” and it’s a brand we’d be smart to continue to promote.

Thomas Hart: Thank you for letter

Thank you for printing the letter from Jeff Peters on Feb. 11.

Ross Fasolino: Need new cop station?

I admit to not being involved and therefore uneducated about the need for a new police station. However, from reading this newspaper's articles, it seems that the need for a new $10 million police station has been established. Has it?

Karl Koehler: Lawmakers dismissive

When catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) proponents resort to using the term "denier" to discount the views of those with whom they disagree about the urgent criticality of climate change, it’s a reliable signal that they’ll be unwilling to open-mindedly exchange thoughts on the topic.

Ken Collins: See it before judging

A man named Ryan kayaked the whole Colorado and wrote about what he saw first hand in Wednesday’s Steamboat Today. And he gets railed at by a bunch of locals who I wonder; have they done that, seen what he saw?

Our View: Don’t try this at home

Millions of skiers and riders have been inspired and motivated this week by the high-speed turns and aerial gyrations of Olympic athletes in the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center and Extreme Park in the mountains outside Sochi, Russia.

Ryan Spaustat: A global crisis

Last weekend, while we celebrated our winter sports heritage on Lincoln Avenue and cheered on our Olympic athletes in Sochi, Russia, the United Nations confirmed that 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record. In fact, 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred since 2000.

Our View: Steamboat Chamber takes customer-centric approach

We think the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is wise to invest in a customer service training program that already has a proven track record of success.

Jim Boyne: A world-class event

As I reflect on the 101st Winter Carnival weekend, I am awed by the way that my colleagues and the community came together to pull off what I believe was a "world-class" event in this special mountain town.

Jeff Peters: Erroneous letter

Mr. Moloney's letter was nothing more than an attempt to besmirch Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush with a list of Republican talking points. 

US Sen. Mark Udall: PILT and Colorado's priorities

Colorado’s mountains, rivers and open spaces form the very foundation of our way of life in the Centennial State. I know I am not alone in treasuring the experience of rafting the Yampa River and summiting Mount Zirkel in the Routt National Forest.