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Our view: Housing demand outpacing supply

The Community Housing Steering Committee's final recommendations aren’t likely to be the cure-all for our housing problem, but we’re encouraged to see the community re-engaging behind this essential need.

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Robert B. Stevenson: Shame on Steamboat Today, Sturm

"I have been confused for some time now at the prominent inclusion, which is repeatedly accorded by Steamboat Today, to Melanie Sturm." — Robert B. Stevenson

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Our view: Tax proposal is noble but misguided

"We don’t view substance abuse education and treatment as a core city service, and therefore, we would not support a new sales tax to address this issue, even though it’s an important one." — Editorial Board

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James Moritz: Concern is disingenious

"As a frequent visitor to Colorado, I find the City Council's concern about substance abuse a bit disingenuous given your legalization of marijuana." — James Moritz 

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Brita Horn: Clarifying recent article

A letter to the editor from Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn

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Melanie Sturm: My delegate dilemma — to be conscientious, in good conscience

"Midway through this turbulent summer, with the nation reeling from terrorist attacks and fraying race relations, majorities of dispirited Americans wish the parties would Think Again about their nominees, neither of whom engender trust or confidence in a citizenry craving both." — Melanie Sturm

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Elaine Dermody: Leave no trace

"Even without the bighorns, climbing Mount Zirkel is a high (pun intended) worth putting on your bucket list if you are capable of the somewhat strenuous hike." — Elaine Dermody

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Andrew Stoller: Lucky to live here

"We are a special breed that has made Steamboat and places like it our home." — Andrew Stoller

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Our view: Now is the time to get involved

Securing adequate community housing is of concern to all Routt County residents, and we encourage the public to become involved with the important work of the newly formed Community Housing Steering Committee.

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Taffy: Who let the dogs out?

"I firmly believe we can come together and find a mutual workable solution for all: pet owners, non pet-owners and the wildlife that shares our community." — Taffy, a border collie

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Lu Etta Loeber: Photographer's work appreciated

"Thank you, John for your excellent work. Keep the photos and great journalistic writing coming our way." — Lu Etta Lobber

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Our view: Don’t be part of the problem

"In our opinion, the rules that govern dogs in public places should not be an inconvenience to people who control their dogs in the first place." — Editorial Board

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Davises and Williamsons: Best laid plans

"By negating our Mountain Plan, the Viceroy, Planning staff, commission and City Council have sown the dragon’s teeth." — Paul and Bonnie Davis, Randy and Kathleen Williamson

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Eric Washburn: SSWSC clearly benefits the community

"The city of Steamboat Springs and the Winter Sports Club are both part of 'us,' the community of Steamboat Springs, and Howelsen Hill is a central part of our shared history." — Eric Washburn

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Tinker Tiffany: Animal control officers appreciated

"I am glad we have hardworking animal control officers who I think are doing a fantastic job." — Tinker Tiffany

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