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Arin Daigneau: Support employees

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Month in August, we want to highlight the challenge facing working moms who want to give their babies the affordable and irreplaceable health benefits of breast milk.

Our View: Bear-ish politics

In early February, five members of Steamboat Springs City Council reversed their initial votes on an ordinance that would have required bear-proof trash containers throughout the community. Instead, council settled for requiring only that owners of commercial dumpsters ensure they are bear resistant. Fines were established, but only a handful have been issued.

Paul Bonnifield: Iran deal criticized

To date I’ve not heard any responsible person comment on the role of England, France, Germany, Russia and China in relation to the Iran Nuclear Agreement; however, the success of any attempt to continue or increase sanctions against Iran depends upon the full cooperation of each of the nations. Russia is of special concern.

Joe Meglen: Militia purpose of law

The Second Amendment — a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Libby Meyring: 4-H youth hard at work

Scattered across the county, Routt County 4-H youth members are busy at work every day getting ready for the Routt County Fair. Many have had their animals since November, feeding and caring for them daily.

Our view: Grassroots initiative shows vision

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, social norms are shifting, young people’s exposure to the drug is greater and our youth are being raised in a new reality where smoking pot, from a legal perspective, is not much different than consuming alcohol.

Ed Miklus: City must hire smart

Regarding the police investigation, the present presents us with, in my opinion, bogus legal advice that has enhanced stonewalling, obviated transparency, is coupled with a continuum of poor decision making by the city manager enhanced by inane public pronouncements and the release of “Pablum Report 6.”

Our View: The little town that could

When a community of fewer than 900 souls finds itself facing flat population numbers, declining property values and a stretched-to-the-limit revenue stream, it essentially has two options: Give up and allow the prevailing trends to run their inevitable course … or band together in a effort to reverse those trends.

Rob Douglas: Police report is deficient

Further eroding the public’s trust in the investigation of Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief Joel Rae, Deputy Chief Bob DelValle and City Manager Deb Hinsvark, on Tuesday, Hinsvark released a “Community Summary” of the investigation reports to the public before discussing the reports or the summary with the Steamboat Springs City Council in an executive session scheduled for that evening.

Our View: More questions than answers

Steamboat City Council President Bart Kounovsky and City Manager Deb Hinsvark both predicted the community would not be satisfied with the police investigation summary that was released to the public Tuesday, and their predictions were correct.

Our View: West Connector Trail boon to community

We were gratified last week to learn that the long-anticipated West Connector Trail is now open for business and is already enjoying plenty of use.

Emily Seaver: No tourney in park

On Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council will again be hosting public comment on the subject of permitting Triple Crown to play at Emerald Park.

Pamela Lane and Trafalgar Drive residents: Park dispute continues

Hidden in the last City Council packet was a request from City Manager Deb Hinsvark to administratively negotiate a contract with Triple Crown to expand their operations to Emerald Park.

Our View: Is tubing too much fun?

City of Steamboat Springs officials are leaning toward hiring river rangers to enforce tubing rules on the Yampa River, and we can get behind that initiative as long as the river rangers approach their job from a customer-service standpoint as opposed to a function of policing. And that’s not intended as a knock on law enforcement.

John Whittum: Emerald Park dilemma

The only difference is in the number of zeros and the timing: As the Steamboat City Council considers renting space in Emerald Park to Triple Crown in 2016, the U.S. National Park Service is entertaining bids by Scottsdale businessmen to build a cable car network from the top to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in 2018.